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The Funky Dodo Backpackers

Main street, Hopkins, Belize
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Edmonton, Canada
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We came to Hopkins for 3 days of snorkelling and hiking in the National Park. The owner of the hostel had lots of good advice on tours and helped to arrange some for us, even though we weren't able to make it out to the Barrier reef because of weather, we did a different snorkel area which was nice. The... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Good showers, comfy bed although it was strangely hot in our private bedroom (far hotter than outside even when we had the door open). However the room was good value for money, very clean and a great location. The guy managing the place I found to be a bit arrogant and not personable enough towards us. He knew his job... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The palm tree above my private room swayed back and forth making a horrible scraping noise against the corrugated tin roof. The quirky charm of the place wore off quickly when I spent the night burying my head under my pillow. Plus there wasn't any staff around at different parts of the day. The security guard did try to do... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice hostel. Pleasant but nothing that makes it stand out. Good location in the centre of Hopkins. The bar upstairs is a highlight. They are good for organising tours at a competitive price. Would recommend if your on a budget.

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Cassopolis, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I came to Hopkins after two weeks of volunteering in Western Belize. When I arrived, the staff was very friendly and connected me with other travelers who were going on an outing the next day. They helped organize a hike at Bocawina National Park (very fun and challenging). The next day, I got sick from food poisoning and was constantly... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great location in center of town. Everyone was friendly and there is a nice rooftop bar. The overall set up was cute. The wifi worked well most of the time. The bathrooms were clean and well lit. We saw the dorms, double, and triple room. In the end we opted for the double- but the bed is a small double.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice place to visit. Fairly inexpensive and has a fun bar upstairs. Bartenders are courteous and service is good. I did not stay in a room but did view them. basic Hostel appointments. Has good WiFi and food looked good. Road in front of Hotel is dusty and bumpy, so expect that. Beach is nearby but very shallow as most... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed here in June and was pleasantly surprised and overall really enjoyed my stay. I was slightly wary coming here as some of the reviews below aren't too forgiving which I think is very unfair. The hostel has a really cool layout, lots of areas to socialise/hammocks and a kitchen which is great for saving some money. I travelled... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

There isnt much available budget wise in Hopkins - nor does it need it cause there isn't anything to do there either - but this place was average either way. Private rooms while huge felt like they were barely pinned together from planks with nails sticking out and big gaps.....bed was old old and not comfy......kitchen could have done with... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

It came with such promise, yet delivered so very little. At the time of writing, this is the only hostel in the seaside town of Hopkins, Belize. The hostel is a ramshackle of cabins with dorms and private rooms with one large shared bathroom area. We stayed in a private room which had unfinished dry wall, a ceiling fan with... More 

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thefunkydodo, Owner at The Funky Dodo Backpackers, responded to this review

Hello. Thanks for your review and I am sorry you did not enjoy your stay at The Funky Dodo. Your review has prompted us to fully refurbish the room you were in and it is now insulated & redecorated, new screens, curtains lighting and furniture. The mattress you had however was brand new and we double checked both sides and... More 

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