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The Funky Dodo Backpackers

Main street, Hopkins, Belize
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Fort Pierce, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is one of the few establishments in Hopkins that serves food all day. It may also boast the cleanest restrooms .....the bartender, Ronnie, Is an experienced Belizian businesswoman with extensive knowledge of the area : where it's been, where you can go, what the future may hold. The bar is small, the stairs up to it are steep, but... More 

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Washington State
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Funky Dodo is so easy to find and use in Hopkins. All the restaurants and stores are right there; as is the beach. Clean bathrooms and showers! Large lockers in the dorms and lots of hooks to dry your swimsuits! Great little bar upstairs. Wifi throughout (as long as the local cable company is supplying wifi- it's beach Belize!). Lovely... More 

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Brighton
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great helpful and friendly hostel. Hopkins is beautiful and this place is really central in town and is right on the beach. Be aware that there are lots of bugs so you will need lots of spray. Showers are cold so can be a shock but nice if it's really warm. It wasn't when we were there!

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bei heidelberg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We really enjoyed our stay at the funky dodo's. It has a dorm and private rooms. It's simple and rustic but all is clean and the place is packed with lovely details everywhere. Owner has changed recently and some renovation works are ongoing and more is planned. Meet people from all over the world in the tree top bar or... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was sorry to read the previous review but I feel like we stayed at different hostels. We love The Funky Dodo and have just extended our stay for our third "one more night" :) Our room is amazing with plenty of space, shelves and a wee table, a decent bed and a great quiet pedestal fan. The kitchen is... More 

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Carbondale, Colorado
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have stayed in hostels on 6 continents with varying quality, The Funcky Dodo is hands down the most awful place I have ever slept. I wasn't expecting a five star hostel but if I could I would give The Funky Dodo a negative score. To begin, the pictures on their website and our booking website were incredibly deceiving. The... More 

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Roy N, Owner at The Funky Dodo Backpackers, responded to this review

We are very sorry that you did not enjoy your stay at the Funky Dodo. The Dodo is now under new management, and we are working very hard to improve on the things you found lacking: we are in the process of replacing all of the mattresses, and we are rehabbing the rooms one by one, to include new walls,... More 

toulouse
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

friendly staff, only for short stay. Many shops/markets all around. it was really not the best place for food and wifi was not the best one. Really hot room, but i'm not sure if the others were so hot. Anyway the price was correct.

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Roy N, Owner at The Funky Dodo Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. The entire village has been having issues with WiFi, but is working on the problem. It is as frustrating for us as it is for our guests when the WiFi is less than optimal. While our bar only serves snacks and nibbles, there are a number of very good eateries very close to us. As... More 

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

Stayed in a private room. Small but it was all we needed. Literally a stones throw away to the beach. Great vibe and feel to the place. Provided a fan which was awesome. There were great local restaurants near by. I recommend going to Tina's Kitchen. Also, I would recommend walking the shoreline as far as you can go. You... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had mixed feelings about this place. It has a lot of potential, and the manager/owner is definitely working on helping it realize that potential, albeit slowly. Unfortunately it is still in need of some repairs, painting and upgrading, and a little more attention to detail would make this place an excellent option. For example, the kitchen has no can... More 

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Roy N, Owner at The Funky Dodo Backpackers, responded to this review

We are indeed working on all of what you mentioned. thank you! More 

Oakland, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really enjoyed the pina colada's in treehouse bar. Definitely one of the best! It can get a bit hot in the rooms as there was only a fan in ours and the town gets very hot during the day. It's probably best to seek shade during the hottest parts of the day or take a dip in the water.

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