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The Funky Dodo Backpackers

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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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Tegucigalpa, Honduras
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at Funky Dodo at the beginning of April and really loved it. The people that work there were super helpful and really cool. The treetop bar is awesome and had great music and an even better vibe. The private room was basic; a bed and a fan, but it served the purpose since we weren't ever in the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked for 2 but ended up staying for 5. We stayed in a 4 person room with shared bathroom which was located at the back of the property. The room was really spacious and away from the common areas. It is cheap and basic and we loved it. The kitchen could do with some more cutlery. Moses was a... More 

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5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed with a group of three in a private room, which offered a private bathroom and wifi. The wifi was a bit of a stretch as it really didn't work except near the door and the shared bathrooms were actually nicer than ours (shower=pipe with cold water). I would probably just recommend the dormitories. The staff was pretty nice... More 

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

Hello Thank you for staying with us. I am glad you enjoyed your stay over all. Indeed the shared bathrooms for the dorm and rooms are new as they were just completed about a month ago, the bathroom in the room that you stayed in is next on the list to be refurbished. We are always improving at The Dodo.... More 

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a good stay at the Funky Dodo, it has a good vibe and is close to everything. The owners offered incredible service as did the guy who seemed to look after the place. However the female bar staff and cleaners were so rude, then openly complained to each other about us because we didn't tip them and didn't leave... More 

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

Hello. Thank you for coming to stay with us. I am glad you like the place, and I am very sorry to hear that my staff were rude to you. We did have an issue last week with one bar tender that a few people complained about and this staff member has since been replaced with a young smiling Belizean... More 

Ingrandes, France
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6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I spent 1 night at Funky Dodo with 3 friends a few weeks ago and we definitely would have spent more if we had more time. The room was good for 4 people, and the staff, welcoming and friendly, propose good day trips at good prices. Very good place to stay !!!

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

Hey guys :) Thanks so much for coming to stay with us and thank you for your lovely review. Maybe you will be back in this neck of the woods again so you can come stay with us for longer next time. I am glad you came on one of our tours. As of next week we will be launching... More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I needed a chill place after the brutality of the touristic nature of Mexico. Hopkins and Funky Dodo provided just that. I stayed for seven nights and enjoyed the tranquility of the days, heat of the sun, and the amazing Garifuna music at night. FD has good facilities, a great location in town, and a good kitchen.

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St. Vincent and the Grenadines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice, open hostel with a bar upstairs. A lot of foreigners to hang out with. Close to the beach - the whole village is. It's noisy (like most hostels, I suppose) and even the priveate room didn't seem to have much privacy. The showers aren't much to speak about, but the outdoor area with kitchen, tables and hammocks was really... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

I arrived at the Funky Dodo in Hopkins after one month of constant traveling. I booked a single room, needing some private space and did not have the chance to look at the dorm room. The room was totally fine, a fan which I didn't use at all, some coloured shelves and a large bed. During my stay they were... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

This was a great place to stay though in fairness there's not much to do in the town!! Be aware that this is a noisy hostel, the bar, while away from the rooms is close enough that you can hear the music playing. Also the social areas are right outside the room. This of course means the ubiquitous Acoustic guitar... More 

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El Calafate, Argentina
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78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

the owner seems to think that moskito nets in a tropical environment are optional. Indeed with a decent ventilation and strong fans you can do without nets. The fans in the dorm hardly deliver enough air motion so you sleep in your own sweat and get eaten by the bugs at the same time. I spent some of th worst... More 

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