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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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Ingrandes, France
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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Minneapolis, Minnesota
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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112 reviews 112 reviews
61 hotel reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'd been here 3 years ago (when it was just starting up), and it's completely transformed since then: there is now a really nice bar up in the trees which always has a nice breeze and nice tunes. There is plenty of place to stretch out, relax, cook, shower, and often loads of cool people to get to know. There... More 

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Richmond, United Kingdom
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299 reviews 299 reviews
41 hotel reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The only hostel in Hopkins but it was adequate for my time in Hopkins. The dorm room is basic and the trees blowing in the wind can wake you up as they brush against the metal roof. The bathroom facilities aren't good but for the price you cannot complain to much. The bar is good and allows guests to socialise... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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38 reviews 38 reviews
27 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

There aren't too many budget spots to choose from in Hopkins, and this one is decent. We stayed in the dorms, which were quiet and kept clean, but the beds were really uncomfortable (a few inches of foam on wood planks). They were building new bathrooms and showers, which will help spruce the place up. The host was helpful the... More 

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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Charming and smack bang in the middle of town. If you are coming through Hopkins stay here and meet other like minded people. The staff are excellent and the boat tour with Brian is AAA+++ ask the owner Will about it. Also Sexy makes the best Margaritas!

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