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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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Richmond, United Kingdom
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38 hotel reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars NEW

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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21 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

The host is really helpful. But the room at the hostel is the most simple you can have and not worth the money.We just stayed one night and that was enough. I cant agree with all the good reviews this place have here. Sorry.

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Houston, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

If ever I have felt more cheated by false advertisement, it would still not beat my recent experience with The Funky Dodo Backpackers Hostel. This place is a cheat and a scam for naïve travelers. My friends and I have been saving for a budget conscious trip to Belize for about half a year now, and this most anticipated trip... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Funky Dodo We spent 4 nights at the Funky Dodo, we slept in the 14 bed dorm, which was full but didn't feel to crowded. The supplied lockers are good and there are enough electrical outlets. The beds though aren't very comfortable and you can feel the slats underneath. The bathroom and kitchen facilities are basic, but adequate and there... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
13 reviews 13 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015 via mobile

We stayed at this hostel after approx. 18 hours of straight travel including 2 flights and 2 long bus rides. The Hostel was a nice and reasonable place to stay. The local Belizeans that work at the resort are friendly and helpful.

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Basel, Switzerland
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

We spent four nights in the funky dodo in November 2014. We just wanted to stay two nights actually, but it was so nice and fun so we extended. The place is good value for money. The rooms are simple. The kitchen area is nice and the kitchen is fully equipped. There are also Tables, benches and hangmats. On top... More 

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Bourne End, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

I thought this place was fab. Having just arrived from the uk I was tired and wanting to feel safe in my new surroundings. Loved the cute little dog, the table for people to sit around and chat - meeting new people, wifi, secure rooms, coffee, toilets. Generally as someone who adores creature comforts i felt safe and cared for... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

This place could have a lot of potential but you can definately tell there is no heart and soul put into a hostel. Its been renovated at the moment which could surprise future guests. A rule for having a kitchen in my book is you cant have half a kitchen. People love it when a place is clean and well... More 

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

Hello there. Thank you for staying with us and thank you for your review. As a professional person, I am supposed to "not take it personally" and write a simple reply to your comments but this is a little hard to swallow. The fact is that the hostel did not even exist 3 years ago. I have built it myself... More 

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Address: Main street, Hopkins, Belize
Location: Belize > Stann Creek > Hopkins
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 8
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