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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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Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I traveled to Belize on a solo trip and randomly decided to go to Hopkins. I found the Funky Dodo and stayed there for 5 nights in a private room. The staff were awesome-very friendly and helpful and always up for a good conversation. I had already been in Belize for a while, so I really enjoyed just relaxing and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Marlin is the man! A man who is really committed to making your time enjoyable and seems to enjoy being around everyone else! A lot of changes from a year ago and looks great! Awesome bathroom, awesome kitchen, awesome price! Be sure to check out the bar up top and the excursions to many natural park locations in Belize!

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Dagaville
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed at the Funky Dodo before and after a week on Glover's Atoll. The staff here are really GREAT. So helpful, nothing was a problem. Also good facilities and location. I would definitely recommend the F unky Dodo if staying in Hopkins.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed at the funky dodo for two nights. It was very relaxing for me. Just a few meters away from the beach and there are also a lot of hammocks in the hostel in the shadow of Palm trees. Hopkins is about 4 miles away from the Highway and the bus station so you have to take a Taxi from... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hopkins itself has nothing to do, the beaches were drowned in seaweed and the water murky brown. Originally booked a double room for 3 nights through hostelworld, and then a week in advance I emailed twice to request to change our booking to just 2 nights. On arrival the manager said he never received the email saying it was sent... More 

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

Hello and thank you for your review I am sorry that there was a mix up with the reservation, i am currently away for a few days and I did not get a chance to meet you. I apologize if the vast selection of activities and tours we have to offer did not suit you. In Hopkins you can dive,... More 

Pullman, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at the Jaguar Reef resort just south of Hopkins, and were biking in to town when we got caught in a rainstorm. We stopped in the Funky Dodo Treetop restaurant for a beer (if you've never been to Belize, you MUST try a Belikin!) and to wait out the rain. The owners are very friendly people, and the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really friendly staff and very helpful. The hostel was clean and basic. The rooftop bar is lovely for drinks and the breakfast was yum!! Only problem is, If you are prone to mosquito bites there are no screens or covers in the rooms at all and I got bitten very badly!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

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 July 26, 2015

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 July 21, 2015

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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