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“Home away from home” 5 of 5 stars
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D's Hostel
Cnr. Mahogany Street & Sharp Street, Dangriga, Belize (Formerly Val's Backpacker Hostel)   |  
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“Home away from home”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

After traveling through central America and staying in a huge range of hostel, I have to say that D's hostel is by far outstanding.

Beds are air stresses which is a great choice and super clean. Upon arrival you choose the sheets, pillows and towels which meet your preferences.

Each bed has its own full size fan which is awesome at night and in each dorm there is a locker for each person that is big enough to fit your whole backpack and more.

The whole hostel is kept extremely clean. Miss D has a laundry service so the place always smells fresh.

There are hammocks to relax on which give you a perfect view of the ocean.

Breakfast is waffles and fruit with coffee and tea... All which are delicious!! Miss D is seriously the kindest lady you will ever meet... She is so helpful and will even let you play with her dog if you like :)

Miss D has a lot of plans to expand the upstairs and rooftop Terrance in the next year so i can only imagine how nice this place will be in a year.

25 Belize dollars = 12.5 US dollars which includes breakfast, towel, bedding and meeting the nicest lady in town.

Enjoy

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Sogamoso, Colombia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

Well, our experience has already been over 1 year ago but to be honest we just got over the trauma of waking up with a gun in our face...
As the dorms in this place did not look too great and were expensive, we camped in our car in front of the hostel. The owner charged for using the bathroom and kitchen, although there was nothing to cook on, only a fridge. We did not get breakfast.
We asked various times if this was a safe area and if we would be fine sleeping in the car with the windows open to catch the breeze, and the owner confirmed this. Later we learned that the park is one of the worst areas in the whole country to hang out as all the crack users meet there. There was a drive-by shooting around the corner that same night and a man was killed. Neighbours (the ones who actually safed our lives, thanks for that) also informed us that the owner's daughter had been robbed inside this very same hostel only 2 weeks earlier, also at gun point - can't imagine that she could just forget about an incident like this??
When we tried to wake her up whilst fighting for our lives she did not react; neighbours from much further heard us though...
In the morning, after coming back from the police station in our pyjamas, the only thing she was interested in was getting her keys back.
We don't like writing negative reviews at all and that's part of the reason why it took us so long, but this needs to be told.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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valsDangriga, Owner at D's Hostel, responded to this review, July 26, 2013
We are so sorry that that happened to you in your vehicle outside our Hostel. Thank you for expressing yourself. We are so grateful that you are getting better every day. We can assure you that it is our MISSION to love and care for all who walk into our place of business.
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Prague, Hlavni Mesto Praha, Czech Republic
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

Thx to Dana for host, very kind and helpful approach...quiet clean place, plenty of time to meditate about vacation full of adventure a had...including perfekt breakfast - wafels, fruit, honey, coffee :* ...Dangriga is small city, like the others in the Southern Belize, just for meandering between locals...to see lobster fishermens

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Salvador, El Salvador
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

This is a perfect place to stay in Dangriga. It's away yet so close to it all. Sea-facing, soft waves, friendly, sleepy neighborhood. Dana is one of the nicest people I have ever met.. ever. She is intelligent, sincere, helpful, strong and accommodating. The breakfast is a life saver; rooms are spacious, simple and CLEAN. I love the air mattress idea, they are comfy and clean. The roof patio is wonderful as is the hamock balcony. Walking around Dangriga and then coming back to D's is like coming back home.. weight is lifted off and you feel at peace with all the positive energy floating around. This should be a model example of backpacker hostel warmth.
A couple of tips:
1. People there call it either Val's or D's
2. Please walk around and ask for the drummaker or go see Pen Cayetano's art studio and talk to the people and really show you are interested in the rich culture that sorrunds you.
3. Take it easy, no rush needed.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Auckland, New Zealand
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84 reviews 84 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

Ms Dana is a great host, very kind and helpful. The rooms are clean and tidy. Prices good.

Just remember, if you are in Southern Belize, it ain't the Ritz. So, adjust your expectations accordingly. (If you are complaining about garbage everywhere, then you've come to the wrong country. Belize is beautiful, but the general public don't throw their rubbish in the trash. They throw it at the trash. However, that has NOTHING to do with Val's Backpacker's.)

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Mexico City, Mexico
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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

The owner is delightful and extremely helpful. She has a lot of valuable information for travelers, and has made great recommendations. The linens and towels are washed for each person, and the bathroom and common area are kept clean. The dorm rooms are a bit tight, although I think the air mattresses are more hygienic than a traditional mattress.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

This is beyond budget traveling. Literally; the beds are air matresses and extremely uncomfortable. It was a terrible night of sleep. There is really nowhere to relax unless you go to the rooftop - but it was unfinished and there was garbage everywhere, including diaper remnants that had been torn-up by dogs. Ugh! The other option is to hangout in the owner's livingroom - but that just felt weird to me. Since very few people stay here for an extended period of time (port town), I would for surely find a different place.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Cnr. Mahogany Street & Sharp Street, Dangriga, Belize (Formerly Val's Backpacker Hostel)
Location: Belize > Stann Creek > Dangriga
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Specialty lodging in Dangriga
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Dś Hostel (formerly Valś Backpackers Hostel) has upped their services by serving breakfast from 7:00 a.m to 11:00 a.m.. We have a lovely rooftop we encourage our guests to go and relax and see the view of sunrise, sunset, moonrise, moonset ,seabreeze and if they choose to sun bathe, that too; and a grill is there if they would like to BBQ. This is the spot where guest can socialize with each other and exchange notes from travelling.We also now have telephone services to call anywhere in the world for BZ$5.00 for every 15 minutes. ... more   less 
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D's Hostel Belize/Dangriga

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