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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The bathrooms were a little sandy / dirty (but it's a hostel with 20+ people staying) - but I saw them being cleaned daily, and they were cleaned extremely well each time! We "splashed out" for one of the private cabanas US $30 for 2 people which was basic, but still nice. There are 2 kitchens if you want to... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I stayed at Bella's for 2 nights and was ready to leave. I don't have super high expectations for hostels, but this was not very good. My biggest issue was with the bathrooms. They were constantly out of toilet paper and they didn't provide hand soap. I feel like minimally they should encourage people to be washing their hands after... More 

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639nicole, Manager at Bella's Backpackers, responded to this review

i apologize that your stay at bellas was not an enjoyable one. We usually provide soaps in all of the bathrooms, but unfortunately they run out, or get taken. we have new staff and maybe they did not understand what you were asking for. we have a volunteer at night that is supposed to keep up on the matience of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved our stay at Bella's. Perfect for relaxing, more laid back than Dirty mcNasty's, but if you want to party and grab a few drinks they are literally right next door to each other. Great for socialising - everyone sits out on the front, there are lots of hammocks to relax in. The location is great and it backs... More 

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Las Penitas, Nicaragua
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the moment I stept on the island and walked on the property of Bella's, it felt like home. The place has a great vibe thanks to the owners, with happy colors all around! Chilling in a hammock, cooking your own food or even 'family' diners that bring all the people together that are staying. And not to forget, if... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My advice would be don't stay here. The dorms in the main building seemed fine but, probably because we arrived in a group of 6, they shoved us in some outbuildings which were basically just these claustrophobic wooden shacks. We had another friend arriving the next day and they just gave us a mattress to put on the floor of... More 

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639nicole, Manager at Bella's Backpackers, responded to this review

I'm sorry you did not have a great stay w us at bellas. the first day you guys got to the island, the only way we could fit you was to put you in one of our cabins, but i specifically remember asking if you'd like to move tomorrow, we will be more than happy to do so. we have... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This could be a nice hostel. Dorms are big, there's a kitchen where you can cook and you can also rent a canoe for free which is obviously nice. However, the owners don't put any effort in it , don't seem to like their job very much and never smile. They don't talk to you unless they want their money.... More 

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Thank paulinek871
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

At first some positive things: The House is pretty cool. It could be in better conditions, but okay. use of kayaks and bikes is included. And the atmosphere is quiet as it should be in a hostel. Well maybe as a couple you wouldnt go into such a hostel. The island was fully booked cause of the lobsterfest, so we... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for 3 nights with a group of friends. They stayed in a dorm whilst we booked a private room. At first we were taken aback when brought up 3 ladders to the very top of a wooden tower. There are no doors you just keep going up the levels passing through other rooms on the way. Although... More 

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California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

people working there are great, The owners are very friendly. Nice place with free kayaks , The facilities are good and place has a chilled vibe. Everyone hangs out in the lounge area or outside in the hammocks.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

Accommodation is average for the hostels on Caye Caulker, no air conditioning available in most rooms but free access to bikes, canoes and access to 2 kitchens. Friendly vibe with lots of backpackers, good location. There were fans in our dorm but still very hot to sleep,to be expected in a place as hot as this.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Bella's is a large wooden family-run house, clean, safe place to stay on the water with beautiful sunsets and free canoes for the guests adventuring pleasure. We have kitchen, cable TV, internet, tour bookings, fishing trips, and other Belize information, as well as refreshments and nice people. Rooms, private cabanas, one apartment, camping, and small dorm sleeps 7, private/shared bath. It would be our pleasure to show you some sweet Belizean hospitality. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bella's Backpackers

Address: Crocodile Street, Caye Caulker, Belize
Location: Belize > Belize Cayes > Caye Caulker
Price Range: $20 - $40 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
Also Known As:
Bella`s Hotel Caye Caulker
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