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Bella's Backpackers

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Location - can't be beat! A two minute walk to tour guides, restaurants, shops, taxi stand, bus route, etc! The staff was so helpful with suggestions, tips, advice, information - just ask and they are there to help! They helped make our visit so memorable. I stayed in a private room with my 16 year old daughter and always felt... More 

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Thank Kate D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I always enjoy my stay at Bella's Backpackers. The owner is very friendly and informative. The atmosphere is always chill and relaxing. They have nice clean cost effective private rooms and dorms. I always enjoy the open kitchen, the hammock paradise and the social area which is always filled with amazing guest sharing their adventures! If you are staying a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

Belize me, you will love it! I went there for a school trip and we really enjoyed it! People are nice and lovely!! I highly recommend this place. If you want to enjoy your trip and meet people all around the word, then go there!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for a night on my way to Flores. The hostel is really comfortable with nice beds, but the best bit of the hostel were the staff they were so helpful and friendly this combined with the great laidback atmosphere of the place. Makes it an amazing place to stay.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

My sister and I stayed at Bella's for two nights. We met some very friendly and easygoing people. It was a relaxed and quiet environment. There were not enough lockers for every bed and the front iron gate could be opened by anyone, fortunately it appeared to be a safe area. Showers and bathrooms were a little run down so... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for two nights in the dorm rooms. As expected in the middle of July, it was pretty hot but they have several nice places to chill and cool down. Their laundry service was great and the receptionist was very helpful. Wifi worked great and the location was perfect for seeing things downtown and visiting restaurants.

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Frankfurt, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

I spent three nights at Bella's in San Ignacio in early March, and it was great! I was in fact quite sick most of the time, but the staff was very helpful and caring. The overall atmosphere was super relaxed and familiar as both guests and staff would sit together, chat, drink, play games at night. From what I can... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

Bella's is in a great location! We didn't spend much time in the hostel, but it was a great base for our day adventures. Bella's offered water for $1/liter; there were fans; and there was a neat area upstairs to lay in hammocks and enjoy the breeze. Bella's also helped us make arrangements for an ATM tour. The lockers were... More 

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Thank Jennifer T
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Our stay at Bella's was incredible. Elvis (Hostel manager) and Linda (cook/cleaner) were so hospitable. From beginning to end, our experience at Bella's was one for the books! Rooms and accommodations are clean and well kept. Would 100% recommend this hostel to anyone staying in San Ignacio.

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Thank Kristina B
Utrecht Province, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

We had a great stay in Bella's back in April! My friend and I shared a double room on the ground floor, which had lots of space and a private bathroom. The place looks awesome, freshly painted, nicely decorated, has a great kitchen and common area, a roof deck with hammocks AND a tree in the patio. You can really... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Bella's Backpackers hostel has both private w/private bath and semi private with shared bath. The dorms are a mix of semi-private connecting rooms with three to five beds per room. We have a centralized kitchen and social areas with comfy chill-out couch, hammocks, chairs, and a BBQ grill for your use. High speed wifi, nice people, communal dinners sometimes, hostel outings sometimes are offered. We have tour recommendations and courtesy bookings are possible. We are your base for your adventures while in San Ignacio with information about the rest of Belize. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bella's Backpackers

Address: 4 Galves St, San Ignacio, Belize
Location: Belize > Cayo > San Ignacio
Price Range: $14 - $25 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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