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Bella's Backpackers

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great hostel with a familiar atmosphere because bella and the other kids from the owner are around. Good tranquillo place with kots of places to hang around and talk with other travellers while enjoing one or 2 beers. Location is good and the activities around are all great, except from a little bit expensive. The price of the hostel is... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Natasha was a terrible host and at times quite hostile. Without the amazing Jah Sun and Emma who manage to balance out this hostility providing a friendly and upbeat atmosphere our stay would have been dreadful. Thank you both for making the stay memorable despite Natasha.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a nice stay here. We had one of the private rooms with a bunk bed that worked great for just my friend and I. Also had our own private bathroom. Got hot in the nice so the next day they gave us a second fan. Fun hostel. Met a lot of cool people. Natasha the owner was very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Bella's was amazing!! Clean, loved the showers, made with stone. Beds were fine, but what really made the experience was the family vibe. Cooking dinners together, going on adventures and Natasha and Bella! Natasha gives great advice on how to get around the town and seeing the sights without spending a fortune. They may start offering yoga as well with... More 

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Thank Tess B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed here for a few night as I needed to jump into Belize to renew my Guatemalan travel visa and I'm glad I picked this spot! Very relaxed, family run hostel. I spent a lot of time chilling on the roof top hammocks with a few of the other guests sipping local coconut rum. The staff were great too!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed at Bella's for 3 nights total and it was a great stay! I was traveling by myself in Belize and really wanted to go to Tikal, so I took a bus from Belize City to San Ignacio to go on a tour from San Ignacio to Tikal in Guatemala (I used Maximum Adventure Tours). Bella's was in a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2016 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 July 31, 2016 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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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
GreenLeadersPlatinum level
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
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  • Babysitting
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: $13 - $25 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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