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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well thought out in terms of kitchen and communal areas. Pleasant and knowledgeable owner. Bar upstairs cool. Antonio the bartender was chatty. Water available but at a low cost - 50cents a litre. Low season, we found Hopkins rather sleepy and the beach not as great as everyone mentioned.

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is in the center of Hopkins and just near the beach. It offers single room or a dorm. A beautiful garden with hammock and a collective kitchen give you the opportunity to chill, cook and meet other foreigner. The owners are also really taking good care of their guest

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Ojai, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I loved the Funky Dodo and Rob! I appreciated his security, cleanliness, amenities and kindness. I also appreciated his internet! The rooms were clean and minimalist and I liked that. The whole place has an Island homey feel. I'll return!

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Munich, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

very friendly and helpful hosts. clean hostel, perfect location. good WiFi (best in Hopkins), free coffee, you always meet cool people. We had a great time, although hurricane Earl did a lot of damage to Hopkins and the beaches.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Overall I had a good stay at the Dodo. I was there for 4 days in July 2016, at the time the kitchen and a bit of the common area was under construction. This wasn't really a problem, both were still usable, but I imagine that the renovations to both those areas will only enhance the experience there. The treetop... More 

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Fort Pierce, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A little strangeness suits this establishment. Accommodations are simple and interesting with easy access to everything in the town of Hopkins. Outlandish decor and bathrooms that accommodate guests as well as patrons of nearby restaurants actually add to the appeal.

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Leon Department, Nicaragua
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2016

Nice place to stay and very nice owner! We took a 4 bed room and slept well even if there was no A/C. The place is quiet and at 3mn from the beach and market. Would recommend it to any backpackers travelling trought Belize.

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Belize City, Belize
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

The owners of this place are friendly and informative. Only stayed for one night but wish I stayed for longer, made some great friends! A bunch of us from the hostel went out one night and the owners helped us arrange a taxi service and gave us suggestions on where to go for dinner and what would be a fun... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016

The Funky Dodo was great, we really enjoyed our time there. The owners are super nice and are always around to answer questions, and the environment was a lot of fun from the hammocks to the rooftop bar. The area around there is nice too, with beach access from the hostel and a supermarket right across the street.

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Vancouver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016

The private room was great and the dorms also looked fantastic. Nice hammock area to meet people in and a rooftop bar on site. Great place to stay for cheap. Surprised how cheap it was. I went there looking for birDs to take pictures of and they were very helpful at directing me to places where they might be.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
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  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Free Internet
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Funky Dodo Backpackers Hostel is located right in center of the original Garifuna village of Hopkins on the Caribbean coast of Belize. We have a treetop bar where we serve a selection of drinks, breakfast and bar food. We also have a tour desk where we offer tours, activities and adventures in the local area. We offer comfortable budget accommodation in the spacious 14 bed dormitory in full size single bunk beds and we have 7 private rooms that accommodate from 1 to 4 people with either shared or private bathrooms. We have free high speed Wi-Fi everywhere on the property and cool shaded sandy yard where you can relax and chill out. We have hammocks and plenty of seating, a well equipped kitchen free of use and plenty of new clean bathrooms around the place. We have a tour desk right at The Funky Dodo from where you can book trips and will be able to get out there and see the sights for the best prices in town. We are here to help and we will make sure you know where you are going and you know how to get there and that you are fully aware of all the things to see in and around the village. The Hostel always has a good atmosphere, a wide range of music and fun people to meet and folk have good things to say about the place. The bar up under the thatch among the trees is a cool spot to come and relax and feel the breeze with a cold drink. If you are backpacking or on holiday in Belize or traveling through Latin America take some time to checkout Hopkins for water sports, wild life and nature reserves and true Garifuna culture. Within a 30 second walk from the hostel there are bars and restaurants, cafes, the beach, and a supermarket. A 5 minute walk will take you to several more bars, restaurants and shops. We will help and assist you with any information you need and make sure your stay is comfortable and enjoyable. The village is known as the safest place in all of Belize. You can walk the streets anywhere in the village alone at any time of day or night without a single worry. The local crowd is really friendly and kind and people and will smile and wave as you go by. Located 60 yards from the Caribbean Sea, close to all amenities and a perfect location to catch a boat out to the reef for some snorkeling and diving, floating about in the river and lagoons for some fishing. A great location from where one can visit all the inland sites, the Cockscomb basin Jaguar sanctuary that covers 130 000 acres of tropical jungle, crystal clear rivers, streams and waterfalls where you can swim and relax on the rocky formations. The Mayflower reserve is also very close by where you can study abundant wild life and stunning vegetation and see the highest waterfall in the country known as Antelope falls. Just beyond Mayflower reserve there is the longest Zip line in Belize that has 8 white knuckle lines one of which is half a mile long and you can hit 40 Mph... There is a vast network of lagoons where there are crocodiles, iguanas and a wide variety of birds and wildlife in general. There is a lookout tower where one can view the sea on one side and the mountains on the other. 1 And 2 person kayaks or canoes are available to hire in town to take into the lagoon on the north side. You can take a boat out along the river for a night time river trip with a guide and experience the phosphorescence plankton in the wake of the boat and the glowing eyes of the crocodiles in the dark. The trip lasts about 3 hours and your guide will show you the amazing wild life along the banks of Sittee river and in the lagoons. Several of Belize's archeological sites can be comfortably seen on a day trip from here. We offer tours including marine excursions in the blue Caribbean waters, jungle treks & swimming in waterfalls. Night time crocodile spotting adventure on the river & Mayan ruin exploration in the whole country of Belize. Full day snorkeling adventures Cave tubing Mayflower nature reserve Zipline Manatee spotting at Gales point Cockscomb Jaguar reserve Billy Barcadier waterfalls Mayan sites Night time river tours Our tours start for as little as 20.00 USD per person ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Funky Dodo Backpackers

Address: Main street, Hopkins, Belize
Location: Belize > Stann Creek > Hopkins
Price Range: $21 - $32 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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