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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Roy and Anna were super friendly and welcoming. The property is clean, great location and ample hammocks to lay around in. Very close to the beach and centrally located to getting back out to the highway junction. The only negative was the bed mattress was a little flat and worn. Not terrible but at times I could feel the hard...

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Salem, Oregon
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very accommodating and comfortable. Anna and Roy we always around to answer questions and help us have the best possible time in Hopkins. Tree top bar is pretty cool but lounging in the hammock "common room" was our favorite. We can't wait to return!

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Edmonton, Alberta
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The owners/front desk staff were very informative and helpful with all our questions. The beds were clean and bathrooms were regularly cleaned and stocked with toilet paper. It was a fun night up on the roof top bar but thankfully didnt go too late so other backpackers were able to get some rest. Eat at Virge's Kitchen!!

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Frankfort, Michigan
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The funky dodo is as great as they Come! A great atmosphere, friendly owners, clean environment, and reasonably Priced! Would absolutely recommend to fellow travelers! Hopkins is also a great little town to spend a night or two in.

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Eugene, Oregon
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

As an inexperienced traveler I found the owners will look out for you in regards to the local ways. they were very helpful to advise what to do where to go and what to watch out for. Just ask them and they will be helpful in any way. Very personable.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Funky Dodo is a great place to stay if in Hopkins. It is clean, comfortable and close to the beach. The owners Anna and Roy are very helpful and knowledgeable about the area. We booked two tours through the hostel, the bioluminescent tour and the full day snorkelling tour. Both were well run, had knowledgeable and passionate guides and...

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San Juan Comalapa, Guatemala
Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved Hopkins and this hostel! The owner`s are really friendly and help with whatever information you need. Their food recommendations were absoutely great, too. And if you stay there, you have to check out the upstairs bar! And also thanks for the delicious food at Christmas! Everything is clean and nice and I really liked to hang out at...

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Managua, Nicaragua
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful accommodation close to the beach, very friendly and helpful owner, well organized, cold showers (but with a lot of water and it is warm anyway), great Christmas dinner,nice kitchen, great handwashing facilities

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We lOVED staying at the Funky Dodo! The owners could not be more helpful and are always available with suggestions of places to eat or visit.The kitchen is the social center..(bring your own cutlery) a great place to chat and to hear people's stories.

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Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I immensely enjoyed my stay at the Funky Dodo. The atmosphere is probably it's biggest selling point; there were tons of backpackers and the way the hostel is designed it is easy to get to know people. All of the public areas are outdoors (with roof) so it's easy to meet people. The kitchen was very clean and fully accessible....

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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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: $14 - $39 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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“Bring insect repellent even though the windows have wire mesh. Even though the room is small its perfectly fine and comfortable. Don't expect good water pressure in the shower in the private room! ”
 of 5 bubbles dinak585, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“I stayed in the dorm which was nice! I guess the private rooms are too! ”
 of 5 bubbles WinnieS573, Dec 3, 2016 | Read review
“their private rooms are great.”
 of 5 bubbles Belizefeildsite, Nov 11, 2016 | Read review
“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.”
 of 5 bubbles tylerkfk, Aug 20, 2016 | Read review
“Booking.com charged me for the room and then I had to pay again at checkin because the owner said he didn't charge through booking.”
 of 5 bubbles Swhela, Jul 20, 2016 | Read review
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