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The Funky Dodo Backpackers

Main street, Hopkins, Belize
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Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Located about 50 feet from the waterfront, this newly renovated hostel is an amazing find. Clean rooms, high powered fans and the nicest bathrooms/showers I've ever seen in a hostel. The knowledgable owners Roy and Anna are super welcoming and happy to direct you to all the cool things around town or book your tours WITHOUT charging any commission for... More 

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Austin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I am an avid hostel stayer and this is my sixth trip in Central America. We only had a few days here so ill do my best as the hostel itself is perfect, situated about a minute off the beach. The owners are fabulous. The drinks are great. The prices are great, equipment (beds, lockers, facilities) are all very clean... More 

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Benque Viejo del Carmen, Belize
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Simple clean accommodation. Helpful owners. Friendly locals. Quiet most of the time unless something was happening in the village. Local entertainment in the village most nights. Transportation by taxi or bus.

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Austin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I throughly enjoyed my stay at the Funky Dodo. Everyone was very friendly, including staff and other guests. Roy and Ann have lots of ideas for the place and were very helpful on advice and information.

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a blast staying here! Ana and Roy are exceptional hosts! Beautiful property and lots of rad people to meet! Outdoor kitchen and bathrooms, didn't bother me at all, but it may not be everyone's style. We Will most definitely be going back! Love!

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Hastings, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Thanks for an amazing time! You truly went the extra mile from the transport to the food recommendations to the fans!! The dorm was spacious, the kitchen had heaps of utensils and there's even a brand new fridge being unwrapped when we arrived. The bar upstairs was a great hangout and the beach my fav spot in Belize. Can't wait... More 

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Mount Clemens, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at the Dodo for more than a week and really enjoyed it. We hadn't ever stayed at a hostel so were excited about the opportunity. It is rustic and not for everyone but if your looking for an alternative to the high-priced options and want a tidy base camp The Dodo is for you. We really enjoyed being... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I'm back at the Funky Dodo for a few nights and am thrilled to be here. Miss Ronnie's big smile greeted me and I have met and become enamored by the new owner, Anna and her lovely husband. Things are changing there at the moment as they're making some necessary improvements but the construction guys were quiet, friendly and sweet,... More 

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Louisiana
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

My wife and I are well past our backpacking days, so The Funky DoDo isn't the kind of place I'd normally stay, but we were pleasantly surprised. We found everyone to be quite welcoming and friendly. The living area and bathrooms were clean and the courtyard was a cool place to hang out. We didn't use the communal kitchen, but... More 

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Munich, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

The funky dodo is a nice place to meet other travellers and share experiences. The equipment of the Kirchen could be better but the hamocks are great and the sea is just around the corner. Wenn had a good stay!

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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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 - $29 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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