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The Funky Dodo Backpackers

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Guests1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
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Room & Suite (26)
Pool & Beach (3)
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#2 of 16 Specialty lodging in Hopkins
Certificate of Excellence
The Funky Dodo Backpackers Hostel is located right in center of the original Garifuna village of Hopkins on the Caribbean coast of Belize. We offer comfortable budget accommodation in the spacious 16 bed dormitory in full size single bunk beds and we have 10 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 a 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 clean bathrooms. We assist our guests with the finding the best, lowest cost tour operators; you 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. Come hang out with the coolest people from all around the world! See you soon!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast available
Books, DVDs, music for children
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Baggage storage
Free public parking nearby
Street parking
Free internet
Public wifi
Mini golf
Board games / puzzles
Gift shop
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared kitchen
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
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Room features
Non-smoking rooms
Bottled water
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, German, Polish


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Karuba South Main street Steps Away From The Main Intersection In The Village, Hopkins Belize
Getting there
Placencia Airport23 mi
Dangriga Airport29 mi
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The dodo backpackers hostel was very friendly and comfortable. There was a refillable water tank, recycling and composting which was great. The kitchen looked well equipped but I didn't use this. There were also 2 lovely cats and the hammocks were amazing. The room was basic but comfortable, quite warm with just the fan but totally fine. It was a bit more than I expected to pay but this was compared to rates from a couple of years before. I went on a tour with the hotel which was slightly disappointing, the others on the trip were very loud and we didn't see much on the river. Also I was told that we would be able to swim in the lagoon by the boat captain but later on when I asked he just said that sometimes they swim. Overall it was a lovely stay and I really enjoyed some early morning hammock time!
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Response from RoyFunkyDodo, Owner at The Funky Dodo Backpackers
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you so much for coming back to us at the Funky Dodo. Very happy you enjoyed the improvements we have made to the buildings and grounds. More to come! --Later this year, we hope to replace and insulate the roofs for the private rooms, which should help immensely to cut some of the heat build-up inside. Thanks again for choosing the Funky Dodo, we hope to see you again soon! Safe and happy travels!
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Anna and Roy were amazing! Gave us a great intro to the Dodo & Hopkins, always around, and even helped us book a tour over FB Msger! My husband had doubts from the photos but admitted being won over upon seeing the Dodo in person. The rooftop room with the private bathroom was clean (VERY important to us) and quiet; a great place to rest after a long day of tours. We rented the AC unit which was a godsend in the humidity. Few things to note if you're visiting Hopkins - 1) Bring lots of cash or pick some up at the Scotia Bank in Dangriga (chip cards will work at that one). Seriously, plastic is not your friend here. 2) Food portions are very big. Get a dish to share at each restaurant so you can visit as many as you can! 3) Kitchens tend to close after dinner time. Make sure to plan snacks or late night eats accordingly. 4) Scour the front yard for freshly fallen mangos! If you're staying at Dodo, Anna and Roy will ensure you have a great time.
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Response from RoyFunkyDodo, Owner at The Funky Dodo Backpackers
Responded Jun 8, 2019
Thank you so much from all of us here at the Funky Dodo! So happy you enjoyed your stay with us. Hurry back, and in the meantime, we wish you safe and happy travels! -- -- *note: we only have one a/c unit, as a trial run for us. So--first come, first served. If there is demand, we will be getting more aircon units in the future!
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Excellent stay! It is a really good hostal to relax and know people travelling to Hopkins. It is closed to the beach. The rooms are big, quite and well cleaned. I recommend this place for a few nights.
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Response from RoyFunkyDodo, Owner at The Funky Dodo Backpackers
Responded Apr 23, 2019
We are so happy that you chose to stay with us at the Funky Dodo, and that you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for the kind review, and we wish you safe and happy travels!
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We spent 4 nights in a private room at the Funky Dodo. The staff were very welcoming and friendly. The room was clean and comfortable. The common area had plenty of hammocks to chill out on and the hostel was steps away from the beach and many amazing restaurants in the village.
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Response from RoyFunkyDodo, Owner at The Funky Dodo Backpackers
Responded Apr 23, 2019
So glad to have you part of the Funky Dodo Family. We know there are a lot of places to stay in Hopkins- thank you for choosing us. We hope to see you again soon, and wish you safe and happy travels!
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The room was clean and safe, and the place is very organized. The owners and staff are helpful and friendly. The good point for hostel is to meet people from around the world. They also have a small library so that you can read, and a place to cook own food where you can converse with the people in the area.
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Response from RoyFunkyDodo, Owner at The Funky Dodo Backpackers
Responded Apr 18, 2019
Thank you so much for your kind review! So happy you chose the Funky Dodo. Hope to see you again soon, we wish you safe and happy travels! *re: room tip: I think there's a typo there. There are (large, individual) lockers under the beds in the dorm
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