We should have read trip advisors reviews before staying here, but it was the first cheap hostel we found on the island.
I wish we would have found Pause as it sounds like the owner there is lovely. The people running bellas are the most unfriendliests hosts we have had on our whole trip. They just take your money and scowl at you like youre inconveniencing them (although we were the lowest maintenance guests they could have had, didnt complain, spent most of our time away from the hostel, and didnt even ask for fresh sheets even though we stayed there 5 nights and no one offered us anything or asked if we were good.
The worst part of my stay here was on the last day, i was sitting on their porch( the only place the wifi works and they dont even say hi or smile at you).. the little kid started hitting his dog in the face repeatedly, i put my hand over the dog to protect it and told him to stop and be nice(as he continued to hit my hand)... the dad saw this and yelled something at the kid so the kid took off, but he had obviously learned this abusive behavior from his dad because a few minutes later, when a little dog came up tried to mate with that dog, he came out and hit it across the head too. I was horrified and glad to be leaving this awful place.
In my whole 2 weeks in belize i have not felt as awful as i did at bellas. Caye caulker is a nice location but i think because there are so many tourists that go there, people treat you(and their pets) horribly and still get business. The rest of the country has been very friendly. Beach is way nicer in placencia and the people here are friendly and happy to have your business. If you do visit caye caulker dont waste your money at bellas dog beaters, also the beds were the most uncomfortable of all the hostels ive stayed in here, and the shower water smelled like sewage. Do your self a favor and make a beeline for placencia!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Bella's is a large wooden family-run house, clean, safe place to stay on the water with beautiful sunsets and free canoes for the guests adventuring pleasure. We have kitchen, cable TV, internet, tour bookings, fishing trips, and other Belize information, as well as refreshments and nice people. Rooms, private cabanas, one apartment, camping, and small dorm sleeps 7, private/shared bath. It would be our pleasure to show you some sweet Belizean hospitality. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Bella`s Hotel Caye Caulker