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All reviews shared kitchen outdoor kitchen perfect hostel top bunk bus stop private room with bathroom free coffee in the morning bring lots of cash hammock area scotia bank facilities are great cook your own food great kitchen place to stay no hot water bunk beds boat captain
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Reviewed June 7, 2019

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.

Room tip: AC rental was only $10 a night! Highly recommended.
Date of stay: May 2019
Trip type: Traveled with friends
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RoyFunkyDodo, Owner at The Funky Dodo Backpackers, responded to this reviewResponded June 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!
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*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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Reviewed April 22, 2019

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.

Date of stay: April 2019
Trip type: Traveled solo
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RoyFunkyDodo, Owner at The Funky Dodo Backpackers, responded to this reviewResponded April 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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Reviewed April 22, 2019 via mobile

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.

Date of stay: April 2019
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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RoyFunkyDodo, Owner at The Funky Dodo Backpackers, responded to this reviewResponded April 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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Reviewed April 16, 2019

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.

Room tip: You have a rocker under your bed and a light beside your bed which makes it easy and accessible.
Date of stay: March 2019
Trip type: Traveled solo
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RoyFunkyDodo, Owner at The Funky Dodo Backpackers, responded to this reviewResponded April 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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Reviewed April 2, 2019 via mobile

Great location, relaxed vibes, friendly and helpful. I think I’m a bit past the backpacker phase of my travelling and I only stayed one night while waiting for the private beach cabana I was staying in for 6 days. That being said, it had everything I remember fondly from my backpacker days 10 years ago. Well supplied communal kitchen to cook in. Lots of shaded hammock space to relax in. It’s just 20 yards back from the beach and centrally located. Laundry, solar powered showeres, internet, bike rentals, tour planning, and friendly cats and dogs.
I had a private room, it had a bed and a fan and a lock:) bathroom shared with everyone. I don’t know what the dorms were like.
Great easy vibe.

Date of stay: March 2019
Trip type: Traveled solo
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RoyFunkyDodo, Owner at The Funky Dodo Backpackers, responded to this reviewResponded April 3, 2019

Thank you for your kind words! Glad you rediscovered your backpacking roots! Stay with us again soon. We wish you safe and happy travels!

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