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Sandbar Beachfront Hostel & Restaurant

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Sandbar Restaurant, Bar and Hostel is a thrifty traveler’s/backpacker’s dream come true. Located in San Pedro on Ambergris Caye, we are on the water and priced for even the most budget conscious. Dormitory style sleeping arrangements with Air Conditioning or Private Rooms with optional AC.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Non-smoking hotel
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Non-smoking rooms
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My friend and I stayed for 3 nights and we didn't have running water 2 of the nights. I remember the toilets obviously being used by at least 1-2 people with the contents being left as is (because no water to flush). We also couldn't shower (well, the water shut off while we
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This place far exceeded our expectations- perfect size, keyless entry, and a great vibe in the bar out front. There are good happy hour deals and a great place to book excursions right onsite. Great value for money.
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$20 for stay at girls dorm with 5 bunkers, inside lockers & clean bathrooms & showers with hot water in the room. Staff was super friendly, ready to help with yoga, scuba & restaurant recommendations & even local calls. Beachfront location can’t be beat nor proximity to town &
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I have to say that before I stayed here I thought hostels were terrible places. However this place was great,the service was awesome,the rooms were nice and the food was fantastic. I would recommend this to anyone coming to San Pedro. Right on the ocean with cool breezes and a
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I've stayed here twice & just couldn't be more pleased with the location, the facility & the staff. I don't think I've met more friendly & professional staff, to be honest. I've stayed in both the dorms and private room and both were good values, clean & have daily maid
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Belize City is undoubtedly a dangerous place. That being said, it's not so dangerous that you can't use it as a transit point to go on to other places in the country; I just wouldn't stay there. Not that it is the most interesting place anyway. It's a standard Central American city. Not too pretty and more than slightly troubled by crime. If you're white, you will stand out a great deal and if you're not, you could still find yourself standing out rather and potentially be seen as an easy target. On the mainland, outside of the city, it's similar to the countryside throughout the region; it's safe enough. Towns and villages are blighted by poverty and unemployment, so they're not secure in the way that a village in Newfoundland or Norway might be, but not so dangerous that you should be put off. As an experienced backpacker, I'm sure you'd be quite fine. If you're going to the islands, where most visitors to Belize travel, you're in luck. They're very safe places, where you would be really unlikely and terribly unlucky to have any great difficulties, much less be the victim of a violent crime. Your only trouble will be putting up with all the other visitors from the Canada and the U.S.
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No. But they did have an awesome private room with balcony for about $80/nt.
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The hostel employees will definitely be knowledgeable as to where you can go for lessons etc.. & you can surf the waters adjacent to the hostel. A few people were out there while we stayed there. Best wishes!
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Crystal A try booking through the San Bar San Pedro Facebook site. Brittany the co owner will get in direct contact with you. It will also show the availability. They only have Three private rooms so book early as possible.
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"Even if you are just a group of 2-3, I'd recommend booking out a whole private room with the four bunks for the privacy."
"You can communicate on details with the hostel if you have questions or specific details to work out. They are very responsive."
"Bring earplugs, barking dogs at night are an island wide issue."
"My room was located at the back facing the neighborhood. Dogs were barking some nights but something the hostel has no control of."
"Up floor is quieter and probably safer."
US$19 - US$76 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
BelizeBelize CayesAmbergris CayeSan Pedro
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