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Nashville, Tennessee
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love this hostel. Love the couple who run it. I came for a day with no real plans and ended up staying for almost 2 weeks and would have spent my entire month in Belize here if I hadn't had prior plans. Amazingly chill. I camped for half of the time and stayed in a dorm bed the other half...

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Tegucigalpa, Honduras
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On our 3-week backpacking trip, we only stayed here 1 night. It was a nice property and good value if you are looking for a true hostel experience, but it was extremely hot and hard to sleep through the night. The rooms were small and even the private rooms were not very private (you have to walk through other rooms...

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Tampere, Finland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the hostel for two nights with our friends in order to discover the island. Caye Caulker is so small that basically all the hostels have a good location considering the beach and main restaurants, and from Bella's everything was in a walking distance. Hostel was clean and the atmosphere was chilled, but the facilities didn't offer anything...

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Pitt Meadows, Canada
Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

We stopped in to see their availability. Their 'private room' was way up a bunch of steps through 2 or 3 other rooms and was a small attic space. The bed was a foam mattress on the ground. All of that is fine if its super cheap but it was 60BZD! The bathroom was way back down all the steps....

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Maastricht, The Netherlands
Reviewed 16 November 2016

Stay here if you're looking for a true laidback backpackers atmosphere. Do not stay here for anything else than that. The beds in the private rooms are better than dorms and worth the extra couple BZD's.

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Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Pros: +Room and bathroom was clean +Free use of kayaks +Good location Cons: -Low security, there never seemed to be anyone working there -Kitchen poorly equipped -Dock and the back garden of the hostel was full of rubbish, including nappies and rusty metal A small amount of effort and a touch of paint could make this place really nice but...

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Ireland
Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Very chilled place (until people spoil it) Big group terrorised many people when I stayed there. Place itself is very relaxed if a bit basic. Spent plenty of time there in the hammocks. Maybe more hammocks needed? Showers could do with an upgrade. Water quality in showers was a problem but I know they were trying to fix that following...

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Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

The owner of this hostel is lovely and has a very chill positive vibe. As they don't take bookings in advanced we rocked up late evening and in need of a decent nights sleep. The hostel was pretty full but 2 spare beds in the downstairs dorm. The beds were comfortable no bed bugs! There was a locker area in...

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Reviewed 13 October 2016

Such a nice little hostel, so chilled and very relaxed owners. The best island I've ever visited "caye caulker" and when I go back I'm staying here again very simple and relaxed but we went with a party group and that's what we did! Great fun.

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Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Bellas is the cheapest hostel on the island as far as I know and thats why we stayed there. Although its well located and the rooms are average as youd expect from a hostel, I didn't feel entirely safe there. The downstairs dorm anyone can walk in or out at any point in the day or night and the owner...

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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 

Additional Information about Bella's Backpackers

Address: Crocodile Street, Caye Caulker, Belize
Region: Belize > Belize Cayes > Caye Caulker
Price Range: RM89 - RM178 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
Also Known As:
Bella`s Hotel Caye Caulker
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“Don't pay more for the private rooms - the best value is a bunk in the shared rooms.”
  • Private room at Bella's
 of 5 bubbles travelAmericas, 8 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The private rooms have way better mattresses.”
 of 5 bubbles BasW130, 16 Nov 2016 | Read review
“AC rooms downstairs”
 of 5 bubbles helenag66, 12 Oct 2016 | Read review
“downstairs dorm is nice”
 of 5 bubbles gemmac387, 7 Aug 2016 | Read review
“A/C room was quieter (and cooler). But definitely quieter than all the non-A/C rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles Lyma1215, 16 May 2016 | Read review
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