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Castricum
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed in the dodo for over a week. Had a great stay! Kitchen is an outside big Kitchen with big fridges etc. We cooked here every night. Also a very good place to hang out at night or in the hammocks. Good vibe. Hostel owners are Great, friendly and know everything about what to do, where to go and how...

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Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Ana and Roy the owners of the funky dodo are great hosts :) they take good care of their guests ! They give you a lot of information and help you out whenever it's needed ! We planned on staying 2 nights and ended up staying 5 :) the funky dodo is located 100 meter from the beach big PLUS...

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San Ignacio, Belize
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This hostel is great soecially the hosts they are like mum and dad thanks a lot for evrything even the place around is great a nice litlle fisherstown where you cann fish by yourself or just go for a divingtrip what is absolutly amazing

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Ocean Grove, New Jersey
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you're staying a hostel, you're obviously laid back. My best friend and I stayed at the Funky Dodo for about 5 nights in Hopkins and really loved it. Air conditioning is limited, and we were there over Christmas when a lot of things were closed, but to be honest we had a great time. The people are really chill,...

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Jena, Germany
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The hostel is located in the centre of Hopkins (yes, there is a centre in Hopkins, some other hostels are a 20 minutes walk from restaurants and markets). The owners are super nice, honest and helpful. The dorm we stayed in was pretty big (14 double bunks), but it was still very quiet during the night). The kitchen is fully...

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Roy N, Owner at The Funky Dodo Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review! Point of clarification: We do not actually have a shuttle service, but if we are going to Dangriga, we are happy to offer a lift to anyone who is going that way and we always pick up hitchhikers between the highway and Hopkins village.

San Jose, Costa Rica
Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved my stay at the Funky Dodo it is not for everyone( shared showers and toilets). The couple that run the Funky Dodo are very friendly and helpful. Its close to the beach and some good places to eat.

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Portland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love this place. The facilities are clean, comfortable and friendly. The owner/manager is super nice and knowledgeable about the area and the treetop bar is pretty killer too! It's one block from the beach, one block from the local grocery store and 2 blocks from the bank.

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San Diego, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Funky Dodo is conveniently located in the middle of Hopkins Village. It is also an easy 3 min walk to the beach! Ana, the owner, is a great host and easy to talk to. I stayed in the shared dorms and it is comfortable. Each Bed has a fan near them, which is appreciated on a hot day. The...

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Mid Florida, Florida
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Roy and Anna were very knowledgeable and accommodating. We had a large group of researchers that stayed for a week and they made us feel at home and comfortable. Our group enjoyed their cinnamon coffee that is brewed early in the morning. There is an awesome tree top bar upstairs and a full kitchen downstairs with a bar and plenty...

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Ireland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place to stay. Owners run the place and take great care of the hostel. They were working on upgrading during my stay with little affect on me. I spent 3 nights in the dorm, which maybe has one bunk too many in there. Mattresses should also be replaced. Shower/Toilet area could also be looked at. Common area with hammocks...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
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  • Beachfront
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Accessible rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Funky Dodo Backpackers Hostel is located right in center of the original Garifuna village of Hopkins on the Caribbean coast of Belize. We have a treetop bar where we serve a selection of drinks, breakfast and bar food. We also have a tour desk where we offer tours, activities and adventures in the local area. We offer comfortable budget accommodation in the spacious 14 bed dormitory in full size single bunk beds and we have 7 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 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 new clean bathrooms around the place. We have a tour desk right at The Funky Dodo from where you can book trips and 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. The Hostel always has a good atmosphere, a wide range of music and fun people to meet and folk have good things to say about the place. The bar up under the thatch among the trees is a cool spot to come and relax and feel the breeze with a cold drink. If you are backpacking or on holiday in Belize or traveling through Latin America take some time to checkout Hopkins for water sports, wild life and nature reserves and true Garifuna culture. Within a 30 second walk from the hostel there are bars and restaurants, cafes, the beach, and a supermarket. A 5 minute walk will take you to several more bars, restaurants and shops. We will help and assist you with any information you need and make sure your stay is comfortable and enjoyable. The village is known as the safest place in all of Belize. You can walk the streets anywhere in the village alone at any time of day or night without a single worry. The local crowd is really friendly and kind and people and will smile and wave as you go by. Located 60 yards from the Caribbean Sea, close to all amenities and a perfect location to catch a boat out to the reef for some snorkeling and diving, floating about in the river and lagoons for some fishing. A great location from where one can visit all the inland sites, the Cockscomb basin Jaguar sanctuary that covers 130 000 acres of tropical jungle, crystal clear rivers, streams and waterfalls where you can swim and relax on the rocky formations. The Mayflower reserve is also very close by where you can study abundant wild life and stunning vegetation and see the highest waterfall in the country known as Antelope falls. Just beyond Mayflower reserve there is the longest Zip line in Belize that has 8 white knuckle lines one of which is half a mile long and you can hit 40 Mph... There is a vast network of lagoons where there are crocodiles, iguanas and a wide variety of birds and wildlife in general. There is a lookout tower where one can view the sea on one side and the mountains on the other. 1 And 2 person kayaks or canoes are available to hire in town to take into the lagoon on the north side. You can take a boat out along the river for a night time river trip with a guide and experience the phosphorescence plankton in the wake of the boat and the glowing eyes of the crocodiles in the dark. The trip lasts about 3 hours and your guide will show you the amazing wild life along the banks of Sittee river and in the lagoons. Several of Belize's archeological sites can be comfortably seen on a day trip from here. We offer tours including marine excursions in the blue Caribbean waters, jungle treks & swimming in waterfalls. Night time crocodile spotting adventure on the river & Mayan ruin exploration in the whole country of Belize. Full day snorkeling adventures Cave tubing Mayflower nature reserve Zipline Manatee spotting at Gales point Cockscomb Jaguar reserve Billy Barcadier waterfalls Mayan sites Night time river tours Our tours start for as little as 20.00 USD per person ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Funky Dodo Backpackers

Address: Main street, Hopkins, Belize
Region: Belize > Stann Creek > Hopkins
Price Range: RM111 - RM142 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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“I stayed in the dorm which was nice! I guess the private rooms are too! ”
 of 5 bubbles WinnieS573, 3 Dec 2016 | Read review
“their private rooms are great.”
 of 5 bubbles Belizefeildsite, 11 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The private room was great and the dorms also looked fantastic. Nice hammock area to meet people in and a rooftop bar on site. Great place to stay for cheap. Surprised how cheap it was.”
 of 5 bubbles tylerkfk, 20 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Booking.com charged me for the room and then I had to pay again at checkin because the owner said he didn't charge through booking.”
 of 5 bubbles Swhela, 20 Jul 2016 | Read review
“For additional security they have individual rooms which are great to feel secure about your belongings while exploring the many sights of Belize. ”
 of 5 bubbles KendraO634, 26 Jun 2016 | Read review
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