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San Diego, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2014

First, I fully understand that this is a volunteer enterprise and one that is doing good for animal welfare. In saying that, the accommodation amenities offered with the cabana are extremely basic, especially in relation to bathrooms and internet access. For this reason I decided to move elsewhere after one night. I requested a refund for the following 4 nights,... More 

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goldierocks, Owner at PAUSE Hostel, responded to this review

Although we appreciate the feed back of our customers because this is the only way we are able to improve, we must say that the person writing this review was upset because she booked for a $10 bed in our basic rustic cabana and when she arrived expected a stay at the Hilton. Sadly, some people do not read what... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 20 November 2014

I stayed for three nights on the cheap and loved it! Madi is really nice and friendly. There is a two-tiered pier where you can go on top and watch the sunset over the water, there are free kayaks to use, there are 78 cats and several friendly dogs. The location is in the heart of the island, a block... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
2 reviews
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Reviewed 5 September 2014

I'll start off the same way many reviews of PAWs has in saying, Madi is an amazing lady and always went out of her way to make me feel welcome. I camped on the property for 3 nights and then stayed in the dorms for another 4 nights. I left my gear in both the tent and rooms, without feeling... More 

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Utila, Honduras
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Reviewed 24 August 2014 via mobile

First off the owner, Madi, is an amazing person who has lived a really interesting life. This hostel/cat sanctuary is actually her family home where she grew up and has been expanding. We stayed in the brand new dorms which were big and comfortable. The kitchen was being built when we were there so it was lacking in terms of... More 

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
2 reviews
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Reviewed 22 August 2014

Pause is a great place if you love reasonable rates and when your money goes to a worthy cause. Pause is a cat sanctuary and the money goes toward food and kitty litter for rescued island cats. Madi started her sanctuary when she noticed newborn kittens thrown away in plastic bags in the ocean, saved them and the rest is... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 21 August 2014

I got to stay with Madi and her animals for a week and it was truly the experience of a lifetime. First, in response to the negative reviews, I must ask what people were expecting. You are visiting an animal sanctuary. Of course, you are expected to put in time to care for the cats and dogs. If you are... More 

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Oakland, California
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Reviewed 10 August 2014

We never got to meet Madi, because she was off doing some charitable work for animals. That is what this place is about. Madi was very communicative when we booked our room and made sure we had a taxi driver known to her that took us to the ferry to Caye Caulker. That was VERY helpful given Belize City's reputation... More 

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Guatemala Department, Guatemala
2 reviews
Reviewed 5 August 2014

I stayed here with my boyfriend for a week (we extended our stay by three days). You can't beat the view from your bedroom window: two loungers on a private beach with the water right there and palm trees either side. There's a deck too where you can sit in the shade and watch the sun go down. As well... More 

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Izamal, Mexico
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2 reviews
Reviewed 1 August 2014

basic accommodations with wifi :) prices more reasonable than expected Madi and her mom Dalhia are sweet and accommodating loved all the cats MUST LOVE CATS!!! this is their home made missing my pets easier quiet island except for the tourist bars :) hostel setting so basic and nothing fancy but neat and clean with lots of tranquility interesting guests... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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Reviewed 27 July 2014

As we left our home we shot a picture of the snow covered lawn and cars. We arrived in Belize & took the water taxi over. It was beautiful to watch the sun set as we traveled to the island. Pause Accommodation was just a couple of blocks from the dock in Caye Caulker, on the back side of the... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Pause Accommodation offers guests a unique Caye Caulker vacation experience removed from the bustle of the main tourist areas. This charming, waterfront property offers a variety of different accommodations with something to suit an array of travel preferences. Our Garden Suite has a double bed, kitchenette with fridge and microwave, fan and private shower overlooking the garden. We also have A private Cabana which sits right on the water's edge, sleeps 2, with shared outside bathroom, a 10 bed & 4 bed dorm with shared bath & kitchen & a 6 bed dorm with private bath. We offer bike rentals & free kayaks, wifi & loads of coconuts for all our guests. ... more   less 

Additional Information about PAUSE Hostel

Address: 1 Pasero Street, Caye Caulker, Belize (Formerly Pause Accommodation)
Region: Belize > Belize Cayes > Caye Caulker
Price Range: $16 - $100 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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“6 bed deluxe room worth it”
 of 5 bubbles 818timothyw, 17 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The Double private cabin has mangrove water views.”
 of 5 bubbles pamlacey66, 17 May 2016 | Read review
“Majority of space in dorm rooms with bunk beds. 2 private suites/garden(perfect for a small family) & Sweet Pea Pod (couple).”
 of 5 bubbles colleens635, 9 May 2016 | Read review
“I would suggest the 6 bed dorm for a bit more privacy and one fan per bed”
 of 5 bubbles 812lindad, 26 Apr 2016 | Read review
“We had the private room accessed through the dorm - really spacious and light.”
 of 5 bubbles KatherineJones26, 18 Apr 2016 | Read review
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