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Bella's Backpackers

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
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Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

Honestly, it broke my heart to leave this place after staying for only four days. I absolutely adored it, the hostel is clean, cozy, the beds are comfortable, I saw no bugs are anything disgusting in the rooms... There's a clean kitchen fully equipped, a couple bathrooms very clean and what I liked the most is what I call the...

Thank Elizabeth J
Natasha S, Owner at Bella's Backpackers, responded to this review

WOW! Thank you for this outstanding review. This is what we aim achieve, to have our guest to feel comfortable and have a good sleep, feel at home and safe, followed with fun and adventures. Happiness is our goal. Our returning guest stay is strong drive to do our best. Thank you for staying with us at Bella's.

Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Awesome hostel, great staff, perfect location! The owner has great recommendations for all sorts of activities to do! Really awesome hammock hangout spots, rooftop chil zones etc. They make the best coffee in town as well- so if you need that morning pick-me-up, Linda's got you covered. The bathrooms are nice as well- no hot water!

Thank Brandon P
Natasha S, Owner at Bella's Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, Glad you had a good stay. We are making homemade granola now too..lol

Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

The hostel itself had a really cool layout, I loved the multi-level hangout spots. My husband and I stayed in the private room on the main level. It was alright. Nice having your own bathroom. I wish I would have known there was no mirror or hand soap in the bathroom though, I would have brought my own.. The staff...

Thank Madison O
Natasha S, Owner at Bella's Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I am so sorry for your experience. It was a hot Sunday and we just decided to have a BBQ at the farm and invite anyone to join from the hostel. To make it worth your wild for the 30BZ per person to pay gas and food we added the waterfall stop to have a...

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Bella's hostel was the most amazing hostel I've ever had the pleasure of staying at through my years of traveling. The owner, Natasha, is throughly knowledgeable about the area and will go the extra mile to tell you the best and cheapest ways to see the city, as well info about hidden gems you won't find in guidebooks or through...

Thank 968kate
Natasha S, Owner at Bella's Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and I am very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. Your experience is one I want for our guests at Bella's.

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 29 January 2017

I have no idea how this place has such a good rating on here. They got all the basics wrong. 1. We checked in as a group of 6 guys after booking online. The person at reception was stoned out of her mind, and had trouble checking us in. She was getting frustrated at us for asking basic questions about...

Thank JHPerro
Natasha S, Owner at Bella's Backpackers, responded to this review

I am so sorry to read your review but I can show you receipts for the new beds purchased just this year. I am truly shocked by your review. I tried a new manager in the last week of December until the end of january. I have already let him and his girlfriend go because of their performance. I am...

Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Bella's is a nice place to stay in San Ignacio. Right in the center but quiet (though the local birds can get pretty loud in the morning). When I stayed they also just rescued a sweet puppy from the street (some 12 weeks old). The common area has multiple levels which is nice for meeting people. The hammocks on the...

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San Diego, California
Reviewed 28 December 2016

Bella's is a great base to work out of for your San Ignacio adventures. The common areas are vast and welcome conversation, with a large kitchen, great dining table and couches, and an upstairs loft with 4-5 hammocks. The physical structure itself helps create and shape a really great community, one day 14 of us rented a van to Caracol...

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Natasha S, Owner at Bella's Backpackers, responded to this review

Hey Avi! It's great to hear back from you, thanks for your review! We had such a good time with you and Yo! I really appreciated the energy you brought with you here. The communal dinners and social games were memorable! I hope you guys are still having a great time wherever you are. I wish you a bunch of...

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Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

If you're a solo traveler looking for a cheap place to stay and socialize, Bella's might be for you. We were looking for a private, clean, comfortable and quiet place where we could rest after a long activity-filled day. This did not fit the bill. We stayed at Bella's for 5 nights in a 'private room' with private bath. We...

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Natasha S, Owner at Bella's Backpackers, responded to this review

Hello, I'm sorry that your stay at Bella's Backpackers Cayo didn't fulfill your expectations. You are right on multiple points - for instance, the fact that the owner, Natasha, has been struggling with the aspects of online communication. She has been juggling an entire pile of spinning plates over the last few months - managing Bella's Backpackers, Bella's Farm while...

Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 23 December 2016

The hostel owner and her daughters are very helpful, pleasant and accommodating. The atmosphere at the hostel is great, with guests spending a lot of time in the common area and getting to know each other. The place is clean, quiet and, at the same time, pretty close to the town center. The staff can help you figure out the...

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Natasha S, Owner at Bella's Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review.

San Diego, California
Reviewed 10 December 2016

I had seen some bad reviews about the owner of this place, but had a GREAT stay. the owner was not around that I know of, but the staff, Linda and Frank were AMAZING!!! Linda did our laundry and cooked for us and answered all of our questions about the busses and places to go. Frank even wheeled my friends...

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Natasha S, Owner at Bella's Backpackers, responded to this review

Hello Susan, It's great that you loved our staff! We keep making improvements and are considering electric shower heads for the private bathrooms. Visit again sometime! Natasha

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Bella's Backpackers hostel has both private w/private bath and semi private with shared bath. The dorms are a mix of semi-private connecting rooms with three to five beds per room. We have a centralized kitchen and social areas with comfy chill-out couch, hammocks, chairs, and a BBQ grill for your use. High speed wifi, nice people, communal dinners sometimes, hostel outings sometimes are offered. We have tour recommendations and courtesy bookings are possible. We are your base for your adventures while in San Ignacio with information about the rest of Belize. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bella's Backpackers

Address: 4 Galves St, San Ignacio, Belize
Region: Belize > Cayo > San Ignacio
Price Range: $33 - $43 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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“try to land one of the upstairs lofts in the dorms, it offers a bit more privacy.”
AviAviAvi, 28 Dec 2016 | Read review
“The upper level was really cool place to hang out on the hammocks”
joyfulsusan, 10 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Rooms on the bottom floor were a bit more quiet, rooms upstairs were more outgoing.”
461hilaryh, 10 Oct 2016 | Read review
“I found all rooms I saw really charming.”
th0mas28, 5 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Sunlight poors into the windows in the early morning. The dormitory room with the windows gets bright around 6:00 am.”
JennyTracy, 12 Jun 2016 | Read review
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