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Quebec City, Canada
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We are on a 5 month trip with our 4 year old daughter and we stayed at Funky Dodo for 4 nights... honestly we just didn't want to leave! The place is pretty relax, the owners work hard to make this place welcoming and they are doing a great job! My daughter felt at ease with all those grown ups...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Unlike the local owners, here in The Funky Dodo, the owners are there for you to keep place in order and help us. It was very nice. If you don't want to pay the deposit to use their plastic dishware-set, I would recommend you to either bring your own cup and/or gather few stuff from air plain on your way...

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West Hollywood, California
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The couple that owns The Funky Dodo are really nice and cool people. The Hostel itself is amazing and clean. It looks like there have been alot of new additions to it. The outdoor hamocks are great. The whole common area is basically outdoors with a roof which is really cool. Full kitchen. The palm trees in the courtyard area...

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Brevard
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Funky Dodo was first class service in a hostel. The owners are so giving. It's like being a guest in their home. It was very clean and a great atmosphere for meeting people. I was traveling solo and this was a highlight of my trip- And the beach is just out the back door.

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Groningen Province, The Netherlands
Reviewed 1 week ago

The only hostel in town but def a good one. The bathrooms are clean and functional. The dorm is a bit big (14 beds) but had loads of fans (wich you Will need, it gets hot!). Friendly owners who have loads of good advise. A bit strict with the deposit for plates etc but then you have your own stuff...

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

The hostel is really clean, the facilities are great and the owners are very knowledgable about the area and very helpful. The owners were always around to offer help and advice about what to see and how to get there.

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

Review #100! thank you so much for your kind words. Thank you to all who have stayed with us, and made our first year such a success...thank you thank you thank you.

Toronto
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to stay in Hopkins. We found the Dodo and Hopkins are very much alike: clean, pleasant and original. We stayed at one of the cabanas and it was very good and quite affordable. The location at the heart of the main intersection is great.

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Montreal, Quebec
Reviewed 1 week ago

Funky Dodo is a great spot! Cute hostel with a great atmosphere and very well located. What really makes it is the staff though, who were extremely helpful and friendly. Would definitely stay there again

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Durango, Colorado
Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved this nice cute place to hang your hat! The only thing that I would say is be prepared to have a nice refreshingly cold shower lol! The place was very clean and the staff was super helpful and friendly.

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New York
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I've been to many places, in that part of the world, attention and genuine concern for customer service is rare. But the funky dodo-is exceptional in customer service. The staff are genuine to customers and care about their work. If i needed something, they were always accommodating. They even brought solo travelers together for trips. If i had a question...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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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: $18 - $51 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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“#7 is perfect for families!”
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  • Sunrise over the ocean, breathtaking!
 of 5 bubbles Lucieandreid, 27 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Dorm room floor was not so great condition. I wished that I had brought my yoga mat...”
 of 5 bubbles 388sara, 25 Feb 2017 | Read review
“#4 is far away from the common area noise.”
 of 5 bubbles cjayne333, 26 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Bring insect repellent even though the windows have wire mesh. Even though the room is small its perfectly fine and comfortable. Don't expect good water pressure in the shower in the private room! ”
 of 5 bubbles dinak585, 6 Jan 2017 | Read review
“I stayed in the dorm which was nice! I guess the private rooms are too! ”
 of 5 bubbles WinnieS573, 3 Dec 2016 | Read review
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