Offering comfortable beds and private rooms, The Funky Dodo Backpackers Hostel is located in the center of Hopkins Village, on the Caribbean coast of Belize. Free WiFi access is available.

You can enjoy the garden views from the colorful private rooms and shared dormitories. Extras include bed linen and a fan. The dormitories also have lockers for guests to use.

The Funky Dodo has tropical gardens and a terrace with hammocks where you can relax. There is also a communal kitchen.

The hostel’s front desk can provide information about the area and help arrange activities, including Hiking tours and diving or snorkeling around the coral reef. The beachfront is just 150 feet.

The Funky Dodo Backpackers Hostel is around a 30-minute drive from the town of Dangriga, while Belize City is a 2.5-hour drive away.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 8.9 for a two-person trip.

The Funky Dodo Backpackers Hostel has been welcoming guests since Aug 11, 2014

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.0)

Free Private Parking Available On Site


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Room Type
1 full bed
2 bunk beds
1 queen bed
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Travel Sustainable property
Travel Sustainable property
This property is part of the Travel Sustainable program, which means it’s taken significant steps to make your stay more sustainable.
Closest beach
  • Hopkins Beach

    7.9 Good beach
    300 feet from property
Property questions and answers
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  • Is there a shuttle available to get to the closest beach nearby? What are the other transportation options?
    See above. There are many transportation options. Cabs, shuttles, public transport.
    Answered on 6 September 2019
  • Greetings! This will make my third trip to Hopkins. Each time I visit, I stay with Ms. Juanita at the Sand Piper, but I haven't been able to reach her..
    Yes, we offer long-term stays. Rates are dependent on when you'll be staying with us, which room you would like, and how long you will be with us.
    Answered on 24 February 2021
  • Do I need a lock for the lockers?
    Yes you need a lock for the lockers
    Answered on 5 September 2019
  • Can I use my own sleeping bag?
    If you want to use a sleeping bag in the beds, you are welcome to do so.
    Answered on 5 September 2019
  • Hi, considering a week stay in the queen bed room but need to know how good the wifi is in that room. I have to use it for private video chats for wo..
    The WiFi is great in those rooms...they are directly above the router. During high season (Nov-May) no further discounts are available. We have alrea..
    Answered on 2 October 2021
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Amenities of The Funky Dodo Backpackers Hostel
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Toilet
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Inner courtyard view
  • Garden view
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Sun deck
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Shared kitchen
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.
  • Bicycle rental
    Additional charge
  • Beach
  • Mini golf
    Additional charge
  • Snorkeling
    Additional charge
  • Horseback riding
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Diving
    Additional charge
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
    Additional charge
  • Fishing
    Additional charge
Living Area
  • Sitting area
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
    • Pet bowls
    • Lockers
    • Baggage storage
    • Laundry
      Additional charge
    Front Desk Services
    • Invoice provided
    Entertainment & Family Services
    • Board games/Puzzles
    Safety & security
    • Fire extinguishers
    • Smoke alarms
    • Key access
    • 24-hour security
    • Designated smoking area
    • Private entrance
    • Fan
    • Family rooms
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
    Languages Spoken
    • German
    • English
    • Spanish
    • Polish

    House rules

    The Funky Dodo Backpackers Hostel takes special requests – add in the next step!


    2:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in


    6:00 AM - 11:00 AM


    Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

    Children & Beds

    Child policies

    Children of all ages are welcome.

    Children 12 and above are considered adults at this property.

    To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

    Crib and extra bed policies

    Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.

    Age restriction

    The minimum age for check-in is 18


    Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.

    Mastercard Visa The Funky Dodo Backpackers Hostel accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

    The fine print

    Bookings will be held until 6 pm unless the property is notified of late arrival. After 6 pm, the booking may be canceled and the beds/rooms re-sold. The property will allow late check-ins, but you need to let them know in advance if you will be arriving late.

    The property recommends Travel Insurance, as they cannot be responsible for changes in stay due to flight or other transportation problems, inclement weather, health issues, or any other reason beyond their control. The cancelation no show policy will apply.

    In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

    Please inform The Funky Dodo Backpackers Hostel of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

    Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

    FAQs about The Funky Dodo Backpackers Hostel

    • The Funky Dodo Backpackers Hostel offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

      • Cycling
      • Hiking
      • Snorkeling
      • Diving
      • Fishing
      • Mini golf
      • Beach
      • Horseback riding
      • Bicycle rental

    • The Funky Dodo Backpackers Hostel is 1,650 feet from the center of Hopkins.

    • Check-in at The Funky Dodo Backpackers Hostel is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

    • The prices at The Funky Dodo Backpackers Hostel may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

    • The nearest beach is 150 feet from The Funky Dodo Backpackers Hostel.