Air Conditioning now available for the TreeTop Queen Rooms!

Air Conditioning now available for the TreeTop Queen rooms 

BZ$20 per day (plus tax)

We are trying something new: We have one portable ac unit which can be installed in your room in about 10 minutes.  We only have one, so— first come, first served.

When you book, choose one of the TreeTop Queen rooms, and under “Extras”, choose “AirCon” for each night. Sorry, our system is a little awkward that way, but you must do it for every night you are staying with us to get the correct total.

Electricity is very expensive in Belize (about 5 times higher than in the US, for instance). We ask that if you are not in the room that you please turn off the unit. If you don’t, we will.😀*We reserve the right to enter your room to turn off the AC if you leave it on while you are out and about.

This is a trial run for us, to see if there is demand.

If more people want AC, we will acquire more units.

ATM/Cash point issues in Hopkins

Travelers beware:
If you have a chip card, the only ATM in Hopkins (Belize Bank) will probably not work for you. If you are coming through Dangriga, stop by the Scotia bank about two blocks from the bus terminal and stock up on cash before you get here.
In happier news, we have a credit card machine, and can take payments for your stay via MasterCard and Visa. We will have to charge a 6% fee for credit card transactions, however.


If you are driving to the Funky Dodo from BZ city (or anywhere up north): do NOT take the coastal highway. Yes, that’s how Google maps will route you, but don’t do it. The road is not finished and is unpaved and in terrible condition. Unless you have a high-clearance 4WD, you stand a good chance of breaking down, and there are no towns and very limited cell reception.
Take the HUMMINGBIRD HIGHWAY. It’s beautiful, and paved all the way down. Just be careful approaching the very narrow bridges (you’ll know what I mean when you see them).
Different topic: the ATM in Hopkins is still not working most of the time. Stop off before you get here to stock up on cash (Belmopan or Dangriga–Scotia Bank usually works)

Funky Dodo now TropicAir agent!

The Funky Dodo Backpackers Hostel 

is now an agent for

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Leaving the country after your stay in Hopkins, and need to get to Philip S.W. Goldson International airport in Belize city? Heading to San Ignacio, Caye Caulker or San Pedro? Don’t sit in a hot bus, van or car for hours, let us book your flight from Dangriga to any TropicAir destination!

Room 2 completely redone! And we’re about to start on the dormitory….

We just redid room #2–it will still sleep 4, but we have added an en-suite bathroom! Check out pictures on our Facebook page @funkydodo.


For the next couple of weeks, our dorm bed availability will be severely restricted…we are going to completely rehab the current dormitory. Stay tuned for updates!


Finally completed the TreeTop rooms and the TreeTop deck!

No more bar, but two brand new rooms with Queen beds and private bathrooms. There is also a brand new deck where you can hang out up in the treetops- great for sunbathing or stargazing!

TreeTop Deck

TreeTop rooms 9 and 10

TreeTop room -Queen bed, private bath