Blog/Announcements

COASTAL HIGHWAY WARNING!

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)

ATM/Cash point issues in Hopkins

Travelers beware:
If you have a chip card, the only ATM in Hopkins (Bank of Belize) 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.

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. https://www.facebook.com/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!

NEW ROOMS!

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

Plumbing!

Not that this will be so noticeable to guests…but the upgrades/rehabbing continue. We have now completely re-done the entire plumbing system. New pipes, new and better septic system.
Great water pressure in all showers and faucets…finally. Still no hot water…looking into a solar water heater, but those are very expensive, so it will be a while before we can do that, but it’s in the plan…
More to come!