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)

20% off all private rooms!

The Funky Dodo Backpackers Hostel is open, BTB Gold Standard certified, and ready to greet you. We are open to any and all who need a comfortable and economical place to stay, at extra special reduced rates for our private rooms.
No minimum nights, no charge to change dates. Click the link and use the promo code “welcomeback” when you make your reservation to receive 20% off!
*looking for longer term or need group housing? Contact us directly!
**rates include free WiFi, a fully equipped kitchen for you to use, 24 hour security, the friendliest staff with tons of local info, and so much more. See you soon!
***Valid for bookings made directly on our website, subject to change without notice. Cancellation policy remains in effect. See our website for details.
We would also like to inform our guests that we are cleaning and sanitizing our rooms, beds, and common areas thoroughly, according to World Health Organization guidelines.  We have been Gold Standard certified for cleanliness and sanitization by the Belize Tourism Board. We are being extremely vigilant as it pertains to cleanliness of the entire property. We also provide alcohol-based sanitizer, hand-soap, dish soap and bleach-based cleaners to our guests during their stay. Cleanliness has always been of the utmost importance to us at the Funky Dodo, and it will always remain a priority. Stay safe and healthy, and we will see you soon!
Book now, and we’ll see you soon! WELCOME BACK!

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!


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!