Best Places for Backpackers in Belize.

Enjoy backpacking around Belize without a fixed itinerary by using our handy listings of the best hostels in every destination. Specially curated for backpackers and economy travellers, we help you find an amazing place to stay no matter where you're headed!

The best backpackers destinations & accommodation in Belize.

Top 29 hostels in Belize.

These are the 29 most awesome hostels and budget places to stay in Belize.

1
Hidden Haven

99 /100

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Hidden Haven

Set in 15 acres of jungle, this secluded hostel Hidden Haven is only a quarter of a mile from the Western Highway and equal distance, 11 miles between Belmopan (the Capital) and San Ignacio. We have just installed a 40ft x 20ft salt water swimming pool as you can see in the photos the area around th...
Hidden Haven is a hostel in San Ignacio. Check Hostelworld for prices.

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Nabitunich

97 /100

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Nabitunich

Nabitunich (Mayan for ‘The Stone Cottage’) is a series of accommodations for visitors in Belize. There are a series of 10 unique and comfortable cottages, each with two bedrooms that can accommodate single travelers or groups. There is also a large dining area and veranda, as well as an enclosed...
Nabitunich is a guesthouse in San Ignacio. Check Hostelworld for prices.

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Parham Plaza Hotel

97 /100

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Parham Plaza Hotel

Parham Plaza Hotel is in the center of San Pedro Town, across the street from the central park and the beach. Guests are just a short walk from the airstrip and the piers from which the water taxi and most excursions depart. Just around the corner, you’ll find excellent restaurants, great shopping,...
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Lower Dover

96 /100

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Lower Dover

We are extremely close to the ATM Cave. BEAT THE CROWDS!! Book the tour directly with us and you will get there before the rush of tourists later. Lower Dover is where Indiana Jones would have stayed with his girlfriend, chums or kids! No other lodge is as close to the main road yet so wild and...
Lower Dover is a hostel in San Ignacio. Check Hostelworld for prices.

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Drift Inn

95 /100

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Drift Inn

If you're wanting a spot at an affordable rate, but central to everything. Drift Inn at Sandbar is your best bet. Our no-frills, nice-and-clean facilities will suit you for what you need to be outside enjoying the most San Pedro has to offer! Ambergris Caye is one mile wide and about 30 miles lo...
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Casa Rickys

94 /100

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Casa Rickys

Casa Rickys is located in the Orange Walk District, on Fonseca Street just 3 blocks away from the bus terminal that links the travelers to other destinations in Belize and Mexico. Casa Rickys is located in the Orange Walk District, on Fonseca Street just 3 blocks away from the bus terminal that l...
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Sophies Guest Rooms

94 /100

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Sophies Guest Rooms

Notice effective on or before November 15th all rooms will have its very own mini refrigerator!! We are super excited to be able to have this added to your rooms! Sophie's is back and running with a brand new look. Come visit us with spectacular views from your front door overlooking the ocean....
Sophies Guest Rooms is a guesthouse in Caye Caulker. Check Hostelworld for prices.

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Chaltunha Hostel

91 /100

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Chaltunha Hostel

Chaltunha Hostel San Ignacio is a small hostel with everything the a budget traveller really need. We are in a very beautiful, quiet, safe and friendly part of town. Only a five minute walk from downtown. We have a four bedroom and a eight bedroom dorm. That are spacious and yes air conditioning fro...
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D

91 /100

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D's Hostel

D's Hostel now consists of two properties. The Main property has three rooms each with its individual air conditioning. Two of the rooms have their own in-suite bathroom. One is a private room with a Queen bed and sells at 45usd per night. The second room is a four bed, two bunks, sells at 15USD p...
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Dirty McNasty’s Party Hostel

91 /100

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Dirty McNasty’s Party Hostel

Dirty McNasty's is the Largest hostel in Belize, that is as diverse as the island of Caye Caulker. We have something for everyone whether you are a backpacker, world traveler, or vacationer. Our rooms and amenities include: Private rooms include one double bed, and private restroom with hot...
Dirty McNasty’s Party Hostel is a hostel in Caye Caulker. Check Hostelworld for prices.

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Backpackers Paradise Tropical Horse Farm

90 /100

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Backpackers Paradise Tropical Horse Farm

We believe humans, nature and animals are one. we can all live in this beautiful present moment, enjoying natures vibes. Being happy is not about over consumption. Our life style is in harmony with our environment, the fruits are grown organics, the horses and the bikes are the best way of moving ar...
Backpackers Paradise Tropical Horse Farm is a hostel in Sarteneja. Check Hostelworld for prices.

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The Funky Dodo Backpackers Hostel

90 /100

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The Funky Dodo Backpackers Hostel

The Funky Dodo Backpackers Hostel is located right in center of the original Garifuna village of Hopkins on the Caribbean coast of Belize. We can help organize tours, activities and adventures in the local area. We offer comfortable budget accommodation in the spacious 16 bed dormitory in full si...
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13
Sandbar Beachfront Hostel & Restaurant

90 /100

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Sandbar Beachfront Hostel & Restaurant

Sandbar Beachfront & Restaurant is a thrifty traveller’s/backpacker’s dream come true. Located in San Pedro on Ambergris Caye, we are on the water and priced for even the most budget conscious. Our bar and restaurant will keep you full of pizzas and rum! We are located on the beach, a five minute...
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Anda Di Hows Hostel

88 /100

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Anda Di Hows Hostel

Anda Di Hows Hostel offers a full kitchen for your use as well as coffee maker. Covered veranda area with hammocks and a bar where you can make your own drinks. Inside you can hang out at the curvy Rasta Bamboo bar. In the bathroom we have the famous bottle wall. Every bed gets it's own fan, fr...
Anda Di Hows Hostel is a hostel in Placencia. Check Hostelworld for prices.

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The Old House Hostel

88 /100

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The Old House Hostel

San Ignacio is a small welcoming town offering a great expanse off things to do. Swimming in the near by Macal river, horseback riding, hiking to the waterfalls or visiting the multiple Ancient Mayans Temple archaeological site. It is a very charming and relaxing town and atmosphere. At the Old...
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Travellers Palm Backpackers Hostel

87 /100

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Travellers Palm Backpackers Hostel

All Rooms include a fridge/freezer, free purified drinking water, free tea and coffee, free wi-fi and free access to kayaks. Each room has a maximum capacity of 8 people, with a clean and tiled bathroom ensuite bathroom with hot and cold showers. On the third floor there is the roof terrace, with vi...
Travellers Palm Backpackers Hostel is a hostel in Caye Caulker. Check Hostelworld for prices.

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Bella

84 /100

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Bella's Backpackers

At Bella's Backpackers we are a family hostel. If you prefer to relax, don't worry, we have fully equipped, clean, and functional facilities for you to enjoy your time here at the Hostel! We have private rooms, semi-private lofts, group apartments, dorm beds and cozy hammocks. We offer private...
Bella's Backpackers is a hostel in San Ignacio. Check Hostelworld for prices.

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The Red Hut Inn

83 /100

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The Red Hut Inn

We here at The Red Hut Inn provide quite and comfortable room for the reasonable price. We are situated only 8 miles away from the airport, and in an up scale and quiet residential neighborhood! We are only few houses away from the sea, and the environment is very safe. There is a large supermark...
The Red Hut Inn is a hotel in Belize City. Check Hostelworld for prices.

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Go Slow Hostel

82 /100

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Go Slow Hostel

Welcome!! To Go Slow Hostel We offer 4 bed dorm with en-suite bathroom, Air condition, fridge, microwave. 8 bed dorms with option of Air condition or Fans. Wifi and kitchen is available on property with fridge, stove, microwave,coffee maker, plates, pots, cups and free coffee, tea bag milk, sugar...
Go Slow Hostel is a hostel in Caye Caulker. Check Hostelworld for prices.

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SailFish Resort

80 /100

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SailFish Resort

Budget friendly tropical resort waterfront setting with pool and swim-up bar. Hugely popular with backpackers and economy travelers. Rates starting at $20 USD + tax / night. We offer 4 separate classes of rooms. 12 bunk beds in a dorm-style setting or 2 small single and 6 double private roo...
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Bella

79 /100

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Bella's Backpackers

Located on the back side of the island, we are steps away from the caribbean sea and a walk away from the main areas on the island.Right out the back door is a small lagoon with amazing sunset views, and a private dock for guest use. Bella’s Backpackers is a family run hostel which gives more of a l...
Bella's Backpackers is a hostel in Caye Caulker. Check Hostelworld for prices.

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Tropical Oasis

74 /100

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Tropical Oasis

If you are looking for a rustic, real Caye Caulker feeling, you are looking at the right place! Welcome to our laidback hostel, where you can kick off your shoes and enjoy the true island vibe. As soon as you step in to our Tropical Oasis, you will feel the sand between your toes and a worry free at...
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Kismet Inn

65 /100

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Kismet Inn

Kismet is not only a Inn but has a full-service restaurant with the best food cooks to budget fresh seafood and vegetarian specials. We also have a a cultural house with full kitchen built with a thatched roof and palmetto cultural style. It sleeps 2 or more, we can add a single bed if needed, it...
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Bachelor Inn

26 /100

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Bachelor Inn

Bachelor Inn is a safe, clean, convenient and inexpensive property in Belize city, it is located near University of Belize, 100 yards from Caribbean Sea, city bus stop by Bachelor Inn, 5 minutes to bus terminal, down town and water taxi terminal by bus. Bachelor Inn Hotel is located on Bachelor'...
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Hotel Coastal Bay

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Hotel Coastal Bay

Hotel coastal bay is a thrifty Travellers and backpackers. we are located in San Pedro ambergris caye. we are on the beach side and priced for even the most budget conscious. you can see sun rise from your room. we have service for our guest golf cart, snorkeling trip, drive and blue hole trip, loc...
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Midas Resort

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Midas Resort

Midas Resort is located in the Town of San Ignacio and only a 7 minutes walk into the town center, on a 7 acre garden with private access to the river flowing at the back, a perfect place for enjoying nature at its best, also known as a resting destination for most birds like the Toucan. The 7 acre...
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Michelo Hotel

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Michelo Hotel

Central location for diving on coral reef, fishing, sailing and excursions to rainforest and Maya temples. Super protected apartment villa steps away from the beach with 4 elegant hygienic suites with porch for 2 (1 queens) to 4 (queens + futon) people to rent with equipped kitchen, AC, TV, Wi-Fi...
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Palmento Grove Cultural & Fishing Lodge

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Palmento Grove Cultural & Fishing Lodge

Located on historic Over Johnson Peninsula/Island on the north end of Hopkins Village in southeastern Belize, Palmento Grove Cultural and Fishing Lodge is a private island retreat designed to reflect the authenticity of a traditional Garifuna village. Owned and operated by local Garifuna people, an...
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Corozal Cabana

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Corozal Cabana

The Landscape is lush and several indigenous and migratory bird species can be seen throughout the year. Since the main mode of transportation in Corozal is bicycle we offer rentals starting at $5 per day. We have a bar open until midnight and a restaurant that offers a variety of cuisines includi...
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Belize: A little piece of heaven in Caye Caulker

Just off the coast of Belize is a small slice of heaven otherwise known as Caye Caulker. It is in some ways a strange place, a piece of the Caribbean seemingly transplanted to Central America. Fitting when Belize itself  is an English imposter in a Spanish land. The island can be reached by speedboat from either Belize City or Chetumal in Mexico. It takes around 45 minutes from Belize City and costs BZ$45, the trip from Chetumal is longer and costs BZ$130.

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Belize: A little piece of heaven in Caye Caulker

Just off the coast of Belize is a small slice of heaven otherwise known as Caye Caulker. It is in some ways a strange place, a piece of the Caribbean seemingly transplanted to Central America. Fitting when Belize itself  is an English imposter in a Spanish land. The island can be reached by speedboat from either Belize City or Chetumal in Mexico. It takes around 45 minutes from Belize City and costs BZ$45, the trip from Chetumal is longer and costs BZ$130.

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