A true turn-key opportunity in the growing village of Hopkins! Ready to leave cold winters behind, but not ready to retire? We present for your consideration the award-winning, highly profitable Funky Dodo Backpackers hostel.
Well known throughout Central America, the iconic Funky Dodo has set the standard for hostels in Belize. Consistently very highly rated on all platforms, it attracts guests from all over the world, in all age groups. As the only hostel in the village, located in the very center of the village, on the main road, only 100’ from the shore, the Funky Dodo enjoys a constant stream of clientele.
The hostel can host up to 40 guests at a time, and boasts two well-designed dorm rooms with eight beds in each room, and 10 private rooms in various configurations: three rooms with one double bed, three rooms with two single beds, two rooms with one double, two bunked single beds and ensuite bath, two “TreeTop” rooms with Queen beds and ensuite bath. All nestled in a beautifully landscaped garden that is perfect for hanging out, featuring plenty of hammocks and seating.
The Funky Dodo also has a fully-equipped communal kitchen, with two recently purchased refrigerators, a new cooktop, and all the pots, dishes, utensils, flat and dishware needed. The communal bathrooms consist of four recently refurbished large shower stalls, and four toilet stalls.
The TreeTop rooms could easily be converted into an owner’s apartment, where you could enjoy your privacy. The Funky Dodo is environmentally friendly-hot water to all showers and the kitchen is provided via solar collectors, of which there are three on the property. There is also a gray water system, which captures laundry water and reuses it to flush the communal toilets.
The entire property, including all buildings and landscaping, has been recently rehabbed with new roofs, new interiors, updated electric and plumbing.
The Funky Dodo is fully licensed by the Belize Tourism Board, and is Gold Standard Certified for safety and cleanliness. It is consistently among the highest rated accommodations in Belize, earning the coveted TripAdvisor Travelor’s Choice the last five years in a row, and is also among the top performers on Booking.com and Hostelworld.com. The Funky Dodo was also runner-up for the BTBs “Best Small Accommodation in Belize” in 2019, and is a starred (must visit) entry in the latest Lonely Planet guide.
The purchase includes everything you need to earn income on day one. Equipment, bedding, furnishings, bicycles, etc.
Included in Sale
Social media channels– Facebook and Instagram
Booking engine/channel manager (Sirvoy) paid to the end of 2022 (approximately–happy to explain).
Garbage removal paid to the end of 2022.
Phone (SMART) paid through March 2023.
High speed internet (Southern Cable) paid through March 2023.
Bookings well into the coming season.
PLUS: the current owners are willing to provide free consulting services for at least three months, to assist you with any questions you might have, and to help you navigate your way through the Belizean bureaucracy.
Books and financials available for review with NDA.
Don’t miss this opportunity to work and live in paradise! Call today!