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Best spot to stay in Hopkins whether you are camping, in a RV, or want to find a nice affordable room for a change. You are right on the beach and the owner, Trisha, not only is extremely welcoming and values her guests from all over the world, but is knowledgeable and gladly provides information about the area, tours, culture, and best places to eat. However, there is no need to travel far because she is an exceptional Coke and uses fresh caught fish from the sea (you have to try her famous dish - lobster with "crack" butter - because you want more - and fresh baked bread) and has access to the best produce in the village (because she is vegetarian friendly). Also, you can use her free bikes, wifi, and bathroom and showers are available and clean. 10BZ per person and the best rate you can find.
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we stayed three nights on the parking area in front of the main house. kismet inn is a hostel, run by a bit confused lady called Trish. most of the people who work/live here have a alcohol problem, but we didnt care about and everything was fine for us. the only thing we didnt recommend: the lady is cooking in the evening for people who want to eat there, it was just a small portion of noodles, one slice of bread and a very small salad for 28 belize dollars per person. you can easily eat cheaper lunch in the Restaurants around in Hopkins. we told the lady in a nice feedback that the price is way too high but she didnt care about it.Report Check-In
Very laid back atmosphere. Trisha has been here for more than 25 years and it shows: small decorations everywhere, stuff made out of drift wood, DIY feel in the way the cabañas are built.
We opted to camp: The lot of land next to her is cleared (it will be developed), so we were able to park next to the water and catch the breeze.
Trisha is a creative cook as well. We had breakfast (BZD 15 per person). Paid BZD 10 for camping.Report Check-In
I had three relaxed nights in my cabana almost on the beach. My hostess made me feel welcome and cooked a splendid Christmas dinner. I did not experience the tensions described earlier.
It is a clean and slightly hippie place at reasonable prices( for Belize). They also organise fishing and snorkelling tours.
Don’t miss the Bioilluminescence(?) on the lagoon. It is certainly worth the 35US.
We had dinner here and it was delicious. Trisha is a very welcoming person. It was a very nice evening with Trisha and the other guests.
We could not stay, because our RV is to big.
friendly lady but frankly this place is wierd. as others have said below, it has a strange atmosphere. there were odd guys hanging around. the park-up spot is absolutely airless, none of the sea-breeze gets through to there. we stayed one night and left. we moved on to Placencia, but if you want to stay in Hopkins, there has to be better places than this! we recommend looking at the other options before coming here!
BZ 10pp, WiFi was weak.
we stayed here only one night because it is only a parking lot. we have a pickup camper and we stay behind the house. there is no sand beach, direct the ocean. the NY lady was very friendly and nice but all was full of stuff (special relaxed) not so clean, the toilet have no water...the shower was very special. no breeze at the parking lot. we paid 20blz$ for absolutely dry camping. we moved on the next day to a other spot.Report Check-In
There is place for 1 camper van. Infrastructure is old and basic. The 20 B$ for dry camping are to much for what you get. WIFI is slow, restrooms and showers are simple. We also eat with owners and the food was really good!Report Check-In
All in all we had a similar experience to travellingtogetherjournal. Small place to park, which is just fine. However, it is between palms and off the beach, so doesn't get much airflow. Very hot and stuffy. Trish was nice to is, but there seems to be a lot of drama between her, her husband, staff, and a few long term residents. All the lecturing and public arguments left the place with a bad vibe.
We moved on after one night.
We did meet a few other guests who were awesome, and we enjoyed Hopkins. Great food in town and the drumming is amazing.
Kismet's free bikes are also pretty cool.Report Check-In
really nice little spot on the coast. chilled hippy vibe and loads of hammocks etc in the shade on the beach. showers toilets and WiFi all decent. none amazing. owner really friendly and cooks for you. great place for veggies or vegans.Report Check-In
Would not recommend this place, because it's overpriced for what you get. Especially the so hyped food (paid 28 for a dinner) there is more or less what you would get for half the price around the corner. Don't be surprised when you check out - additional 10% TAX will be surcharged...Report Check-In
We stayed 4 nights, because we were killing time waiting for a package to arrive in Belize City. We choose to get a room to have some quiet space to work. It's not that quite. The room we got was nicely screened off, and the break from bugs was needed. The bed was horrible. It caved in the center so bad after the first night I folded up the comforter and placed it under the bed in the center and it helped some. Room was 66blz after tax. The camping situation seemed like it would be comfy. Nice shady area net to a sink for dishes. Everyone shares an outside shower that could use to have more privacy. Camping is 10blz per person, and another 10blz for electricity. We did dinner one night since others said it was great, and Trish over sells it too. She tries to be very accommodating, but it fell short. The seafood was overcooked and the portion was very small. After our 26 blz for dinner each to walk away hungry was disapointing. Everyone is really nice, but there is a lot of yelling and cussing especially at dinner, verges on verbal abuse to her husband and staff who just sit silently while it takes place. We felt very uncomfortable. Trish was very helpful with me making calls to the post office. We also felt Trish complained about how over it she is and how hard living and running a buisness in Belize is to us way too much, like almost every time we saw her. All in all if you come from a verbally abusive disfunctional family and want to find a new one then this place is for you.Report Check-In
No need for further explanation than the description. This place is amazing. Free bikes, perfect place to pitch the tents and do some great relaxation. They have nice private rooms as well. The owner have some of the best and most fun stories we've ever heard, be sure to share a few drinks with her when you pass by. It was a pleasure staying there!Report Check-In
Great palapa beach resort, as descripted very well, Trisha is an " cordon bleu" here lobster indeed was delicious, and she is like a living Sister..... we loved.
P. S. Our truck 8.m long 3.6.high could backwards parking there with here permission.
Thank you, Trisha
Best spot to stay in Hopkins whether you are camping, in a RV, or want to find a nice affordable room for a change. You are right on the beach and the owner, Trisha, not only is extremely welcoming and values her guests from all over the world, but is knowledgeable and gladly provides information about the area, tours, culture, and best places to eat. However, there is no need to travel far because she is a exceptional cook and uses fresh caught fish from the sea (you have to try her famous dish - lobster with "crack" butter - because you just want more - and fresh baked bread) and has access to the best produce in the village (because she is vegetarian friendly). Also, you can use her free bikes, Wifi, and bathroom and showers are available and clean. 10BZ per person and the best rate you can find. I love the sign..."come as a guest, leave as family."...and I cannot tell you how true that is.Report Check-In
10BZD per person to park our rig and use the stuff. WiFi OK. 10 BZD extra for power, we didn't try it (she is a bit concerned about AC use but it seems she was willing to let us use it).
The upside of this place is the nice sitting area at the beach, with hammocks and tables and such. Owner is nice.Report Check-In
this is a little cabanas place on the ocean. they have one spot to park a rig. the spot is not on the beach, but the beach is 50 ft away. if you are self contained inside your rig then you are golden, but if you plan on hanging outside of your rig, then the spot isn't great and tis basically among the palm and trees. one wouldn't be able to open the awning and such. camping was 5bz per person and 5bz additional for power. we didn't need bathrooms or showers, but I am sure she would make them available. owner is from new York and is very nice.Report Check-In
This is a dog-friendly quirky hotel. There is also room for one tent for tent camping but the location is not great (near the compost pile). The owner, Tricia, is an excellent chef and does family style meals each evening that were excellent (fresh-baked warm bread, salad, fish, etc) and provided a great opportunity to talk and meet the other guests. If you choose to stay in one of the rooms we would recommend one of the front rooms because the back rooms don’t get good airflow and can get a little stuffy.Report Check-In
On the hotel's website they offer sites for RVs. Turned out to be a narrow parking lot in front of the building. You can use the bathroom in a room if one is vacant. Outdoor shower, (very slow) free WIFI. The whole area seemed to be nice and beautiful once, but all a bit run down nowadays .Report Check-In