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Smokin' Balam Guest House

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  • Excellent14%
  • Very good44%
  • Average28%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
8 Feb 2016
“Very basic budget option”
1 May 2015
“Great affordable hostel!”
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Reviewed 8 February 2016

First of all, the owner is a very nice and helpful lady and the place is affordable. But. Our twin room was extremely small and the beds were so uncomfortable it's hard to describe. There's a ceiling fan in the room but it's still quite...More

1  Thank T H
Reviewed 1 May 2015

This family run hostel is quaint, clean and affordable. The owners are very helpful and they are always smiling. As a female solo traveller I felt safe considering Belize City is a bit dodgy. I stayed for six nights and it was pleasant. I would...More

3  Thank Mhjellis
Reviewed 8 May 2014

We had a really nice room with big, clean shared bathroom. Balcony with chairs and table outside our room. Great location with rear balcony looking onto the water. 5 minute walk to restaurants and shops. Run by a friendly and helpful family. They have internet...More

4  Thank Tim B
Reviewed 3 January 2014

I had the occasion to stay two nights and found it to meet my needs. I took the single room with shared bathroom which was cheaper than with a private bath. It was fine. The bathroom was clean, though the water in the shower was...More

3  Thank Janet W
Reviewed 10 December 2013

PROs 1. Anna, the owner/hostess, is a gem. She speaks both Spanish and English, and she is an excellent cook. She is also fairly friendly. 2. The location is great. It's just about a block or two from the boats out to the cayes if...More

3  Thank twinklette
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Belize > Belize District > Belize City
Also Known As
Smokin' Balam Guest House Belize/Belize City
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"The second room on the left (matrimonial bed, private bath) is where I stayed on this trip; like I said, it..."
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