The Funky Dodo Backpackers Hostel, Bar &
Tour Operator is located in the center of Hopkins Village, Belize, Central
America. Profitable well established accommodation
business for sale with fully trained staff, all stock & equipment and existing clientele.
First Certificate of Title real estate property for sale included. Asking price
399000USD. Open to offers.
We have 38 beds in 9 rooms with configurations
varying from dormitory to private room with bathroom. Since opening over 4
years ago The Funky Dodo has become one of the busiest businesses in the area
boasting 38 beds and 51.4% average occupancy throughout the year, with our best
months showing 93% occupancy
The accommodation has a website and central
reservation system with full channel management and online booking payment
On site we have a bar called The Tree Top Bar
which is open 7/7 from 6:30am till midnight. We serve everything from breakfast
to cocktails. The bar has point of sale system and is fully equipped with
everything it needs to run.
Also on site we have a tour desk from where we
sell marine and inland tours to the many natural heritage sites Belize has to
offer. We have our own 15 seat tour vehicle and a 5 seat car for smaller
We are the only
hostel in the village and one of the few in the country. We have built a
solid reputation for good customer service and the business comes highly
recommended online and by word of mouth
We are fully licensed and registered hotel, bar
and tour operator. We have business tax & Belize tourism board reciepts and
statements to prove our income.
We are open 365 days a year and we have
customers all year round, we have never been closed for a single day since we
first opened in 2011.
have a multichannel online booking system which handles and synchronizes online bookings and availability from online
channels including Booking.com, HostelWorld, Hostel bookers, Tripadvisor,
hostels.com, Facebook, our front desk and our own website.
guests blogs, reviews and comments provide an excellent online presence. The
business is mentioned on hundreds of web pages and has a Certificate of
excellence from tripadvisor for two years running.
have an optimized reactive website with online booking and payment system for
both tours and accommodations which
receives on average 1800 visits a month.
online presence is very strong and we come up in at the top of the 1st
page in Google searches. We are connected to our guests via all major social
are published in in two editions of the worlds best selling guide book Lonely
Planet and also other publications such as Rough Guides, le Guide du Routard
and Barefoot travel.
have signs, posters and fliers placed in key locations from Cancun mexico to
Antigua Guatemala and the business is very well known in the whole country and
even across borders.
• We offer potential customers extensive
information online as well as online booking & payment systems. We respond
to all phone and email enquiries within the hour and we will go to any length
to adapt and suit to a particular guest or groups needs.
the staff are trained to gently encourage guests to stay longer buy keeping
them entertained with activities and socializing. All the staff are required to
stop whatever they are doing and to take
the time to handle any request or answer
any question from a guest.
have 8 full time trained staff employed who, together as a team, can run almost
every aspect of the business. Our longest standing staff member has been with
us for 3 years and we have now put together a hard working, goal driven team
with the right skills. All of our staff are trained to maximize revenue by
being attentive to guests needs and aware of running expenses.
managers are trained to run the hostel, the tours and the bar, including:
managing online, phone, email & walk in bookings, welcoming guests, selling
& managing tours & activities, stock taking & purchasing, payroll,
marketing and accounting, checking sales & payments, opening and closing
balances for all tills
bar staff are trained to keep the bar in good order and functioning correctly
and they have been trained to use our POS system and to prepare and serve food
& beverages. We have taught them excellent customer service, salesmanship,
marketing and promotions.
cleaning staff are fast and efficient. They are trained to handle a 30 bed
changeover in less than 2 hours and clean all the facilities, office and bar in
less than 3 hours. They are also trained to be helpful and welcoming to guests.
Security guard works from 10.00PM to 6:00 AM everyday and he manages his own
replacement for days off. He is trained and experienced and works closely with
the local police force. 0% crime rate at The Funky Dodo
Industry description and outlook
business is in the tourism industry which is the fastest growing industry in
Belize and represents 64% of the countries GDP. Since 2001 the tourism industry
in central America has a growth rate of 43% overall. In 2006 tourism receipts
in Belize reached 561 Million USD and 2007 showed a growth of 11.7%.
277000 tourists visited Belize in 2012 compared to 232000 in 2009. Belize has
the second largest number of tourists in Central America after Costa Rica.
tourism receipts are expected to have an annual growth of rate of 19.6% over
the last 3 years.
accommodation customer groups are mainly walk in travelers who will have an
undetermined duration of stay as well as tourists coming on vacation for a
predetermined duration. We also welcome families and groups of students. The
bar is open to the general public and we welcome walk in customers as well as
our own guests in the bar.
the last 12 years the backpacking industry globally shows a 55% increase in
guest nights .
critical needs of our customers are: Budget accommodation, extensive
information about tours, activities and the local area. Ambiance, atmosphere
and helpful, friendly staff. Communal seating areas, communal kitchen and
comfortable seating. Places where people can meet and make friends. All of the
needs detailed here are met by our business and our customers get more than
just a room or a bed when they stay with us.
The Funky Dodo Backpackers Hostel, Bar & Tour Operator is located on prime
real estate with first certificate of title. The real estate is included in the