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Lower Dover Hostel

Mile 59 George Price Highway (Western Highway), Road entrance @ Unitedville Hardware Store, San Ignacio, Belize

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 centrally located in western Belize. Read more

Facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Lockers
  • 24 Hour Security
  • BBQ
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Ceiling fan
  • Common Room
  • Free Internet Access
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meals available
  • Parking
  • Pool Table
  • Reading Light
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels Included

Important Information

Pay invoice balance at check-in and BRING EXTRA CASH to pay tour guides who don't take credit cards! Lower Dover accepts Visa/MC but we also prefer to be paid in CASH (US Dollars or Belize Dollars)

REQUIRED TAXES ADDED: 9% BTB (Belize Tourist Board) tax is required on lodging services. 12.5% GST (General Sales Tax) is required for services and food.

NO AFTER DARK CHECK-IN allowed without advance notice. We run a tight ship at Lower Dover and take your safety seriously, even before you get here! Take a taxi instead of a night bus. Contact us (834-4200 or LowerDoverBelize@gmail.com) if you are running late.

MEAL RESERVATIONS REQUIRED 24 hours in advance of your arrival. Healthy, homemade, family style dinner (13usd) is served at 6PM & breakfast (6usd) at 7:30AM. Arriving today? R.S.V.P. as soon as you make your reservation. Food restrictions? We accommodate your dietary desires when we know about them in advance.

EAT LOCAL FOR LUNCH & ON FRIDAYS Lower Dover offers free round trip transport to guests dining in our local village of Unitedville on Friday nights. Check in is at 2pm so eat lunch before you arrive.

Check in time: 2pm-5pm Do not arrive at Lower Dover after dark!!
Check out time 10AM or earlier

Cancellation policy: 48 h before arrival. No refund of deposit. 100% of your no-show scheduled lodging will be billed to your credit card.

*Bring earplugs & eye mask if you are a light sleeper. Lower Dover's sustainable farm animals & jungle birds make lots

We have 8 large, lovable dogs as our welcome committee, effective 4-legged security guards & trail guides. If you are afraid of dogs then Lower Dover is not for you.

*No flip-flops are allowed on Lower Dover jungle trails
*Free filtered rain or bottled water for guests
*There are minimal lights around our jungle lodge and it's very dark at night. Bring a flashlight (torch).

All the changes must be done before the cancellation policy takes effect.. No changes will be accepted past this date.

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 14:00

Policies

  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Non Smoking
  • Taxes Not Included

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to San Ignacio?

Contact us directly

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 centrally located in western Belize. Read more

Shared Rooms

Standard 6 Bed Mixed Dorm Ensuite

Sleeps 6

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Private Bathroom

Grade

Standard

Private Rooms

Basic Twin Private Shared Bathroom

Sleeps 2

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Basic

Standard Twin Private Ensuite

Sleeps 2

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Private Bathroom

Grade

Standard

Standard 3 Bed PRIVATE Ensuite

Sleeps 3

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Private Bathroom

Grade

Standard

About Lower Dover

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 centrally located in western Belize. Our clean, safe, exotic jungle paradise is 1/2 mi /.8 km from the George Price (Western) Highway that connects Belize City with Guatemala. Located in Unitedville in the Cayo District, between Belmopan & San Ignacio, it’s a base camp for those traveling from the BZE international airport, the coast, cayes, or Tikal.

Despite it’s easy highway access, Lower Dover is secluded on 99 acres of old growth rainforest on the Belize River, on top of a newly discovered Maya ceremonial center (est. population 15,000 in 900AD).

Only in the area for 3 nights? Then guests are thrilled by the ATM Cave, Tikal, Cave Tubing or Zip-Lining all-inclusive tours. On a backpacker budget? Then self-explore Lower Dover’s medicine trails, swim in natural pools, relax in hammocks or go to Xunantunich, Cahal Pech, Inland Blue Hole, the Belize Zoo or hang out in nearby San Ignacio.

Travel Times & Budgets: Detailed instructions available
The below rates are for 1-way, morning, non-holiday bus travel with multi-connections & types (auto taxi, a water taxi, a Tuk-Tuk, or co-opertivo)
To or from Flores, Guatemala? approx 4 hrs, 30 min = $10 usd (does not include border fees)
To or from Caye Caulker? approx 4 hrs = $18 usd
To or from BZE International airport? 4 hours = $32 usd
++Bus travel is best Mon-Thurs. Public buses are FULL on Friday afternoons, Saturdays & Sundays so expect delays.
Private Taxi or Shuttle:
Belize City or BZE international airport to/from Lower Dover: approximately $55-60 usd per person (2+ people)

Accommodation Information

Lower Dover Polices & Conditions

Check in time starts at 10:00 to 19:00 .
Check out time is 13:00 .

Payment upon arrival by cash, credit cards.This property may pre-authorise your card before arrival
Cancellation policy: 48 h before arrival.

Taxes not included - 9%
Breakfast not included.

General
*No curfew.

*Reception times: 6 am to 5pm
Do not arrive at Lower Dover after Dark - The jungle road can be dangerous when you can't see where's you're stepping.

Arrival night reservations required.

*Bring earplugs & eye mask if you are a light sleeper. Lower Dover's sustainable farm animals & jungle birds make lots

*Dinner is served at 6 PM.

We have 6 large, lovable dogs as our welcome committee, effective 4-legged security guards & trail guides. If you are afraid of dogs then Lower Dover is not for you.

*No flip-flops are allowed on Lower Dover jungle trails
*Free filtered rain or bottled water for guests
*Notification of evening arrivals required.
*There are minimal lights around our jungle lodge and it's very dark at night. Bring a flashlight (torch).

Location Information

Lower Dover feels like you're on a secluded jungle isle surrounded by rivers & wildlife.

Centrally located in the Cayo area, between Belmopan & San Ignacio, approx 15 minute walk from a safe bus stop in Unitedville, it's a base camp for travelers going to/from the Bze airport, the coast (Belize City or Hopkins), the cayes (Caye Caulker), ATM Cave & Tikal...

Bus Bargain Bargain: $35 usd bus/taxi combo; leave Lower Dover by 730 am for 1pm Bze flights (non- holidays)

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 2 days before arrival. After this date, charges will be applied by the property up to the first nights cost of the reservation, unless otherwise stated in the property’s conditions. Deposits paid are non refundable.