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Lower Dover Hostel

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


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Lockers
  • 24 Hour Security
  • BBQ
  • Bar APM-96
  • 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
  • Restaurant
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • 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 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


  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Non Smoking
  • Taxes Not Included

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to San Ignacio?

Contact us directly

Map and Directions


Public Transportation ...from Belize City
Take a non-express public bus on the Western Highway to Mile 59 in UNITEDVILLE. Sign in bus window will say BENQUE. You will stop in Belmopan enroute but don't get off the bus in Belmopan.

If coming from Guatemala or San Ignacio board a local (non-express) bus towards Belize City (sign in bus window will say either BELIZE or BELMOPAN)

The Lower Dover sign is large black with yellow letters just before mile 59 next to the Unitedville hardware store & across from the self-storage rental units. If you have lots of luggage the Hardware Store will help and call us to arrange a ride. Tip the clerk for using her phone.

Note: if arriving in the late afternoon/evening, be sure to bring flashlights for the walk to Lower Dover from the highway.

The walk is about 1/2 mile (.8km) from the highway. Follow the arrows. Our dogs will greet you at the gate.

TAXI is about $40 bze from Belmopan or San Ignacio, $200 bze from Belize City/airport. Public bus from Belize City is about $7usd

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