Hostels in Placencia, Belize

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Get to know Placencia (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Placencia. To help you make friends with Placencia before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

Placencia is a paradise of white sand beaches and mangrove trees, so no it is no wonder the small town hosts a large population of expats. It is one of the top destinations for tourists visiting Belize, and visitors will find the locals friendly and welcoming. There are only a handful of Placencia hostels, however, so booking in advance is generally recommended during the peak season.

There are loads of things to do in Placencia. With over twenty-five kilometers of beach, you can spend your days here relaxing in the sand with a good book, swimming, kayaking, snorkelling, or even fishing. Between April and July, it is also possible to spot whale sharks.

You can explore the mangroves of Placencia Lagoon in a canoe and spot a variety of birds and other wildlife, including manatees. On the other hand, if you are more interested in history, visit the nearby ruins of Nim Li Punit or the Mayflower Archaeological Reserve.

If you want to escape the heat but not waste away the day inside your Placencia hostel, why not go ten pin bowling? The alley is a short bus ride out of town, it is air conditioned, and it offers tasty pizzas at good prices. Be sure to call ahead, however, as it is a very popular activity, especially with the locals. Something else a little different, but also very interesting, is a Bunches of Fun Banana Farm Tour. If you do not have your own transport, that is ok. They can pick you up and drop you off as part of the service, and it even includes a free banana!

In the evening, take a stroll along the boardwalk and stop in at one of the many bars or restaurants for a sunset cocktail or an ice cold beer. If you are feeling really adventurous, there is even a tattoo studio in town offering custom designs.

Whatever it is you choose to do during your visit to Placencia, you are guaranteed to have a great time--just remember to book your Placencia hostel in advance to avoid disappointment.

Written by local enthusiast for Placencia hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Placencia hostels Global Runaways

FAQ about Placencia Hostels

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Your Packing List for Placencia

Your Packing List for Placencia

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You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

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Placencia Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Placencia, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
2 Total number of hostels
$15 Average dorm price
$15 Cheapest hostel in Placencia
Anda Di Hows Hostel is the cheapest
1 Party hostels in Placencia
SailFish Resort is the best rated
Most Placencia hostels are located in
Stann Creek
7.9 Average rating of all hostels

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