One of the first things that travelers tend to consider as they plan their next adventure is their accommodations. “Where will I/we stay?” Having a place to sleep at night is pretty important especially when you are in a foreign country. Hostels are more than just somewhere to stay, you can meet new people and save some money at the same time. For the budget minded, adventurous traveler, hostels are the perfect way to go.

We think all travelers should consider staying in hostels and here’s our top 5 reasons why:

1. Hosteling is Affordable

The number one reason people don’t travel as much as they’d like to is because traveling is expensive. Flights, food, hotels and activities add up fast. Generally, hostels offer accommodations for a much lower price than hotels. By utilizing a shared bathroom and kitchen, you can cut down your housing expenses dramatically. Even if you’re not up to sharing a room with people you don’t know, many hostels offer private rooms and bathrooms that are worth checking into.

When traveling, you aren’t going to want to spend a lot of time in your room anyway. So you might as well save a little money on your accommodations and splurge on activities and souvenirs!

Friends in Belize2. The People You Meet
Whether you are traveling with a group of people or not, you are sure to make friends with the other hostel dwellers. There is normally a communal kitchen or gathering area that people go to eat or hang out in. This is a chance to meet people from all walks of life, from all over the world. You never know, you might meet a new travel buddy or a life long friend.

3. Safety and Security

One concern we often hear when talking to people about hostels is safety. Safety should be a priority that all travelers consider. Most hostels have a gate and/or a code for their guests so only people staying there can enter. Additionally, there are lockers or safes, so even if you sharing a room with people you don’t know, your belongings will be safe. At Pedro’s (like many other hostels) there is a staff member/security guard on duty 24/7.

4. Friendly Staff

Many hostel employees are travelers themselves, so they want you to have an enjoyable experience! They can give you recommendations for what to do, where to eat, and the local favorites that you don’t get from the tour books.

5. All the Perks

Waterslide Ambergris CayeJust like hotels, hostels have many perks for travelers to take advantage of during their stay. At Pedro’s, we offer exclusive access to Caribbean Villas Beachfront amenities, a free pass on the El Diablo waterslide, two freshwater pools open 24/7, free wifi, a garden picnic Area with hammocks, picnic tables and a BBQ and much more!

Hosteling is a unique experience, that everyone should try at least once. According to HI Hostels, there are over 4000 worldwide in 80 different countries; so it shouldn’t be hard to find a hostel that works for you! And if you want to travel cheap in Belize and enjoy all of it’s adventure, Pedro’s offers the best deals in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye. Pedro’s offers the best value in all of Ambergris Caye. Pedro’s Hotel provides a clean, comfortable and safe setting at an amazingly cheap price. Why come to Belize to spend all your money on a hotel room? Spend it on the adventure of a lifetime!


  1. Ambergris CayeThe islands in Belize are called Cayes (pronounced “keys”) and total around 450 including those on the outer atolls.
  2. Belizean folklore tells of a 3-foot tall, evil dwarf called El Duende. The thumb less dwarf is said to hang out in the forest and punish any children who kill animals!
  3. Belize is in the Central Standard Time zone and does not observe daylight saving time.
  4. Ambergris Caye, which is 25 miles long, is Belize’s largest and most developed island.
  5. Belize is the only Central American Country where English is the official language. Apart from English, there are many recognized regional languages: Kriol, Spanish, Garifuna, and Mayan.
  6. The currency of Belize is Belize dollar. Its ISO 3166 code is BZ. Since 1978, the official value is pegged at 2 BZD = 1 US dollar.
  7. Belize is home to the “Royal Rat” (a rodent called a Gibnut). If you select Gibnut from a menu, you’re about to chow down on a rodent which is a popular game meat in Belize.
  8. Belize has its own version of the Sasquatch (the legendary, North American gorilla-like creature) known as El Sisimito ? El Sisimito , a creature with no knees and its feet on backwards, purportedly has a penchant for human flesh.
  9. It is culturally rude to greet someone by their first name when meeting them for the first time in Belize.

Ambergris Caye is a great place to visit year round and there are many fun activities to enjoy on the island. One of them is the annual San Pedro boat parade held every year at the beginning of December to kick off the holiday season.

You can see different pictures and read more about it on and ambergris

Coastal Express boat

These pictures courtesy of PeterJones

Colorful Boat

San Pedro Booat Parade

Kids with Santa