Top 5 Unique Hostels of 2017: #4 – Pause Hostel (Caye Caulker, Belize)

This hostel has 75 CATS. They live in cathouses on the property.

Enough said?

Well, yes. But for those wanting more:

  • Pause is registered as a non-profit under the name PAW (Protecting Animal Welfare)
  • Dorm beds are $15USD/night.
  • Your money is partly used to buy food and vaccinations. For the cats, not you.
  • There are also 3 dogs and 1 duck.
  • It’s on the Caribbean. Like, really on it. Fifteen feet from the water.
  • As of December, 2016, Pause was staffed and managed entirely by a crew of international volunteers (I was one of them).
  • The property’s palm trees provide an endless supply of fresh coconuts which you can husk yourself with the hostel machetes.
  • Free kayaks are provided.
  • We constructed a palapa roof for the hostel boat. So… party boat! Whether it’s still intact is anyone’s guess.

And for the visually inclined:


All of these pictures are of Pause Hostel except for diving platform over the water – that’s  a 10 minute walk down the island to  “The Split,” where the island of Caye Caulker was bisected by beautiful Caribbean water after a large storm.

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