Ricky is so friendly and helpful. He knows a lot about the area and helped us to organise our day so that we could do something which suited our budget. He has bikes to rent and a nice big space on the roof to hang out. The rooms are simple but clean. The best thing for us was how welcome we felt.
Last summer I spent 6 weeks in Belize. My accommodations included a tent in the jungle, a research center, a tiny house, an established 'chain' hostel, a local man's house, and Casa Ricky's. Ricky's was by far the best. The room I stayed in was comfortable and spacious, with a nice rooftop terrace just outside the door. Ricky himself was simply the most amazing person ever. He bent over backwards to make sure my friend and I were happy, was always friendly, and was the soul of hospitality. I stayed at Casa Ricky's for one weekend on a whim, after a bus driver recommended it to me. It was one of the best decisions I made while in Belize, and the best lodging-related one.
We stayed at Ricky's for 10 days. He is the best host ever. We had the apartment. It was roomy and the kitchen was fully ready for us. I had the bedroom. The other 2 slept down stairs. I was do comfortable and had no worries. Ricky watches out for his guest. I would highly recommend staying here. I would stay there again. Thanks Ricky for all u do
Me and my girlfriend arrived in Orange Walk with nowhere to sleep and tried our luck at Rickys. The owner (Ricky) welcomed us as if we were old friends and although the hostel full of bookings, he managed to find a place for us in less than 10min. What a great man ! Needless to say that Ricky's care for the hostel is simply perfect and in doing so creates an amazing atmosphere all around the hostel. The rooms are unbelievably clean, the beds super comfy and the bathroom is shining every day ! You can cook food for yourself, relax in the beautiful garden or enjoy the views of the city from the top of the terrace ! Even if I wanted to find something wrong it would be IMPOSSIBLE ! Staying at Ricky was a great experience and up to now, the best hostel (and unbeatable price/quality ratio) we've found throughout belize ! Wish we'll go back one day !!!!!
This is definitely the best value stay in Orange Walk! $35BZD for a double room with fan, good wifi, a kitchen and free laundry. The host Ricky's knowledge is invaluable if you want to see local destinations without a tour. The only reason we didn't stay longer was because he was booked out!
My wife and I stayed at rickys for 2 nights. In one of the upstairs rooms, as his large private room was having a renovation done.
Rickys seamed more like staying at a mates place than a guesthouse.
It does not have all the 5 star amenities or other places, and if that's what you are looking for, find another resort.
But Ricky and Rex make up for it by being excellent hosts.
He will organise anything, and we left feeling like we'd experienced some every day life in belize that you would never find at other establishment's.
Myself and my partner stayed with Ricky for 2 nights. Thinking we were simply renting a room with a private bathroom we were pleasantly surprised when we pretty much had a whole house. I would say it's a little rough around the edges so don't be expecting luxury but this was not a problem for us.
It's within walking distance of the bus station and so easy to find. Everyone who sees you in the street knows you are going to Ricky's and will point you in the right direction. It is situated behind a bar but we had little issues with noise at night.
We arrived late afternoon and Ricky immediately sorted out a trip to Lamanai for us the next day at a great price. The food on the trip was really good, as was the knowledge of the tour guides.
Before we left on the tour we asked Ricky about a laundry service. He provided this for free and it was all ready by the time we came back from the tour.
It really is a great place to stay if you find yourself in Orange Walk.