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Small World Backpackers Lodge

25 Ridge Rd, | Avondale, Harare, Zimbabwe
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Denver, Colorado
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

ROOM: I had a private room with a double-bed, shared bath. The room was comfortable and furnished nicely. Just outside my window, however, was an open-air toilet and shower. Not ideal. SHARED BATH: The nearby shared bath had a single shower, basin and toilet. The window was stuck ajar, so if you were in the shower (behind the sheer shower... More

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Taganga, Colombia
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

Pleasant gardens surround a nice pool for cooling down in the mid day heat. Small World backpackers is situated in a nice quiet and secure suburban area of Harare. Secure parking is provided and reasonable WiFi is available for $5 for 4.5 hrs. The staff are friendly too!

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Stockholm, Sweden
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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

This was a peaceful place with kind and helpful staff (who offer homemade meals if pre-arranged!). The staff also invited us out to a musical event, which was really nice, though we couldn't make it. The room was basic but clean and decent enough, though the communal showers weren't as clean and had windows facing a courtyard with no curtains... More

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

We spent a few in nights here, we had a family room and stayed with our two kids. The kids enjoyed the garden, we all enjoyed the environment! Staff were great and very accommodating and helpful with requests. Great location for being close, (as you can get in a big city like harare) to shops. We used the lodges car/taxi... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

I stayed there for the duration of my stay 10 days and enjoyed every minute of it. Staff very friendly, location u can't ask for more. I recommend anyone thinking of visiting Harare to go and enjoy the whole package. U not gonna be disappointed. I'm going back again in April to stay at small world.

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Suffolk UK
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74 reviews 74 reviews
36 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

This review is for the Small World's Fife Avenue/Ninth Street lodge, not their Avondale location. Due to the fact that we were visiting our daughter who lived nearby, we only really had two options, The Bronte at $160 per night or the Small World at less than $50. As we were staying for a total of 9 nights, this made... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

Small World is one of the cheapest places to stay in Harare, with shared dorms and private rooms. There's a nice communal area (including bar). The only drawn back is the kitchen/equipment is a bit limited (although you can make do, and there is also the possibility to order food). It's well located - just down the road from Avondale,... More

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

Stayed at Windhoek ensuite room. Clean, spacious but mattress is overdue for replacement. Bath towels are for higher. Bring your own water and mug for drinking. Otherwise there's a bar in-house. The airport transfers went well - US$25/trip.

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Prague, Czech Republic
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

We spent repeteadly 2 months in this lodge. We found it clean and well-located; in walking distance from Avondale, quite nice and relatively safe shopping centre. On the other hand, the way to city centre is longer (you can take a commuter), but there is literally nothing to see - maybe instead of Megawat Palace from street). Shower and bathrooms... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013 via mobile

As a single female traveller, the atmospere of a backpackers is important to me. I found smallworld backpackers had good ambience, friendly informative staff, who could advise travellers on travels to neighboring countries, and around Zimb. The dorm room/beds were clean, and the shopping centre is only 10 mins (or less) walk away where you will find anything you need.... More

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Address: 25 Ridge Rd, | Avondale, Harare, Zimbabwe
Location: Zimbabwe > Harare Province > Harare
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Ranked #13 of 32 Specialty lodging in Harare
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