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Mokolodi Backpackers

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Plot 86 | Mokolodi II, Gaborone 0000, Botswana
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I stayed at Mokolodi Backpackers with some friends for approximately two weeks. I had been traveling for almost a year and had stayed at many hostels, but this was by far one of the best. The accommodations were great (we tented and still had access to the kitchen, bathroom, laundry, wifi, etc.), and there is a bus stop nearby for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Spent 18 backpacking around Botswana with a school group and spending our last 2 nights here was heaven! Between the group of 11 we slept in the wooden hut, the executive suite and the private chalets. I stayed in the chalet and it was lovely. Well equipped and nicely decorated. The bathrooms and kitchen again are well equipped and nicely... More 

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County Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hendrick has created a most welcome and surprising backpacker/overland place to stay. He went out of his way to help our Expedition Group of 14 persons from the UK. Place was clean,tidy and organised. Not too keen on the "pig" ( you will see) but his other collection of animals proved delightful.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Henrick and his team looked after us so well during our stay. Their attention to detail and set up of the place was fery thoughtful and beyond the care you would normally expect. The place is clean and well cared for, the fires at night during the winter are a great addition for cold winter nights. The price for camping... More 

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Lagos, Nigeria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

I spent a weekend away in Mokolodi. This is perfect place to have a break from noisy city. The rooms are comfortable, kitchen well equipped, it's clean and safe. Gaborone is easy accessible and if you you need a bit of adrenaline you can walk to the nearby, good restaurant at Mokolodi Reserve, The owners are very helpful.

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Burlington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Our stay here was amazing. The staff were great and were always very kind to us. We stayed in tents in the winter months so they helped us stay warm as possible with extra blankets and water balloon heaters. There is a great kitchen and hot showers. Access to wifi which is the fastest I've experienced in my 2 months... More 

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MokolodiBackpackers, Owner at Mokolodi Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you Nicole. It was great to host you and the team. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I´m from Brazilian and stayed at Mokolodi Backapackers on sept 2014. The place is very confortable, clean, safe. Speciall thanks for the owner, who is very kind with his guests. It´s walking distance (if you like to walk) from Mokolodi Park. This is one of the best backpackers youth hostel I´ve ever seen on my life. You stay have an... More 

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Dorset, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 via mobile

What a great find and wonderful to see such a well run business. We stayed in one of the chalets which were comfortable, clean and good value for money. Hendrick the owner was genuinely interested in our 5 month trip and was eager to help and ensure that we had a comfortable stay. There is everything that a traveler needs... More 

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MokolodiBackpackers, Owner at Mokolodi Backpackers, responded to this review

Dear Angela, Thank you for your fantastic review. Hendrik, the fabulous staff and all the animals. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

A BIG thank to Sam, Albert and Hendrik of the Mokolodi Backpackers! I spend another week there on my way to Zimbabwe and without a doubt it is one of the best backpackers to stay at! It is an oasis in the middle of the desert! Peaceful, quiet and it restores the soul! It is clean, the staff is helpful... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We stayed at Mokolodi Backpackers over the Easter holiday and it was an excellent option for many reasons apart from how affordable it was. We stayed in unit two with a private bathroom and kitchen, the unit was clean and well serviced and honestly speaking great value for money. The service was exceptional, from booking to arrival and during our... More 

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