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Mokolodi Backpackers

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
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 hotel reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great little place about fifteen minutes driving from the city center. It's better if you have you're own car as once you get there the only way to get back out is to call a taxi. You should bring your own food, they have a great little kitchen but no restaurant. We were lucky though and the restaurant in the... More 

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Vienna, Wien, Austria
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10 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

We stayed 2 nights in this hostel and met the owner, Hendrik, luckily on the second evening. It seems like he also travels a lot. Hence he is not always there but if he can give you lots of information for Botswana and around. We made the further trip in Botswana like he recommended and I think we got the... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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136 reviews 136 reviews
69 hotel reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

This is a very nice hostel/campground a bit out of the city; within walking distance to the Mokolodi Nature Reserve. There are options to camp (your own tent or theirs) stay in bunkhouses, small cabins and larger en-suite accommodations. There is even a small private room inside the main house (where I stayed!) Small but clean swimming pool and a... More 

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Dresden, Germany
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25 reviews 25 reviews
21 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Mokolodi is a wonderful oasis close to Gaborone and definitely the best option for budget travellers. The plot is home to a collection of birds and a friendly but fat pig which add to the atmosphere. A few facts: - The kitchen is amazing, the best-equipped kitchen in Botswana, there's really anything one could need, the staff is keeping the... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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17 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Mokolodi Backpackers provided a comfortable stay in a lovely bush setting conveniently located close to the city and even closer to the reserve. We stayed in the self-catering rondavel which was well equipped and spacious. The grounds consist of a colourful garden with an assortment of birds and other pets which added to the relaxed ambience of this establishment. We... More 

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

small camp area but the shower and toilet facilities and the kitchen are forever clean and neat so it was worth every penny. It ducked that there isn't any board to show where the backpackers is, not even at the gate.

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

What a great place. The management is really fantastic. We were a large group of people and were broke after our long holiday but we managed to strike a deal to use some of their unused rooms at a great price. The kitchen is fantastic and has everything you could need. The staff even prepared us each a warm water... More 

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Beernem, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

+ nice welcome, friendly staff +private kitchen and bathroom with the bungalow + we like the dogs and the pig -the wifi didnt work in the bungalow although they claimed it did before we made the booking -we had to walk outside the room for the bathroom -my bed smelled like the perfume of a young lady :-s

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Cape town
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We stopped at Mokolodi after a long drive from Cape Town and it was fantastic. The staff were excellent and the rooms, while slightly small for 4, were excellent. The little touches like a hot water bottle in your bed on a cold night and the fire braziers to sit around made it even better.

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Germany
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40 reviews 40 reviews
16 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The Backpackers close to Mokolodi is a stunner. The new annex next door is certainly the best place around town. Pinky and Samantha look after their gests in an exceptionally cordial manner. I love it.

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Address: Plot 86 | Mokolodi II, Gaborone 0000, Botswana
Location: Botswana > South-East District > Gaborone
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 8
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