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Mokolodi Backpackers

Plot 86 | Mokolodi II, Gaborone 0000, Botswana
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A neat and tidy backpacker with a good eye for detail, very helpful and friendly staff set in a pleasantly rustic, garden environment, which included resident ducks, chickens, two friendly dogs and a rather overweight pig. Good facilities with three overnight options and value for money.

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Asker, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We were supposed to visit the Mokolodi backpackers in March 2015. When we ordered we were helped by very polite and sweet Sonne, she answered all our questions and helped us choose the best alternative for our group, 7 persons.Unfortunately one in our group got very ill and we had to cancel our booking, and we were still met by... More 

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Seattle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Never mind the fact that Mokolodi Backpackers is the only option for budget travelers to Gaborone, the place is amazing of its own right. The staff are very helpful: 1) Communication prior to our visit was prompt and informative. They answered all of my questions and made me feel prepared for our visit. 2) The staff arranged for two taxis... More 

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 via mobile

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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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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118 helpful votes 118 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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13 helpful votes 13 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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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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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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