We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Mokolodi Backpackers

Certificate of Excellence
Plot 86 | Mokolodi II, Gaborone 0000, Botswana
Hotel amenities
Mokolodi Backpackers
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Certificate of Excellence
A recent review
5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
flavio685 rio de janeiro
Write a Review

39 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    22
    14
    3
    0
    0
See reviews for
5
13
7
4
Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (6)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (39)
  • Mar-May only
    (10)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (8)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (10)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (11)
All months
rio de janeiro
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dorset, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
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 

Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
South Africa
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Asker, Norway
Top Contributor
118 reviews 118 reviews
40 hotel reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Seattle
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
19 hotel reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Vienna, Wien, Austria
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
33 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
142 reviews 142 reviews
73 hotel reviews
121 helpful votes 121 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

29 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (24)
Viewed
Family/play areas (3)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (2)
Viewed
Room/suite (2)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (1)
Viewed
Other (15)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (5)
Viewed
Other (5)
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities