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The Sleeping Camel

Rue 25, Porte 80 | Badalabougou Est, Bamako 0000, Mali
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Bicester, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here for a week in our tent, great place. You feel safe and secure inside the compound. The food is great, a decent selection cooked very well - beer is also cheap and cold! The staff are fantastic. Good location for embassies if needed.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We didn't stay here, but stopped in for a beer one evening and for a light lunch the next day. The chicken salad sandwich was tasty. The menu isn't extensive, but there are a variety of choices. Service is pleasant, but spotty. There are sofas and seats in open air or covered spaces. There were also several hammocks for those... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

This is a great hotel. Polite and good service, good food and very low prices. I stayed in this hotel in March 2015 and now I will stay only there. In "Sleeping camel" everyone can feel the charm of Mali. Besides, this hotel is located in a very convenient and safe location. I would recommend this hotel to anyone who... More 

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Jakarta
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

The place was great, the staff are nice and helpful. You can ask for rooms with bathroom, without bathroom or simply camping out at the yard. The food in the restaurant also good and they have a big screen for movies or sport games too. it is a bit difficult to book the hotel as they always full.

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Paris, France
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31 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

When I came to Mali I spend the first couple of days here, and when I was leaving I spent my last days here. This place is great and you really feel secure here, its peaceful and they have wifi and the hosts are nice and helpful. The prices are good and its close to the city center and the... More 

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Devizes, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015 via mobile

I stayed at the Sleeping Camel during my cycle ride from the UK to Cape Town. Phil and his staff made me feel very welcome. Initially camping I felt a bit ill and moved into a room to rest further. The food was good, the rooms clean and the staff friendly. The Internet worked which isn't always the case in... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Regular rooms are a bit pricey if you're not camping out or staying in the dormitory, but the place has advantages: easy to find (next to the German embassy), walking distance to Amandine (restaurant, patisserie, and meeting place) and banks, taxis easy to find, and very safe (vehicles can park inside). Caters to Anglophones ranging from backpackers to small-time merchants.... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

I needed a place in Bamako and this place fit the bill. I shared a room with a couple of others, but it was cool. It's very easy to get to downtown Bamako by taxi. The place was clean, safe, and the food was good. If I'm every traveling on a budget in Mali again, I'd go here.

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Kidal, Mali
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Only problem with the Camel these days is that it is often fully booked by NGOs, meaning you may have to make a reservation well in advance. Before NGOs took it over, this was a great meating place for travellers coming in and going in all directions, exchanging tips and tales over a bear or in the pool (now missing).... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Right next to the German embassy, this is probably one of the safest places to stay in Bamako. I was a little nervous about travelling around Mali after an event I was attending, but I got very good advice from the owner, Phil. It is a comfortable place to stay, with a spacious courtyard and a secure steel gate. The... More 

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