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The Sleeping Camel

Rue 25, Porte 80 | Badalabougou Est, Bamako 0000, Mali
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014
Dominic D Dakar, Senegal
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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
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Dakar, Senegal
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014 via mobile

Just stayed at The Camel again and I am amazed at how the modest and unassuming hotel manages to go from strength to strength despite the issues that Mali has faced in recent times. Fantastic accommodation, great food, cold beer and the owner even leant me a pair of jeans when I returned from the bush with only dirty clothes!... More

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

This review is well overdue as I stayed at this fantastic place a few years back in December 2010. I was travelling solo through West Africa, having just come up through Ghana and had just taken the long bus ride (made longer still as bus breaking down half way into the journey) from Bobo Dioulasso in Burkina Faso. I arrived... More

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Darwin, Australia
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24 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

This place is a great, budget oasis in the chaos of Bamako. The rooms are comfortable but not flashy. Separate, shared bathrooms added to whole 'backpacker' feel. Great little bar/casual restaurant on site. Wifi was very good for the region and there are dining options outside the walls. There are limited spaces for parking of overland vehicles so ask ahead... More

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Den Helder, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

My dear friend Conny J. , a Swede living in Nouadhibou, recommended me this hotel. He knows all the good places and junk-yards in West Africa. Well, this is one of the RIGHT PLACES TO STAY ! I had already some experience in Bamako but this Sleeping Camel is my absolute favourite. Nice staff and great Malian dishes (try the... More

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

I stayed at the Sleeping Camel for a few weeks on my backpacking trip through West Africa. Travelling through West Africa as a solo female traveller is great but can be sometimes tough. The Sleeping Camel is an Oasis to recharge your batteries and offers the perfect mixture of some western comfort (cold bear, great food, other travellers to talk... More

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Cologne, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013 via mobile

Great oasis in bustling Bamako. To meet other travellers this is the place to be in Mali. The staff is helpful, the beer is cool, the music rocks: in one sentence, the vibe is awesome. A shopping center and a market are near by, so the Sleeping Camel as well besides beeing a fun place is very convenient too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

This review comes a little late, having been amongst the first of the guests at The Sleeping Camel when it originally opened and now several times since. Put simply Matt and his team deliver a top quality service for all, regardless of if you are passing through Bamako or staying somewhat longer. Friendly and switched on staff ensure that you... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

A little,relaxed and charming place in a nice part of Bamako. Easy going atmosphere, reasonabiy price, pleasant staff. A kind of seventies touch with a 21st century wifi available. The menu is short but very tasty prepared, especially the local specialities.

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Dakar, Senegal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013 via mobile

Just spent another week at the Sleeping Camel in Bamako. I was back in town for business and found the hotel to be on typically good form with the staff and atmosphere great fun. The hotel is clean and comfortable, in a great location and feels very secure. The staff are extremely welcoming and friendly and set the tone of... More

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Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

I spent 3 1/3 weeks at the Sleeping camel and was delighted with the cool atmosphere and the quiet garden with big old trees surrounding the building. A good place to exchange information with other travellers. Food is OK, - staff is always very friendly but not extremely fast. They do speak some English, which is not standard in West... More

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Address: Rue 25, Porte 80 | Badalabougou Est, Bamako 0000, Mali
Location: Mali > Bamako
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Situated in a quiet area of Badalabougou close to the Niger River, a short walk to local bars, eating places, banks & shops, and just a 10 minute walk into the heart of Bamako.The owners have spent 10 years travelling & leading tours throughout Africa and using their experience have set up a little oasis in Bamako for travellers to use as a home away from home and as a base for further travel in West Africa.The Sleeping Camel also features its very own well-stocked bar and restaurant, and a peaceful garden to relax in. ... more   less 
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