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The Base

545 Avenue Patrice Lumumba, Maputo, Mozambique
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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a good experience here for the 3-4 nights I stayed. It's a small hostel, which keeps the noise level down. There are two dorm rooms and one private room. A common computer with internet in the lobby, but very slow. Nice porch out back for relaxing or eating. Decent kitchen and dining room. Can use the clothes lines out... More 

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Mbabane, Swaziland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

I traveled with my colleagues there. Very good location in downtown, close to Costa de sol, beach, and shopping malls. The amenities are simple and basic, adequate size kitchen and there are shops nearby so do everything else outside and comeback for sleep. Sleeping wasn't too bad.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 via mobile

We stayed at Base Backpackers on our first night in Maputo and had a very bad experience. We came in the evening and were very tired from our ride. First of all the place is realy basic and not very comfortable. The kitchen is small and badly equipped to cook. The bar doesn't exist anymore. We stayed in the back... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Location is not bad, everything interesting in Maputo is within walking distance, although some areas around The Base are "no-go" so it's worth asking the staff (isolated = dangerous areas if you take the wrong direction). Friendly and helpful staff. The private romos and the bathrooms are basic but clean. Old kitchen for communal use. As any backpackers accomodation sometimes... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 via mobile

Best value of Maputos terrible backpackers. Friendly though amateurish staff. Clean but tatty rooms and showers. Good location and access to the sights Don't use their Tofo shuttle!!! Was supposed to leave at 5am, didn't until 8am. Try evil Fatima's shuttle. Fatima's rooms are a rip off and twice the price

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Maputo is an expensive city of not very many options, and The Base reflects this. But Maputo is also a charming city, whereas the Base is merely functional and could try harder. It's an expensive backpacker option for what you get. The room included a rough grey blanket on the foot of the bed, an anaemic grey sheet, two pancake-flat... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The Base would get one star if it were competing with the standard of hostels in South Africa, but compared to the budget options available in Maputo, it is not a bad choice. We stayed twice, as a stopover to and from Tofo beach. It was fine for that, with clean beds and options nearby for eating and buying supplies.... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 via mobile

This is probably one of the more reasonably priced places to stay in Maputo, as accomodation is pretty pricy for what you get there in general. We stayed at the dorm for two nights, and were quite satisfied. It's clean, they got a computer you can use to get online, the location is central (there's a good indian restaurant right... More 

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1 Thank Vidar S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014 via mobile

We spent few nights there to visit Maputo and when we came back from the beaches north to Maputo. It is quite a nice place. Not sophisticated but good for backpackers. Staff was friendly and you can cook your own meal in the kitchen.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We stayed here 3 times during our visit to Mozambique for 5 nights in total in the double room. Small place and very well located for access to both the downtown and beach areas. Quiet area with restaurants nearby. Rooms, bathrooms and kitchen clean and well maintained. Staff very friendly and helpful - can book buses and taxis for you.... More 

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