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545 Avenue Patrice Lumumba, Maputo, Mozambique
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The Base
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Nagoya, Japan
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

I stayed at this hostel last August for a few days. Very simple with lack of hot water for showering at times. Definitely not a party hostel which was what I liked about this place. The staff members spoke English fluently and they knew pretty much everything that I needed to know about Maputo and whole Mozambique (Indeed, you make... More

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23 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

Having stayed a night in fatimas (the worst backpacker place ever) we spent 2 nights here and it was so much better. Clean dorms and bathrooms, as well as a well equipped kitchen make this a great budget place to stay (to make up for the African prices, although it is the cheapest in Maputo) Helpful staff as well. Only... More

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London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
33 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

Very little to fault about this place. Location is very central, and perfect for walking around town. Dorms and all facilities are clean. Kitchen is decently stocked, with free tea and coffee. By Mozambique standards, it's very good - and reasonably priced (albeit expensive for southern Africa generally). I think the main strength is the staff. They're incredibly helpful, and... More

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Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
23 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

stayed here in dorm room for two nights. We liked the location, which is excellent, smack in the center. The balcony with a view, friendly receptionists, lounge area and a kind of trust based fridge system give the place a homey feel. Baths and toilets were clean, and not too crowded, and the walls were full of information on everything... More

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Vancouver
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
32 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

We went here after a not-great experience at Fatima's, and WOW, it was so much better. Up to the standards of some of the best hostels I've stayed in. Nice dorm rooms, bathrooms. Everything was sparkling clean. There was a lounge to hang out in and even a washing machine. There was also a nice terrace to eat breakfast in.... More

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Barcelona
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

The Base is probably the best backpacker you can find in Maputo. It's very well located and the price is reasonable considering the country standards. Our double bedroom was clean and so were the rest of the facilities. The staff is also very helpful. We have the impression that the best double room is perhaps the one on the first... More

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Top Contributor
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49 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

The Base is by far one of the cheapest places to stay in Maputo, which is a city seemingly lacking in infrastructure and struggling to keep up with demand for accommodation of foreigners. As such, hotel prices can be sky-high. The Base is one place to stay that wont cost the earth. The backpacker-friendly staff and decent communal facilities make... More

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Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

In my opinion, it is the best budget accommodation in Maputo. It is in a convenient location, it is cheap, clean and has all the basics (taking into consideration that it is in Africa, and it shouldn't be compared with hostels in other parts of the world). The staff is really friendly there too. I would recommend this place for... More

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Nelspruit, South Africa
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40 reviews 40 reviews
18 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

We stay here we do tours of Maputo. The staff are always friendly and helpful and go out of their way to make you feel safe in the city. The hostel could be so much better with a little love and paint. The doubles are basic and if you only want to sleep here then they are fine. The six... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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11 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

With a small infusion of cash and a more visible owner presence, this could be a really amazing backpackers. As it is, it's frustratingly average. The rooms upstairs are okay, especially the double. Avoid the rooms in the basement, nasty things. There is the potential for an amazing terrace with views of Maputo if the owner showing any incentive. The... More

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Address: 545 Avenue Patrice Lumumba, Maputo, Mozambique
Location: Mozambique > Maputo Province > Maputo
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Ranked #1 of 8 Specialty lodging in Maputo

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