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3 km from the city centre on the Natete/Wakiliga Rd, Kampala, Uganda
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Backpackers Hostel & Campsite
Ranked #16 of 25 Specialty lodging in Kampala
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Pretty good value for money, but really it was the staff that outshone the facilities here. Really helpful, friendly and happy to get me out of the pickle I'd landed in. Very nice atmosphere and a comfy bed, and so nice to be able to sit in the grounds with a beer. Menu was a bit pricey compared to the... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was there in July 2014 for 5 nights, Unfurtunately the structure is not mantained at all. Such a shame. The place would be so nice it has a garden and is out of the caos of Kampala, however as I wrote it is abosolutely and unexplicabaly let run down. I had a sigle room self contained but the advantages... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food service was very slow, took 2 hours for pizzas to arrive and when they did they were below average. Two orders were lost by the bar staff who were rude and also very slow with drink orders. They laughed when we suggested they reimburse at least some of the price for the pizzas. Dorms were adequate and toilet/shower areas... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Stayed here one night after taking the bus from Tanzania. Used the lonely planet to guide us (East Africa Jul 2012), but I must say, I think the place changes a lot since they researched here. It is cheap, but not as chilled out and layed back as you might think. It looks like a night club with a hostel... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

I stayed here 4 nights in a single room (30,000 UGX per night) to attend university meetings during the day. The bed is OK, provided with a mosquito net. There is 1 light switch in the room but no socket to charge your electronics, this can only be done in the bar where you have to stay close and keep... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

We stayed here for one night to have a night out in Kampala. The accommodation was adequate but pretty basic. About 14 beds in a dorm, which come with mosquito nets. The food was very slow-an hour for scrambled eggs on toast! It's also a bit out of town but there's not many cheap options in Kampala

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

The location was convenient in that it was an easy walk to the old city center, the bus park and the Owino Market. The staff was friendly and helpful. BUT the owner seems to be trying to add a nightclub to the hostel and there was loud music playing from late in the afternoon with no quiet place to go... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

Arrived here at 3 AM after a 21 hour bus ride from Arusha. Thankfully we knew they had staff 24 hours and the check in only took about 45 minutes. We got a double room with no bath and our friend got a single room; but it was almost a double as the employee opened a room to a sleeping... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014 via mobile

Rooms not great and expensive - aponye hotel is better value if you want a hotel, and red chili much better for a backpackers vibe. Ar this hostel the only area to sit and relax in is a dark clubby area where blaring house music is played until 4 even if no one is there, and was put on again... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

I would give two stars, but the staff as nice, so I'm giving them an extra star. The rooms need remodeling, and the bathrooms are gross. They charge for wifi, and it's way outside the main city area. Also, the owner seemed mean to his staff. The place feels safe though, so that's good :-)

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Address: 3 km from the city centre on the Natete/Wakiliga Rd, Kampala, Uganda
Location: Uganda > Central Region > Kampala
Also Known As:
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