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Backpackers Hostel & Campsite

3 km from the city centre on the Natete/Wakiliga Rd, Kampala, Uganda
Backpackers Hostel & Campsite
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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
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Antwerp, Belgium
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Kampala backpackers is a strange place. It's like it once was a great place, with lots of facilities, crazy club-life and a popular hotel. But nowadays you only see a glimps of all that. What strucks is the dark and huge bar. You can sit outside on a big terrace and they play funky music with a light show. But... More 

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Masindi, Uganda
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

I spent many nights at this hotel and I have been staying in many of the room types (bandas, double and single rooms). I have a mixed feeling about this place. My advice is that If you are not picky, not looking for a quiet place and not staying for long in Kampala, the place is a relatively good option.... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

I stayed here whilst on a school exhibition. We occupied 2 large rooms of 12 - our room had only one light dangling from the ceiling which made it very hard to see. The beds were comfortable but the setting was extremely noisy - the place is more of a club than a quiet retreat, they had music blaring until... More 

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Bergen, Norway
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Nice place. I was there in the low season, so not very many people, but still, the ones I might where wonderful people. Travellers that hade good stories to tell, and gladly shared them. The place it self has all you need. Plenty of showers, toilets, couches, pooltable, and lots of beds in the form of dorms, singles, doubles etc.... More 

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Nairobi
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

I was utterly disappointed with the place. Rooms are totally ran down. The room I slept in had just a bed, a lousy mosquito net (supported by bamboo sticks) and walls and lots of mosquitoes. The washrooms were not lit at night and I had to wait till morning to take a shower. Only good thing maybe was the free... More 

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Dartmouth, Canada
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

From Canada, studying at a university in a rural ugandan village. I love the village lifestyle but it was time for a break. I came to Kampala to get some groceries, stay in a hostel and meet some people. Backpacks is a great place to socialize. Everyone is so friendly and the open environment is perfect to make friends. The... More 

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Potchefstroom, South Africa
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5 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

I stayed here for a couple of nights in January. The atmosphere is good and I liked the location (a bit away from all the hustle and bustle), but the service is absolutely pathetic. I booked a trip to the Murchison falls and chimp trekking. The itinerary said that the food is included, but it wasn't, so just make sure... More 

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Madrid, España
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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

A bit far from town, this hostel has a nice place for campers, but the rest doesn't worth it. Dirty and ruined rooms, bathrooms that doesn't work and dirty and old installations. The owner was saving to buy his new Mercedes SLK to show it to the regge celebrities of the country instead of renovate his old installations. Food doesn'... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I stayed here with a large group of volunteers like many many others. Free wifi is great but only in communal area. I stayed in one room that was just like a wall with beds placed in which was odd, but a few nights later got a room which was better. The mosquito nets were okay. Food was great, when... More 

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Arnhem, The Netherlands
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16 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

According to the Bradt Guide of Uganda this was the budgetplace to go in Kampala. We stay here for one night but it really doesn't look good. The place is very rundown... I would not recommend this place.

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