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East Timor Backpackers

Avenida Almirante Americo Tomas Mandarin, Dili, East Timor
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East Timor Backpackers
Ranked #3 of 9 Specialty lodging in Dili
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Stockholm, Sweden
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35 reviews 35 reviews
24 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Price/value: East Timor is expensive. This is as cheap as you will find. It's basically the only alternative for lower budget travellers in Dili. We stayed in double room for 25 USD per night and in dorm rooms for 12 USD per person (which means basically the same price if you are 2 persons) Location: Very central. 5 min walk... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Tucked away in the craziness of Dili this is a great place to escape. Cheap, safe, perfect place to meet other travelers and has its own bar!! For western standards it's not fantastically clean but for East Timor it is fantastic. Best part is that as females we could go outside at night as we had male friends to be... More

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Hong Kong, China
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

I loved staying in Dili as a long term backpacker and East Timor Backpackers is a cool spot. Great relaxing beer garden, top location and loved chatting away to Dan and Rite who run the place. This is the best and only place for backpackers to Dili.

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San Francisco, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
22 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

While I appreciate that Dili is still an up and coming destination, this place could truly use some freshening up. I have stayed at more than 50 hostels around the world and this one was definitely the most "rustic". A fresh cost of paint, a renovation of the bathroom, and a general bit of handiwork would go a long way.... More

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Siem Reap, Cambodia
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65 reviews 65 reviews
30 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

dorms are basic but just enough to have a good sleep. Bathrooms are a bit rustic but ok. What makes the difference is the amazing staff with who we played the crazy tower and to who I tought my "french rules"... so much fun as they were all playing it after (even when I was not here). Well, travellers I... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

This seemed the best budget option in Dili, and was a great spot to meet other travelers over a beer in the garden area, which is what made the stay for us. Rita, the manager, knows all you need to know for traveling in East Timor and is super helpful. The place could do with a bit of TLC, which... More

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London, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

I've rated the East Timor Backpackers 4 stars as while I do try and compare all the hostels I stay in with each other I also have to consider the location of the hostel as well. So while if located in pretty much any other country I would have rated this hostel lower, East Timor is still very much a... More

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

I visited this hostel and am trying to be fair in my review given the very reasonable price and lack of suitable alternatives in Dili, but overall I was not impressed. We stayed in a dorm then moved into a double room the next night. I barely slept in the Dorm it was cramped and lack of power points and... More

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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013 via mobile

The location is good and the layout is in such a way that makes it easy to meet other travelers. Although quite dirty and old, there is a good ambiance. Would get 5 stars if it would go under a small makeup, improve showers, and take care of the mosquitos. There is a tv room with plenty of movies and... More

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Belchertown, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

At $12 for a shared room or $20 for a private room, the price was exactly right. You can also store stuff there if you're going off to other parts of TL and pick it up later. Very friendly hostel atmosphere, easy conversation with other travelers and with the staff. Easy walking to a number of sites in Dili, plus... More

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Address: Avenida Almirante Americo Tomas Mandarin, Dili, East Timor
Location: East Timor > Dili District > Dili

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