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East Timor Backpackers

Avenida Almirante Americo Tomas | Mandarin, Dili, East Timor
East Timor Backpackers
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Lovely owners! Not the cleanest but the dorm doesn't smell to bad and I sleep really well in there! My boyfriend and I share one of he single beds (not a bunk) and it is very comfortable and clean! I have met lots of lovely people here which is nice as we have been staying in hotels mostly and haven't... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015 via mobile

Stayed here for 3 nights. Friendly vibe, good location to explore and beds are OK (Try get a single bed, not a bunk). Good AC, bar and rec areas. Showers average. Would stay again. Staff are friendly (speak good english too) and do their best to help backpackers out with tips. Single rooms available but didn't try this.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

I stayed in Dili for 3 nights and always had an amazing time at the Backpacker. Dan is an amazing British man with the most interesting stores and even after only a few year running the joint he is the talk of town in Dili. His wife Rita is at reception from 8.30AM. Not only did she make me feel... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014 via mobile

We stayed there for almost a week, had a doubleroom with aircon. There are kitchen for guests to use and a bar in the reception area. There is shared bathroom for all guests, 3 toilets and 3 showers. The place is a bit worn down, and could easily been a lot better with just some small efforts. Microlets (minivan buses)... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

For budget travelers, it's a good place in Dili to stay. Dorms are priced reasonably & I highly suggest staying in the big dorm. The only 3 single beds in the big dorm have thick & firm mattresses so try to get 1 of those. The showers & toilet cubicles are relatively clean, so no complaints. The atmosphere is cool... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

positive: friendly staff, nice relaxed beer garden and a bar, AC (works sometimes) in the dorms, television with heaps of movies, good showers (good water pressure), you can meet backpackers and team-up with them to travel around Timor-Leste (so you can share the expensive accommodations all over the country), good central location (500 m from Indonesian embassy!),WI-FI... negative: awful WI-FI,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

East Timor is not a commonly visited place, so if your making it there its safe to assume you are a traveler that is used to being off the beaten path. It is the cheapest place i could find in all of Dili at $13usd for a dorm bed, so i was a little confused when i arrived there and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

I stayed here for 1 week in a single room. Yes, it is "rustic" and worn, but this place definitely has got charm if you don't have too high expectations. Showers might look scruffy, but I always had great cold showers with good water pressure. Showers were always available (there were 3 of them) Showers and bathrooms were cleaned a... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

The owners were rude and bookings were poorly managed. Staff were everywhere, intimidating and always giving my group dirty looks. Showers always turned off half way,rooms were poorly kept, mattresses worn out & mozzies everywhere!!! The only upside is that its cheap and its the only backpackers around Dili.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

If you're on a tight budget then Dili accommodation can break the bank but the Backpackers double rooms are a life saver. This place is cheap and basic but you will meet a whole load of interesting people here and get some good advice about onward travel. Be warned that hotels get booked up quickly so book as far in... More 

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