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Avenida Almirante Americo Tomas Mandarin, Dili, East Timor
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East Timor Backpackers
Ranked #4 of 10 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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English first
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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London, United Kingdom
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73 reviews 73 reviews
31 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
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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Shanghai, China
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This is a perfectly comfortable hostel, but nothing special. The major downside is the mosquitoes outside at night, which are terrible, but kept at bay if you have good spray. The staff are dry nice but there's not a lot of English spoken, expect for the owner and his wife. They're extremely helpful and know Dili very well so can... More

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Toronto, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This Hostel is okay. Dili doesn't have much to offer AT ALL and yet my travel partner and I were stuck here for 6 days trying to figure out where to go in the country.. Because its so small and underdeveloped you need to be there at the right time and day to book boats and transportation to surrounding areas..... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
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35 reviews 35 reviews
24 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

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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38 reviews 38 reviews
27 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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47 reviews 47 reviews
26 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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71 reviews 71 reviews
36 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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
10 helpful votes 10 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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Address: Avenida Almirante Americo Tomas Mandarin, Dili, East Timor
Location: East Timor > Dili District > Dili

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