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Pakachere Backpackers

Zomba, Malawi
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Muang Sing
13 reviews 13 reviews
12 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

The name Pakachere means meeting place. This place lives up to its name. It is a great place to meet and get to know the staff and also other travelers. The staff is very willing to help, not only with service, but with information about the local area. They offer information and can link you up with locals for guiding... More

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Beijing, China
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31 reviews 31 reviews
24 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

We went to Rosa first, but found there too small and tiny, not enough space to camp, rooms are without bathrooms. So we came to Pakachere, and yes we were so right.... The room is spacious, price is really worth it. The dinner is cheap and nice, we like the atmosphere a lot. The garden is beautiful and we are... More

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Lilongwe, Malawi
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

With my family, we stayed at Pakachere for two nights. As the private rooms were fully booked, we were offered to stay in a dorm just for ourselves, which was quite nice. The place itself has a great location, situated directly at the edge of the old golf course with amazing old trees and a nice view of the mountains.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
30 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

I came to stay for two nights and wound up staying for four. The location was perfect being just a short walk into town and a couple of hours walk up to the plateau. The food was amazing with good portions served and for a god price. Aside from the plateau Zomba is a lovely town to explore and spend... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

I stayed at Pakachere for 5 nights in July 2013 and I totally enjoyed my stay. It is situated in a quiet and serene environment; beautiful gardens; clean rooms; good food and great service. The staff is very friendly-Jonathan, Joy, Grace, Felix and everyone-all made my stay comfortable. The rates are quite affordable. All in all, it is a great... More

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Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

Part of an income generating activity for a Dutch community programme in Zomba region, this backpackers offers dorms and rooms and camping at affordable prices. Clean, good food, fast Wifi!, some activities like nsima cooking and Chichewa classes: an easy place to hang out, very close to Zomba town and Zomba Plateau.

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

We stayed here for one night whilst visiting to clib Zomba Plateau. Not in the centre of Zomba, it is quiet and peaceful but within a 10 minute walk to the centre. They called a taxi for us to take us up to Zomba and were very helpful in giving us details of buses for our next stop. The food... More

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Lamu Island, Kenya
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28 reviews 28 reviews
28 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

Stayed there for 3 nights. Rooms are ok but a bit pricey if it's only one guest (single room). Nice food (reasonable priced), very helpful staff. I went on two hikes with Isaac who works for Pakachere - he's a very good guide. I enjoyed my stay.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

This is an absolutely great backpackers conveniently located just off to the side of the golf course as you walk away from the main road. I lived in Malawi for a couple of years and have spent the last six years travelling and visiting and there has never really been a decent backpackers in the town. When I arrived last... More

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London, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
12 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

I just wrote about Casa Rossa (where we only ate) and the main reason we didn't stay there was because this place is a bit more central and pretty decent for a backpackers. If the weather had been better, the other place would be cool to put a tent up at, but as it was, Pakachere was a perfectly good... More

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Address: Zomba, Malawi
Location: Malawi > Southern Region > Zomba

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