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Pakachere Backpackers & Creative Centre

| PO box 1389, Zomba, Malawi
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Oosterhout, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed together with my 13 year old daughter Roos for 13 days at Paka. We enjoyed all minutes we stayed at Paka and in Zomba region. Very friendly staff, great food (even when the electricity dropped out). Clean room with shower and toilet. But they also offer enough possibilities to have a cheaper stay, like dorm or tents. On... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in Pakachere's a few weekends whilst we were working in Malosa (30 minutes south of Zomba). It is a very comfortable hostel that offers camping, dorms and private rooms. The beds are comfortable and the nets are of good quality. The food and drink are reasonably priced and the staff are all welcoming and friendly. Above all, the... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

When we initially arrived at the hostel we were quite disappointed. It's quite quiet and not as nice as some other hostels we had stayed at in Malawi. We also found that the mosquito nets in the dorms had huge holes in them. The staff came and taped the holes up but you still felt that they weren't hugely going... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Very warm welcome. Great rooms that are clean and welcoming. Good food and a great bar to meet other travellers. Well located near the Zomba Plateau and only an hour from Blantyre. Felt very secure during our stay and the management could not do enough to help. Open fires and games of Bauo each evening.

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Galway, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

A really lovely lodge set on some beautiful gardens at the foot of Zomba plateau. Helpful staff but not too knowledgeable about hiking the plateau. Unfortunately my spiced chicken for dinner was not spicy and instead so oily it was nearly inedible. My friend's veg curry on the other hand was delicious. Could have spent another day or 2 there... More 

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Mzuzu, Malawi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

A spontaneous stop in Zomba was rewarded with this fantastic place. Set in a scenic garden right on the slope of the Zomba, Pakachere is a welcoming spot for backpackers. A very relaxed atmosphere, a nice campfire and a hike on Zomba plateau made it a great stay for us. Would definitely recommend it for a couple of days!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Lovely helpful staff and the manager was super helpful, and wonderful hiking. By far and away my favourite hike of Africa. Lots to do and wish I had more time to stay! you can book many activities when you get there and the place is really peaceful and beautiful. as a hostel its really clean and tidy and though there... More 

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Kochin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

I stayed at Pakachere for app. a week in January 2015. Pakachere is a very nice and friendly hostel (form beds for 10 dollars/5000MQ), surrounded by a beautiful garden - perfect for chilling out! Dorms are big, clean and conveniently arranged, with lockers. Clean and spacious bathrooms are attached to each dorm. Pakachere also has a very social bar gathering... More 

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NYC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

This backpackers, nestled away in Zomba, was much appreciated after long, hard travel through Malawi. We camped on the grounds (you can put your tent anywhere for 2,000 kwacha) and just enjoyed the lovely atmosphere of Pakachere's itself. Zomba was, of course, lovely and although we didn't get to spend much time exploring around it seemed like it would be... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Pakachere was in a nice location near the centre of town, in lovely quiet gardens and was clean friendly safe and cheerful place to stay in Zomba. All staff were helpfula nd Isaac our guide on the Zomba plateau especially so...our enjoyment of the walk on the mountain was enhanced by his friendly, knowledgeable, approach

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