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Pakachere Backpackers & Creative Centre

| PO box 1389, 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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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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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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7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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Muang Sing
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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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24 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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
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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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30 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
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5 helpful votes 5 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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