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Pakachere Backpackers & Creative Centre

| PO box 1389, Zomba, Malawi
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    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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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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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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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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