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Baobab Beach Backpackers

Vilanculos, Vilanculos, Mozambique
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Baobab Beach Backpackers
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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18 reviews 18 reviews
17 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

This is a great place, set in lovely gardens right on the beach. Has camping, dorms, rondavels and beachfront chalets. We stated in a rondavel/ethnic hut which was a really nice experience and good value. It's very simple, just a bed and electricity and was a little damp but I think that's unavoidable with the type of hut. Theres a... More

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Breukelen, The Netherlands
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7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

This Backpackers place is well known in Vilanculos. Quality price ratio of the room is good, and it's a nice place to meet many other people. The owner is a nice guy and very helpful. This location is at the beach.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

We spent there several days as we got stuck there because of the shootings taking place on the way to Chimmoio. Payed 320 met per person; firstly in a dorm with en-suite toilet then in a 4 bed hut. Good location, friendly staff. Really recommend to try their fishburgers. Rooms are ok and toilet facilities are clean. Great view over... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

I've stayed there for 9 days and it was a great location. The new management is friendly and there to help you out. The place is by the beach, the food is affordable and fast and the location is close by the market. You can cook you own fresh calamaris and meet nice people! It is home away from home.... More

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10 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

We spent Christmas at Baobab Beach Backpackers and we had a great time. The place has new management since a few months and they do a great job. There's a nice atmosphere in the place and it's right on the beach. Their rondavels are cheap, but basic (shared bathroom with hot showers). Their beachfront chalets are good value for money... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

I had a wonderful stay over Christmas. The vibe was great and the staff were attentive. I found the rooms clean and felt very secure with the guards walking around day and night. Baobab is right on the beach with amazing views of the islands. Different types of accommodation at good prices. I loved the beach front chalets, rustic with... More

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Vilanculos, Mozambique
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Baobab has a great social vibe and cheap rooms and bunks. By far the number one choice for budget travelers. The food is nice and service is fast. I enjoyed all of the different spaces to chill out with new friends whether at the restaurant or the grill over-looking over the ocean.

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Maputo, Mozambique
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

Nice cozy bar. Very friendly and helpful staff. There is a lot of young people, backpackers here, so its noisy at night and you dont get much sleep. Good and cheap food is served. The small beehives are maybe good to sleep in if you are 20. I wouldnt recommend them for a family.

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Helena, Montana
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13 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

During 2 months in Africa we found most people to be friendly and kind. During our week's stay at Baobab Beach we were hardly recognized. We had a beach bungalow which was comfortable. The bed was nice and the mosquito net was in good shape. However, rats could easily get in. They chewed a hole in one of bags to... More

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London, United Kingdom
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

We camped here and found everything fine, but nothing more. I agree with some of the previous reviews about slightly apathetic staff (although I thought this just applied to the foreign staff - the local staff were pretty helpful/friendly). The price was reasonable (for Mz), but food was quite expensive (which matters as you're about a km out of town).

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Address: Vilanculos, Vilanculos, Mozambique
Location: Mozambique > Inhambane Province > Vilanculos

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Baobab Beach is situated directly on the beach and just a kilometer from the colorful central market in Vilanculos, Mozambique.Baobab Beach looks out over the azure seas and shifting sands of the Bazaruto Archipelago.Baobab Beach facilities include accommodation, restaurant, bar, communial kitchen, communal ablutions and transport to buses. Accommodation consists of beachfront chalets (shower en-suite), ethnic huts, dormitories, camping and overlander sites.Baobab Beach activities in the area include a diving, snorkelling, island hops, dhow trips, horse riding, fishing and villiage tours. ... more   less 

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