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41 Wilson Ave, Jinja, Uganda
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Ranked #8 of 15 Specialty Lodging in Jinja
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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San Francisco, California
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63 reviews 63 reviews
34 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

I stayed there but did not do the rafting. The only good thing aboutthis place is the wi-fi connection that works from 8:30am to 8:30pm more or less. Everything there is expensive from the price from a dorm bed (10 bed dorms) to the food that is not great. I had the lasagna and you knew it came made and... More

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Leslie C, General Manager at Explorers Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi nomade 123, We apologize that your experience of Explorers Backpaackers was less than satisfying and will pass your comments onto to the relevant departments. Cheers Leslie More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 via mobile

Backpackers is THE place to stay in Jinja if you're on a budget. You can get lots of discounts if you do the adventure activities such as Rafting. The staff are the FRIENDLIEST people I've ever met, we love them all! Especially Musa, Gerald, Markie, and Nash :3 the dorms are great with comfy pillows and a nice strong fan... More

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Leslie C, General Manager at Explorers Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi WeAllShareTheSky, Thanks for the great review, you are more than welcome to come back anytime. Cheers Leslie More

Kerry, Ireland
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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

I did not stay at NRE, but had arranged with them to take the shuttle from Kampala, eat and drink with them for 2 days and take their Nile river cruise. The location is great, short ride from Jinja town, with all activites on their doorstep. There was a nice range of food and they have two menus, one for... More

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Leslie C, General Manager at Explorers Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi KerryGirl_14, Thank you for taking the time to write a review, we are pleased you enjoyed your experience with us. Cheers Leslie More

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28 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

The place could use a bit of a face lift (bathrooms) but still a good place to stay, we where their during low season so not much more ppl their and during the nights that can make you feel a bit lonely (not a problem just a fact) The price was all right (great deal for a free stay if... More

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Leslie C, General Manager at Explorers Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi TozCaz, Thanks for taking the time to write a review and appreciate your comments. Cheers Leslie. More

Birkenhead, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014 via mobile

It seems the Lonely Planet recommendation has gone to their heads as the manager sought to charge me and my wife $14 to pitch our tent on their 'campsite' (ie small patch of lawn next to building). It was late at night when we arrived so we offered to meet in the middle at $10 per night (more than fair... More

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Leslie C, General Manager at Explorers Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Richard P, We are sorry you found our camping charges overpriced but these are our advertised rates and include hot showers, free DSTV, free wireless internet as well as a public computer. We also offer free tea & coffee in the morning and two nights free camping when you raft with Nile River Explorers. Cheers Leslie More

Steffisburg, Switzerland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

I had a Great Stay what a Backacker or a Hostel needs for Travellers is Safe and you even can leave the Phone or the Pc charging on the Oposide the Bar without any Worrys and thats is very GOOOOOOOOOOD They have also a Shuttle is Operiting to Kampal and a Shuttle to the Camp Side where they do the... More

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Leslie C, General Manager at Explorers Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi marcryf, Glad you enjoyed your stay and looking forward to seeing you again if you do come back to Jinja. Cheers Leslie More

San Diego, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

My boyfriend and I stayed in this backpackers just for one night because it was so dirty and overpriced. We paid $30 for a dirty double room with toilets and showers outside the room. (We found much cheaper and cleaner accommodation in town the next day.) The showers felt like prison showers - very dark and dirty with insect nests... More

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Leslie C, General Manager at Explorers Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Laraann1233, We are sorry you were disappointed with your stay at our backpackers. We are currently in negotiation with our landlord regarding major renovations to the building which are long overdue. With regard to the internet, unfortunately access is always erratic in Uganda regardless of where you stay. Glad you enjoyed the hot water. Cheers Leslie More

Gaborone, Botswana
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

Musa, Doug and Kowa were amazing in all ways today. We had the time of our life, from training, encouragement, wit, humor, etc on the rafts. The pre.raft school was appropriate and they were there, along with others, on time. Mark did the bookings and logistics with honesty and great patience. I will come again.

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Leslie C, General Manager at Explorers Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi MalavaMalava, Thanks for the review, we appreciate you taking the time. I will make sure your praised of Musa, Doug, Kowa and Mark is passed on. Cheers Leslie More

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

I stayed here for a week. Thanks so much to the staff, particularly Nash, Musa, Gerald, and Nathan. They are extremely friendly, and helpful. If you want to hang out and read a book in the hammock, or play cheap games of pool, or meet other backpackers, volunteers, or explorers, you have come to the right place. The backpackers is... More

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NREManagement, General Manager at Explorers Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi travelbuff2012, Thanks for the great review - we are pleased you enjoyed your stay at Explorers Backpackers. I will make sure your songs of praise are passed on to the relevant people - knowing you are doing your job well is always appreciated. Cheers Leslie More

Kampala
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

It's the 3rd time that I've been to this place and each time always feels special because of the beauty of the place especially the Nature. I and my boyfriend always enjoy the walk through the trees to the water. The food from the restaurant near the water is very good especially the prawns. We were there a week ago... More

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NREManagement, General Manager at Explorers Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Batenda R, Thank you for the review but I do not believe you have the right property as Explorers Backpackers is not near the water. Regards Leslie More

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Address: 41 Wilson Ave, Jinja, Uganda
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Location: Uganda > Eastern Region > Jinja
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5

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