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Golden Monkey Guest House

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PO Box 280, Kisoro, Uganda
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Boulder, Colorado
16 reviews 16 reviews
10 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Did the job for the 5 hours of sleep we needed after getting denied at the border.. Rooms and toilets were extremely clean and the employees were amazing. Typical budget lodging. If you need a budget option in the Kisoro area, this is your best bet. They also have drinks which is a plus after traveling all day..

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13 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Yes it is basic but the staff were so friendly and helpful. They really make the place and organising or recommending any activity for the day was no problem at all. Extensive menu and food was very tasty. Only downside is as others have mentioned, the person(s) who appear to be working on US time and speak very loudly on... More 

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34 reviews 34 reviews
29 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Our stay at Golden Monkey was good, we did negociate the price down since we were used to smaller prices. After that it was good value, and propably one of the better priced kitchens. We were in a normal 6 bed dorm, shared shower and toilet. The place is quite central, 3 min walk out the door to the left... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Basic accommodation and reasonable value for money after negotiating the price down. Noise from other rooms can be a problem, the room opposite mine had a radio playing loudly until late. The hot water was broken in my room so make sure you test it rather than accept assurances that it is working.

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Kigali, Rwanda
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98 reviews 98 reviews
41 hotel reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I am not quite sure what Golden Monkey is doing in the 'specialty lodging' category - it is a fairly basic guest house, that's it. But it is well located in the centre of town, has a good bar and a reasonable restaurant, and some very friendly and helpful staff. The rooms are adequate if a little tired, and the... More 

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Basel, Switzerland
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

Yes its Basic, but seems to be the best in the area. It is always cleaned and has a backup generator for those many electric blakouts you just have to suffer elsewhere. The staff is fantastic and make you feel like family. Sheba the owner is a wonderful host and gave my group a gratis drumming lesson. Grace the manager... More 

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72 reviews 72 reviews
26 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

After a trek in the mountains this proved to be the wrong choice as a place to relax. Had booked a room the day before, but when i returned they had no record. Rooms are OK, shower a trickle, but the rooms, self contained huts really are too exposed to any noise from anywhere in the building and added to... More 

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Provo, Utah
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60 reviews 60 reviews
28 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

I was going gorilla tracking in Uganda, but entering the country through Rwanda unlike most trackers. I needed a lot help organizing my gorilla permits and travel around Bwindi. Lucky for me I contacted Golden Monkey Guest House to make a booking and I found out that they also have an in-house tour company, Virunga Adventure Tours. Through communicating with... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013 via mobile

This place was a great stopover while travelling through. Stayed here 3 nights and the staff were great - even went out to the shops for me when I needed something. They also let us take over the music system in the bar and throw our own mini party! Cheap drinks and good food. Clean rooms, clean toilets and shower...... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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33 reviews 33 reviews
27 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

Maybe my expectations were too high reading the reviews here but I was dissapointed by this place and even more by the staff. We had a reservation for a triple and a twin room but got a double bed instead. They were conviced there was a couple among us. The rooms were average and nothing special. The price was right,... More 

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Address: PO Box 280, Kisoro, Uganda
Location: Uganda > Western Region > Kisoro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 8

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