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Golden Monkey Guest House

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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Entebbe, Uganda
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Stayed 2 nights in April 2015. This is basic budget accommodation.;;;you should leave all comforts of your home at home. Be prepared for frequent power cuts and no running water problems. However, staff are very polite and kind to bring hot/cold water in buckets for shower at any time..be prudent and arrange for this evening earlier if you need to... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

The place is quite nice. The food is very good. Service is there most of the time when the staff is not watching TV or playing outside. The location is perhaps perfect. Now here is the problem. The staff lie. When I asked at what time the restaurant open they told me that at 6:00 am. The morning that I... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

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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Adelaide
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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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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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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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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
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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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Spain
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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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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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