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AFEX Juba

Hai Malakal, alongside River Nile, Juba, South Sudan
AFEX Juba
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Greenville, South Carolina
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

The AFEX Riverside is probably one of the best places to stay in Juba. You have to re-calibrate expectations when traveling to Juba. Everything is taken care of for you when staying at the AFEX compound: security, food, laundry, etc.... I stayed in a riverside villa. The villa includes a kitchen/living/dining room separate from the bedroom. The bed is under... More 

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Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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59 reviews 59 reviews
37 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2012

clean, secure, friendly and well-managed. it is more camp than hotel though, so the food service is minimal and not overly convenient. Food and drinks served are of acceptable quality.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2012

Sitting by the Nile under the thirty-foot mango trees before noon (i.e. before it gets too hot) on the weekends is one of my favorite Juba routines. The fact that it's the nicest place to stay in Juba is confirmed by the fact that this is where George Clooney stays when he's in town, which is more often than one... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2012

A container in a really secure, pleasant place is a fine way to spend a visit to Juba. For $100 per night, I don't think you can get better. It includes laundry which is very convenient and fast. The restaurant is nice the staff is friendly. Sitting by the Nile is very pleasant. The restaurant and bar are right on... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2012

Staying at AFEX has been fabulous esp because Juba is not the easiest place to be. AFEX accommodation was good more so for Juba quality. Fabricated container rooms go for $100 bed & breakfast although they have cottages which go for over $100 (can't remember the price). Staff are super friendly. Enjoy a nice sunset drink at their famous bar... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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68 reviews 68 reviews
54 hotel reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2012

First, this is a camp--not a hotel. Second, I gave it five stars because compared to the so-called hotels in Juba, this "camp" is by far the most decent and relaxing place to stay in or around Juba. I had a bungalow that amounted to a living room and a bedroom and bathroom. Fairly clean and very basic furniture with... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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13 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2011

I stayed in both an apartment (with my wife) and a container (alone). Both were fine but, if you are alone, the container is much better value and really not very expensive. Most of the guests are long-term (months to years!) and have lots of Sudan stories to tell. AFEX is well-located right on the Nile and quite close to... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2011

Container housing was surprisingly comfortable. Hot water, TV, air conditioning, mosquito nets, clean shower, well-designed desk, refrigerator, laundry service. More than I ever expected. Great restaurant on the banks of the Nile. Each meal is buffet style -- something to like at every meal, and all you can eat. Good outdoor bar with television. Strong security presence. Professionally managed. Able... More 

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Athens, Greece
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156 hotel reviews
367 helpful votes 367 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2011

Very well organised compound like a small town. An entire army of security staff, offices of every kind and a lot a westerners around. Propably has the best location by the Nile with shadow of huge mago trees. the rooms are prefabricated containers style , but before you rush to discard the idea , imagine them with shower cable tv... More 

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Lund, Skane Lan, Sweden
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2011

But I am very disappointed that they charge fortunes per hour for the internet connection. Internet connections are rare in Juba.

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