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“a work in progress” 3 of 5 stars
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Plot 33/35 Church Road, Entebbe 256, Uganda   |  
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Jalandhar, India
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11 hotel reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“a work in progress”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2012

actually its a bit above average and just little short of good..when in rome do as romans do!!

if you are looking for a backpackers right next to the airport to schmuze away a few quiet nights reading and sipping on the beer chatting over with other crazies like you who love seeing the different hues of our beloved planet..head to this place..

quiet, low key, super cheap and very laid back..thats what you feel as you tread up the wide -orange-brown patio and arrive at entebbe backpackers :)

free wifi, nice clean tents to stay in the gardens, friendly -calm staff and a reliabel boda-boda service on call makes it just about as good as it gets in uganda..we, me and wifey dear landed without reservations after our matatu guy looked all around for the place and found ourselves nicely tucked away in a tent in the garden without hassles..

its very close to the airport hence reassuring but far if kampala is on your radar..it can take upto 2 hrs if you dont land up in a snarl of traffic from here to thither!! so kampalaites beware..

but the place is good and clean, safe and there are lots of tourists floating around who regale you with their stories..the decor is styled on the way backpackers are and the organise various tours and ovelanding trips as well..we however dint have the time..

the food can be tricky as be sure to order by 7 in evening as the cooks leave, yes the really leave after i think 9 and you have very little chances of getting anything around located as it is in one of the quieter suburbs of entebbe..

we liked the night in the tent, cheap, earthy and well romantic as wifey dear puts it..
overall the place is worth staying and will not disappoint you if not impress you out of the way.. we took a boda boda on call to the zoo and really loved it..

hope that the continue improving and raise the standards even more..till then i would recommend it in any case..the beers are cold by the way!! ;)

Room Tip: pl book in advance and tell your taxi/matatu/boda boda that its right next to the school down below...
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Kampala, Uganda
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2011

Having read many reviews of this place on Trip Advisor and others I booked it safe in the knowledge that it was very basic (which is fine), and cheap, but clean and friendly etc. When we arrived, the staff were friendly enough, but we arrived at 1pm and the room was still not ready. When we eventually got to the room it was dirty, grotty, peeling, ripped and torn mosquito net, showers and bathroom were disgusting. I was very disappointed. We didn't stick around to sample any of the food and spent as little time as possible there. Unfortunately, there is not much availble of this kind of price in Entebbe, so maybe it is taking it's position for granted - there are far better quality places for similar prices, just not in Entebbe.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Leiden, The Netherlands
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9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2011

Stayed 1 night here before my flight home in the large room next to the common area, right of the main entrance. Spacious garden setting, friendly staff, secure and a nice little bar with cold beer. The heater for warm water was bust in our room and they couldn't fix it. The rest of the place has shared facilities.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Entebbe Backpackers

Address: Plot 33/35 Church Road, Entebbe 256, Uganda
Location: Uganda > Central Region > Entebbe
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 15 Specialty Lodging in Entebbe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 76

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