Baobab is one of the oldest backpackers hostels in Vilanculos and feels a bit rough round the edges - though it is quite cheap. We found the bar quite noisy late into the night as the dorms are very exposed to the surroundings, which was OK but added to the noise problem. The owner looks after the local street kids which is a great thing to do, although it does seem to attract a great number of beach boys to the beach where the hostel is, meaning it is nearly impossible to relax on the beach. The food is OK and reasonably priced and the bar is good - fun and busy. The communal kitchen is excellent and well organised with a deposit for utensils. Friendly staff also. Despite the aforementioned drawbacks it is probably amongst the best backpackers in the area.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Baobab Beach is situated directly on the beach and just a kilometer from the colorful central market in Vilanculos, Mozambique.Baobab Beach looks out over the azure seas and shifting sands of the Bazaruto Archipelago.Baobab Beach facilities include accommodation, restaurant, bar, communial kitchen, communal ablutions and transport to buses. Accommodation consists of beachfront chalets (shower en-suite), ethnic huts, dormitories, camping and overlander sites.Baobab Beach activities in the area include a diving, snorkelling, island hops, dhow trips, horse riding, fishing and villiage tours. ... more less