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Devizes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed at the sleeping camel during my cycle ride from the UK to Cape Town. I arrived tired after several months on the road. Phil and his staff were extremely helpful while I rested and recovered from a bug. Met some other travellers whom I'm still in touch with. Food was great.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

An afro style restaurant with very good. I recommend the couscous beef and beef "brochettes". The service is good, don't get annoyed for waiting, everything is fresh made on place, no prefabricated stuff. The owner is a nice person, helping English speakers.

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Brusubi, Gambia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

We were pleasantly surprised by Bamako in general and staying at The Sleeping Camel was just an extra layer of comfort. Superb staff, great location, great menu :) and just a great place to meet other travellers. The AC broke down once during our stay (and repaired), wifi a little slow, but other than that, top notch! Recommended.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

Great hostel, the staff are very friendly and will bend over backwards to help you out with anything you need, from the best night out to booking cars and transfers they have it all covered with trusted providers. The hostel is clean and tidy and has all the things you would expect plus a few you wouldn't (water misting in... More 

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Doorn, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

Rooms are clean and bed sleeps wel and with power the AC give cold air Staf is extremely helpful and the drinks are cold and the food is very good. Make a cruise on the Niger with a cold beer and enjoy the sunset and river life of the locals

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Quebec City, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016

We stayed in this hotel for 6 days, the rooms are large with a sitting area and a bar, it felt like home, very relaxing and chilling. very good service at low price, we fall in love with the Chicken salad. I will definitely be back. we stayed there December 2015 traveled on business

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Thank Elan J
Bicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2016

Stayed here for a week in our tent, great place. You feel safe and secure inside the compound. The food is great, a decent selection cooked very well - beer is also cheap and cold! The staff are fantastic. Good location for embassies if needed.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2016

We didn't stay here, but stopped in for a beer one evening and for a light lunch the next day. The chicken salad sandwich was tasty. The menu isn't extensive, but there are a variety of choices. Service is pleasant, but spotty. There are sofas and seats in open air or covered spaces. There were also several hammocks for those... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

This is a great hotel. Polite and good service, good food and very low prices. I stayed in this hotel in March 2015 and now I will stay only there. In "Sleeping camel" everyone can feel the charm of Mali. Besides, this hotel is located in a very convenient and safe location. I would recommend this hotel to anyone who... More 

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Jakarta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

The place was great, the staff are nice and helpful. You can ask for rooms with bathroom, without bathroom or simply camping out at the yard. The food in the restaurant also good and they have a big screen for movies or sport games too. it is a bit difficult to book the hotel as they always full.

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Situated in a quiet area of Badalabougou close to the Niger River, a short walk to local bars, eating places, banks & shops, and just a 10 minute walk into the heart of Bamako.The owners have spent 10 years travelling & leading tours throughout Africa and using their experience have set up a little oasis in Bamako for travellers to use as a home away from home and as a base for further travel in West Africa.The Sleeping Camel also features its very own well-stocked bar and restaurant, and a peaceful garden to relax in. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Sleeping Camel

Address: Rue 25-Porte 80 | Badalabougou Est, Bamako 0000, Mali
Location: Mali > Bamako
Price Range: $14 - $14 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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