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East Timor Backpackers

Avenida Almirante Americo Tomas | Mandarin, Dili, East Timor
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2016

This hostel has been closed (9 January 2016). The management said that East Timor Backpackers will reopen in 4-5 months on a new location, and will have three dormitories and no private rooms. The new location is just around the corner from the current, but away from the busy main street on which the former hostel was located. The cheapest... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015 via mobile

Amazing people run the place. Its a home away from home. The family are very courteous. Felt as though i was back with my family! The facilites and rooms are basic but kept well. The tais market is just around the corner. The backpackers is just short walk to the beach and a few minutes by taxi to timor plaza... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015 via mobile

I stayed in this hostel for several days and liked it. Situated on the main street, walking distance to the sea, simply great choice. The staff is very helpful and you get free tea and coffee in the kitchen. Would recommed to everyone.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

The only one backpacker option listed in Dili... and even though it is not really great, it is always full (backpackers stay there as well as some NGO interns). Not super clean (but acceptable) and it smelt cigarette in rooms. The common area is nice though and you can use the kitchen (coffee and tea are free but no breakfast).... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

This hostel is the cheapest in Dili but not good. There are three normal beds in the dorm, the other 6 (3 bunk beds) are not worth calling a bed. I probably sleep better on the floor. Also the staff is not helpful and friendly. I didn't feel welcome and was afraid to ask anything. If those two issues are... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

This is the only place you can stay for cheap in Dili (12$ a dorm bed, if dorm beds are all taken, ask them to put a matt on the floor for you - they'll charge 8$). Book in advance because they don't have many beds (only 2 or 3 rooms) and they are often full because aside from travelers,... More 

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Dortmund, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

- "The" backpacker hostel in Dili, no other budget option exists - Stayed several days in the double room. Book in advance, only two rooms are available. - AC - Free WIFI but extremly slow. Go to Hotel Dili / Dili Beach Hotel instead. - Storage room - Staff is so so - Shared cabin shower and toilet. Sometimes hot... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

Lovely owners! Not the cleanest but the dorm doesn't smell to bad and I sleep really well in there! My boyfriend and I share one of he single beds (not a bunk) and it is very comfortable and clean! I have met lots of lovely people here which is nice as we have been staying in hotels mostly and haven't... More 

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Thank Sonja P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015 via mobile

Stayed here for 3 nights. Friendly vibe, good location to explore and beds are OK (Try get a single bed, not a bunk). Good AC, bar and rec areas. Showers average. Would stay again. Staff are friendly (speak good english too) and do their best to help backpackers out with tips. Single rooms available but didn't try this.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

I stayed in Dili for 3 nights and always had an amazing time at the Backpacker. Dan is an amazing British man with the most interesting stores and even after only a few year running the joint he is the talk of town in Dili. His wife Rita is at reception from 8.30AM. Not only did she make me feel... More 

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  • Multilingual Staff
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
East Timor Backpackers is Dili's only backpacker hostel, centrally located, it is THE hangout for backpackers and adventure travellers when visiting Timor-Leste (East Timor). We provide a small number of basic single and double rooms as well as shared room dorm bed accommodation. ... more   less 

Additional Information about East Timor Backpackers

Address: Avenida Almirante Americo Tomas | Mandarin, Dili, East Timor
Location: East Timor > Dili District > Dili
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