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Pakachere Backpackers & Creative Centre

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“zomba plateau”(12 reviews)
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Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast Available
Non-Smoking Rooms
Restaurant
Airport Transportation
Suites
Bar/Lounge
Concierge
Accessible rooms
Meeting Rooms
Golf course
Laundry Service
Tennis Court
Our Backpackers & Creative Centre is a laidback meetingpoint for international volunteers, locals, tourists and backpackers. We invite you to come and join us for dinner, or to spend the night in a tent, our dorm or a private room. In our common areas and our garden you will meet...
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Zomba, Malawi
31.1 miles to Chileka Airport
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Reviewed May 24, 2018 via mobile

On the website it clearly states that UK pounds are accepted yet upon arrival (after bank is closed) they refuse to accept payment. Other than that is seems like a great place to hang out but this experience puts me off completelyMore

Thank David C
Response from Annelies B, Owner at Pakachere Backpackers & Creative CentreResponded June 10, 2018

Hello, dear David We are really sorry to hear you could not pay with your UK pounds. As new owners we changed the policy that we now do accept pounds, rand, dollars and euros but the guy at reception was not aware. It is shame...More

Reviewed April 25, 2018

I lived in Zomba for around 5 months throughout the past year, and I've spent more than my fair share of time at Pakachere. The rooms are very comfortable, clean, and quiet. The bathrooms have hot water more often than anywhere else I experienced in...More

Thank Allison S
Reviewed December 3, 2017 via mobile

I have stayed at Pakachere for about 4 weeks and it really became my Malawian 'home'. I stayed mainly in my tent in the beautiful and lush green garden of the hostel. I could make use of all the facilties like hot showers, wifi, the...More

Thank Esther K
Reviewed November 22, 2017

We were due to stay at Mulange but had to change our plans at the last moment. Packachere were able to accommodate the whole group. They could not have been more helpful, finding sufficient beds & tents, feeding us all & arranging a trek up...More

Thank Sally6062
Reviewed October 28, 2017

We stayed for two nights in one of their tents, which was incredibly comfortable and spacious. The outdoor space was well maintained with little huts and seating areas, as well as a volleyball court. Inside there were a variety of different seating areas where you...More

Thank Emma A
Response from Annelies B, Owner at Pakachere Backpackers & Creative CentreResponded November 1, 2017

Dear Emma, Thank you very much for your kind words. We hope to see you again when you come back to Malawi :) Regards, Annelies

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Certificate of Excellence
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Top amenities
Free Parking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Meeting Rooms
Laundry Service
Concierge
Multilingual Staff
Self-Serve Laundry
Breakfast Available
Airport Transportation
Things to do
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Golf course
Tennis Court
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Price range
$40 - $120 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Suites, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
Details
Price range
$40 - $120 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Suites, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
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Traveler (20)
Room & Suite (11)
Dining (8)
Family and Play Areas (3)
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"The shared dorm room has comfy beds for $10, I got a great night sleep"
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"Big dorm has own bathroom; small dorm only 6 beds; private rooms are nice!"
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"Ask for the smaller dorms. Private rooms are best if you want to "splurge.""
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"The doubles are great value; did not stay in dorms but looked ok."
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