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Pakachere Backpackers & Creative Centre

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Lusaka, Zambia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Pakachere is in the middle of Zomba. It is surrounded by large, old trees and has a very relaxed feel to it, with basic volleyball and table tennis facilities available in the grounds. Meals are fine, with quite a good variety of different foods, for all tastes (including vegetarian) and reasonable prices. Wifi is available, free - very slow, but... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016 via mobile

We stayed for 3 nights and managed to experience 3 different rooms as it was quite busy and we booked quite late. The place itself is in a nice setting on the edge of the golf course on the edge of town. The kitchen knocks up basic food. There's free tea and coffee. There are also local guides that can... More 

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Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

The staff are excellent and nothing too much trouble. Accommodation basic but kept clean. Food available most of the day and reasonably priced. Good areas outside to read or study. No hassle from vendors. Road leading down to it could do with some work.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

Packachere is a place that is runned by Dutch people. It is a quit place with a very large garden. You can rent a room, stay in a dorm or in a tent. They serve very nice food (the pizza´s and the pancakes for breakfast are the best). They people who work there are very nice and they have free... More 

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Thank 1234Anne5678
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016

Pakachere is a friendly place to go and have a filling, tasty and cheap meal amongst friends or people who are about to become your friends. We didn't stay but we have been there for food many many times.

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Thank SamPorter
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016 via mobile

Convenient affordable hostel in zomba town. Friendly staff, tasty food and very safe. The dorm rooms can be hot and stuffy. Bring your own towel. Bathrooms are clean enough. Can tent outside. Nice bar restaurant area, upstairs common areas. Overall recommended as a good place to stay when traveling thru Zomba.

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

My boyfriend and I stayed at Pakachere over Christmas and enjoyed our stay. We stayed in a double room which was really comfortable, clean and well equipped. However it was right next to the main entrance and opened out onto a big social area so it wasn't particularly private or quiet. The food was good and very reasonably priced. They... More 

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State College, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

My favorite place to get away for a weekend when I am living in Malawi a few months out of the year. A favorite place of PCVs and ex-pats working in the area. While it can be a bit obnoxious when the groups of young volunteers take-over the place on some weekends, it is still worth it to experience this... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

I stayed in hired tent on top of the hill which was very comfortable. Staff provide good service and advice about activities in Zomba. (Tip: hire bicycles and cycle down the plateau, it is incredible!) The communal area is spacious which attract some local people, who were always a pleasure to converse with. Staff are extremely welcoming and provide good... More 

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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015 via mobile

Upon arrival we were surprised by this place. the garden, the room and the menu in the restaurant all looked very good. They also provide free wifi which is not so common for hotels in Malawi. Staff were very friendly as well. Unfortunately there are also some things we didnt like about this place. First of all we had some... More 

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Amenities

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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Golf course
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Free Parking
  • Business Center with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Our Backpackers & Creative Centre is a laidback meetingpoint for international volunteers, locals, tourists and backpackers. We invite you to come and join us for a bite, or to spend the night in one of our dorms or rooms. In our common areas and in our garden you will meet inspiring Malawians and people from all over the world traveling through Zomba! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Pakachere Backpackers & Creative Centre

Address: | PO box 1389, Zomba, Malawi
Location: Malawi > Southern Region > Zomba
Price Range: $18 - $40 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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