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Las Rozas, Spain
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We where too tight in the dorms, food expensive. I recomend to go arround Vilankulos and you will find much cheaper places with same quality, I also dont recomend to hire them boat to Bazaruto, its much more expensive, and dangerous.

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Thank Gerardo S
Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was living in Vilanculos with my wife for 3 months and most of that time spent in Baobab beach resort because of the great energy and good vibe of that place. the people that run this place are awsome and so nice. they helped me alot during the time I was there to solve some issues I had about... More 

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Poznan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Unique place in Mozambique cost, very unofficial, rather in hostel type than hotel. Great atmosphere, interesting guests, nice eating place. If you want to go snorkeling near Bazaruru, ask staff, they will arrange your good trip. Place worth visit , probably best in Vilanculos.

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Thank Bartosz B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

We stayed for 5 nights at Baobab and had a great time. The staff were so helpful and friendly, changing a family 4 person room into a 5 person to accommodate us all so we could stay in a beach front hut. Marina (the manager) is genuinely talented at her job and made all the guests feel so welcome and... More 

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Thank Fiona S
marinaf1970, Manager at Baobab Beach Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you Fiona, I really appreciate your beautiful words. It has been a pleasure to host you here guys, such an happy group like you, we will never forget ! Hoping to see you again.....futur doctors :) . Marina & Staff More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

Whilst the dorm was nice and clean, the showers and toilets also, the kitchen food and bar fantastic, and the wifi reliable and fast, it was the service that made this such a pleasant experience. Marina the Italian manager goees out of her way to ensure everyone knows what they need to know, has what they need to have and... More 

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marinaf1970, Manager at Baobab Beach Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind review. I really appreciate. Hope you arrived safe in Zim. And hope to see you again here at Baobab. Marina & Staff More 

Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

I had no intention of visiting Vilanculos until I met various dorm mates elsewhere who all raved about it. While it takes a concerted effort to get there, it was definitely a trip highlight. You’d likely want to spend at least a few days here to make it worthwhile, especially as it takes a while to wind down and fully... More 

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Maurach, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

It's really a nice place to stay there a couple of days on the beachfront in Vilancolous. And it's very well managed this place. It's not even a usually "Backpackers" place. They have nice Huts with Bath and shower inside as well. Definitely recommend this accommodation. Although i been there in Lowseason. Maybe it's getting more crowdy and noise in... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

I stayed only one night at their beachfront chalets, and my only regret was not having booked my entire 4 days in Vilanculos there. Marina (manager, owner?) was friendly and very hands-on in terms of managing the place. She seemed to know every guest by name and would always check-in frequently with each one individually. Plus, Daniel and Rebecca (sp?)... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

After a not so great stay at a complex down the road we were only too delighted to move to Baobab Beach for a couple of nights. We stayed in a cosy rondavel. The backpackers has a relaxing chill out area next to the bar and restaurant and has a lovely swimming pool, perfect for cooling off in after a... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016

The owner is really helpful, and everyone who works there is great. Lovely vibe and clean rooms. Location is great, only a 10 minute walk from the centre, and right on the beach front. Have a barbecue while the sun is going down over the sea!

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  • Free Parking
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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 

Additional Information about Baobab Beach Backpackers

Address: Rua do Palacio, Vilanculos 1304, Mozambique
Location: Mozambique > Inhambane Province > Vilanculos
Price Range: $22 - $37 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Baobab Beach Backpackers 2.5*
Number of rooms: 17
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