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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A 5 minute boda drive, or 20/25 minute walk from Jinja town, this is a clean, good value backpackers. If you want to be close to town or nightlife, stay here, but if you want to experience a great backpackers overlooking the Nile, head instead to the other NRE property, the "River Camp", about 25 minutes drive from town in... More 

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Leslie C, General Manager at Explorers Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi beachbum0623, Thanks for taking the time to write a review we are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and apologise if you found the staff unfriendly. The one with the big afro, Nash our manager, will talking to the staff directly about this. More 

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12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016

Only a 5min bodaboda ride from the busstop. A very relaxed and mellow Place. The staff was really friendly and welcoming. They Went above and beyond with the service. I recommend doing a river rafting tour through these guys. Amazing experience and affordable. Very Clean and comfortable rooms. The food was good, the beer was plentyfull. Very colorful characters working... More 

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Leslie C, General Manager at Explorers Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks Jonas A, your review is very much appreciated. More 

Kampala, Uganda
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

It was a great experience all round. VERY helpful and polite staff, who went out of their way to make the stay happy and comfortable. Hot showers and clean bathrooms! Thanks to all and especially to John (the owner) who spent hours under my mobile home changing my water pump!! And to Nash and his team for helping me! BIG... More 

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564 reviews
131 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 264 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Clean, safe and comfortable with a ton of hot water, friendly and polite staff and a well priced bar with a sociable atmosphere, what more do you want from a backpackers? I really enjoyed it here, I stayed in the tents which whilst they needed a touch of TLC but I really liked. The hostel is a short walk from... More 

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5 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Quiet private rooms, good shared bathroom facilities, but service very poor and arrogant. The one night we stayed we were asked not to play a game of pool at 11pm (after the staff had finally stopped occupying the pool table) because it would disturb the people in the dorms - who, we could hear, were drinking and yelling in their... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

The tented camp is great, comfortable, nice and neat tents. Great food at the restaurant. Happened to meet free spirits who made it more interesting. Went for white water rafting on the Nile with the boat "capsizing" a couple of times. A great adventure. Their prices are friendly too

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Kampala, Uganda
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20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

I stayed here two nights while photographing the Nile river festival in January. The dorms are quiet and clean, they have hot water in the showers, the guys at the reception were a ton of fun and they also have padlocks if you want to lock your stuff in a locker. They have a lounge where you can meet lots... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Prices for dorm beds have been almost doubled in little over 2 years from US$7 to $12 (35,000). The place is clean, friendly, and usually crawling with backpackers. The wifi is usually pretty fast. But if you're on a tight budget, you can find a decent place for half the price by walking 10 minutes down the street and asking... More 

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Bergen, Norway
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25 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

I visited the backpackers in the low season, which might have affected it quite a bit. Not very many people, very quiet, which is not what you’re looking for when you check in to a backpackers. But that’s not their fault. The food isn’t very good, it’s not worth the money. And the mosquitonets are FULL of holes! At least... More 

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38 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 via mobile

... Some of the staff needs to work on their hospitality. We had one guy that worked almost everyday we stayed there (aways had a different coloured staff t-shirt on...like he's special) and he just made you feel like you were always interrupting him, that placing an order at the bar was the worst thing you could do and just... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free Internet
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Internet
  • Free Internet
Services
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Explorers Backpackers

Address: 41 Wilson Ave, Jinja, Uganda
Location: Uganda > Eastern Region > Jinja
Price Range: $16 - $27 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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