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Evansville, Indiana
Reviewed October 12, 2016

We visited in August and stayed several days before/after our whitewater rafting experience (also through Nile River Explorers). We stayed in a dorm that was clean, comfortable and safe. The camp is behind a guarded and gated entry with several bunaglows, dorms, private rooms, a common area (in the lobby) a restaurant, a bar and an open patio that overlooks...

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Thanks Danielle J, your review is appreciated.

Jinja, Uganda
Reviewed September 19, 2016

Ok,it is a Backpackers place. But one of a kind!!! The cleanliness, the knowledge about all kind of Adventures in the area, the prices for combos. And The staff.... In all areas you will get 5 star service. From The Receptiion (OM Mark?), Mussa, The MD Leslie. Nash, John. And the owner John Dahl!!! Always go here, you will never...

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Reviewed September 6, 2016

Having traveled through much of Uganda before arriving here, a chance to chill out was appreciated. The food was good and the service comparatively quick compared to many places I stayed at. The atmosphere was very relaxed, and my group and I got to meet plenty of people on their own adventure in Uganda. The bar on Saturday is a...

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Reviewed August 30, 2016 via mobile

We recently stayed at the Explorers Backpackers dorm for one night. The dorms were clean but empty, since we were the only three guests. Staff is friendly and helpful with any inquisitions. With 12USD the dorm rates are overpriced and the owners fail to live up to its self proclaimed "Backpackers" name.

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

Hi Mia Aurelia H, Thanks for taking the time to wirte a review. Our backpackers is sometimes quite as most of our guests prefer to stay at our camp in Bujagali. Cheers Leslie

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Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

I stayed with my sister at explorers backpackers for 2 nights in the dorm. We originally came here because the latest lonely planet states that the dorm beds are $7 each, but when we arrived the price was $12. However the place is clean and the garden is beautiful and relaxing. It's in a very nice green neighborhood just outside...

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

Thanks for the review. Unfortunately travel guides are only updated every 3 to 4 years so pricing can often be out of date. Sorry that you did not enjoy the food or coffee I will pass your comments on to the manager and see what we can do to improve it.

Uganda
Reviewed July 5, 2016

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...

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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.

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...

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Thanks Jonas A, your review is very much appreciated.

Kampala, Uganda
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...

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Manchester
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...

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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...

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Address: 41 Wilson Ave, Jinja, Uganda
Location: Uganda > Eastern Region > Jinja
Price Range: $11 - $24 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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“The back dorms are quieter”
 of 5 bubbles daniellej260, Oct 12, 2016 | Read review
“They are all clean and good, if you need anything the staff will provide.”
 of 5 bubbles jinjaman, Sep 19, 2016 | Read review
“Easier to access it using their free transport from Kampala”
 of 5 bubbles 891christinen, Jul 29, 2015 | Read review
“The dorm is good and seemed pretty secure with the key always left at the bar but the last person to leave the room”
 of 5 bubbles Kampala_Hoop, Feb 6, 2013 | Read review
“For a cheap QUIET night, opt for a tent which comes complete with comfy mattress and pillow. For cheap'n'cheerful communal experience, the dorms are comfortable. For the ooh-la-la there is a double room!”
 of 5 bubbles LindsayN647, Nov 2, 2011 | Read review
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