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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The place is located close to the main road but still offers a quiet ambiance. The setting is inviting & you can feel confirtable. The food is very commendeble as previouse reviews mentioned. however, you wait a looooooong time (1.5h for some chicken and chips), yet there were only 7 people ordering quiet the same. I know that you have...

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Dzierzoniow, Poland
Reviewed October 7, 2016

Good budget place for staying for local activities like Gorilla tracking or vulcano climbing, very nice personnel, very helpful with everything needed, they supply hot water whenever you ask, good food in a restaurant provided you order local food, no English or French breakfast, excellent view from terrace on the Muhavura Mountain, very close to the good cafe and to...

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Thank Jaga-Agata
Geneva, Switzerland
Reviewed September 20, 2016

Been there twice in a year and always got a warm welcome. The rooms are basic yet clean and properly equipped. Ideally located just a little off the town centre so it's both quiet and close to shops, cafés and other amenities. Breakfast is not included but instead of the common African toasts with canned jam and margarine you can...

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Thank Any S
Connecticut
Reviewed September 18, 2016

I returned to the Golden Monkey Guest House for the second time with students (3rd time for me) for a service learning trip in the area. With a friendly staff that made everyone feel at home, our only disappointment was having to leave at the end of our trip! While other places may be more luxurious, you can't beat Golden...

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Reviewed August 31, 2016

We stayed at Golden Monkey for two nights. The staff was friendly and extremely helpful, and organized hikes for us in the area (including guides and transportation). They have a restaurant in the lodge, and are close to other amenities around Kisoro like ATMs, stores, and other restaurants and shops. The wifi here was the best we had anywhere in...

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Thank Cathy L
Reviewed August 7, 2016

I didn't stay at the Golden Monkey, but still met the staff who were great. They are really fun people that help you get to know fun things to do around Kisoro. They also let us book activities through Virunga Adventure Tours, such as a safari trip to Queen Elizabeth. Definitely a place to visit in Kisoro, especially to meet...

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Reviewed May 21, 2016

Not very luxurious, cheap place. The beds in the dorms had some bugs which took me 3 days to get rid of after I left the place. The staff is helpful and will arrange anything you need. Kisoro isnt too big but it helps to be near the Coffee Pot!

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Thank Saurabh R
Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed April 26, 2016 via mobile

This is a good place to stay. We were recommended by a friend and was glad to stay here. Rooms are clean and the double bed was HUGE! It's close to Coffee Pot restaurant. Staff is very nice, helpful. WiFi worked most of the time.

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Thank Tilly M
Baie-St-Paul, Canada
Reviewed March 5, 2016

Golden Monkey is smack in the middle of Kisoro and the friendly staff will arrange transport to National Parks and others. The restaurant serves above average, very cheap food and the fridge is always full of cold soft drinks and beer. Wi-fi works fine in the reception and around power cuts, where Blanket the lazy dog usually lay! Great, cheap,...

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Entebbe, Uganda
Reviewed May 31, 2015

Stayed 2 nights in April 2015. This is basic budget accommodation.;;;you should leave all comforts of your home at home. Be prepared for frequent power cuts and no running water problems. However, staff are very polite and kind to bring hot/cold water in buckets for shower at any time..be prudent and arrange for this evening earlier if you need to...

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Stay at the Golden Monkey Guest House as a great base for tracking the mountain gorillas, hiking the Virguna volcanoes, canoeing the Kisoro crater lakes, bird watching and snake safaris on Lake Mutanda. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Golden Monkey Guest House

Address: PO Box 280, Kisoro, Uganda
Location: Uganda > Western Region > Kisoro
Price Range: $5 - $30 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
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“no good view from rooms, however, this is Africa, who spends time in rooms? Terrace very pleasant, clean and with nice view of vulcano”
 of 5 bubbles Jaga-Agata, Oct 7, 2016 | Read review
“Wi Fi at the bar only.”
 of 5 bubbles Chipilingt, Apr 28, 2015 | Read review
“The further you are from the hotel entrance, the fewer noisy guests have to pass your room.”
 of 5 bubbles leonetraveller, Jul 7, 2014 | Read review
“As far as possible from the reception area, ideally at the end of the furthest corridor”
 of 5 bubbles geoffwellard, Sep 19, 2013 | Read review
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