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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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... More 

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3 of 5 stars 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
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4 of 5 stars 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
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5 of 5 stars 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,... More 

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Thank janickpierre
Entebbe, Uganda
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3 of 5 stars 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... More 

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Thank Vesna S
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

The place is quite nice. The food is very good. Service is there most of the time when the staff is not watching TV or playing outside. The location is perhaps perfect. Now here is the problem. The staff lie. When I asked at what time the restaurant open they told me that at 6:00 am. The morning that I... More 

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Thank Chipilingt
Boulder, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 via mobile

Did the job for the 5 hours of sleep we needed after getting denied at the border.. Rooms and toilets were extremely clean and the employees were amazing. Typical budget lodging. If you need a budget option in the Kisoro area, this is your best bet. They also have drinks which is a plus after traveling all day..

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 via mobile

Yes it is basic but the staff were so friendly and helpful. They really make the place and organising or recommending any activity for the day was no problem at all. Extensive menu and food was very tasty. Only downside is as others have mentioned, the person(s) who appear to be working on US time and speak very loudly on... More 

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Thank sarahadl
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 via mobile

Our stay at Golden Monkey was good, we did negociate the price down since we were used to smaller prices. After that it was good value, and propably one of the better priced kitchens. We were in a normal 6 bed dorm, shared shower and toilet. The place is quite central, 3 min walk out the door to the left... More 

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Thank Puck R
Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 via mobile

Basic accommodation and reasonable value for money after negotiating the price down. Noise from other rooms can be a problem, the room opposite mine had a radio playing loudly until late. The hot water was broken in my room so make sure you test it rather than accept assurances that it is working.

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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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