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Mr. Martins Cozy Place
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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
2 reviews
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“Most comfortable beds in Ethiopia!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2014

Mr. Martin's (New) Guesthouse was a super find in Addis Ababa. It is clean, friendly and cheap! Dawit was always very helpful and knowledgeable. The rooms were clean, well furnished and beds were great!

Highly recommended for budget travelers!

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2014

Great place to stay in while in Addis. Staff are nice and friendly. The rooms are incredible value for money. The location is a short walk away from the Bole area. You could also walk downtown if you don't mind exploring. However, downtown is a 150 birr taxi ride away or even much less if you opt to take a shared taxi van.
Will most definitely stay here again on my next trip to Addis Ababa.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Mussoorie
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2014

We arrived and after not being told what was going on, were shuffled off to another location which charged us more (it was nicer, but since we had made a reservation on a cheaper price, we weren't happy). We were able to move to the "cozy place" after the first night. We went off to Lalibela, leaving reservations for when we return. When we returned, we were shown the room we had reserved for two people- with a single twin bed. We demanded a room like the one we had requested and were told to wait for the owner to come. After an hour, we asked if he was coming and were told he was playing sport. We were again shuffled off to the second, better location. The place is fine, but don't expect them to honor reservations!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
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vancouver, BC
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2013

All the employees including Mr Martin were super kind and helpful. As a group of 3, we got one of the family rooms that were NOT in the main house (where the dorms are situated). It was very cold but we had a bathroom + shower that were separate from the main house. However, staying in the main house would have been a lot warmer for sure. Due to frequent power outages across the country, sometimes there is no hot water and no lighting. "Common area" is under cover, outside. No wifi, internet cafe just outside. Not the best neighbourhood, but decent eateries (Yoly cafe for local food and Greenview restaurant for pizza) are close by and the distance to the airport is a lot less than from downtown Addis.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Linz, Austria
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2013

Nice and clean and indeed very cozy. The manager is very helpful and friendly, although seldom present. No Wi-Fi without explanation, there is one internet-stick which doesn't work though. Sometimes they lack water and electricity. Staff-friendlyness varies from good to very little, but most of the time they were very generous and helpful. We where told to keep an eye on our things or to lock away valuables in the cupboard.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2013

Great location - close to good restaurants and just beyond the Addis hustle & bustle. The staff are friendly and helpful. But pretty standard backpackers accommodation - my room (in 2nd building) was faded, mattress was soft, and there were bedbugs. Shared bathroom was okay, except for lots of mozzies, but also used by outsiders coming in for a drink so got grubby at nights.
All expected though at this price range.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
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Kent, UK
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2013

Very easy to reserve a room online at very affordable prices.
We stayed in a very large room in the main house which has the much better bathroom.
The rooms are situated around a courtyard which is pleasant to sit in. All the staff were happy and accommodating.
It is located at the end of a small alley way, behind some green gates, there is a sign on the main road. Most taxi drivers know of it so we did not have any difficulty locating it. You are also provided with a very clear map on the website.
It is very conveniently located for the airport approx 10 minutes drive.
Taxis from the airport charge around $20 which is roughly 380 Birr when it should be about 150 to 200 birr max.
You are in the red light district but we did not feel threatened or uncomfortable day or night. Lots of restaurants very close by.
Overall, good location, great value for money, good place to stay in the capital, we would stay there again.

Room Tip: Request a room inside the main house, they have more space and the larger bathroom.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Mr. Martins Cozy Place
Address: Cape Verde Street | near to Atlas hotel, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Location: Ethiopia > Addis Ababa
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 80 Specialty Lodging in Addis Ababa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
You have found Mr. Martins Cozy Place, one of the top rated and the most recommend budget accommodations in Addis Ababa. It is not a coincidence that we are preferred by travelers from around the world,as we are located only 3.2km from Bole International Airport and our neighborhood is the most happening in Addis in terms of the selection of restaurants, bars, nightclubs, shopping centers,art galleries, banks/ATMs, internet cafes, gyms and cinemas. We are also steps away from easy transport routes to most parts of the city.Mr. Martins Cozy Place is situated inside a quiet, private compound with a two story main building. We have a range of seventeen rooms according to your needs. Our rooms are decorated in simple but tasteful manner and are always clean. Also there is a big communal kitchen for guests to make themselves a healthy meal. To relax, the premises feature a lush garden area and a rooftop terrace with a splendid view in addition to various amenities in order to make your stay hassle free. Our experience in budget accommodations since 2005 combined with our friendly staff allows us to make your stay in Addis enjoyable and memorable. We love what we do, we love meeting new people and most of all we love building experience to better our services. ... more   less 
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