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Fatima's Place Maputo
Ranked #12 of 18 Specialty Lodging in Maputo
Reviewed November 23, 2009

I stayed at Fatima's for just a couple of nights. I didn't find the staff overly helpful, though I had been told that they would be a good source of information on things to do around Maputo. I did however meet some great people there, and it was a good place for a solo traveler looking to socialise a bit.

They have dorm rooms and private double rooms, hot showers (though not many for the number of people staying there), and a nice courtyard/bar/living area. They had a menu posted at reception, but told me they didn't serve food. Overall I'd say a decent place to stay on the cheap in Maputo.

  • Stayed: September 2009, traveled solo
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Reviewed September 10, 2009

I was at Fatimas's Place twice. It is a great budget place and it is great to meet other backpackers and travel together to other parts of Mozambique. It is a simple place but the best is its atmosphere. Fatima's is well placed near everything.

  • Stayed: August 2009, traveled solo
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Reviewed June 21, 2009

Really good location, decent rooms. Secure parking and a safe location with food/internet etc walking distance away
Generally clean but could do with an update. One staff member (Dilson) was very very helpful - brilliant. Another was not so good.

  • Stayed: June 2009, traveled with friends
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Thank peresh
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Reviewed May 11, 2009

Fatima was a very pleasant surprise. We had a look at their website before we went there and did not expect much. Our double room was basic, but clean and cheap. The food looked great, but we decided to check out Maputo.

  • Stayed: March 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 6, 2009

This place is one of the few hostels in Maputo. They're in the Lonely Planet and have a sister location in Tofo, so they're pretty popular and probably use this to get away with charging a lot for not offering much in terms of cleanliness and space.

Dorms are very cramped with 3-5 bunk beds squeezed into a tiny room. There is basically no room to move around. It gets hot due to this. They do provide mosquito nets and there are fans in the room.

The shared bathrooms are pretty disgusting for the most part. The smell is horrendous. For the price they charge for the dorms (1/3 more than Base Backpackers), they could really clean them up. The kitchen is also pretty disgusting, including the fridge. I had things stolen from the fridge too over two days that we stayed there.

The positives include a courtyard where people hang out, which Base lacks. Many backpackers stay here because it's one of the few hostels in town, so it's easy to meet people. The location is relatively convenient too.

  • Stayed: December 2008, traveled with friends
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Thank smartcooki
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Reviewed December 12, 2008

We stayed a Fatima's for a couple of nights at the beginning of a 2 week trip to Mozambique. We arrived very tired after a long haul flight to find our room wasn't ready due to ongoing refurbishments. When our room was finally ready it stank of fresh paint and there was no water or electricty.

After some negotiation, we did get a much reduced rate for the room and I'm sure the rooms will be much better once the refurbishments are completed.

The place is great as a place to meet other travellers through Mozambique and also arrange transport for traveling along the coast to Tofo. However, I wouldn't recommend if you are after a good night's sleep!

  • Stayed: November 2008, traveled as a couple
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Stayed: August 2017, traveled with friends
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Address: Mao Tse Tung Ave, Maputo 1317, Mozambique
Location: Mozambique > Maputo Province > Maputo
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Ranked #12 of 18 Specialty Lodging in Maputo
Number of rooms: 30
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