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Cardboard Box Hostel
Reviewed June 25, 2014

Awesome place bar thats open till midnight big crowd everybody people from all around the world easy way to interact, I can here alone and have met the great staff and tourist here at the cardboard box

  • Stayed: June 2014
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Reviewed June 6, 2014

Rooms can be stuffy and stagnant... value is decent, but has gone up signifgently in past year... lots of friendly people/locals at bar... Very nice location and great sunsets... would recommend it.. Kitchen need tio be upgraded

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled solo
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Reviewed April 19, 2014

I liked this place. When I wanted to do safari and they couldn't get enough people to it, they arranged it with another company. The WIFI is good. Walking distance to the city center, or take a taxi for 10 namibian dollar. I got my own key to the dorm and there was also lockers in the dorm. Some of the toilets and shovers could have been a bit cleaner, but I don't mind. The free breakfirst is nice. 2 pancakes and a cup of coffe.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled solo
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Thank DanielHenrysson
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Reviewed April 17, 2014

A fairly decent place stay if one is not picky. We stayed in a twin room worth although aged furnishings, the rooms are very clean and tidied. The Stevie on the other hand left a lot to be desired. The hostesses were ate more interested in what was happening on social networks of their phones. We tried to get information (on arrival) about the activities to do. They only managed to advice the mall. We were left to do our own exploring. The last they could have done was to offer fiend in areas to avoid. The next day was better though when they recommended a desert tour (nor quite sure what had happened to their phones for that rate moment of attention. But overall, the place I'd decent and was a pleasant stay. N the bar got busy at night and quite noisy to with non residence to thus a need to be extra careful with valuables. But for the amount payed for the stay, who can complain?

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled with friends
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Thank 1st_tyme
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Reviewed March 6, 2014

Stayed here two nights and had my camera stolen out of my room by a guy who walked in off the street Who knew The pin code.. Management said this place has been targeted 7 times in the last two weeks and a couple was robbed at knife point out the front..

  • Stayed: March 2014
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Reviewed February 2, 2014

We arrived quite late and could only find a camping place in the Cardboard Box.
But in the morning encountered friendly staff who was willing to provide information and advice.
The center location, about 10 minutes walk from the center mall, was very convenient.
Stayed only one night, as from there we went to the airport to get our rental car and start the true trip of Namibia. Our first impression of Windhoek, especially after visiting the mall, was of a relatively modern city, in which you could find anything you needed for the current trip.
The trip to the airport and to the rental cars takes about 45 minutes, and only a certain type of cabs is allowed to do that trip.
Our nicest experience in Windhoek itself was to see African Santa's taking pictures with families.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank OphirB
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Reviewed January 5, 2014

Overall just didn't really like the place, the rooms were too crowded, not enough bathrooms and they were a bit run down. However the breakfast was great and bar/pool area was a great place to hang out. Location was ok, but Windhoek is not very large. Staff were reasonably friendly. Pretty good value for money but overall if you are willing to pay a couple of dollars more per night I would recommend Chameleon. If its full then this is a reasonable alternative.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled solo
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Thank Nicholas A
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Address: 15 Johann Albrecht St | West, Windhoek, Namibia
Location: Namibia > Khomas Region > Windhoek
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Ranked #67 of 92 Specialty Lodging in Windhoek
Number of rooms: 26
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