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“Friendly, clean and comfortable” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Chameleon Backpackers Hostel

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Chameleon Backpackers Hostel
Certificate of Excellence
Yorkshire
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Friendly, clean and comfortable”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2009

Very reasonably priced, especially as breakfast is included.
Private rooms and dorms are clean and nicely arranged. Kingfisher (a dorm) can be noisier.
A good place to meet other travellers. The most pleasant hostel in Windhoek.
Very friendly and helpful staff.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank medic_ellie
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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London
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19 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2009

We stayed here 3 times during a trip earlier this year. The place is very well run, with comfortable rooms, decent internet and all the facilities that a traveller would need, as well as a fantastic kitchen. Only thing I would say is that the drains smell a bit in a couple of the downstairs rooms (Kudu and the ones either side). If they haven't fixed this, then ask for an upstairs room - the smell became a little bit opressive when we were there! Despite that, this a great place and very good value too.

  • Stayed February 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Dom-n-Lin
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London
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2009

Really great place to stay. Very friendly and knowledgable staff, who always go out of their way to help and make you feel welcome. It's also very secure and environmentally concious. It has good facilities and is very convieniently located near the city. I have stayed there a few times now for those very reasons. Infact the owner and staff treat you like one of the family. Highly recommended!!

Stayed July 2009, traveled solo
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Thank JBStillalive
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Stockholm
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2009

We have been in Namibia and surroundings for almost 8 weeks performing work for our Swedish university. We have stayed at several different places and slept in everything from tents to, well at least semi-luxurious lodges. Our base during this time has been Chameleon in Windhoek and I can honestly say that no other place has been able to compare to the atmosphere we found there. Nice people, lovely staff, the rooms are great value for what you pay. Everytime we've come back from one of our field trips it has felt like we are really coming home when coming to Chameleon. I would recommend anyone coming to Windhoek to stay there.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank JonnyStockholm
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namibia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2009

I was here for 4 days and I really enjoyed my stay! The staff is extraordinary friendly and helps you with all problems/questions. The central location and a shopping center a few walking minutes away makes it even more attractive.
I can definitely recommend the hostel!

Cheers,

Nadine

  • Stayed September 2009
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank nana0701
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Bremen
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39 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2009

Stayed in this Hostel for two nights. The Hostel itself is great: Nice pool, rooms ok and standard breakfast. The manager of the hostel was pretty rude to some guests, though. Additionally he lets his local staff sleep on the floor in a lumber-room w no windows

  • Stayed October 2006, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Mettigel
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Buenos Aires
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2009

EXCELLENT PLACE... Great facilities, awesome fully-equiped comunal huge kitcken, beautiful swimming pool and cool bar, very useful parking space, etc, etc.They provide all the services the travellers need and the staff is so nice. They care a lot about the environment. And the Elephant Room is perfect! Also, CHAMELEON HOLIDAYS AND TRAVEL, the travel agency (which is into the hostel) offers a superb service. We want to thank very specially DALENE HANSEN for making things so easy for us... We had a perfect 10-day self drive trip into the country... Dalene put all the pieces together for us and everything went PERFECT. She, Jules and Nascimento make a great team! We couldn't be any happier with this trip :)

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  • Stayed December 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Additional Information about Chameleon Backpackers Hostel

Property: Chameleon Backpackers Hostel
Address: 5 7 Voight Street, Windhoek 9000, Namibia
Location: Namibia > Khomas Region > Windhoek
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 76 Specialty Lodging in Windhoek
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
For Backpackers we offer dormitory beds. There is also a range of twin, double and three bed rooms for those wishing for more privacy. Our Guesthouse has spacious rooms with en-suite bathrooms having off street parking and a continental self serve breakfast included. Need safe long term accommodation while staying in Windhoek. We have 3 flats available for stays of more than 3 months. ... more   less 
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Chameleon Backpackers Hotel Windhoek

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