Its a backpackers lodge, so this review is written from that viewpoint. As backpackers lodges go, Chameleon is reasonable. The rooms are not bad, but the dorm we stayed in was quite terrible. The dorm was actually a sort of passage next to the bathroom. Only 3 beds in it, but this particular dorm was the hallway that connected 2 other dorms to the bathroom and the lounge....... which means non stop traffic through the dorm from about 5.30 am to about 11 pm.... couple that with the major highway about 50 metres from the window... and forget about sleeping.
Chameleon would be better off to use that dorm for what it is .. a passage ! Rather camp than stay in the dorm.
I stayed in a proper bedroom during a previous visit.. was fine for a backpacker.
The free breakfast was great.
The staff was friendly.
The bar closes at 10 pm... so be it .. in years gone by Chameleon was quite hectic for parties.
All the crime warnings are a bit over the top, although parked cars DO get broken into outside the premises.. thats a fact.
Chameleon is okay , but if you want sleep then do not stay in a dorm, particularly not the one next to the bathroom
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- For Backpackers we offer dormitory beds. There is also a range of twin, double and triple 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. We have recently added air-conditioners to some of our standard and luxury en-suite rooms which is great during the hot summer months. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Chameleon Backpackers Hotel Windhoek