I may go as far as to say that Backpacker's is my favorite little hideaway on the planet. I do a lot of traveling alone, so it is always nice to be able to sit around and meet new people, whether it is the staff of a place or other travelers. Throughout the day, this is always possible here. It is also usually pretty quiet throughout the day to get some writing or reading done. (This may change when a large group first arrives, though.)
At night, it kind of turns into a loud party, which for some can be a turn off, especially for people going to bed early. (I have also stayed at Red Chilis, and although it is nice, the place is usually pretty dead and somewhat hard to meet anyone interested in interacting. It is the opposite of Backpackers in this way. If that's your thing, check them out.)
Every time I've been back here, it has been as clean as I would expect it to be with so many people in and out all the time. The food is good, though there is a wait most of the time. Try to order when it isn't too busy if that's an option. Reasonable prices, especially for a dorm-bed.
I love this place and will continue to be there every chance I get.
- Also Known As:
- Backpackers Hostel & Campsite Hotel Kampala
- Backpackers Hostel And Campsite