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Entebbe Backpackers
Ranked #16 of 32 Specialty Lodging in Entebbe
Stockholm, Sweden
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“Pleasant and purse-friendly!”
Reviewed June 18, 2014 via mobile

We spent two nights here and the affordable and basic rooms far exceeded our expectations! There's speedy internet, satellite TV, hot showers and a cosy sociable lounge. The location is ideal to walk into town for restaurants, swimming pools, banks and local attractions and I would recommend this place to anyone looking for accommodation on a low budget. The staff are friendly and helpful, they booked airport transfers and let us store our bags until our 3am flight. 10/10 would visit again!

Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
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Jinja, Uganda
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Reviewed June 11, 2014

I am afraid my judgement isn't positive at all. My bookings during the last months went all wrong, they weren't noted in the reservation book, they were wrong/put on a wrong date, double bookings, mailing 3 times before getting a confirmation. Food is okay but service takes very long, breakfast will only be served after the chef has arrived even if that is at 9am. Some sons of Frank are very unhelpful, unfriendly... Prices of double cottages were raised with 30%, from 60 to 80.000Ugx without any notice to regular customers like me. And I could continue for a while. I am looking for another place for the future. You may ask them how many times I have been there and how many rooms I took during the last years...

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 8, 2014

Rooms are just ok, nothing particularly bad but they are just a bit grim and aged overall. Bathrooms are ok.

Overall facilities are mediocre. There is a dining/living room/bar which is not very lively, apart from this there is not much to do on the property itself. The Red Rooster a half mile down the road provides a good alternative for dinner/nightlife though.

Important to note it that we had very mixxed experiences with the staff, the day staff is quite friendly but the night staff is close to being rude! We arrive around 10pm and were almost scared away by the unfriendly and uninterested staff working here in the evenings.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 30, 2014

First of all it has to be stated that Entebbe Backpackers has excellent service and nice and a friendly staff. The staff is prepared to go that extra mile for you if needed. The area is pretty and the rooms are nice.

Unfortunately the food they prepare is pretty bad, and I tried different items on the menu, but it was either burnt, bland or just not good.

Another unfortunate fact was that the room where I stayed had an ant problem... but it was no biggie for a one night stay.

Would I stay there again? Definitely, but I would just make sure to eat out ;)

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 17, 2014

Just spent a week here. Frank and his staff could not have been more friendly and welcoming. There were 12 of us staying here and we were all made to feel like home. Food was good to, I'd recommend the banana pancakes!
The staff even did some laundry for us for 25p an item.
Would definitely go back.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 31, 2014

Spent one night waiting for my flight.
Got a single room for $ 10.
Washroom was shared by 4 rooms, of which 3 were empty, so I was the only one using it.
The room was decent enough for the price.
Entebbe is a small place, so other attractions were within walking distances. Slightly longer walks though.
Good enough for travelers on short trips.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled solo
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Reviewed February 14, 2014 via mobile

I stayed here 4 nights waiting for a friend to fly in. I found the staff friendly. Dorms and bathrooms were cleaned everyday. The beds had mosquito nets albeit a bit torn up. Beds also had individual lights which is nice for all the early morning flight people. There are two dorm rooms one with lockers an one without so ask for the one with. The food was not very good but the beers are cold. Pretty consistent wi-fi and tv with lots of channels. There's outside seating areas with grass. I would recommend splurging on a day at the pool at the nearby Lake Victoria hotel (20ugx) and coffee, juice, chocolate croissants and free wi-fi at Gately Inn. Also you can get great pedicures at the salon next to Nakumat.

Stayed February 2014, traveled solo
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Property: Entebbe Backpackers
Address: Plot 33/35 Church Road, Entebbe 256, Uganda
Location: Uganda > Central Region > Entebbe
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
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Ranked #16 of 32 Specialty Lodging in Entebbe
Number of rooms: 16

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