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Alternative Space B & B
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Reviewed July 12, 2013

This establishment lived up to its name by providing alternatives on many levels: the obvious architectural uniqueness then followed by the host’s insightful perspectives on various aspects of life in Namibia which proved to be extremely informative. Initially the parking arrangements appeared rather daunting but the hosts have a system going that soon put us at ease. You can enjoy a full breakfast which you are able to prepare yourself. This relaxed and informal atmosphere created by the hosts made this stay one of the highlights of our Namibian visit.

Room Tip: Choose a room furthest from the parking lot if you're a light sleeper.
  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 26, 2013

Here's a place that has character and atmosphere. Well-designed with different places to relax (swing, suspended chair/cocoon, fireplace area). Entire place is visual eye candy. Some of the nude art work has been taken down but overall I think it's tasteful. Fantastic value (it's easy to see this being a few hundred dollars/euros if it was in the US or Europe), a bit far out to constantly walk into town (15 mins) but the owners will give you a lift if you don't want to bring your car in. Everything here was done so well. Heck, spend an extra day just relaxing here. You will be pressed to find a nicer (or cheaper) place along your travels. If only other accommodation options had a fraction of Alternative Space's atmosphere, travelling would be much nicer. Along with a ryokan in Kyoto and a few other spots in the world, this is one of my favourite places to stay.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed November 26, 2012

Although it's located somewhat out of the city center, the space is probably one of the best B&B's in Swakop. Why? Because of the friendly owners. Because of the beautifully decorated and spacious rooms. Because of the coyness, and also because it 's not the average B&B (you'll see when you get there). The space provides secure parking for your rental car, there's a braai to cook your dinner and the common room is equipped with TV, Stereo + CD collection and fireplace. If you don't like (or are shocked by) arty nudity, this might not be the place for you. Otherwise: go.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank Kristof79
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Reviewed October 27, 2012

In September when we arrived in Swakopmund from Spitzkoppe (along the Skeleton coast) there wasnt sunshine, town seemed empty and I can say it was really cold place. However - we had one night reserve in Alternative space and we spend only one day in Swakop. Swakopmund is good place for travelers, and you can try many activities there even sun is under cloud. I can say Alternative Space is the top of B and B I´ve ever been. The owner family is very welcoming and very helpfull with your visit of Swakop and around areas. You got breakfest "bring what you want in the kitchen" where you get everything what can you imagine. Kitchen has equipment free to use. Rooms and whole housing has nice and architectural distinctive design. Perfect beds with heating ped (very usefull in Swakopmund nights). House has own parking place for 4 cars. I can recommended for families with children, couples. It´s very valued place near the center.

Room Tip: If you are couple, bring room with tub. :)
  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with friends
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6  Thank venajue
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Reviewed October 5, 2012

We had a great stay at alternative space B&B.
The B&B is very atypical in terms of architecture. There are many small places in the building including a living room to have a drink.
We had a great big room very original.
The owners are very friendly and gave us very good advices.
Breakfast is very good.
The B&B is located 5 min from the city center by car and 25min walk.

It not so easy to find their direct contact (email). In fact they do have a website (don't be offensed by the pictures, it's artistic pictures and nothing else!).
To find the it, just write in google "THE alternative space". If you do not put "the", you will not find it

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank nicolas414
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