Backpackers Hostel and Camping (Kampala)
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Backpackers Hostel and Camping (Kampala) Reviews
Home away from home Jul 25, 2012
I loved this place, this is a place to meet lots and lots of voulenteers and backpackers. Its a perfect setting to sit down and meet new friends in the out door sofas and to drink a beer while watching the monkeys run around in the trees. The woman running it is like a mother and is helpfull and ready to give information about everything. One of the best backpackers in Africa if you ask me. And i still think so, even if i didnt have water the last 2 days. (a water pipe broke)
The first budget hostel to open its doors in Kampala and still going strong. Set in lush gardens, it is an escape from the bustle of the city and local staff ensure a warm welcome. As well as dorm beds in various shapes and sizes, there are also attractive bandas (thatch-roofed huts) and some more sophisticated self-contained doubles with hot-water bathrooms.
Cooking facilities are available for campers, but tasty, inexpensive set meals and snacks are readily available, including nightly specials. The bar draws a mix of travellers and expats, includes a pool table and stays open late. Broadband Internet access is available. This is also the place for reliable information on tracking the mountain gorillas in DR Congo, as this is the representative in Uganda. This popular hostel is a 10-minute minibus ride out of the city centre, not far from the landmark Namirembe Cathedral. Take a Natete shared taxi from the new taxi park (USh500 uphill, but only USh300 return!) - just ask for 'Backpackers'.
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