Fatima's Nest

  based on 2 reviews   write a review

Tofo, Mozambique

Fatima's Nest Tofo Reviews

natt319 natt319
3 reviews
Rats Apr 09, 2011
Fatima's is good for the bar scene, but that's about it. The place is really dumpy as far as hostels/backpackers go. The self-catering kitchen was covered with ants when I arrived and the fridge is actually an ice chest turned on low. I stayed 1 night despite being warned by other guests of a mouse infestation. The next morning I found my jean shorts, laptop case and bag chewed through by the mice. Not to mention I woke up a few times throughout the night listening to these things scurrying around the rafters. Gross. To Fatima's credit, though, they were 100% apologetic and willing to offer a refund for the night.

I recommend going to Bamboozi, 15min down the beach. They offer free transfers over there. The phone number is on their sign just past Fatima's. MUCH nicer and cheaper as well.

I should also mention the shuttle-service Fatima's offers to/from their other location in Maputo. It's nice in that it takes you door-to-door between the two Fatima's so you can avoid having to walk around Junta in Maputo with all your baggage. Just be aware that you will be riding a regular minibus but will be paying the "white tourist" price. If it's not crowded, just show up the morning that the shuttle leaves and pay the driver directly to save yourself a couple hundred meticais.
1 / 1 TravBuddies found this review helpful/trustworthy
Join TravBuddy to leave comments, meet new friends and share travel tips!
Mappedbyjenn Mappedby…
2 reviews
Horrible bunks, good location Apr 19, 2011
Convenient- there's a crowded shuttle that links you from the Fatima location in Maputo to Tofo for 600 Mtc. The place is also located right on the beach front and is a good place to socialize. But they have the worst bunking situation I've ever seen:18 bunk beds in one room, the bottom bunk is cramped and rats scurrying around at night.
1 / 1 TravBuddies found this review helpful/trustworthy
hali_greg says:
The individual huts are a little better. Still nothing fancy.
Posted on: Aug 10, 2011
Fatima's Nest Map
Value: Location:
Cleanliness: Safety:
Bed: Fun:
photo by: Bluenose