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It's a Small World Backpackers Lodge Avondale

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Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

The atmosphere and the people reminds me of a hostel in Europe, which is great! However, we stayed during winter time and we were never able to shower with hot water and the rooms were cold with any kind of heater. The reason for lack...More

Thank Isabella T
Response from Tariro01, Marketing Officer at It's a Small World Backpackers Lodge AvondaleResponded 7 July 2016

Thank you Isabella T Your feedback is extremely valuable to us, as we strive to improve with each and every stay. We would like to apologize for the poor experience.The issue was attended to.

Reviewed 4 June 2016

Not too many people go to Harare. The hotels are expensive and this is a budget option for those who want access to CBD and shops for coffee or souvenirs. It's easy to get around on the kombi. The place is clean but a little...More

Thank Robbiec1964
Response from Tariro01, Markerting Officer at It's a Small World Backpackers Lodge AvondaleResponded 8 July 2016

Thank you Robbiec Your feedback is extremely valuable to us, as we strive to improve with each and every stay. Please come again next time

Reviewed 24 May 2016

This is a nice place, but there are no "backpackers" here... I saw only local people. The employees are friendly, but in the cold Zimbabwean winters I was so cold I got sick. There is no heating and doors and windows are left wide open....More

Thank susanhorcajo
Response from Seremwe, General Manager at It's a Small World Backpackers Lodge AvondaleResponded 5 August 2016

Dear Thank you for your valuable remarks. We will look into that next winter. Our fire place is on until 10:30 every winter. Due to climate change our winters are getting harsh especially at night. Point taken Thank you for your review. regards

Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

Clean, quiet, decent location, good wifi, small but clean kitchen. Walking distance to the shops, the US embassy and the Mozambican embassy. You can get a chapa to anywhere at the Avalon shops down the road and the orange atm across from Food Lovers Market...More

Thank Becca F
Response from Tariro01, Guest Relations Manager at It's a Small World Backpackers Lodge AvondaleResponded 30 November 2017

Your feedback is extremely valuable to us, as we strive to improve with each and every stay. Thank you for the review.please visit us again

Reviewed 4 March 2016

I stayed there one night on two different occasions. If based off my first experience, I would have given it a 4. I had a private room, great experience with the staff, nice and fast internet, and the only thing I could complain about was...More

Thank Hunter H
Response from Seremwe, General Manager at It's a Small World Backpackers Lodge AvondaleResponded 6 March 2016

Dear Mr Hunter Once again we are sorry for the unpleasant second stay with us. Thank you for your review. You coming coming back to us indicates that you are our loyal client. We have since attended to the ceiling in the dorm. Also linen...More

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Traveller (48)
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lefoko s
29 May 2015|
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5 minutes by taxi for the one in town and 10 minute Avondale one
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Bambelela123
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our number is 00263772766118
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"Get a room with your own bath. More expensive but worth it"
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"Sometimes even the dorms are fairly empty. Ask if crowded and you may be able to stay in a quiet dorm."
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"If you can afford a private room, that is always the best."
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"Take the dorm room, the other rooms are far overpriced."
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