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Chameleon Backpackers Hostel

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New York
Reviewed 17 July 2015 via mobile

This represents a terrific value for those who want a private room in a small, friendly place in central Windhoek. Like others, we began and ended our visit to Namibia here. We stayed in the Elephant Room (excellent) on our first night and the Lovebird Room (very good) the last night. This is not a raucous party hostel. It has...

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Rosa M, Manager at Chameleon Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks for writing a review regarding your stay at Chameleon. I'm glad to hear that you had a great stay. Hope to see you in the future. Cheers Rosa

Windhoek
Reviewed 15 July 2015

It is a great place to stay and very central in Windhoek. Excellent value for money and everybody is really friendly.Very clean but the dishwashing hygiene has room for improvement.I am aware that water is a precious resource in Namibia but the dishwashing water which is used by all that have breakfast should be changed more frequently.

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Rosa M, Manager at Chameleon Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write the review. I'm glad you had a great time with us. Hope to see you in the future. Cheers Rosa

Essex, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 July 2015

I stayed in two different dorms and two different tents. The dorms were the best I've ever stayed in, they were spacious which was beautiful, they were spotless and had a clean toilet and shower in the next room. I would recommend the Kingfisher dorm if it's available as I did not manage to get a wifi signal in the...

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Rosa M, Manager at Chameleon Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks for the time you create to write the review. It is a pleasure to see that you write every detail of Chameleon for the fellow travellers. I'm glad you had an awesome time with us and could meet other travellers, wish to see you in the future. cheers Rosa

Heidelberg, Germany
Reviewed 7 July 2015

We stayed there for in total of three nights (one at the beginning and two at the end of our trip) this June and it was great! It's a very good starting point for your adventure with Namibia. Very good value for money you pay. We had a double room and it was quite cosy, clean and we cannot say...

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Rosa M, Manager at Chameleon Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks for writing a review regarding your stay at Chameleon. I'm glad to hear that you had a great and relaxed stay. Hope to see you in the future Cheers Rosa

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 June 2015

I spent over two weeks here in February and it is about as good as a backpackers can get, very friendly staff who were happy to chat when ever they could. the place is well laid out with a nice big open kitchen and open bar area were every one can see what's going on around them, there is a...

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Rosa M, Manager at Chameleon Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to send us a review on your stay at Chameleon. I'm glad you enjoy your 2 weeks stay with us. Hope to see you in the future. Cheers Rosa

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 25 June 2015

This place is spacious, clean and cool. People are nice and friendly, I mean both the host and guests. Everything is well organised, there is even a safe in the room. The owner(s) must have put in a lot of thought, and I thank you for that. Wifi is only limited to the reception area due to range. We could...

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Rosa M, Manager at Chameleon Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to send us a review on your stay at Chameleon. I'm glad you enjoy your time with us. I'm happy to advise you that we upgrade our WIFI system so now it better and faster. Hope to see you in the future. Cheers Rosa

Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 20 June 2015

I really enjoy staying in this backpackers. The place is so beautifull.... :-) The staff are really friendly, everybody ready to help you. Thank you so much for your great welcoming. I will come back again.

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Rosa M, Manager at Chameleon Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to send us a review on your stay at Chameleon. I'm glad you enjoy your time with us and it was a pleasure to meet you. Hope to see you in the future.

Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 17 June 2015 via mobile

hameleon was by far the best experience I had in southern Africa. Easy to meet people, lots of young people to travel with. We found two other people to rent a car with and drive around the country. The staff are wonderful and friendly. They always give you the beat information and are very knowledgeable about the area. The bar...

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Rosa M, Manager at Chameleon Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to send us a review on your stay at Chameleon. I'm very glad you enjoy your time with us and that it was the best experience you had. Hope to see you in the future with more friends.

Mansa, Zambia
Reviewed 9 May 2015

Chameleon Backpackers was a nice place to stay with a good location and excellent Indian food just around the corner. We arrived early in the morning on the Intercape bus, and although check-in wasn't until 12, they let us rest and hang out on the couches until we could check in. They rushed our check-in as well and had our...

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Rosa M, Manager at Chameleon Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to send us a review on your stay at Chameleon. I'm very glad you enjoy your time with us. The Indian restaurant is a bonus because it is so close to walk and the food is delicious. Hope to see you in the future.

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 May 2015

Good place to spend a night or two with a simple breakfast and lots of options for safaris. We stayed in the luxury lovebird room which has a balcony overlooking the pool and bar area. The bar and social areas have wi-fi although we couldn't log into it so don't count on being able to use it. The staff were...

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Rosa M, Manager at Chameleon Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

I'm glad to hear you enjoyed your stay at Chameleon. Sorry to hear that you were unable to connect to our WIFI. We have recently opened the WIFI so it is now unlimited to our guests but this has created new challenges as the network is unable to cope with the volume of users. We are working hard to resolve...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Airport Transportation
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
For Backpackers we offer dormitory beds. There is also a range of twin, double and three bed rooms for those wishing for more privacy. Our Guesthouse has spacious rooms with en-suite bathrooms having off street parking and a continental self serve breakfast included. Need safe long term accommodation while staying in Windhoek. We have 3 flats available for stays of more than 3 months. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Chameleon Backpackers Hostel

Address: 5 7 Voight Street, Windhoek 9000, Namibia
Region: Namibia > Khomas Region > Windhoek
Number of rooms: 13
Also Known As:
Chameleon Backpackers Hotel Windhoek
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“If you want an en-suite room, try and get one of the larger rooms in the guest house area rather than one of the rooms near the pool.”
 of 5 bubbles aviatrix_aus, 6 Dec 2016 | Read review
“we stayed in "Leopard" for 4 people, very nice and spacious room”
 of 5 bubbles , 28 Aug 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are wonderful and have animal themes”
 of 5 bubbles Lil_0685, 30 Mar 2016 | Read review
“all the rooms weather East,south ,west north are just perfect!... they are spacious,”
 of 5 bubbles liemo10, 30 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Eagle is self contained and away from the pool area which tends to be loud. Nice bathroom space and high ceiling so it's cooler.”
  • broken toilet in love nest.
  • love nest bed.
 of 5 bubbles PreciousM474, 13 Mar 2016 | Read review
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