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Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 November 2015

Decent accommodation close to the centre of Kampala. Pricing was ok. Although the website says one price, and when you arrive its a different price. Kinda a standard problem within Uganda though, websites not being updated! Staff were friendly, showers were warm! They arranged my taxi to the airport and even found me a taxishare to save me money. Good...

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Barcelona, Spain
Reviewed 3 November 2015 via mobile

I spent 2 nights in this hostel in Kampala. The architecture of the building is beautiful and all the facilities are very clean, specially the dorm. It is a great place to meet other backpackers that are starting a trip in uganda or soon moving to tanzania, rwanda, etc. The staff is very friendly, specially a young girl that works...

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Edmonton, Canada
Reviewed 7 September 2015

This place looks like it was a cool place to stay maybe 20 years ago but has since fallen into disrepair. The bathrooms, bedrooms, lounge and outdoor hangout are in need of serious updating and TLC. If nothing is done it will soon be on one of those top 10 creepy abandoned places you see floating around the web. The...

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Rochester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 August 2015 via mobile

We arrived in Kampala after more than 20 hours of travelling from the UK and just wanted a nice, clean place to recover. IF you look at this place's website it appears to be wonderful and even has pictures of a pool! THE REALITY, HOWEVER, IS VERY DIFFERENT. Although the people working in the hotel were very accommodating, the place...

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Antwerp, Belgium
Reviewed 10 July 2015

Kampala backpackers is a strange place. It's like it once was a great place, with lots of facilities, crazy club-life and a popular hotel. But nowadays you only see a glimps of all that. What strucks is the dark and huge bar. You can sit outside on a big terrace and they play funky music with a light show. But...

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Paris, France
Reviewed 4 May 2015

I spent many nights at this hotel and I have been staying in many of the room types (bandas, double and single rooms). I have a mixed feeling about this place. My advice is that If you are not picky, not looking for a quiet place and not staying for long in Kampala, the place is a relatively good option....

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 April 2015

I stayed here whilst on a school exhibition. We occupied 2 large rooms of 12 - our room had only one light dangling from the ceiling which made it very hard to see. The beds were comfortable but the setting was extremely noisy - the place is more of a club than a quiet retreat, they had music blaring until...

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Bergen, Norway
Reviewed 22 March 2015

Nice place. I was there in the low season, so not very many people, but still, the ones I might where wonderful people. Travellers that hade good stories to tell, and gladly shared them. The place it self has all you need. Plenty of showers, toilets, couches, pooltable, and lots of beds in the form of dorms, singles, doubles etc....

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Nairobi
Reviewed 21 March 2015

I was utterly disappointed with the place. Rooms are totally ran down. The room I slept in had just a bed, a lousy mosquito net (supported by bamboo sticks) and walls and lots of mosquitoes. The washrooms were not lit at night and I had to wait till morning to take a shower. Only good thing maybe was the free...

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Dartmouth, Canada
Reviewed 1 February 2015

From Canada, studying at a university in a rural ugandan village. I love the village lifestyle but it was time for a break. I came to Kampala to get some groceries, stay in a hostel and meet some people. Backpacks is a great place to socialize. Everyone is so friendly and the open environment is perfect to make friends. The...

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Additional Information about Backpackers Hostel & Campsite

Address: 3 km From the City Centre On the Natete/Wakiliga Rd, Kampala, Uganda
Region: Uganda > Central Region > Kampala
Number of rooms: 23
Also Known As:
Backpackers Hostel & Campsite Hotel Kampala
Backpackers Hostel And Campsite
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“Only certain double rooms have power outlets, dorms do not.”
Tyrannosaurus_Ross, 7 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Huts out-back are quaint and away from club”
159esmeh, 27 Apr 2015 | Read review
“Dorms are cheap and clean.”
MaxineF719, 1 Feb 2015 | Read review
“Get a proper room with door that locks and not the bunks. Take care of and keep luggage safe”
emmaeggs, 10 Dec 2014 | Read review
“There are no rooms that I could call really good. The place is getting old. Try to take a cabin as far from the night club area as possible if you come.”
ChristopherH932, 3 Oct 2014 | Read review
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