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Pakachere Backpackers & Creative Centre

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I first came to eat dinner and ended up loving it so much that I hadn't to come back and stay a few nights. There are good Malawian and western food options. There is tenting a variety of room options. The staff is incredibly friendly and helpful. Just a short walk from town and hike to Zomba Mountain:) There are...

Thank Lauren W
Maputo, Mozambique
Reviewed 9 January 2017

The gardens at Pakachere are beautiful; we spent a lot of time in the summer huts relaxing and enjoying the coffee. Food is nice, beers are cold and staff is friendly. The rooms are basic, showers are fantastic and the place is clean. It needs a lick of paint as it looks a bit tired, but lovely experience. People are...

Thank m0nkeygrrl
Mulanje, Malawi
Reviewed 27 December 2016

Pakachere has a lot to offer on a small budget. The accommodation is basic, but clean and enjoyable. The gardens are lush and lovely. Food is good and varied. We have been at pakachere for an art fair once last year and camped there over the christmas holidays. Each time we have had an enjoyable experience. The smoothies are highly...

Thank LauraSchuer
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

The lodge is on the edge of the small town of Zomba just next to the golf course. The lodge doubles as a creative/arts centre and there were a number of creative/ artistic local and ex pat types enjoying the nice gardens when we arrived. We were shown to our first floor private room via a shared area where numerous...

Thank LS13
Ciaran H, Manager at Pakachere Backpackers & Creative Centre, responded to this review

Dear LS13, Thank you for the review. I'm so sorry to hear what happend to your car. We are going to work on this an make sure this does'nt happen again. I hope you have nice holiday in Malawi. Kind regards, Ciaran

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 November 2016

Made a perfect base for 3 days in Zomba as a single traveller. Nice people running it and a good place to get info on Malawi travel ideas and bump into others doing something similar. Great set of arranged trips with very helpful local guides incl hikes to the Plateau! Highly recommended.

Thank Francis W
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

A real beautifull place with a nice garden and lots to do. The food is really good and there is lots to choose from the menu . Really nice people working there. After 5 days with no elektricity, no running water this feels like heaven!

Thank Tim S
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We stayed in Zomba on our way to Mount Mulanje and again on our way back. We love the atmosphere at Pakachere! It is great for backpackers but also for families or groups of friends. We stayed in the room with 3 beds and shared bathroom; affordable and a nice big room with lockers if needed. Nice that they offer...

Thank AnneJeroen
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 September 2016

We called to book a room and was told there was no tents or rooms left but the guy on the phone sounded so uncertain that we just turned up anyway to see. Again, the guy behind reception didn't seem to know if there was space but after some faffing around, managed to establish that there was 2 tents free-...

Thank BIoss0m
Lusaka, Zambia
Reviewed 15 August 2016

Pakachere is in the middle of Zomba. It is surrounded by large, old trees and has a very relaxed feel to it, with basic volleyball and table tennis facilities available in the grounds. Meals are fine, with quite a good variety of different foods, for all tastes (including vegetarian) and reasonable prices. Wifi is available, free - very slow, but...

Thank Red-110
Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

We stayed for 3 nights and managed to experience 3 different rooms as it was quite busy and we booked quite late. The place itself is in a nice setting on the edge of the golf course on the edge of town. The kitchen knocks up basic food. There's free tea and coffee. There are also local guides that can...

Thank David M

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Our Backpackers & Creative Centre is a laidback meetingpoint for international volunteers, locals, tourists and backpackers. We invite you to come and join us for a bite, or to spend the night in one of our dorms or rooms. In our common areas and in our garden you will meet inspiring Malawians and people from all over the world traveling through Zomba! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Pakachere Backpackers & Creative Centre

Address: Zomba, Malawi
Region: Malawi > Southern Region > Zomba
Price Range: $24 - $27 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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“The shared dorm room has comfy beds for $10, I got a great night sleep”
 of 5 bubbles laurenwH6156QH, 10 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Big dorm has own bathroom; small dorm only 6 beds; private rooms are nice!”
 of 5 bubbles m0nkeygrrl, 9 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Ask for the smaller dorms. Private rooms are best if you want to "splurge."”
 of 5 bubbles elizae2014, 7 Dec 2015 | Read review
“The doubles are great value; did not stay in dorms but looked ok.”
 of 5 bubbles michelgr12, 5 Nov 2012 | Read review
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