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Burkes' Backpackers Paradise

11 Inverleith Drive Burnside, Bulawayo Zimbabwe
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#1 of 8 hostels in Bulawayo
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Clean and comfortable self-catering accommodation set within a beautiful, spacious and relaxing environment. You can relax by the swimming pool after a hard day's travel or use our wifi Internet access to catch up with friends back home. We have plenty of camping pitches for those on a very tight budget.
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Free parking
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Outdoor pool
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Mosquito net
Outdoor fireplace
Laundry service
Shallow end in pool
Shared bathroom
Shared kitchen
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Walk-in shower
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Pool view
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kumbirayi derec... k wrote a review Apr 2023
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A booking made at short notice gave me the best experience of the city and the wild, in one place. The perfect stay, worth repeating, the staff is most cheerful and helpful. great facilities, security and accessibilty
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Date of stay: April 2023
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hayleye2017 wrote a review Jul 2022
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This was a Lovely campsite and also had basic rooms. Super friendly host. They provide a laundry service , fabulous wifi and an honesty fridge for drinks. The toilets and showers were clean and the shower had good water pressure. A cute dog on-site made the stay more enjoyable.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Vanessa H wrote a review Jul 2021
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I stayed at Burkes Paradise in July 2017 (a bit belated - sorry!) with two friends on a long trip around Southern Africa. The Burkes were very generous and helpful as we tried to book trains onward, struggled without enough cash and generally negotiate our way around Zim. The rooms were hostel-like, set in a pretty garden near the main house, with other rooms for hanging out in. Good base for Bulawayo.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Dean H wrote a review Mar 2020
Bogangar, Australia51 contributions6 helpful votes
There is camping facilities as well as a few twin, double and some multi bed rooms. Rooms are comfortable and the shared bathrooms are clean. Wifi available at a reasonable rate is is usually reliable, more than the town electricity supply. The property is located ten minutes from the centre of Bulawayo. It is owned and run by Adam and his wife. They are super friendly and hospitable. Could only have positive things to say about the service.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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Debra500 wrote a review Dec 2019
Western Cape, South Africa7 contributions1 helpful vote
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I’ve had a wonderful time at Burke’s Paradise. Accommodation was excellent. I loved my swims in the pool, hot showers and restful moments in the hammock. It was hard to leave Paradise and go back to the real world. I highly recommend this beautiful place!!
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Adam P wrote a review Feb 2019
Trowbridge, United Kingdom4622 contributions11239 helpful votes
Set quife far off the road in the grounds of an old country house. Camping facilities pretty basic, with weak cold (later) showers but quite clean facilities. Pool really grubby with ancient dirty cushions. Cooking facities available with fridge and freezer. WiFi $3 per day and good powerful signal. No bar available although they advertise one. Overall pretty basic.
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Date of stay: February 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Marie5466 wrote a review Jan 2019
Guanajuato Municipality, Mexico1115 contributions573 helpful votes
Swimming pool, clean, honor system for the wi-fi, great hosts. Good shade trees for the tents. The location is a bit small however and it seems the tents were on top of one another. The staff is very welcoming. Not very close to downtown so one has to take a taxi from there is they want to visit it. Also good to place to visit the Great Zimbabwe from - only 1.5 hours away.
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Date of stay: March 2018Trip type: Travelled with friends
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DSzabo wrote a review Dec 2018
Colchester, United Kingdom311 contributions26 helpful votes
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When arriving we were greeted by a lovely little dog and the owner who was really friendly and welcoming. We were shown to our chalets which have the most fantastic view of a pond feature that crosses through the garden. The rooms were lovely and the beds were comfortable. I’d recommend to anyone visiting this town.
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Date of stay: December 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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otraveller wrote a review Dec 2018
Dublin, Ireland209 contributions80 helpful votes
Very nice place - friendly owners and pets. A few minutes drive from Bulawayo. Rooms are basic, mine had no bathroom but was clean and bathroom was next door to my room so not a problem. Also had a very nice swimming pool. Room was very reasonably priced as was their laundry service. Overall a worthwhile stay.
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Date of stay: October 2018Trip type: Travelled with friends
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ziggymazana wrote a review Dec 2018
Gaborone, Botswana2 contributions
The pool was very clean with excellent service from concierge and a lot of shady areas near the pool which i loved. Over all this place was very clean and well maintained and i would certainly recommend it.
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Date of stay: December 2018Trip type: Travelled with friends
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BURKES' BACKPACKERS PARADISE - Updated 2024 Prices (Bulawayo, Zimbabwe)

Frequently Asked Questions about Burkes' Backpackers Paradise
Which popular attractions are close to Burkes' Backpackers Paradise?
Nearby attractions include Matobo National Park (3.7 miles), Bulawayo Railway Museum (3.9 miles), and Natural History Museum (3.8 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Burkes' Backpackers Paradise?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, free parking, and laundry service.
Which room amenities are available at Burkes' Backpackers Paradise?
Top room amenities include a mosquito net, a pool view, and a walk-in shower.
What food & drink options are available at Burkes' Backpackers Paradise?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Burkes' Backpackers Paradise?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Burkes' Backpackers Paradise?
Conveniently located restaurants include Indaba Cafe, Deja Vu Restaurant & Coffee Shop, and Middys Coffee Shop.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Burkes' Backpackers Paradise?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.