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Skeleton Beach backpackers

14 Moses Garoeb Vineta, Swakopmund 9000 Namibia
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#2 of 8 hostels in Swakopmund
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We are well situated within a 15 minute walk along the beach to town. We have camping (garden setting), dormitories + double rooms with communal kitchen and lounge with DSTV. We offer free WIFI.
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Free parking
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juanitamoller wrote a review Feb 2024
Windhoek, Namibia1 contribution
As a mature woman, I enjoyed the separate and quiet room allocated to me (no 6). The staff was friendly. The room and bathroom were clean, the bedding was clean and cozy. I also enjoyed the privilege of having breakfast. It was easy to go for a walk along the beach as the Backpackers is well situated and close to the beach.
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John K wrote a review Jan 2024
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Hey there! This is a killer, laid-back place. Lots of chill spots. Decent kitchen. Free breakfast. Close to the beach. A short distance walking to unlimited cafes and restaurants. I spent 7 days here, and it was oh so hard to leave. Enjoy the simple life and go here.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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duckduckgu wrote a review Aug 2023
Toronto, Canada1 contribution
My friend and I stayed for a night at Skeleton Beach Backpackers while travelling through Swakopmund. Most things were good, but there could’ve been more people attending to reception as the one person seemed to be running around tending to things and hard to get ahold of like when people were ringing the gate. Thanks for the stay!
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gvarna939474 wrote a review Jun 2023
Agfalva, Hungary1 contribution
Kind and helpful owner, comfortable bed, central place, good price/value ratio. The breakfast was simple, but good. Clean rooms, and there is excellent opportunity to make desert excursions, and expolre the area.
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rachel p wrote a review Jun 2023
Brisbane, Australia17 contributions16 helpful votes
The staff are lovely, the bed was comfortable. breakfast is basic just hard boiled eggs and cereal. You can walk into town from here. There is secure parking also. The bathroom did smell a bit no matter what we did. They did our washing perfectly
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Date of stay: June 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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mpoto120724 wrote a review May 2023
Pretoria, South Africa1 contribution1 helpful vote
When I requested for extra blanket I was told the don't have the blanket 🙃. Due to cold weather I didn't enjoy my stay. The gate they should fit a motor gate in the future.locks are old style especially when it's raining.
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alc154801 wrote a review Apr 2023
Windhoek, Namibia1 contribution
Perfect location. Quiet and comfortable place to stay in low season. Good breakfast. The kitchen is a bit old, it would need a renovation, but it helps if you don't want to go out every evening. The double room area is modern and well done, the sheard room one is a bit dated. All said, I will definitely be back.
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83ella wrote a review Mar 2023
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Nice rooms, friendly and very helpful people. Breakfast could be a bigger selection. Room was very big, amazing furnishings, feels like home. The shared rooms were also comfy and cozy. Check-in and Check-out was uncomplicated. They also helped me out to find a new room because I could not extend my stay there because the room was booked after me.
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Misha P wrote a review Feb 2023
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We had two camping spots reserved (tented cars), but they didn't have a dedicated spot for them. It made more sense to pay very little extra and use two regular rooms. The owners were more than friendly and accomodating. As for the location - near the ocean, walking distance to the center.
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Tottte wrote a review Jan 2023
Hanoi, Vietnam14 contributions5 helpful votes
We had a very nice time at Skeleton. We came with a roof top tent, if you do that be prepared you will be like in a parking lot. Staff nice and helpful and good areas to hang out and meet others. Good location within walking distance of everything. The place (and maybe also Swakopmund) attracts travelers who stay there for a long time, which gives it a special homely atmosphere.
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£24 - £27 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NamibiaErongo RegionSwakopmund
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SKELETON BEACH BACKPACKERS - Updated 2024 (Swakopmund, Namibia)

Frequently Asked Questions about Skeleton Beach backpackers
Which popular attractions are close to Skeleton Beach backpackers?
Nearby attractions include Swakopmund Museum (0.7 miles), Swakopmund Jetty (1.1 miles), and Kristall Galerie (0.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Skeleton Beach backpackers?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Skeleton Beach backpackers?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Skeleton Beach backpackers?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Skeleton Beach backpackers?
Conveniently located restaurants include Old Steamer Restaurant, Farmhouse Deli, and Village Café.
Is Skeleton Beach backpackers located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.8 miles away from the centre of Swakopmund.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Skeleton Beach backpackers?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.
Are there any historical sites close to Skeleton Beach backpackers?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Damara Tower (1.0 miles).