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Reviewed 29 July 2015

The tented camp is great, comfortable, nice and neat tents. Great food at the restaurant. Happened to meet free spirits who made it more interesting. Went for white water rafting on the Nile with the boat "capsizing" a couple of times. A great adventure. Their prices are friendly too

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Kampala, Uganda
Reviewed 25 April 2015

I stayed here two nights while photographing the Nile river festival in January. The dorms are quiet and clean, they have hot water in the showers, the guys at the reception were a ton of fun and they also have padlocks if you want to lock your stuff in a locker. They have a lounge where you can meet lots...

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Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 16 April 2015

Prices for dorm beds have been almost doubled in little over 2 years from US$7 to $12 (35,000). The place is clean, friendly, and usually crawling with backpackers. The wifi is usually pretty fast. But if you're on a tight budget, you can find a decent place for half the price by walking 10 minutes down the street and asking...

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Bergen, Norway
Reviewed 22 March 2015

I visited the backpackers in the low season, which might have affected it quite a bit. Not very many people, very quiet, which is not what you’re looking for when you check in to a backpackers. But that’s not their fault. The food isn’t very good, it’s not worth the money. And the mosquitonets are FULL of holes! At least...

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Reviewed 1 February 2015 via mobile

... Some of the staff needs to work on their hospitality. We had one guy that worked almost everyday we stayed there (aways had a different coloured staff t-shirt on...like he's special) and he just made you feel like you were always interrupting him, that placing an order at the bar was the worst thing you could do and just...

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Reviewed 16 January 2015

We expected a lot of this accommodation because of the good rating. But unfortunality its very noisy especially in the evening when most people want to sleep because of the excursion next day. They play loud music till 1am even when there are no guests in the bar. So if you are looking for a relaxing place to stay i...

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Leslie C, General Manager at Explorers Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Tinus Jan v, Thank you for writing a review. The bar at Explorers Backpackers is not open to the public and is generally closed no later than 11pm. I am informed by the barman on duty and the Backpackers Manager who lives on site, that this was the case on the 2 nights you stayed. I am therefore at...

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 29 August 2014

I stayed there but did not do the rafting. The only good thing aboutthis place is the wi-fi connection that works from 8:30am to 8:30pm more or less. Everything there is expensive from the price from a dorm bed (10 bed dorms) to the food that is not great. I had the lasagna and you knew it came made and...

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Leslie C, General Manager at Explorers Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi nomade 123, We apologize that your experience of Explorers Backpaackers was less than satisfying and will pass your comments onto to the relevant departments. Cheers Leslie

Reviewed 27 August 2014

Backpackers is THE place to stay in Jinja if you're on a budget. You can get lots of discounts if you do the adventure activities such as Rafting. The staff are the FRIENDLIEST people I've ever met, we love them all! Especially Musa, Gerald, Markie, and Nash :3 the dorms are great with comfy pillows and a nice strong fan...

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Leslie C, General Manager at Explorers Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi WeAllShareTheSky, Thanks for the great review, you are more than welcome to come back anytime. Cheers Leslie

Kerry, Ireland
Reviewed 28 July 2014

I did not stay at NRE, but had arranged with them to take the shuttle from Kampala, eat and drink with them for 2 days and take their Nile river cruise. The location is great, short ride from Jinja town, with all activites on their doorstep. There was a nice range of food and they have two menus, one for...

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Leslie C, General Manager at Explorers Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi KerryGirl_14, Thank you for taking the time to write a review, we are pleased you enjoyed your experience with us. Cheers Leslie

Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 19 June 2014

The place could use a bit of a face lift (bathrooms) but still a good place to stay, we where their during low season so not much more ppl their and during the nights that can make you feel a bit lonely (not a problem just a fact) The price was all right (great deal for a free stay if...

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Leslie C, General Manager at Explorers Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi TozCaz, Thanks for taking the time to write a review and appreciate your comments. Cheers Leslie.

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Address: 41 Wilson Ave, Jinja, Uganda
Region: Uganda > Eastern Region > Jinja
Price Range: £4 - £20 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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“The back dorms are quieter”
 of 5 bubbles daniellej260, 12 Oct 2016 | Read review
“They are all clean and good, if you need anything the staff will provide.”
 of 5 bubbles jinjaman, 19 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Easier to access it using their free transport from Kampala”
 of 5 bubbles 891christinen, 29 Jul 2015 | Read review
“The dorm is good and seemed pretty secure with the key always left at the bar but the last person to leave the room”
 of 5 bubbles Kampala_Hoop, 6 Feb 2013 | Read review
“For a cheap QUIET night, opt for a tent which comes complete with comfy mattress and pillow. For cheap'n'cheerful communal experience, the dorms are comfortable. For the ooh-la-la there is a double room!”
 of 5 bubbles LindsayN647, 2 Nov 2011 | Read review
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