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The Sleeping Camel
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Reviewed 6 November 2013

This place is a great, budget oasis in the chaos of Bamako. The rooms are comfortable but not flashy. Separate, shared bathrooms added to whole 'backpacker' feel. Great little bar/casual restaurant on site. Wifi was very good for the region and there are dining options outside the walls.
There are limited spaces for parking of overland vehicles so ask ahead if possible.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled solo
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Thank JackDarwin
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Reviewed 20 October 2013

My dear friend Conny J. , a Swede living in Nouadhibou, recommended me this hotel. He knows all the good places and junk-yards in West Africa. Well, this is one of the RIGHT PLACES TO STAY !
I had already some experience in Bamako but this Sleeping Camel is my absolute favourite. Nice staff and great Malian dishes (try the Mau-mau goat with mild pepper sauce !) I definitely will stay there next time. Thanks. Victor van O.

Room Tip: Staff will give you the best room available.
  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled on business
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Thank VictorTimboost
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Reviewed 3 October 2013

I stayed at the Sleeping Camel for a few weeks on my backpacking trip through West Africa. Travelling through West Africa as a solo female traveller is great but can be sometimes tough. The Sleeping Camel is an Oasis to recharge your batteries and offers the perfect mixture of some western comfort (cold bear, great food, other travellers to talk to) and African culture. Amazing tips about the music scene in Bamako, super helpful getting my visa extended, meeting friends and having fun. Absolutely awesome and I know one day I will be back! The Sleeping Camel, Bamako and Mali is one of my best travel memories for sure!

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled solo
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1  Thank Nat_Infinite
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Reviewed 3 October 2013

Great oasis in bustling Bamako. To meet other travellers this is the place to be in Mali. The staff is helpful, the beer is cool, the music rocks: in one sentence, the vibe is awesome. A shopping center and a market are near by, so the Sleeping Camel as well besides beeing a fun place is very convenient too.

Stayed: November 2012, travelled solo
Thank jimbobx
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Reviewed 3 October 2013

This review comes a little late, having been amongst the first of the guests at The Sleeping Camel when it originally opened and now several times since. Put simply Matt and his team deliver a top quality service for all, regardless of if you are passing through Bamako or staying somewhat longer. Friendly and switched on staff ensure that you are continuously looked after and the rooms, whether you choose to have your own or opt for the hostel/dormitory variety, are very clean and all with access to brilliant showers. A well stocked bar means cold drinks are flowing - an absolute must given the humidity that is so prevalent in Mali and West Africa in general, and access to wifi enables you to keep working or let your friends and family back home know what you're up to. As a clean, inexpensive, safe, reliable and fun option in Bamako, you would be hard pushed to find better. Well done Matt and his team - I always look forward to my next visit, and always hate leaving!

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled with friends
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