I stayed at the Cardboard Box for several weeks this December-January, whilst doing some research in the area. It is where I have (almost) always stayed in Windhoek, and since trying other hostels, it was great to be back there this time. It outshines its competitors by a country mile with regard to the vibe, the bar and social experience, which is lively when you want to be sociable, but which does not keep you up into the night if you prefer an early night. It was great to meet a wide variety of guests and to have the opportunity to socialise with some locals as well, which only adds to the Windhoek experience - why travel around the world and only socialise with other visitors??!! Thank you to Chad (the owner) for being such great company and for giving advice and help with regards to restaurants, outings and sorting out the braai on numerous occasions. Next time I shall head off on one of his value tours as well (just didn't have the time this visit). The bar staff are great fun and always around for a chat if you're travelling alone. I found the staff in general to be very friendly and always helpful (I find other reviews which say the opposite rather odd). Overall, great value and a safe and secure place for a single (female) traveller to rest, socialise and meet new friends. Having free wi-fi made the research possible as well. Thank you for a wonderful stay. I look forward to visiting again and no doubt the quality of the facilities will have been perfected by the time I return. Looking forward to it very much!
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