Overall this hostel has a lot going for it. But it clearly is not trying very hard -- it's coasting off a great Lonely Planet write-up. It doesn't list with the Hostel Booking websites for a reason in my opinion. However, they have a great travel desk with very helpful staff.
-Nice staff -- Sharon was great.
-A reasonable location (easy to use the dalas and boda bodas)
-Fast Wifi! The best I had seen to date in Africa!
-People of all ages were there which made it fun.
-Very safe -- numerous uniformed guards with AK's at the gate attest to that.
-Expensive food and drinks
-My single room was dismal but cost effective
-I got zapped (lightly though, no harm done) touching the shower handle
-No book exchange
-Pay for WiFi access? Seriously?
On the whole it was more than OK, but would get chewed up if an aggressive and hungry new backpacker-orientated hostel came to Kampala.
- Also Known As:
- Backpackers Hostel & Campsite Hotel Kampala
- Backpackers Hostel And Campsite