This fantastic character building could potentially be an excellent hostel, but I found Villa Wiese's major drawback was that it is boring.
The building itself is awesome — giant wooden beams and columns, funky furniture, lush courtyard, and cool boardwalks from the bar to the rooms. Maybe I just visited at the wrong time, but for me it wasn't a very friendly place. The staff weren't very helpful and the bar rarely had service, other guests mostly were caught up in their own agendas... it wasn't a social environment.
If you're looking for a budget getaway on the outskirts of Swakop, it's still a very cool place. Ten minute walk to town, and good breakfast a plus.
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