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“'Fortress' in walking distance to the center of Swakopmund”

Villa Wiese Backpackers Lodge
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Villa Wiese Backpackers Lodge
Ranked #41 of 48 Swakopmund B&B and Inns
Stuttgart, Germany
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28 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“'Fortress' in walking distance to the center of Swakopmund”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2013

I stayed here for three nights in a single room in the month of Sepember.
This is a excellent 'value for money' place to stay.
Breakfast was great! You have a choice.
WLAN for free!
Be prepared for much cooler weather if you arrive from the desert or Windhoek.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled solo
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2013

Decent value in a town where it's hard to come by. Decent clean rooms, very hot showers, and friendly management. Breakfast included in the morning is good. Also a nice bar/communal area inside the main building. A short walk away from the front - maybe 20 mins. Secure parking.

Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Swieqi, Malta
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2013

Villa Wiese is a good hostel and had everything we needed. The room was clean and included a good breakfast. Not far from the seafront and most of the action in Swakop. Wifi was a little bit poor in the rooms but worked well in the reception and the bar area.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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Frankfurt, Germany
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2013

nice hostel in Swakopmund! Dorms were clean and staff were all nice and friendly. The free wireless internet in the lobby is also useful to organise your trip. It's a shame, though, that this hostel doesn't have a garden to hang out in. Unfortunately we arrived on the same day than a huge crowd of overland-truck tourists, who were very unfriendly and very, very noisy. I'd still recommend this place, provided that it is less busy and noisy.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with friends
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Antwerp, Belgium
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2013

We stayed here in September 2011 but to provide additional info we still publish the review now.

Villa Wiese is a good guesthouse to stay in Swakopmund...nothing more, nothing less. The places is a 5-10 minute walk from the seafront and city center.
The room was clean but also a bit worn at the time. Let's say that the photos look better than the real life deal. That being said, we had everything we needed.
The staff was friendly and the breakfast good.
The property has a parking which is always a good thing in Namibia.

A good budget option for your stay in Namibia without frills.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Freetown, Sierra Leone
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2013

Nice hostel within walking distance of the beach and town centre. The rooms were basic but clean and there was a locker for your valuables. The guys at reception are really helpful and will book everything from tours to the bus for you. WIFI here is free and pretty good. The breakfast was a good start to the day!

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled solo
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London
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2012

Small hostel around a 10 minute walk from the centre of Swakopmund. Very popular with the overland crowd.
Rooms are compact, but comfortable, with a small security locker for small bags, wallets, passports etc. Most dorms sleep four people. Unfortunately, the rooms do not have charging points, which can be an issue if you carry a lot of gadgets!
Bathrooms are shared between two dorms, and the toilet and shower are in separate cubicles, so there is never too long to wait. They are cleaned twice a day.
The bar is fairly comfortable, and the prices are reasonable. There are plenty of sofas to sit on, plus a large TV with all of the cable channels. The bar overlooks the restaurant area. There are a few board games dotted around for amusement. Downstairs, there is a fairly good book exchange, but they require you to leave two books to take one.
Free wifi is available throughout the hostel, and is fairly fast and reliable.
The hostel has a laundry service, but it is ridiculously overpriced (N$60 per kilo). You are better off going to the launderette down the road, where it is less than half that.
The hostel has a good atmosphere, and many of the overland trucks stop here at weekends. Staff are all pretty friendly and more than happy to help in booking local excursions.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Villa Wiese Backpackers Lodge
Address: Corner Theo-Ben Gurirab and Windhoeker Str | PO Box 2460, Swakopmund, Namibia
Region: Namibia > Erongo Region > Swakopmund
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Ranked #41 of 48 B&Bs / Inns in Swakopmund
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Number of rooms: 15
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