Kabale is often just one of those must-make stops, pending bus connections or a trip to Lake Bunyoni. But, if you have the time and inclination, this little town, particularly if you stay at Kabale Backpackers, can be an unexpected gem. This place is exactly what you’d expect for the money. If not better! It’s cheap as chips, it’s clean and the staff are fantastically friendly. Stayed private room with ensuite and it was pretty roomy, considering, but the bathroom wasn’t. There was some plumbing probs with the toilet and with the shower’s hot water, but for the price, I bucketed the toilet and showered quickly. The common area buzzes with other travellers and some locals too, making good use of the pool table and a bloody cheap bar. Many rooms circle around the common area, so if noise is a problem, this could be an issue for some (though they do wrap it up about 11). Food here is a solidly good attempt at western-style, but there’s enough good joints serving local dishes in walking distance you should try. There’s an extraordinarily good market nearby for fruit and veges and, although the backpackers doesn’t have a communal kitchen, you can grab a knife and cut it up. Clothes washing is very reasonably priced. Local nightclubs are in walking (& hearing) distance and the backpackers is secured with locked gates and a night security guard who will let you in at all hours (and those on late-arriving buses). It’s walking distance to the Posta Bus Stop (very important for those 6am departures!) and they’ll even make sure you’re up and help carry your bag there. I’m not sure what official tours are like, but I did hikes here through the hills and villages, met local kids and my breath was taken away by the beauty. Kabale was my intro to Uganda and I loved it instantly; largely because of the hospitality shown me at Kabale backpackers. I would definitely return.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- It is a traveler,s accommodation for those on bugdet and staying longer in Kabale.Right in the best location and easy to do shopping and the rest. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Kabale Backpackers Uganda