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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

very nice staff and very tasty food. It is in a good area and you will meet many international people here who work around Mali. The drings are nice and you can watch soccer on big screens. The grilled chicken meat was the best i have eaten here.

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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When travelling, you always want to find a place that you can literally call home. Where the owners, staff and other guests come together to make you feel warm and welcomed. I appreciated every day I stayed here. Yes, facilities, food and service were of a high standard but only a few places can bring it all together and make... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 13 September 2016

I stayed at the 'famous' sleeping camel in July 2016 for three nights. I was given an ok large room at the front. It was clean and the bathroom was ok, The food for breakfast was the Malian usual - omelet and bread. I took my own coffee. The clientale seemed to be all UN soldiers - very boysie, very... More 

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Devizes, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

I stayed at the sleeping camel during my cycle ride from the UK to Cape Town. I arrived tired after several months on the road. Phil and his staff were extremely helpful while I rested and recovered from a bug. Met some other travellers whom I'm still in touch with. Food was great.

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Thank Gary H
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Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

An afro style restaurant with very good. I recommend the couscous beef and beef "brochettes". The service is good, don't get annoyed for waiting, everything is fresh made on place, no prefabricated stuff. The owner is a nice person, helping English speakers.

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Thank Stefan B
Brusubi, Gambia
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 June 2016

We were pleasantly surprised by Bamako in general and staying at The Sleeping Camel was just an extra layer of comfort. Superb staff, great location, great menu :) and just a great place to meet other travellers. The AC broke down once during our stay (and repaired), wifi a little slow, but other than that, top notch! Recommended.

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Thank joello
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

Great hostel, the staff are very friendly and will bend over backwards to help you out with anything you need, from the best night out to booking cars and transfers they have it all covered with trusted providers. The hostel is clean and tidy and has all the things you would expect plus a few you wouldn't (water misting in... More 

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Thank Sterling377
Doorn, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

Rooms are clean and bed sleeps wel and with power the AC give cold air Staf is extremely helpful and the drinks are cold and the food is very good. Make a cruise on the Niger with a cold beer and enjoy the sunset and river life of the locals

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Thank Rini En Ronald B
Quebec City, Canada
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Reviewed 29 February 2016

We stayed in this hotel for 6 days, the rooms are large with a sitting area and a bar, it felt like home, very relaxing and chilling. very good service at low price, we fall in love with the Chicken salad. I will definitely be back. we stayed there December 2015 traveled on business

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Thank Elan J
Bicester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 January 2016

Stayed here for a week in our tent, great place. You feel safe and secure inside the compound. The food is great, a decent selection cooked very well - beer is also cheap and cold! The staff are fantastic. Good location for embassies if needed.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Situated in a quiet area of Badalabougou close to the Niger River, a short walk to local bars, eating places, banks & shops, and just a 10 minute walk into the heart of Bamako.The owners have spent 10 years travelling & leading tours throughout Africa and using their experience have set up a little oasis in Bamako for travellers to use as a home away from home and as a base for further travel in West Africa.The Sleeping Camel also features its very own well-stocked bar and restaurant, and a peaceful garden to relax in. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Sleeping Camel

Address: Rue 25, Porte 80 | Badalabougou Est, Bamako 0000, Mali
Region: Mali > Bamako
Price Range: RM53 - RM98 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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“ask for room with bathroom inside if you don't like to have a shared toilet and shower.”
 of 5 bubbles Patriaguides, 18 Nov 2015 | Read review
“The dorm is great, the resto is good as well, just be careful with all the guys hanging around wanting to become your guide.”
 of 5 bubbles f0adk, 2 Oct 2015 | Read review
“wide facility and price range from AC to ceiling fans to dormitory to camping out.”
 of 5 bubbles burnedoutprof, 11 May 2015 | Read review
“Single rooms have fans and mosquito nets. The dormitory was also fine.”
 of 5 bubbles JoelLF123, 20 Mar 2015 | Read review
“The rooms for same price are very different, I stood at rooms 10 and 3, the letter is much more comfortable and specious.”
 of 5 bubbles NikolayTbilisi, 15 Feb 2015 | Read review
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