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Chameleon Backpackers Hostel

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Windhoek, Namibia
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 October 2016

Chameleon is one of the best backpackers in the city of Windhoek , friendly staff and the lovely environment. I mostly enjoy the braai they have every Friday and the quiz night which brings the guest close.

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Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

The Hostel is beautiful.Its location makes it easy to explore Windhoek by foot.Everything a backpacker might need is there,and the garden/lounge invites to hang out.Also,prices are affordable and Trips exploring Namibia can be booked. Definitely recommend this!

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Rosa M, Manager at Chameleon Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Julie Thanks for taking the time to review us and I'm glad to hear you had an awesome stay with us. It was a pleasure to accommodate you. Looking forward to accommodate you again in the future. Cheers Rosa More 

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32 reviews
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Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Decent room. But besides that it's not that special. They say they are fully booked, but it definitely doesnt look like that. The bar was almost empty. Oh yeah and come to think of it. The bar closer at 10pm. Which is a bit weird in my opinion.

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Rosa M, Manager at Chameleon Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Olivier Your feedback is much appreciated. As an accommodation establishment people pay to stay so we have to respect all our guest since most of them do join safaris that leave early in the mornings if you still want to have a drink after the bar close we do have the warehouse just around the coner and it is... More 

Hamburg, Germany
1 review
Reviewed 15 September 2016

I stayed at the backpackers for one night only but it was very nice. Close to supermarket. Including a free lift to Intercape Bus. Helping out with taxI arrangements at night and a nice pool to hang out during a hot summers day.

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Rosa M, Manager at Chameleon Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Kristina Thanks for taking the time to review us and I'm glad to hear you had an awesome stay with us. We do offer a free pick up/drop off from/to the intercape bus terminal please book in advance for the pick up or when the bus arrive and you did not book in advance you can ask the reception... More 

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Reviewed 28 August 2016

we stayed here for a night before heading home. we enjoyed our short stay a lot, nice and clean place, friendly staff, good atmosphere, nice rooms. the pizza on Thursdays is recommended! when we come back, we would definitely stay here again!

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Rosa M, Manager at Chameleon Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Claus Thanks for taking the time to review us and I'm glad to hear you had an awesome stay with us and enjoyed the pizza night. Looking forward to accommodate you again in the future. Cheers Rosa More 

Paris, France
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Reviewed 27 August 2016

All hostels should be measured against this place. Varying room types cater to budget and luxury travelers alike. Stayed as solo female, 3 separate nights, a different room each night: standard ensuite, standard shared BR, & honeymoon suite. Highlights: - Shared & ensuite bathrooms were modern and very clean with hot water. - 24/7 reception and locked gate with high... More 

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Rosa M, Manager at Chameleon Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Chrysann Thanks for taking the time to review us and I'm glad to hear you had an awesome stay with us and did not feel alone since you been a solo traveller. I hope in the future you will try our safaris to explore more of our beautiful country Namibia. Looking forward to accommodate you again in the future.... More 

Stuttgart, Germany
2 reviews
Reviewed 27 August 2016

After a three week journey in Namibia where staying in roof tents all the time it was great sleeping again in some real beds. We came a s family and had booked a four bed standard room. The rooms are clean and beds were really soft. There was a warm receipt and the service at this location is really excellent.... More 

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Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

The most important thing in any place is the people there. The staff at Chameleon is top grade; friendly and helpful. It's also good place to meet other packbackers. I spent only one night there, in a dorm room, yet it was really nice experience. The staff did everything they could to assist, and got very good hints from backpackers... More 

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Graz, Austria
2 reviews
Reviewed 20 August 2016

Good location quite near the town centre. Nice and competent personal at the site, we made a mistake when booking a city tour and the staff tried hard to help us. We stayed one night only and everything was very ok. I liked the fancy decorations in the rooms and around the pool. Best regards, Hans

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Windhoek
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Reviewed 15 August 2016

A great, friendly place to stay. Centrally located and, in my opinion, the best value for money in Windhoek. I am a Namibian who has stayed in Chameleon backpackers on numerous occasions and have found a consistent standard, which has mad me a repeat customer.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
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  • Multilingual Staff
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
For Backpackers we offer dormitory beds. There is also a range of twin, double and three bed rooms for those wishing for more privacy. Our Guesthouse has spacious rooms with en-suite bathrooms having off street parking and a continental self serve breakfast included. Need safe long term accommodation while staying in Windhoek. We have 3 flats available for stays of more than 3 months. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Chameleon Backpackers Hostel

Address: 5 7 Voight Street, Windhoek 9000, Namibia
Region: Namibia > Khomas Region > Windhoek
Number of rooms: 13
Also Known As:
Chameleon Backpackers Hotel Windhoek
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