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Bassano Romano, Italy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I liked very much my stay in Vilanculos at the Baobab Beach. Probably one of the best accommodation in Vilanculos in terms of quality/price ratio. I booked an en suite Beach Front Chalet and it was very nice, cozy and comfy for a fair price. The chalet was right in front of the beach, elevated above it, and every morning...

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Maputo, Mozambique
Reviewed 8 February 2017

Went to baobab in the last week of January 2017, and it was an amazing experience. The staff is friendly, and Marina always helpful. Despite I was with my family on a rustic room, the front beach was the best thing to see in the mornings. My little girls just enjoyed a lot, the location is nice and secure, and...

Thank Ivan_Antonio7
marinaf1970, General Manager at Baobab Beach Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you very much Ivan. Hope to see you again next time with your lovely family. Marina and staff.

Barcelona, Spain
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Best thing is the locación but I had a very bad experience. Someone enter in our bungalow and stole money. I don't know if the thief belong to the stuff, because they enter in your room to make the bed, without asking before if you want or not, or was someone that comes from outside. Also the windows have not...

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East London, South Africa
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed our stay at Baobab. I read the reviews beforehand and even with high expectations, I loved this place. Upon arrival, the staff was very friendly, check in was a breeze. We stayed in a traditional hut, used communal bathrooms and the kitchen. Everyday at 5pm Marina gives a talk explaining all the activities to do in Vilanculos...

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Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

There was a contempt from the staff against Asians. I asked why they made a contempt remark to me, but they did not respond. There was no explanation from the owner. It may be a hostel to discriminate among Asians.

Thank Tachiten
Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 17 December 2016

Three days spent in at the Baobab. We rented a beachside room, which had an amazing view and welcoming shade from the palms. The beaches in Vilanculos are small and this was a good one for the area. Good food. After eating in town for a few meals, we just stayed at the Baobab for meals. You will hit your...

Thank skientropy
washington , mo
Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

This was our first stop after we got settled in our hotel. We were able to catch the last part of the weekly craft fair and enjoy a great ice cold local Mozambican beer. Lula , A local treat made the second beer go down even better! We weren't backpacking but we met lots of fun and interesting people!

Thank TL14
Koh Tao, Thailand
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

This hostel / backpackers campsite is simply stunning. Located right on the beach, it's very modern, great wifi, clean dorms, great restaurant and very friendly and helpful staff that really go out of their way to help you out in your travel plans. Wouldn't stay anywhere else in vilanculos

Thank Joey R
Reviewed 8 November 2016

Very nice and safe place on the beach. They provide traditional style cottages with en suite bathroom, camping ground and small huts with common services. The manager Marina is very nice and helpful providing a lot of information about the activities you can do during your stay. We stayed in a clean family cottage with a wonderful ocean view from...

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Tel Aviv, Israel
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

We arrived here after months of travelling through southern Africa and we thought that we cannot be surprised, we did. It is the best organized place we stayed in, they practically thought of everything that the common backpacker needs. Just go there and see for yourself.

Thank giladroz

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Baobab Beach is situated directly on the beach and just a kilometer from the colorful central market in Vilanculos, Mozambique. Baobab Beach looks out over the azure seas and shifting sands of the Bazaruto Archipelago. Baobab Beach facilities include accommodation, restaurant, bar, communal kitchen, communal ablutions and transport to buses. Accommodation consists of beachfront chalets (shower en-suite), ethnic huts, dormitories, camping and overlander sites.Baobab Beach activities in the area include a diving, snorkelling, island hops, dhow trips, horse riding, fishing and villiage tours. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Baobab Beach Backpackers

Address: rua do Palacio, Vilanculos, Mozambique
Region: Mozambique > Inhambane Province > Vilanculos
Price Range: RM84 - RM173 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Baobab Beach Backpackers 2.5*
Number of rooms: 17
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“I strongly suggest you to book a Beach Front Chalet. It's elevated location above the underlying beach is simply wonderful. Stunning view!”
 of 5 bubbles MarmoTrip, 21 Feb 2017 | Read review
“the rooms with beach front view”
 of 5 bubbles Ivan_Antonio7, 7 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Try to get an ocean view cottage!”
  • Family Ocean view cottage
 of 5 bubbles pinco_67, 8 Nov 2016 | Read review
“for info: Wifi is available only next to the reception.”
 of 5 bubbles lucias619, 13 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Choose the beach front cottages, amazing position!”
 of 5 bubbles DorinaC_12, 10 Sep 2016 | Read review
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