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Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

Best place to stay i am currently still here and I must say all the staff is extremly friendly and will always go ou of there way for every person no matter what verry chilled and relaxing . Friendly animals very nature like if you want to rest and relax this is the place . Nice Braai areas and friendly...

2Thank Corney M
Modimolle (Nylstroom), South Africa
Reviewed 3 July 2016

A few friends on 6 adventure motorbikes decided to go on a weekend tour through Botswana. We were looking for a funfilled exciting place to stay, and we found it here at Mokolodi Backpackers just outside Gaborone. It is very close to the city, safe, in a quiet neighbourhood. The owner and staff were also very friendly and helpful, making...

1Thank vosperdruiter
Reviewed 17 June 2016

Pristine premises and very friendly, polite and helpful staff made our stay to short. Rooms are serviced with clean towels every day. The zoo (pig, peacock , dogs, cats, huge hens, and bird life) gave us a "belong" feeling. The best service from staff ever experienced. The "open Kitchen, with complementary coffee& tea, was well equipped. It is comforting to...

1Thank Molleen N
Burnsville, Minnesota
Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

My friends and I had been traveling for about 8 months, 2 of those months having been in the Kalahari Desert of southern Botswana, when we came to Mokolodi Backpackers! It was a place of rest and recovery! The staff was beyond wonder and helpful, especially when we decided to stay an extra night! There is a restaurant on the...

1Thank darbylofthus
Frederick, Maryland
Reviewed 13 June 2016

This was a great hostel and conveniently located near the Mokolodi Nature Reserve. Staff were very friendly and polite, plus lots of cool pets to socialize with! Very interesting accommodations that were very clean and authentically African, nice rooms and clean bathrooms. Also had a neat hammock, camping and bonfire areas, as well as a pool. Would definitely stay here...

1Thank hennajaines
Norwich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 May 2016

A lovely, chilled backpackers just outside of Gaborone. Quite difficult to get to if you don't have your own transport, but definitely worth it! The backpackers is located very close to the beautiful Mokolodi nature reserve. Staff were amazingly friendly.

1Thank Daniel T
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Reviewed 29 March 2016 via mobile

We spent a view days at mokolodi backpackers. Very friendly staff, very very clean, kitchen is perfect.. the backpacker is about 15km from gaborone centre away. If you want to do some game drives. 1km away from the hostel is the mokilodi game reserve. There are a lot of activities to do,like rhino trekking,giraffe trakking,game drive day and night. i...

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Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 16 February 2016

It pains me to leave a negative review of this place because the staff were so nice. We stayed at Mokolodi in June. We were camping and they don't really have a camping area, its just right in the middle of everything. It is also very far from Gaborone if you don't have a vehicle. All the animals are nice...

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MokolodiBackpackers, Owner at Mokolodi Backpackers, responded to this review

Dear Pedped, I am indeed sorry to hear about your experience. So many good reviews on staff and owner alike... And then this one. I do not know what went wrong. Nor do I think someone will let the cat out intentionally. And make remarks of that nature… There must be a treble misunderstanding somewhere. Something lost in translation? But...

Portland, Oregon, United States
Reviewed 12 February 2016

I was tired of driving and needed a place to stay. I went to some place south of Mokolodi and they were closed. Then I went to the national park. The ranger said don't bother to stay here, go to Mokolodi Backpackers. She called the owner and he gave me directions. I found it without too much trouble and was...

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Louis Trichardt, South Africa
Reviewed 9 February 2016 via mobile

Good food for the soul to stay there. Hendrik and his team rocks. Very clean and easy area , good parking and safe and peacefull. You can make a fire if you want or just have a drink at sunset. So close to town life , so near nature...

1Thank Sybrandt G

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Our backpackers’ accommodation consists of 2 private Chalets which sleeps up to 2 persons, 3 mixed Dorms that sleeps up to 4 people, 1 Executive Unit with a double bed and aircon, 2 Twin Chalets that sleep up to 2 people, Our Tent that sleeps up to 3 people and a Campsite. Three separate kitchens and bathrooms and showers with plenty of hot water. Surrounding activities include: Game drives in Mokolodi Game Reserve(1 km), bird watching, mountain biking and much more. Take pleasure in the hospitality of the Botswana people, infinite blue skies and sunsets to soothe the soul. Come as a stranger and leave as a friend. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Mokolodi Backpackers

Address: Plot 86 | Mokolodi II, Gaborone 0000, Botswana
Region: Botswana > South-East District > Gaborone
Price Range: $15 - $44 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
Also Known As:
Mokolodi Backpackers Hotel Gaborone
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