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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

STEALING ALERT!! Most awfull backpackers place we already went, if you can call it a backpackers place.. every evening noisy locals coming here just to get drunk. NEEDS renovation BADLY! There is already so much stolen! Its a real PROBLEM! Everywhere they hang papers that you have to take care of your belongings but when I was cooking in the... More 

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Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

We managed to book a private room the morning we arrived in Namibia, and were greeted by the receptionist who was lovely to talk to. Even though we weren't able to check in right away (too early), she showed us around and let us know where to grab breakfast which consisted of tea and two slices of toast with jam.... More 

Thank ktam1124
Otjiwarongo, Namibia
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Reviewed 1 September 2016

Having heard about security issues I was a bit concerned about staying at Cardboard Box with some colleagues last month. Since we were able to book an entire dorm for our group, however, we were able to lock our rooms and be sure no one would be coming and going. So if you're staying here with group I would suggest... More 

Thank jonesem92
1 review
Reviewed 31 August 2016

This is my second time staying at the Cardboard Box and I really enjoy it. The staff is sweet and accommodating, rooms simple yet clean and the vibe with different people both local and backpackers makes this hostel different than other hostels I have been staying at. I came alone, but made lots of friends during my first stay. Lastly,... More 

Thank Elisabeth S
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

I stayed here for just one night in August (low season in Namibia) and did not particularly enjoy it. First my booking via Hostelworld had apparently not gone through (although it definitely did and so did their booking pre-fee from my credit card). So they squeezed me in, which was okay - didn't want much, only a room for two... More 

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Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

We camped here for a couple of nights to see the city. It is in a great location, in walking distance from most places. The building itself is nice, they are doing work on it, which in places it needs. Shower facilities are great, enough to provide for all and hot! The campsite is on a dusty surface but there... More 

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Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

We stopped here on out way up to Etosha. It is easy to find using GPS and easy to get out of the city. Cars can be parked on the drive so they are safe. However, the hostel is not particularly clean (we slept in our sleeping bags) and feels in need of a few renovations. There is a bar... More 

Thank emmaewins
Windhoek, Namibia
1 review
Reviewed 12 July 2016

While finding myself a bit stranded and in need of a place to stay, I discovered The Cardboard Box. I ended up staying much longer than needed. The place has a great atmosphere. The staff are always willing to help. I got to meet so many new friends from around the world. Every day brought new adventures and surprises. If... More 

Thank Russell L
1 review
Reviewed 30 June 2016

I recently stayed at The Box and was pleasantly impressed with the way the kitchen and bathrooms smelled of fresh paint. They've been renovating the backpackers and it looks good. I stayed a total of three weeks and really enjoyed it. Thanks to The Cardboard Box Team!!!

Thank Pieter N
1 review
Reviewed 27 June 2016

I have been staying at cardboard box in Windhoek for just over a month. the prices are fair and affordable, so financially it is amazing. some of the staff are very friendly, but I find myself in an awkward position with this review. the bar staff that work the night shift are very unusual and unfriendly. some of them think... More 

Thank Jan M

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Additional Information about Cardboard Box Hostel

Address: 15 Johann Albrecht St | West, Windhoek, Namibia
Region: Namibia > Khomas Region > Windhoek
Price Range: $14 - $30 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 26
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“Private room would be "Ritz", Dorm rooms with utilities would be Mount Nelson"”
 of 5 bubbles 89russelll, 12 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Mount Nelson is the best dorm to stay in”
 of 5 bubbles , 30 Jun 2016 | Read review
“i would guess a different hostel”
 of 5 bubbles marcryf, 19 May 2015 | Read review
“Rooms that take you past the kitchen, down the 15 stairs in the lower level next to washer and dryer that are left outside (they might move the washer/dryer) this is the best way I could describe it. Also, I came in January the hottest and rainiest time of year, so blankets deemed unnecessary.”
 of 5 bubbles Mtnchic2009, 30 Jan 2015 | Read review
“All rooms are vaguely the same, do ask the staff if you require any specifics though.”
 of 5 bubbles EvangelineFaith, 1 Jan 2015 | Read review
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