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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Centrally located, friendly and what one would expect from a backpacker hostel. Surprisingly large as establishment with many kinds of rooms and a pool/bar area, kitchen etc. The service was good and the staff helped with booking taxis, shuttle to Swakopmund and they also seemed to offer quite the number of safari tours around the country. Great value for money...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at the Chameleon two times during our journey through Namibia and both times we were more than surprised how well-equipped, beautifully decorated, comfortable and friendly this place is. The staff is really nice, everything is clean, you'll find everything and more than you need (free wifi, free breakfast, pool, hot showers, relaxing, well equipped self-catering kitchen..). They also...

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I did not stay in the hostel part but saw the rooms. Very nice. I stayed in a luxury room which was large, clean and quirky. The room was very hot in the afternoon. They do have fast moving ceiling fans. I actually stayed in two different rooms. The staff was great. Every person I talked to. There is a...

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

Hi Thanks for the feedback much appreciated. It is a pleasure to hear that you had a splendid time at Chameleon Wish you a lovely time and hope to accommodate you in the future again Cheers Rosa

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very safe and comfortable place to stay with great vibes. Very centrally located. Free small breakfast and wifi. They have a whole host of rooms from dorm to luxury private rooms, so they can accommodate any type of traveler! I've stayed here more than 5 times and have had a great experience each time. Clean and well maintained!

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

Hi Christy Thanks for the taking the time to review us. It is a pleasure to hear that you had an awesome stay with us. Wish to welcome you back to your home again in the future. Have a splendid time Cheers Rosa

Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Chameleon backpackers hostel is a very nice hostel. It's clean, the staff is friendly and the facilities are good. Breakfast is included and good. Coffee and thee are available for free throughout the day.

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

Hi Lisa Thanks for your time to review Chameleon your feedback is much appreciated. Its a pleasure to hear that you had a wonderful stay with us. Wish to accommodate you in the future again Cheers Rosa

Tubingen, Germany
Reviewed 14 January 2017

nice staff, good place, very central, for not much money. Good possibility for shopping near by. I was feeling save and lucky there. Breakfast is o.k. The beds are fine. Thank you for the good time. Greetings Stephanie

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

Hi Stephanie It is a pleasure to hear that you had a splendid time at Chameleon Wish you a lovely time and hope to accommodate you in the future again Cheers Rosa

Turin, Italy
Reviewed 13 January 2017

320 NAD a single room with shared bathroom. A really nice place, well appointed and maintained, with lively atmosphere (without exaggeration).Generous buffet breakfast served from the property. Large, fully equipped kitchen space. Swimming pool (cold water in August). Shared bathrooms are clean enough. Nothing to complain about the rooms, I slept in the Pelikan and in the Hoopoe room. Scented...

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

Hi Thanks for taking the time to review Chameleon your feedback is much appreciated Hope to accommodate you in the future again Cheers Rosa

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 6 January 2017

We spent two nights here. It is within walking distance of the center. The common areas have a typical hostel feel with shared kitchen, bar, pool area, but the private rooms look more like a B&B and are a good value for money. The issue is they are green and trying to conserve water, so have composting toilets that, if...

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

Thanks for your feedback on your stay at Chameleon much appreciated. 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

Windhoek
Reviewed 6 January 2017

Great place with good facilities and very helpful staff. Value is very good for money and the location is great. I did not use any of the tour booking services, but speaking with other travellers it seems they are also excellent. Recommended!

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

Thanks for your feedback on your stay at Chameleon much appreciated. 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

Windhoek
Reviewed 1 January 2017

We received a courteous welcome on arrival. Our rooms were clean and comfortable. There was a pleasant ambience to the hostel with so many people coming and going on their travels through Namibia. The swimming pool was an excellent facility particularly with the hot climate. A great experience in a hostel ideally located near the centre of town.

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

Thanks for your feedback on your stay at Chameleon much appreciated. 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

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
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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“If you want an en-suite room, try and get one of the larger rooms in the guest house area rather than one of the rooms near the pool.”
 of 5 bubbles aviatrix_aus, 6 Dec 2016 | Read review
“we stayed in "Leopard" for 4 people, very nice and spacious room”
 of 5 bubbles , 28 Aug 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are wonderful and have animal themes”
 of 5 bubbles Lil_0685, 30 Mar 2016 | Read review
“all the rooms weather East,south ,west north are just perfect!... they are spacious,”
 of 5 bubbles liemo10, 30 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Eagle is self contained and away from the pool area which tends to be loud. Nice bathroom space and high ceiling so it's cooler.”
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 of 5 bubbles PreciousM474, 13 Mar 2016 | Read review
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