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Chameleon Backpackers Hostel

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed there 3 times; the first time we had a brilliant room in the guest house section, second time all the en-suite rooms were full so we had a room with shared bathroom which was OK. The third time we had an en-suite room in the hostel section which wasn't as good as the first room, although it was...

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Good value for money in the centre of windhoek. Kind staff who are very informative and knowledgeable about getting around Namibia. Good base to meet other travellers. Stayed in two different dorms, the first one was very very warm at night with the fan not doing much, the second dorm I stayed in was much cooler. Make sure to book...

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Basel, Switzerland
Reviewed 1 week ago

I came here at the end of a business trip, attracted by the photos of the superior rooms on the website. The room was visually really nice, the rest wasn't. Poor breakfast, no place to work inside the room, very noisy outside area, guests start getting drunk around 9am. Wi-Fi didn't work properly, Staff at the reception was mostly pretty...

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Powell River, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here for 3 nights with our 3 boys ages 12, 9 and 9. We stayed in the Buffalo room, which was large, bright and immaculate with a great bathroom and shower. We self-catered and the kitchen facilities are very good. The boys really enjoyed the small pool. The staff are friendly and helpful and there is a travel...

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Franeker, The Netherlands
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed 3 nights at the beginning of our trip and two days at the end in Chameleon Backpackers. We loved our stay. Chameleon has dormitories and private rooms (with shared bath or en suite). We had en-suite rooms both times which where both good. Comfy matrasses, clean. It's a good place to meet other travellers> You can use the...

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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Stayed here twice as it was centrally located and very reasonably priced. If you're heading off on one of the tours then this is a great base to have. The rooms were comfortable & contained everything you needed. Staff were all very helpful. Happy to recommend.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 28 October 2016

I had a great time. The staff was very helpful with information and connecting me to fellow travelers who we're heading the same way. The dinner served was delicious and I enjoyed my stay. Thank you very much!

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Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Hands down this is by far the best value for money you'll get in Windhoek. I've stayed at a couple other places but nowhere were location, cleanliness and service more in line with the price tag. Very friendly staff, excellent food, good vibe plus quiz night every Friday. Breakfast is included and laundry service available, what more can you ask...

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Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Stayed in this Hostel at the start and end of the trip on B&B terms. I think it's part of the Chamelion Holiday Company. It's a friendly Hostel; you wash up the plates you use and cook your own food in the communal kitchen. Small friendly bar and gift shop. Very small swimming pool. Private and secure parking. Variety of...

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Bern
Reviewed 19 October 2016

It is a very popular backpacker in windhoek, so in high season they might be fully booked if you just show up without reservation. But they have an outdoor bunk bed and 2 set tents that they don't take reservations for, so you could be lucky and get one of these sleeping opportunities even if they are fully booked. It...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Airport Transportation
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.”
  • broken toilet in love nest.
  • love nest bed.
 of 5 bubbles PreciousM474, 13 Mar 2016 | Read review
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