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Chameleon Backpackers Hostel

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“elephant room”(8 reviews)
“friendly vibe”(7 reviews)
“quiz night”(7 reviews)
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Reviewed 3 October 2016

Chameleon is one of the best backpackers in the city of Windhoek , friendly staff and the lovely environment. I mostly enjoy the braai they have every Friday and the quiz night which brings the guest close.

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Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

The Hostel is beautiful.Its location makes it easy to explore Windhoek by foot.Everything a backpacker might need is there,and the garden/lounge invites to hang out.Also,prices are affordable and Trips exploring Namibia can be booked. Definitely recommend this!

Thank VreniJulie
Response from Rosa M, Manager at Chameleon Backpackers HostelResponded 24 September 2016

Hi Julie Thanks for taking the time to review us and 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

Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Decent room. But besides that it's not that special. They say they are fully booked, but it definitely doesnt look like that. The bar was almost empty. Oh yeah and come to think of it. The bar closer at 10pm. Which is a bit weird...More

Thank Olivier B
Response from Rosa M, Manager at Chameleon Backpackers HostelResponded 18 September 2016

Hi Olivier Your feedback is much appreciated. As an accommodation establishment people pay to stay so we have to respect all our guest since most of them do join safaris that leave early in the mornings if you still want to have a drink after...More

Reviewed 16 September 2016

I stayed at the backpackers for one night only but it was very nice. Close to supermarket. Including a free lift to Intercape Bus. Helping out with taxI arrangements at night and a nice pool to hang out during a hot summers day.More

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Thank Kristina L
Response from Rosa M, Manager at Chameleon Backpackers HostelResponded 18 September 2016

Hi Kristina Thanks for taking the time to review us and I'm glad to hear you had an awesome stay with us. We do offer a free pick up/drop off from/to the intercape bus terminal please book in advance for the pick up or when...More

Reviewed 28 August 2016

we stayed here for a night before heading home. we enjoyed our short stay a lot, nice and clean place, friendly staff, good atmosphere, nice rooms. the pizza on Thursdays is recommended! when we come back, we would definitely stay here again!

Thank Claus L
Response from Rosa M, Manager at Chameleon Backpackers HostelResponded 15 September 2016

Hi Claus Thanks for taking the time to review us and I'm glad to hear you had an awesome stay with us and enjoyed the pizza night. Looking forward to accommodate you again in the future. Cheers Rosa

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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Breakfast included
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Free Parking
Airport Transportation
Breakfast included
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redrose12K
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I bought at their travel agency 2 day trips in Windhoek. Whole day to Naankuse - 1800 NAD including a wonderful lunch (feed carnivores in the morning and meet the San people in the afternoon). Then afternoon trip to Katutura... More
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Viktor S
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Hi Viktor, Namibia is traditionally a tough country to travel independently if you are used to relying on public transport and budget accommodation however with 4 weeks you could probably get around to some of the sights if... More
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Room Tips
"Cheetah room with aircon is good; Rhino room also fine. Both rooms surprisingly quiet given you are in the..."
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"The ground floor single rooms are excellent,"
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"Book the elephant room if you want a private and quiet space!"
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"The guest lodge rooms were fabulous! (I recommend the Love Bird room for couples)"
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