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Gondar Backpackers

Maraki 4, Gonder 22804 Ethiopia
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#7 of 17 Speciality lodging in Gonder
Gondar Backpackers is The place for real Backpacking Travelers! If you are into meeting new people, who loves traveling and backpacking, you are more than welcome to our place; Here you will definitely find peace, great view, nice people, and maybe even a partner for your next destination in Ethiopia. We have 5 Dormitory rooms, 4 beds in each. Other facilities: 2 bathrooms with hot showers, common area, fully equipped kitchen for guests to cook in, WiFi, great outside area with perfect view, and so much more. We will happily help you arrange your trip in the best way that will fit you and your budget the most. Gondar is the main city to go to Simien Mountains from, a tour we can of course help you arrange. Other then that, the city has few interesting sites, and t is small enough so you can see everything in one day; visit Fasil castle, Fasil Bath, and Debre Berhan Selassie church. Looking forward to meeting you Backpackers!
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Helene wrote a review Jan 2021
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Wonderful place I stayed many days. Up a small hill with great view espacially for the sunrise, it's only 6min. walking to the city center. Super clean, comfortable beds. Mesele, the owner, give a lot of informations and can organize tours/trek. I did a perfect one day trip at Siemen Mountains, Book there travelers ! Helene, Canada
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Date of stay: January 2021
Joe R wrote a review Dec 2020
Chicago, Illinois322 contributions40 helpful votes
I really enjoyed my one night stay here. Friendly staff plus they had clean rooms and bathrooms. There was a kitchen and they can provide you some food and drinks for a small fee. It’s a little far walk to the main areas of the town but you can use a tuk tuk to get there. I definitely recommend to come here to stay if you’re looking for a hostel like place.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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Jojo wrote a review Mar 2020
Always moving...23 contributions13 helpful votes
I stayed here for a few nights. Unfortunately for me, as they were redoing the road, the cable for the internet got cut, so there was no internet at this hostel for my entire stay. This was not really a problem as it's nice to be disconnected for a few days. To be noted is that this place is not central. It's near Maraki which is not in the centre of town. As a solo woman, it made coming back in the evening a problem. The shortcut that you can take during the day is guarded by dogs when it's dark and so you have to take a tuktuk to get to the hostel. Still, I booked a private room and was very happy with it. The hostel is very clean, staff is super friendly and helpful if you need anything and have good recommendations. The view from the hostel is also fabulous. They have a kitchen there and sell a few items if you want to cook (i didn't but it is available). I recommend this place.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Bobbie wrote a review Dec 2019
New York City, New York7 contributions
We’ve had such a comfortable and enjoyable stay. The beds are comfy, the people are great. And Mesele is very helpful and helped us sort out tours for good prices. Met some great people, and there’s lots of travellers and a very social atmosphere. Kitchen facilities to cook your own food and restaurants nearby! There is a wonderful view where you can watch the sunset and a fridge with beers and waters! Everything we needed. Thank you! Bobbie & Stu
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
OscarJW wrote a review Dec 2019
Manchester, United Kingdom29 contributions12 helpful votes
This was definitely one of my favourite places I stayed in during my 3 weeks in Ethiopia. Firstly, it was the only place I visited that felt like a proper backpackers hostel where you could easily meet other travellers, share stories and get great advice. In terms of facilities, there's a kitchen you're free to use (and they sell some ingredients at the hostel in case you're too lazy to go to the shops), there are two clean bathrooms (although the showers aren't great because of weak water pressure, but this is an issue pretty much everywhere in Ethiopia) and the beds are very comfy - I slept great! The best part of the hostel though is the quiet (although far from the centre) location and the excellent view from the courtyard. Apart from the hostel, the owner Melese runs a tour company called Simien Mountains Outstanding Nature Tours. Whilst we didn't use them to go to the Simien Mountains (we decided to organise that trip independently without going through a tour company, which was definitely a mistake due to the amount of extra hassle this involved and relatively small savings we made), we did however book a trip to the Danakil through the company, including transport from Gondar to Axum, Axum to Mekele and Mekele to Lalibela. The price was very reasonable and far cheaper than many of the other prices I had seen quoted online. Melese was easy to talk to (no hustling!), all our transport was comfortable and on time and the tour to the Danakil was excellent.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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EthiopiaAmhara RegionGonder
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Frequently Asked Questions about Gondar Backpackers
Which popular attractions are close to Gondar Backpackers?
Nearby attractions include Fasil Ghebbi (3.1 km), Debre Berhan Selassie Church (4.4 km), and Fasiladas Bath Timket (2.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Gondar Backpackers?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and airport transportation.
Is parking available at Gondar Backpackers?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Gondar Backpackers?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Four Sisters Restaurant, Goha Hotel, and Taye Belay Hotel Restaurant.
Does Gondar Backpackers have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Gondar Backpackers offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Gondar Backpackers?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.