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Baobab Beach Backpackers

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Sao Paulo, SP
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had wonderfull time in Baobah Beach Backpackers. The Italian Manager was nice and explained everyting to us very nicelly. The rooms were brand new and staff very kind. We did some excursions with them, all perfectly agreable. The restaurant is not goumet style, but it's ok. Very nice price for what you get.

Thank nanavansteen
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This backpackers is in a beautiful location, with lovely grounds and pretty good food. However, if you are in any way a conscious traveler who wants to give back to the local community then don't stay here. We were only here for 3 nights but very quickly became aware of how the owner (?) feels and acts towards the local...

Thank Katie C
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This hotel is so nice.... we spent 5 days here in a confortable hut. The hotel is on the beach, has grills and a kitchen.... but, if you dont feel like cooking you can just buy your food on the bar... its really fresh tasty food! The only little thing is that we did had a rat in the room.......

Thank MatiOlken
Arnhem, The Netherlands
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We liked Baobab a lot. Nice staff, nice room and the food was okay. In the evening there is a cozy courtyard where you can have a beer. It is a 10 minute walk from the center and right on the beach. At low tide you can really walk very far into the sea.

Thank ReisDNA
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Boabab was a nice place for our crew to set up camp. The facilities were good and the general areas to chill and hang out were in good condition. The food at boabab was good however was on the more expensive side of things.

Thank Wazbot3000
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Nice place, good price but bad attendance. Racist managers, we hated to see how they treat the staff. They don't follow the rules and the dorms are mixed instead of separated. Women and Men sleep together.

1Thank Prisla V
United States
Reviewed 12 April 2017

From what I experienced, there didn't seem to be one "main area" to stay in Vilanculos. Places were spread along the beach and if you wanted to walk, it could take a while. Saying that, I was very happy to be staying at Baobab Beach Backpackers. All that was available at the time was a dorm, which was not ideal,...

Thank Jordyn A
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Unfortunately all the good things I could say about the place are overshadowed because they have thieves working on their staff, and they manage and protect them. As advice to all, be very careful what they leave in your rooms. As much as you do not want them to clean your room, every day they enter without your consent. When...

Thank nanuuracing
marinaf1970, Manager at Baobab Beach Backpackers, responded to this review

Dear Nadia, as I have already wrote you by e-mail I am sorry but we do not have any proof that our staff have stolen in your room because you realized that you have been stolen while in South Africa. You must be very careful Nadia to use words that can offend or difame people that does not have any...

Bassano Romano, Italy
Reviewed 22 February 2017

I liked very much my stay in Vilanculos at the Baobab Beach. Probably one of the best accommodation in Vilanculos in terms of quality/price ratio. I booked an en suite Beach Front Chalet and it was very nice, cozy and comfy for a fair price. The chalet was right in front of the beach, elevated above it, and every morning...

1Thank MarmoTrip
Maputo, Mozambique
Reviewed 8 February 2017

Went to baobab in the last week of January 2017, and it was an amazing experience. The staff is friendly, and Marina always helpful. Despite I was with my family on a rustic room, the front beach was the best thing to see in the mornings. My little girls just enjoyed a lot, the location is nice and secure, and...

Thank Ivan_Antonio7
marinaf1970, General Manager at Baobab Beach Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you very much Ivan. Hope to see you again next time with your lovely family. Marina and staff.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Baobab Beach is situated directly on the beach and just a kilometer from the colorful central market in Vilanculos, Mozambique. Baobab Beach looks out over the azure seas and shifting sands of the Bazaruto Archipelago. Baobab Beach facilities include accommodation, restaurant, bar, communal kitchen, communal ablutions and transport to buses. Accommodation consists of beachfront chalets (shower en-suite), ethnic huts, dormitories, camping and overlander sites.Baobab Beach activities in the area include a diving, snorkelling, island hops, dhow trips, horse riding, fishing and villiage tours. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Baobab Beach Backpackers

Address: rua do Palacio, Vilanculos, Mozambique
Region: Mozambique > Inhambane Province > Vilanculos
Price Range: $34 - $63 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Baobab Beach Backpackers 2.5*
Number of rooms: 17
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“The cabanas in front of the beach”
nanavansteen, 28 May 2017 | Read review
“I strongly suggest you to book a Beach Front Chalet. It's elevated location above the underlying beach is simply wonderful. Stunning view!”
MarmoTrip, 21 Feb 2017 | Read review
“the rooms with beach front view”
Ivan_Antonio7, 7 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Try to get an ocean view cottage!”
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pinco_67, 8 Nov 2016 | Read review
“for info: Wifi is available only next to the reception.”
lucias619, 13 Sep 2016 | Read review
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