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Chameleon Backpackers Hostel

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5 7 Voight Street, Windhoek 9000 Namibia See on map
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Rooms
Airport Transportation
Family Rooms
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Reviewed 7 February 2012

Normally we don't stay in backpacker hostels (anymore), but the location was good and we got a good deal on the Honeymoon Ensuite, with a nice private roof terrace, and away from the pool/bar-area. The room was large and the bathroom reasonably clean. Friendly bar...More

1  Thank Moffedillen
Reviewed 30 November 2011

Chameleon is located right in the heart of Windhoek and is an affordable little oasis in the big city. It has a nice range of accomodations, we stayed in a room with a shower, and then shared as shower as well as we stayed at...More

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Reviewed 28 November 2011

This place is worth staying in if you are passing through Windhoek. In fact, we stayed for four days and just relaxed for a while as we waited for the day that our connecting bus left. There's a range of accommodation options here from private...More

Thank BernardAlbrecht
Reviewed 12 November 2011

There were lots of great things about this backpackers: the kitchen space (and the whole site actually) was open and clean, site had a nice, welcoming ambiance, the breakfast was included and fine (toast, yogurt, cereal), the showers were hot, and the beds were comfortable....More

Thank hl247
Response from Chameleon0, Owner at Chameleon Backpackers HostelResponded 24 November 2011

Dear H1247, Thank you for your review and insightful and constructive criticism of our hostel. I am sorry I have not responded sooner but I see you posted a couple of months after your stay and it would be difficult for me to reconstruct the...More

Reviewed 3 November 2011

First of all, there are two places at this address: in the front (#5 Voigt Street), there is a backpackers hostel, and in the back (#7 Voigt Street) they run a guesthouse that is more like a bed & breakfast. Both places share a common...More

1  Thank EisBaer
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Certificate of Excellence
Top amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Airport Transportation
Breakfast included
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Breakfast Available
Things to do
Outdoor pool
Price range
US$ 14 - US$ 49 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Price range
US$ 14 - US$ 49 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Traveller (103)
Room & Suite (42)
Pool & Beach (13)
Dining (2)
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6 July 2017|
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Response from Dave A | Reviewed this property |
Yes they have tours. I saw two 3 day tours and a week tour. Contact them for prices.
Viktor S
9 August 2015|
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Response from Claire G | Property representative |
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
Room Tips
"There're aunts in my bed and they bit me."
27 Feb 2018
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"Cheetah room with aircon is good; Rhino room also fine. Both rooms surprisingly quiet given you are in the..."
17 Jan 2018
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"The ground floor single rooms are excellent,"
6 Sep 2017
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"Book the elephant room if you want a private and quiet space!"
1 Aug 2017
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