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Rowda Waber Harari Cultural Guest House

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful! Authentic Harar experience. Since it is in the old city you have a chance to experience the real Harar. We stayed for two days and the hosts are very nice and accommodative. The room are clean and the breakfast was amazing.

Thank Etsehiwot E
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful, authentic place to stay in Harar. It's in the middle of the old city and is probably the best place to stay if you travel here, in my humble opinion. Of course, there isn't really enough water to take a proper shower, but that is the general water situation in all of Harar, and if anything this guesthouse has...

Thank Stephanie2743
Lampang, Thailand
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I cannot believe some of the whining reviews on here! Rewda's Guesthouse was amazing! Yes the bathrooms are shared, and yes the shower is cold, but have you ever traveled in the developing world before?!? This place was nice, friendly, and welcoming. It can be difficult to find as there is no sign like absolutely nothing demarcating where it is....

Thank ChrisJ123456
Frederick, Maryland
Reviewed 10 March 2017

We were the only guests at Rowda Guest House while we stayed there for one night. We were given a bedroom up a small steep little staircase with a door that locked. It had two beds, but they only charged us for the 1 that we used. There was always someone around so even without the lock we felt very...

1Thank LilyJU223
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Four of us stayed here for a couple of nights whilst we were touring around Harar. No hot water so we did not have a shower for 2 days and I washed my feet in the basin. The beds could not fit in my 6ft 6ins husband and breakfast was very basic but we were told by some Americans that...

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Reviewed 27 February 2017

This place is probably the best you would get in Harar. It is basic and catering. Only issue that one might encounter is good bathroom. But compared to other places, it is probably the best you can get. In addition, the place is authentic. The lady (Khadija) will give you simple breakfast in the morning and then you are on...

Thank Musab B
York, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 December 2016

We opted to stay in the Rowda Waber Harari Cultural Guest House because we wanted to stay within the walls of the old city and wanted to experience a little of old Harar. The guest house was not the most comfortable or cleanest place we stayed in Ethiopia but it was perhaps the most characterful. Look at the visitor photos...

Thank Mr_MYork_UK
Reviewed 12 December 2016

Please visit this wonderful city lost in time and stay at this fabulous, authentic guesthouse. Rowda is one of hundreds of traditional islamic houses in the old city but only a few offer accommodation and none as comfortable or homely as this one. Solomon is a friendly, knowledgable guide who will give you a terrific insight into every alleyway and...

Thank chernald18
Reviewed 27 November 2016

Overall, I would recommend this place. I think most people don't make reservations for Rowda's guesthouse (because you can't do it online), but rather just show up at the door. I was being paranoid and called to make reservations 2 months beforehand with Aysha, the girl who speaks good English there. Her number is (+251) 921 872 867. Its good...

1Thank pinkpearlgirl
Bucharest, Romania
Reviewed 17 November 2016

Rowda Waber is one of the guest houses that I recommend heat to Harar It is a distance of about 1 1/2 hours from the airport in Dire Dawa is located inside the medina, the old city Jugol, not far from the main gate. the rooms are clean, traditional window, hot water all the time, two shared bathrooms and a...

Thank danaborcea

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Additional Information about Rowda Waber Harari Cultural Guest House

Address: Old town, Harar, Ethiopia
Region: Ethiopia > Harari Region > Harar
Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
Rowda Waber Harari Cultural Guest House Harar, Ethiopia
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“Ask for the double with the "en-suite" bathroom. You may be lucky and not have to share it.”
Mr_MYork_UK, 18 Dec 2016 | Read review
“similar rooms”
danaborcea, 17 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We preferred the rooms in the courtyard. Look at these and those inside the main house to make your choice.”
  • Breakfast in our room
  • Inside looking out into the courtyard
bobinathens, 18 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Book the whole place for your group. Sharing with others is not fun.”
394MichaelL, 21 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Authenticity, location”
renssoh, 17 Nov 2015 | Read review
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