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Reviewed 19 October 2016

It is a very popular backpacker in windhoek, so in high season they might be fully booked if you just show up without reservation. But they have an outdoor bunk bed and 2 set tents that they don't take reservations for, so you could be lucky and get one of these sleeping opportunities even if they are fully booked. It is a good place to meet other travellers.
The beds are comfy and the rooms and facilities are cleaned every day. The pool is a good refreshment on hot days.
There is also a tour company that can arrange safaris or day trips for you. The day trips seem to me quite pricey, but the safaris are ok priced.
The staff and management is very friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed: October 2016, travelled solo
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Reviewed 7 October 2016

This is most popular backpackers in Windhoek. Definitely book far in advance or you will be disappointed. The staff is very helpful. They have built-tents available that cost the same as a dorm bed; but they are first come, first served. I was lucky to get a tent on my first visit. During my second visit, even the tents were unavailable. The tent is quiet nice and spacious enough, with a twin bed inside and a small night stand.

The complimentary continental breakfast was very good and well stocked. The self-catering kitchen was well-supplied and clean.

  • Stayed: September 2016, travelled solo
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Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Lacking the scenery of a coastal, desert or mountain backpackers, Chameleon is about as good as it gets in a city. Friendly staff, convivial atmosphere and comfortable rooms; you won't go wrong here. Plenty of deck chairs around the pool and next to the bar if you don't feel like going out. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are also available, as is WiFi (of moderate speed, as found in most of Namibia). The staff can also advise on activities, whether walking tours of Windhoek, or week-long safaris. Would stay again

Stayed: September 2016, travelled solo
Thank GarthS115
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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.

Stayed: February 2016
Thank bluemarble20162016
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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!

Stayed: September 2016, travelled with friends
Thank VreniJulie
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Rosa M, Manager at Chameleon Backpackers Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded 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

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