Best African Hostels 2019

The great thing about hostels is that they are low budget and you are able to easily mingle with like-minded travelers. There are amazing hostels which will leave you thinking you are in a luxurious five -star hotel.

The architectural design, décor, and services are exemplary. If you are ever in any part of Africa, you should definitely check in to one of these hostels.


1. Rodamon Hostel

Marrakech, Morocco

Morocco is bound to give you a memorable traveling experience, even the English Royal family are known to visit this amazing city. The Rodamon Riad is situated just a 20 – minute walk from Majorelle Gardens and it boasts of a breath-taking view of the Atlas mountain.

There are air-conditioned rooms which are styled to traditional Moroccan decor, some rooms even have a seating area. They serve a delicious breakfast daily and guests get to enjoy the amazing Moroccan dishes. The Rodamon Riad also has free Wi-Fi and laundry services available.

2. Sundance Hostel

Praia do Tofo, Mozambique

Sundance Hostel is one of the best value hostels in Praia do Tofo! Guests can enjoy features such as a garden, terrace and shared lounge, the property is only 200 yards from Tofo beach area and Tofo market, there is so much for you to experience in this place.

The hostel has a 24hr reception and free wifi, the front desk staff are super helpful on giving tips for getting around the area, which will really enrich your trip!

3. Sondzela Backpackers


This hostel is located in the southern part of the Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary. The hostel is made up of lovely round huts with conical roofs known as the rondavels which offer wraparound views. The hostel also has breezy, clean dorms and spacious private double rooms.

It has a quintessential garden, a charming kitchen, swimming pool. Visitors agree that the hilltop perch provides the perfect backdrop setting to this beautiful hostel.

4. Dar Surf Hostel

Taghazout, Morocco

This surf and yoga hostel located in the chilled out village of Taghazout, it is the perfect place for the laid back travelers. There is evening entertainment provided and a 24 hour front desk, the hostel offers surf and yoga packages if that is your kind of thing.

You can’t beat the location of Dar Surf, the fishing village Taghazout once famous for calamari and hippies, it is now considered Morocco’s leading surf destination for both beginners and pros.

5. New Teddy Hostel

Zanzibar, Tanzania

Zanzibar is one of the best African destinations with so much to offer any curious traveler. The New Teddy hostel is located in Paje and Jambiani on the East Coast of Zanzibar.

The hostel has features such as an outdoor swimming pool, garden and free Wi-Fi. They also have an in-house bar, a tour desk, and currency exchange for guests. The rooms come with a seating area and a balcony with beautiful sea views. They offer continental breakfast daily.

6. Pakachere Backpackers Lodge

Zomba, Malawi

Pakachere Backpackers Lodge is located in Zomba and is near to the beautiful Maolsa Forest Reserve, a great place for adventurous travelers to visit.

The hostel itself has a garden, lounge, bar, and restaurant on site for guests to enjoy. Bike hire is available as well as organised tours, and ticket service directly from the accommodation. It is a great place for solo travelers to meet others on their trip and is rated as one of the best value for money places in Zomba!

7. The BIG Backpackers

Cape Town, South Africa

This unique settlement is located between the breath-taking scenes of the Atlantic Ocean and Cape Town’s mountains. It is a walking distance from the clean beaches of Camps Bay and Clifton beach.

Their accommodation includes a selection of single, double, triple, dormitory, and family rooms. They have free Wi-Fi and computer facilities available. Their travel desks offer the best tours for seeing highlights of the region and they also offer a Braai facilities for eating barbecue in the traditional South African style.

8. Tamana Hostel

Nosy Be, Madagasgar

Tamana Hostel located in Nosy Be and has amazingly good vibes. This hostel is perfect for the eco conscious travel as it is an ecofriendly hostel promoting sustainable tourism to its guests. The hostel offers affordable dorm beds, beautiful private rooms with balconies and sea views, and a comfortable family room that can sleep up to five!

All rooms have free wifi access and can use the communal kitchen, continental breakfast is served each morning giving you a good time to mingle with fellow travelers. The hostel is perfectly located to explore Nosy Be and the surrounding islands.

9. Sinai Hostel

Dahab, Egypt

This hostel is located in Dahab, a super popular place for adventurous backpackers. Only 200 yards from the Red Sea Dive Resort, Sinai Gate offers a comfortable accommodation for guests to enjoy after a full day diving.

Bike and car hire is available from the hostel directly and each room is air conditioned. There is a shared kitchen, terrace, room service and currency exchange available for guests. If you aren’t into diving don’t worry, this area is also popular for cycling, hiking, and snorkelling, so there will be something for everyone to enjoy!

10. Skeleton Beach Backpackers

Swakopmund, Namibia

Located in Swakopmund, 1.6 km from Atlanta Cinema this hostel boasts of amenities such as a shared lounge, garden, a bar, and free Wi-Fi

The hostel is great for the budget conscious, they have dormitories, communal bathrooms, and a communal kitchen so guests can cook their own food. They also have private rooms available which come with an en-suite and TV. Continental breakfast is included in the price for the room, which is a great added extra!

11. Victoria Falls Backpackers Lodge

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

This is a great place to stay if you are looking to visit the majestic Victoria Falls. It is located a 10- minute drive of the Victoria Fall Bridge. They offer a barbecue, an outdoor pool, and a children’s playground.

There is a communal kitchen and terrace with views of the pool. Visitors can play darts as they enjoy each others company and horse riding is available via the hostel as well.

12. Fat Cat Backpackers

Kampala, Uganda

It is situated at the heart of Uganda’s capital Kampala. The property has a 24- hour reception with free Wi-Fi.

The hostel has a number of dormitory rooms with shared bathroom facilities. They also have private rooms and bathrooms. It also has a luxurious roof terrace where one can sip a drink while comfortably reading a book. A filling breakfast is served to guests every morning, to set them up for a great day exploring.

13. Elephant Trail Guesthouse

Kasane, Botswana

Elephant Trail Guesthouse is located in Kasane, it is the perfect place to base yourself if you are looking to see some of Africas most amazing safari. The staff can assist with booking game drives, boat cruises, fishing trips and transfers to Victoria Falls on request at a surcharge.

The guest house also offers bike hire, daily barbeque, on site bar, shared kitchen and sunny terrace for you to enjoy. The rooms are super comfortable and dorms or private accommodation are available to provide for a variety of needs.

14. Agoo Hostel

Accra, Ghana

Agoo Hostel is a friendly resort located 2.19 km from the city center. It has spacious private rooms, spick and span dorms, a self-catering kitchen, a luxurious lounging space, and a balcony with a charming garden.

Breakfast is included and home -cooked meals are available on request. They also have free Wi-Fi and barbecue facilities.

15. Jollyboys Backpackers

Livingstone, Zambia

This hostel prides itself in being the first hostel in Zambia to cater to the budget travelers they set up business back in 1996.

The hostel has pristine dorms and bathrooms. The private rooms comprise A-frame garden cottages with air -conditioning. It has a social bar and restaurant with a sunken lounge and a swimming pool.

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