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Featured Hostels in Kampala

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The Five Horsemen Uganda Ltd - Hostel
The Five Horsemen Uganda Ltd - Hostel
2.0 out of 5.0 Nsambya House, Ggaba road, Near the U.S. Embassy, Kampala, Kampala
Free Cancellation
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$30
5.0/5 (1 reviews)
Situated in Kampala, this hostel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Kabaka's Palace, Buganda Parliament, and Rubaga Cathedral. The Acacia Mall and Uganda National Museum ...
Ewaka Guesthouse and Backpackers - Hostel
Ewaka Guesthouse and Backpackers - Hostel
1.5 out of 5.0 Factory Road, After Uganda Aids Commission, Kampala
$20
3.0/5 (1 reviews)

The hostel is located off of the main road and outside of downtown. It's cheap, clean, and the staff are polite, but it isn't very convenient. Also they advertise free breakfast but do not provide one. They have hot water for tea and then send you up the street to the local store to buy bread, as ...

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2018
Situated in Kampala, this hostel is 1.8 mi (3 km) from Ndere Cultural Centre and within 6 mi (10 km) of Metroplex Shopping Mall and Baha'i House of Worship. ...
The Fat Cat Backpackers
The Fat Cat Backpackers
1.0 out of 5.0 Plot 13 Bukoto Street, Kampala, Kampala
Free Cancellation
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$33
4.0/5 (1 reviews)

Centrally located. Chill environment. Yummy breakfast made to order. Bodas right outside the front door.

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2019
Situated in Kampala, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of The Acacia Mall and British High Commission. Uganda National Museum and Mulago Hospital are also ...
Morgen breeze tours and backpackers
Morgen breeze tours and backpackers
1.0 out of 5.0 Mutundwe Brown Flats, Central Region, Kampala
Free Cancellation
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$15
Situated in the suburbs, this hostel is 1 mi (1.6 km) from Lake Victoria and within 6 mi (10 km) of Embassy of the United States and Kibuli Mosque. The Parliament ...
Africa Treasures Home - Hostel
Africa Treasures Home - Hostel
2.0 out of 5.0 Old Kira Road Moyo Close, Kampala, Central Region
$15
Situated in Kampala, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of The Acacia Mall, British High Commission, and Uganda National Museum. Mulago Hospital and Uganda Golf ...
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Sheraton Kampala Hotel

Sheraton Kampala Hotel

Ternan Avenue, Kampala
    4.0 out of 5.0
     
     
    3.8 out of 5 (142 reviews)

    Sheraton Kampala Hotel$152

    Sep 20 - Sep 21

    Sheraton Kampala Hotel$152
    Golf Course Hotel

    Golf Course Hotel

    Plot 64-86, Yusuf Lule Road, P. O. Box 22774, Kampala, Central
      4.0 out of 5.0
       
       
      4.1 out of 5 (77 reviews)

      Golf Course Hotel$101

      Oct 5 - Oct 6

      Golf Course Hotel$101

      What Is a Hostel?


      If you're looking for an affordable place to stay in Kampala, a hostel in town could be a great option for you. These dorm-style accommodations come in many different forms, but they have three main things in common:

      • Low prices
      • A social atmosphere
      • Shared rooms (though many hostels also have private rooms)

      By going with a hostel in Kampala, you can cut your spending on lodging and set aside more of your trip funds for fun things to do during your vacation. If you're hoping to enjoy the natural surroundings, you can check out the gardens while you're here.


      Hostels in Kampala

      You might be wondering, what are some favorite hostels in Kampala? According to reviews from our customers, these have the best ratings:

      The Five Horse Men Uganda Ltd - Hostel - You can take advantage of free WiFi and free parking, as well as a rooftop terrace. Rooms come with towels, showers, and lockers.

      The Fat Cat Backpackers - Property features include free breakfast, free WiFi, and a rooftop terrace. Rooms come with showers and free bottled water.

      Africa Treasures Home - Hostel - You can take advantage of free breakfast and free WiFi, as well as free parking. You'll find towels, showers, and free toiletries in all rooms.

      Ewaka Guesthouse and Backpackers - Hostel - Property features include free WiFi, free parking, and 24-hour check-in. Rooms come with showers and TVs.

      Morgen breeze tours and backpackers - You can take advantage of free breakfast and free WiFi, as well as free parking. You'll find towels in all rooms.


      When Is the Best Time to Visit Kampala?


      Good weather's always better when you're discovering new places, so here are some stats that might be helpful:


      • The hottest months are typically January and February, while July and December are the coldest months
      • January-March: Daytime temperatures average 80° F and nighttime temperatures average 60° F
      • April-June: 78° F is the daytime average and 60° F is the nighttime average
      • July-September: Daytime averages are around 78° F and nighttime averages are around 59° F
      • October-December: The average temperatures are 78° F during the day and 59° F at night
      • Average rainfall is 1.73 inches in a year

      What Can I Do in Kampala?


      Depending on what you're interested in, you might appreciate these places:

      Cultural Attractions
      • Uganda National Museum
      • Ndere Cultural Centre
      Additional Attractions
      • Embassy of France
      • Embassy of Sweden
      • Gaddafi National Mosque

      Overall, Kampala is known for its:

      • Live music
      • Bird watching
      • Theater
      • Gardens
      • Temples
      • Safari tours
      • Festivals

      How to Get to Kampala and Around the Area


      You'll find the closest airport in Entebbe (EBB-Entebbe Intl.), 21 mi (33.9 km) away from the city center.

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