Best Places for Backpackers in Namibia.

Enjoy backpacking around Namibia without a fixed itinerary by using our handy listings of the best hostels in every destination. Specially curated for backpackers and economy travellers, we help you find an amazing place to stay no matter where you're headed!

The best backpackers destinations & accommodation in Namibia.

Things to see and do while backpacking in Namibia.

Check out tips from other travellers and bloggers and their experiences in Namibia.

If you're already planning to visit Namibia - scroll to the next section for a list of the best places to stay.

Overland Tour

As a greedy newbie to go solo travelling on a shoestring budget, I joined an overland tour to cross the border into Namibia from Cape Town. I joined a 12-day overland camping tour offered by Nomad Africa Adventurous Tours. The trip costs around €1034, including 3 meals, campsite (there are few days you will be living in a lodge!), transportation and activities package for wine-tasting, Himba tribe visit and desert guided walking. There are some optional activities at your own expense such as skydiving and quad biking in Swakopmund, but you are free to join. One best thing about joining an overland tour is that you can save the cost of flights, accommodation and meals for the majority part of your trip. If you are not on a budget, you can choose the accommodated option for the same tour, which costs €300 more. But I highly recommend the camping option. What can be even better than spending nights under the African starry sky?

Slowlotravelwithme

Namibia in a nutshell, what you need to know before you go

So you have saved up your money and now finally have enough to go on holiday. Now the challenge is deciding where to go. To help you do this here is a “before you go” guide. This guide will be countrywide and not focused on a specific area or activity. It is to give you a idea of what to expect when you travel to Namibia as well as some interesting facts to help you connect more with the locals.

Marisna Burger

Namibia Self-drive: tips before you go!

Why Namibia? If you are looking for a Self-drive African Adventure, with a mix of Safari, encounter with African Tribes, desert landscape and Dunes, without being a hard core adventurer or having a huge budget, and a relatively secure country, Namibia is the best destination for you!

Virginia Lamarque

The wonders of Namibia

Being amazed by Namibia’s landscape Some years ago, Namibia wasn’t even on my list of places to go and I had no information about this country that turn out to be one of the best trips I ever made.

Roberta Vilas Boas

Namibia: Self-drive road trip by 2WD

This is the story of my crossing through Namibia this August, which is part of a full circle road trip from Johannesburg in South Africa to Botswana, where I drove the Trans-Kalahari highway to Namibia, then back to South Africa, Cape Town, up to Knysna and then through the Great Karoo back to Johannesburg.

Chryssa Kotampasi

Namibia in a nutshell, what you need to know before you go

So you have saved up your money and now finally have enough to go on holiday. Now the challenge is deciding where to go. To help you do this here is a “before you go” guide. This guide will be countrywide and not focused on a specific area or activity. It is to give you a idea of what to expect when you travel to Namibia as well as some interesting facts to help you connect more with the locals.

Marisna Burger

Top 6 hostels in Namibia.

There are 6 awesome hostels and budget places to stay in Namibia.

Tsumeb Backpackers

Tsumeb Backpackers

Tsumeb Backpackers is a small Backpackers with a vibrant vibe. We are your perfect stop over for Etosha National Park and the Caprivi. Our beds are fitted with luxury linen, ceiling fan or air conditioning. We are close to shops, banks, Museum, etc. Tsumeb Backpackers is only 120 km away from Eto

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Loubser

Loubser's B&B Self Catering

Loubser’s offer the tourist/backpackers affordable accommodation in private rooms, dorms or a self-catering unit. The property is situated in the quiet lagoon area of Walvis bay. A range of activities can be partaken in Walvis Bay and we do some and can arrange with the operators for you to do the a

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Skeleton Beach Backpackers

Skeleton Beach Backpackers

Skeleton beach Backpackers offers camping, dormitory and double en-suite rooms. Breakfast is included in the price of the rooms but can be requested by other guests as well. There is a fully equipped communal kitchen for those times when guest want to prepare their own food, a lounge with DSTV a

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BackPacker Unite

BackPacker Unite

Backpacker Unite offers camping, dormitary and double rooms. Breakfast in included in the room prices but can be requested by other guests as well. We are situated in a well established residential area we are within a 10-15 minute walk to town, shops and restaurants. There is a swimming po

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Capricorn Restcamp

Capricorn Restcamp

The four bungalows are all equipped with twin beds, own shower & toilet, warm water, terrace, fireplace (braai) and electrical lights. Parking places are close to the bungalows. Guests can settle and enjoy the view from the terrace of the bungalow and relax after a long day driving, they can als

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Salty Jackal Backpackers

Salty Jackal Backpackers

Salty Jackal Backpackers boasts a laid back, personal atmosphere where you mingle with fellow surfers, sharing sessions and fun times. Centrally located to easily explore Swakopmund and go surfing. Salty Jackal Backpackers boasts a laid back, personal atmosphere where you mingle with fellow guests,

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Namibia Travel Guides

Swakopmund Namibia: Three Top Outdoor Activities

Namibia is one of Southern Africa’s top destinations because of the wild beauty and multi-cultural influences. Swakopmund is a must-do place to visit as it’s on the coast between the surreal Namib Desert and the wild Skeleton Coast. After my 361km (224-mile) drive from Windhoek, sand dunes gave way to…

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Tips for first-time solo backpackers to South Africa


Wild Penguin at Boulder’s Beach This probably can be listed as one of the craziest things I have done in my early 20s. Waking up in one morning, I suddenly came up with a conclusion that I HAVE TO GO TO SOUTH AFRICA. Again, another impulsive decision. I make short trips…

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A Trip To Kasane

  NB: Please note, I do not own any of the above. Found in the North – Eastern corner of Botswana, near the Zambian, Zimbabwean and Namibian borders – is Kasane. This small town is among top tourism destinations with different tourist attractions such as; THE CHOBE NATIONAL PARK There is…

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The wonders of Namibia

Being amazed by Namibia’s landscape Some years ago, Namibia wasn’t even on my list of places to go and I had no information about this country that turn out to be one of the best trips I ever made. South Africa was mainly the only country in Southern Africa on…

> Read More

Namibia Self-drive: tips before you go!

Why Namibia? If you are looking for a Self-drive African Adventure, with a mix of Safari, encounter with African Tribes, desert landscape and Dunes, without being a hard core adventurer or having a huge budget, and a relatively secure country, Namibia is the best destination for you! I am basing…

> Read More

Namibia in a nutshell, what you need to know before you go

So you have saved up your money and now finally have enough to go on holiday. Now the challenge is deciding where to go. To help you do this here is a “before you go” guide. This guide will be countrywide and not focused on a specific area or activity….

> Read More

Namibia: Self-drive road trip by 2WD

The concept This is the story of my crossing through Namibia this August, which is part of a full circle road trip from Johannesburg in South Africa to Botswana, where I drove the Trans-Kalahari highway to Namibia, then back to South Africa, Cape Town, up to Knysna and then through…

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