Best Places for Backpackers in Uganda.

Enjoy backpacking around Uganda 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 Uganda.

Top 22 hostels in Uganda.

These are the 22 most awesome hostels and budget places to stay in Uganda.

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ViaVia Guesthouse Entebbe

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Fat Cat Backpackers

87 /100

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Fat Cat Backpackers

We are a new backpacker hostel in the heart of Kampala's upmarket Kololo area, within walking distance of the best bits of the city. Hot showers, cold beers, fat cats etc as standard. The Fat Cat sits on the edge of Kisementi Square, home of some of the city's best diversions including a massive...
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Ewaka Guesthouse & Backpackers

79 /100

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Ewaka Guesthouse & Backpackers

Ewaka accommodation offers convenient and affordable lodging located northeast of kampala city.The Budget Guest House in Ntinda is an ideal choice for backpackers, students or budget tourists. With our well equipped open plan kitchen, making new friends is easy and there is plenty of space to chi...
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Gorilla African Guest House

75 /100

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Maasai Villa Guest & Backpacker

74 /100

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Maasai Villa Guest & Backpacker's Home

Maasai Villa Guest & Backpacker's Home is an ever green, quiet, safe and very easy to access home. We have a house/hostel and gardens for camping. People at home are friendly. Thank you all who have stayed with us. Maasai Villa Guest & Backpacker's Home is situated in Fort Portal, 1.1 km from Tor...
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International Youth Hostels Uganda

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International Youth Hostels Uganda

International Youth Hostel Uganda was founded on 8th June 2001, and is located at Pacify Samona building next to Lubiri Secondary School, on Natete Roard from Mengo Hospital- Kampala. Free wifi is available, All rooms clean and friendly and clean with good and cool environment. WIFI is fre...
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Otuuse Uganda

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Forest Cottages

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Forest Cottages

Forest Cottages a brilliantly designed Luxury Hotel with cottages nestled within a peaceful African forest setting. Forest Cottages is the only hotel in Kampala with a Feel and touch of nature, while at the Hotel you can enjoy the comforts of modern conveniences like, internet, telephone, television...
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Ridar Hotel

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Ridar Hotel

Set in Mukono District, Hotel Ridar offers spacious rooms with extra-large beds, a traditional restaurants and affordable shuttle service. River Nile is a 30 min drive away. Rooms at Ridar Hotel are classically furnished and air conditioned. They come with free Wi-Fi, satellite TV and with water hea...
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Prestige Apartments

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Prestige Apartments

Prestige Hotel Suites The Prestige Hotel Suites in Kampala is a modern luxurious hotel in central Kampala within the Nakasero area. All hotel suites have been tastefully decorated with modern furniture and fittings and have been designed to cater for the needs of the modern Business Traveler...
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Manhattan Guesthouse

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Manhattan Guesthouse

Manhattan guest house is located on top of one of the seven Kampala hills, Namirembe in Uganda. Our rooms offer a warm and relaxing atmosphere. Room facilities include TVs, and they are all self contained. Rates include Breakfast. Backpackers are welcome now. At a low rate of $10 per night...
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Palm Vistas Backpackers

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Palm Vistas Backpackers

Palm Vistas Backpackers is located on a green half acre property, about 20 minutes from the hustle and bustle of the Kampala business district. It has five room formats (double standard, dorm twin/triple, dorm premium and double luxury rooms) that cater to a variety of budget travelers, with lots of...
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Thames Hotel

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Thames Hotel

Thames Hotel is Entebbe's No.1 friendly, original and most exclusive Hotel in Entebbe, located in Entebbe off Mpala tranding center a few minutes drive from Entebbe International Airport. Our rooms combine the best modern comforts one expects today. Thames Hotel is here for you with the best sel...
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Paradise Eco-Hub

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Philo Leisure Gardens

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Philo Leisure Gardens

Philo Leisure Gardens is located in Ssese Islands, Kalangala offering decent and affordable accommodation for business and leisure travellers. It has beautiful lush green private gardens. There is an onsite bar and restaurant at the property, barbecue facilities and vast space for parties and weddin...
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Phenicia Motel

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Phenicia Motel

Phenicia Motel is the place to be before your journey begins. Our vision is to make our guests feel at home while away from home while enjoying a relaxing and extremely friendly environment. Our staff are friendly and helpful and will go the extra mile to provide you with the necessary service and i...
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Hotel Top Five

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Hotel Top Five

Hotel Top Five is an inspirational blend of social style and business reliability. Ideally located in Ntinda about 8km from the city centre, Kampala. This 42 room world class hotel is the focal point of national, regional, business, political and social life. The hotel offers, a conference centre, a...
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Fairway Hotel & Spa

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Fairway Hotel & Spa

Fairway Hotel & Spa is situated in the heart of Kampala. It boasts an outdoor swimming pool and is across the road from the Uganda Golf Course. This property offers free WiFi in the public areas and free parking on site. Guests can enjoy a meal at the Asian Fusion restaurant, with a variety of meals...
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Kabira Country Club

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Kabira Country Club

In the Bantu languages of Uganda, Kabira translates as little forest. It is home to several rare species of flora & fauna, especially tropical birds, such as the African Grey Parrot and Blue Turncoats. To this day we ardently preserve this natural haven and wildlife habitat. The Ruparelia family...
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Nyumba 591

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Nyumba 591

With close proximity to Mulago Hospital, Makerere University, Acacia Mall, Kisementi and Kololo Hill, Nyumba 591 is centrally located in Kampala. Nyumba 591 is a gated property and is secured 24/7 and consists of a fully serviced and furnished 4 bedroom house (Building A), a 2 bedroom apartment (Bui...
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Speke Apartments

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Speke Apartments

Speke Apartments suits all guests, whether you are the business traveller that requires a standard apartment, travelling leisurely with your partner and require a luxuriously spacious apartment or have even taken the kids along for the ride and require family accommodation. At affordable rates and i...
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J. Residence Motel

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J. Residence Motel

We provide our guest with an atmosphere of a home away from home. We offer well prepared African meals and our spacious restaurant is open till 9:00 pm. J. Residence Motel is close to the fresh water beaches and the ever green Entebbe golf course. The Botanical Gardens - while not spectacular, t...
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