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.

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Top 15 hostels in Uganda.

These are the 15 most awesome hostels and budget places to stay in Uganda.

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Via Via Hostel Entebbe

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Via Via Hostel Entebbe

When traveling to Uganda, the city of Entebbe is most probably your gate to this wonderful country. Right at the heart of the city, ViaVia is unmistakably the coziest option to start your long-awaited trip. We also offer a wide collection of tissues for tears of goodbye when heading back home. Vi...
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Sunbird Backpackers

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Sunbird Backpackers

Sunbird Backpackers offers affordable accommodation in Entebbe. Welcome! Sunbird backpackers is located in Entebbe town, about 15 -20 Min from Entebbe International airport, strategically located close to Victoria shopping mall, a short distance away from the beaches on Lake Victoria, the famous...
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Bushpig Backpackers Ltd

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Bushpig Backpackers Ltd

Bushpig is located on Acacia Avenue in Kampala's Kololo area, near to the city centre and very close to some of Kampala's best eating, drinking and shopping. We are big enough to host any group, but small enough to give personal service! The showers are hot, the noise levels are low, the staff k...
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The Five Horsemen

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The Five Horsemen

The Five Horsemen is the only hostel of it’s kind in the heart of booming Nsambya, Kampala. We set out to provide a wallet friendly haven for travellers or new recruits in Kampala; our chill out lounge and dining area are perfect for meeting new friends over beers, surfing the internet on our super...
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Fat Cat Backpackers

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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

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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

91 /100

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Gorilla African Guest House

Gorilla African Guest House is located on Plot 14 Jinja Road, Kiwafu in a quite serene and quiet Entebbe neighborhood. Its close by to Entebbe Virus Research Institute and Aero Club. The area is good for travellers who want to be away from the busy and noisy city schedules. Please note:...
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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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Kabale BackPackers

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Kabale BackPackers

Hi I am Lilian Kamusiime, the first female Tourist Safari Guide/Driver in Uganda and owner of Kabale Backpackers. I am also the Vice Chair of the Uganda Safari Guides Association which trains guides across Uganda + Rwanda and volunteers for multiple conservation efforts in our beautiful country....
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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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Paradise Eco-Hub

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Paradise Eco-Hub

Are you on your way to see the mountain gorillas and beautiful landscapes in South-Western Uganda? or just looking for a relaxation retreat, a home away from home, an eco-friendly haven on your journey in Africa? Welcome to Paradise Eco-Hub at Itambira Island, a popular eco-friendly facility on L...
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Sahel Suites

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Sahel Suites

We are located in Bunga Kawuku, off Gaba Road, about 20 minutes from Kampala city centre, before the Speke Commonwealth Resort Munyonyo. With a nice view of Lake Victoria, in a very quiet and homely atmosphere, our self contained rooms, fitted with bath tabs and or shower cabinets, warm/cold wat...
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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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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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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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