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It's a Small World Backpackers Lodge Avondale Reviews

25 Ridge Road in Avondale, Harare, Zimbabwe

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71%

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8 Total Reviews
  • 72%Value For Money
  • 64%Security
  • 72%Location
  • 76%Staff
  • 80%Atmosphere
  • 72%Cleanliness
  • 64%Facilities

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60%

our problem has been with your organisation. you confermed us the room before you received a green light by the lodge and there has been an overbooking. We had luck and they could find a room for us but WITHOUT BATHROOM, which was MANDATORY for us. so very very poor service!

  • 18th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Italy
  • Couple, 41+
  • (1 review)


91%

A nice place, a bit far from the centre but close to some shops and a flee market with loads of crafts. A times it could be noisy, but it might have been because it was a long weekend. Wifi costs, I paid $5 for 4 hours 30 minutes which is expensive.


51%

1st of all we were supposed to be picked up by someone and tjis did not happen. After making our own way there they had our wrong booking. 3 of us had booked into a family room, which did not exist. We were offered a disgusting caravan instead. In the end we got 3 beds in a 12 bed mixed dorm. While in the dorm, one of the other customers had his ipod and wallet stolen as no one was provided with a key for the room and the door was left open. Positives were its location.


63%

First I made a reservation for a 6 beds female dorm and when I got there, there is only one mixed dorm with 16 beds... So the next day they transfer me to the central location in Harare. There was a female dorm with 9 beds in a small space. The location is walking distance from town and Chris, who is in charge of eveything, is a great cook and is always willing to help for anything. This place needs some fixing, and the beds and sheets (do not cover the bed) are terrible.


91%

Great place to stay if you're backpacking in Zim, also the only hostel in Harare as far as I could tell. It is situated in a pleasant, green suburb of Harare about 10 minutes drive from the Centre where you can catch a kombi to pretty much anywhere. Staff was very friendly and accomodating and they also do an excellent full English breakfast :-).




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