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Pakachere, Backpackers & Creative Centre

Off Kufa Road, P.O. Box 1389, Zomba, Malawi


  • 90%Value For Money
  • 80%Security
  • 80%Location
  • 90%Staff
  • 100%Atmosphere
  • 80%Cleanliness
  • 90%Facilities

Property Information:

Pakachere is a young backpackers hostel runned by local staff. It is situated not far from the centre of Zomba where you can enjoy the local markets and experience the Malawian life style.

Along the way from Pakachere to the centre you will find all the important needs for a backpacker; a bank, post office, supermarkets, medical clinics, the immigration office and various sport facilities.

At Pakachere we have different accommodation options. You can choose between dorms, private self-contained bedrooms and the campsite where you have the possibility to barbecue and make a campfire. Besides that you can enjoy our bar and restaurant where we serve local and international meals. To keep in touch with family and friends there is the opportunity to use our free WIFI.

Furthermore, we provide day trips to some of the most incredible places of Zomba, as Zomba plateau and the botanical gardens, accompanied by a local tour guide.

Pakachere, all together under one tree.

Please note:

Cancellation policy: 1 day before arrival

Check in: before 10.00 pm
Check out: before 11.00 am

Method of payment upon the arrival: cash only!

Breakfast is not included. Taxes are included.

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  • Latest Review

    This Dutch-Malawian venture is simply the best place to stay in Zomba having a good range of accommodation and facilities within an attractive compound in walking distance from the town center. The food and accommodation is reasonably priced, good quality but what makes it attractive is the good atmosphere from community project professionals, artists to travellers and, the very helpful staff. If you are taking a 'must do' trip up the Zomba Plateau then the local Isaac is highly recommended.
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      Anonymous, England, Couple, 41+
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  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Bar
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cafe
  • Common Room
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meals available
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Towels for hire

Hostel Awards

  • 2014 Hoscar Winner
  • 1st
  • Country Winners Malawi
  • 2014 1st Country Winners Malawi

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  • Child Friendly
  • Credit Cards Not Accepted
  • Non Smoking
  • Taxes Included

Cancellation Policy

This property has a 1 day cancellation policy.
Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay, unless otherwise stated below (see 'Things to Note' information).

Things to Note

Please note: Cancellation Policy: 1 day before the arrival Check in: before 10.00 pm Check out: 11.00 am Method of Payment upon the arrival: Cash Only! Breakfast is not included. Taxes are included.

Pakachere, Backpackers & Creative Centre Located at Off Kufa Road, P.O. Box 1389, Zomba.
Pakachere, Backpackers & Creative Centre
Zomba Zomba Off Kufa Road, P.O. Box 1389
87% 4
-15.3783844 35.3218388
Pakachere, Backpackers & Creative Centre
    Rooms available     Deluxe Double Bed Private Ensuite     Standard 6 Bed Mixed Dorm     Standard 10 Bed Mixed Dorm Ensuite     Standard Twin Private Shared Bathroom     Deluxe 3 Bed Private Ensuite
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