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  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
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Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card 2 weeks prior to arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

1.     Cancellations made more than 14 days prior to travel receive a full refund
2.     Cancellations made 7-14 days prior to travel attract a cancellation fee of 25%
3.     Cancellations made 4-7 days prior to travel attract a cancellation fee of 50%
4.     Cancellations made 4 days or less prior to travel attract a cancellation fee of 100%

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


Dili Central Backpackers

Book more than 14 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Dili Central Backpackers recently relocated and is located in the heart of the CBD.

Boasting the best value budget accommodation offering Dorms and Private rooms in Dili with our onsite cafe serving budget priced meals, tour information desk, air-conditioning, lockers, Wi-Fi, fully equipped kitchen, tour information desk, bicycle, car and motorbike hire, tours and friendly hosts.

The space
The hostel is housed in a very unique building that rose up out of the ashes after the 1999 vote for independence, when Indonesian military violence destroyed most of the country's infrastructure. Used to house staff of the UN Transitional Administration prior to the nations independence in 2002, and remnants of this era can still be seen around the hostel and neighbourhood with fortified mesh security screens and walls topped with razor wire.

This is a great place to meet other travelers and hear about their adventures in a country where it rare to meet many other tourists.Guest access
DCB is walking distance to the Government Palace, Beachfront, Resistance Museum, Xanana Reading Rooms, and vast selection of restaurants and cafes.
Interaction with guests
The Hostel has staff on site from 7am to 9pm daily to help out where ever possible.
Other things to note
Less than 5 min walk to all of the major microlet (local bus) routes.
Our onsite bar and cafe also hosts photo exhibitions and live music from time to time.

Special Notice:
Please be advised the ANZ Bank closed down on the 28th of September 2018, there is now NO Bank or ATM’s that will accept MASTERCARD in Timor Leste. The BNU Bank ATM’s will accept international VISA Cards. Please ensure you have enough cash (US Dollar) or a VISA card as an alternative if you need to access money during your stay in Timor Leste. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 10.0

  • Security 10.0

  • Location 10.0

  • Staff 10.0

  • Atmosphere 8.0

  • Cleanliness 8.0

  • Facilities 8.0

Latest Reviews

  • 9.4


    02 Jan 2019
    Easy and chilled out, good kitchen, communal food avail if needed
    Australia, Female, 31-40
  • 9.1


    14 Jun 2019
    I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at Dili Central Backpackers. Tito and his team are very helpful, providing information about travelling around Dili and Timor-Leste, assisting with SIM cards and arranging motorbikes for hire. I felt safe and comfortable staying here, and appreciated the free breakfast and coffee every morning, which I enjoyed while patting their super cute cat. Highly recommended!
    Australia, Female, 31-40
  • 9.1


    14 Oct 2017
    Kym and her team were always very helpful , extremely flexible and happy to accommodate guests in a friendly, competent manner suited to the style of accommodation and personality of Dili and Timor Leste. Travellers were welcome to adjust booking dates to enable travel out of Dili into the mountains , islands or to go out of town for diving perhaps. The team are multi skilled offering travel advice, accommodation recommendations, culture and history . Thanks to Kym, Lopez and Anas.
    Australia, Female, 41+
  • 8.9


    22 Aug 2017
    Best thing about this hostel is the staff! They are amazing people and always ready to help with any travel plans and recommendations and you can also talk with them about the life in Timor. You can rent scooter or bike at the hostel and go explore the countryside. Wifi was poor but you cannot expect better elsewhere. Breakfast included in the rate was delicious (eggs, bun, fruit plate and timor coffee). Bathroom and rooms could be cleaner but overall we had a great time here!
    Slovakia, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.6


    21 Nov 2018
    Central Backpackers was really great. Has everything you need (even wifi) and can walk to everywhere in the city. Staff are very friendly and helpful
    Australia, Male, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    09 Apr 2018
    They had no wi-fi.
    Russia, Male, 25-30
  • 6.9


    13 Feb 2018
    This is just about your only choice for a hostel in Dili, and if there were any other choices this may well not be the best one. But as it's your only choice, might as well not complain about the mediocrity. Lucky to have 1/3 toilets working, not great smells, NO AIRCON in the $10 room, for that you have to upgrade to $15, so don't be fooled.
    USA, Male, 18-24
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Card Phones
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Wake-up calls
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • Games Room


  • 2019

    1st, Country Winners East Timor

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