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  • In order to make a group reservation on Hostelworld.com it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • 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.
  • Hostelworld.com are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

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

No-show is 100% non-refundable policy!
Cancellation within 2 weeks of arrival is 75% non-refundable
Cancellation within 1 month of arrival is 50% non-refundable

Additional Terms and Conditions

No self-catering for groups; our kitchen can organise food for groups up to 40 people, including dietary requirements like vegetarian/vegan. We can cope with mild nut allergies and gluten-free diets but we recommend people bring their own bread & pasta.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Additional Info:

For sleeping in dorms: 1x 10 beds and 1x 6 beds and 1x 3 beds = total 19 people

If you bring your own tents, we can accommodate and cater for groups up to 40 people

We offer community outreach programmes, conservation projects, guided hikes, workshops (like painting and traditional dance)

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

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Pakachere Backpackers

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Pakachere is a backpackers hostel mostly run 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.

Jeroen and Annelies took over Paka 2 years ago. It already was a great lodge with a nice atmosphere, lovely staff & beautiful gardens, and some room for improvement.. We have been working hard but it goes slowly and we still have many dreams like solar power and faster internet. Our main priority is SUSTAINABLE TOURISM. For us that means 1) job security, decent salaries and respect for our staff; 2) buy locally, save water & recycle; 3) keep dreaming of and working towards solar power, waste reduction & reforestation. All this, and of course offer our guests an informal meeting place where people can relax, enjoy and feel comfortable in a safe & clean lodge. Security and cleanliness very important to us.

At Pakachere we have different accommodation options. You can choose between dorms, private self-contained bedrooms and the campsite. You can enjoy our bar and restaurant where we serve local and international meals. Please ask about our specials and talk to us if you have dietary requirements; we can cater for vegans, have some nice gluten-free options and if available in the shop, soy milk for people with lactose intolerance. Along the way from Pakachere to the centre you will find all important needs for a backpacker; a bank, post office, supermarkets, medical clinics, the immigration office and various sport facilities.

We provide day trips accompanied by a local guide to some of the most incredible places in and around Zomba, like Zomba plateau, the botanical gardens, Chikala Pillars, Lake Chilwa, Mount Mulanje and Liwonde National Park. Furthermore we are happy to share information about what to do in Zomba and where to go in Malawi. On our website you find travels for north and south, and general info about traveling in Malawi.

Pakachere, all together under one tree.

Please note:

Cancellation policy: 1 day before arrival

Check in: from 14 pm (usually possible earlier!)
Check out: before 11.00 am

Method of payment upon the arrival: cash only!

Breakfast is not included. Taxes are included. We accept cash payments only (no credit cards)

Restaurant opening times
Monday - Saturday 6:30AM - 8PM
Sunday 6:30AM - 6PM View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 10.0

  • Security 10.0

  • Location 10.0

  • Staff 10.0

  • Atmosphere 10.0

  • Cleanliness 9.0

  • Facilities 9.5


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    22 Sep 2019
    Pakachura Backpackers ('meeting place' in the local language) is very week managed, friendly, and with great meals. I was very happy there and stayed an extra night. The only problem was with Hostel World, which had confirmed my reservation before Pakachura had known about it. Pakachura was very helpful and found me space.. I recommend calling directly for reservations.
    USA, Mixed Group, 41+
  • 10.0

    Superb

    04 Sep 2019
    One of my favorite hostels in Africa!! Good food, good and free wifi and one of the most comfortable common areas ever!! Def recommend
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7

    Superb

    19 Jul 2019
    Highly recommend staying at Pakachere if you are in Zomba. Great value for money, with brilliant staff and really mix of interesting people staying there. Very secure and staff are happy to recommend trips and transfers,
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4

    Superb

    19 Jul 2019
    Great place to stay if you are travelling alone or in a group. Lovely staff and food. Wifi and power can sometimes break.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 6.6

    Good

    02 Mar 2018
    The place has a lot of nice sitting areas and a comfy bar with decent food. The dorms, however, have no ac or fan and at night it was very hot and smelly. You can also feel every movement of your bunk buddy and hear people in the bar so if you need sleep I do not recommend this place. The construction work going on in the garden during the day also destroys the calm. However, it's good for socialising with plenty of international backpackers.
    Germany, Female, 18-24
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Facilities

Free
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
General
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Hot Showers
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Security Lockers
  • Towels Not Included
Services
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
Entertainment
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi


Awards

  • 2014

    1st, Country Winners Malawi

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