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General Group Booking Terms

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  • In order to make a group reservation on 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.
  • 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 3 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

50% credit card prepayment required upon booking.

If cancelled up to 7 days before arrival prepayment amount will be refunded.
If cancelled within 7 days of arrival prepayment amount is kept as a cancellation fee.

Additional Terms and Conditions

NAD 100 late check-in fee if checking in after 8PM.

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


Salty Jackal Backpackers

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

Salty Jackal Backpackers boasts a laid back, personal atmosphere where you mingle with fellow surfers, sharing sessions and fun times. Centrally located to easily explore Swakopmund and go surfing. We offer surfing equipment hire, surf lessons, surf guiding and are all about authentically experiencing Namibia as locals do.

We are situated in central Swakopmund, a short walking distance to: dunes, beach, supermarkets, restaurants, cafes, pubs, laundry, surfboard rental, selected activities.

Salty Jackal was built in the 1960s, renovated in 2009 and blends together old-world style and quality with modern, comfortable and simple living. Decorated to inspire surfing and quality food while also showcasing our breathtakingly beautiful Namibia.
*Self-catering: fully equipped kitchen & braai area - or sign up for home-cooked dinners
*Table tennis, slackline & mini gym
*Safe, off-street parking
*Lockers for your valuables
*Safe storage for boards & wetsuits.

Salty Jackal Backpackers Policies & Conditions:

Check in from 12:00 to 20:00.
Check out from 08:00 to 10:00.

Cancellation policy: 50% cancellation fee is charged if canceled anytime after 24 hours of booking. Full cancellation fee is charged if canceled within 7 days or less before arrival

Payment upon arrival by cash, credit cards or debit cards. This property might pre-authorize your credit card.

Taxes included.
Breakfast included.

No curfew.
Reception times 08:00 to 20:00.
The maximum period of stay is of 30 days. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.8

  • Security 9.2

  • Location 9.2

  • Staff 8.4

  • Atmosphere 8.8

  • Cleanliness 8.0

  • Facilities 6.4

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    22 Apr 2019
    This cute little backpackers is how every backpackers should be run! It’s small and homey, and a great place to meet amazing travellers. The staff is super friendly and helpful if you need to find a place to eat, book activities or give you tips for your next destination. The beds are superb and the location is close to everything in town. They have an adorable dog, cat and two chickens. The only downside is that there is one toilet but this is a must-stay if you’re in Swakopmund!
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    07 Mar 2019
    Good location and facilities.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 9.7


    08 Jul 2019
    Gemma was a star and helped me heaps with my late arrival and a few other things! The place is great, located in the city centre and with great beds and shower. Would totally come back.
    Spain, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    11 Feb 2019
    Had an absolutely wonderful stay at Salty Jackal. Staff are very friendly and will go out of their way to assist you and make your stay in Swakopmund as enjoyable as possible. I met some amazing people here and hope to return soon!
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4


    30 Aug 2019
    A very chill spot, perfect for people coming to Swakopmund to surf. The hostel takes care to be as sustainable as possible and to be a place where people can relax after a day of surfing. The staff were outgoing and invited me to come into town with them and see some local attractions.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9


    31 Oct 2019
    Friendly helpful staff and comfortable beds in a good location. Needs more bathrooms though.
    England, Male, 41+
  • 8.9


    08 Dec 2018
    Salty jackal is in a really great location, and mixes the relaxed atmosphere of swakopmund with the inviting atmosphere of a hostel. It is not perfect, but if you are looking for a backpacker this is a great option.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 8.6


    30 May 2019
    It was a great stay. The staff is very friendly and it felt a bit like coming home. Swakopmund is definitely worth a visit.
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 8.0


    01 Apr 2019
    A good small homely place to stay. Friendly helpful staff. Good kitchen.
    England, Male, 41+
  • 6.3


    28 Dec 2018
    I stayed here over New Years because I thought it would be a nice, sociable place as I was travelling by myself. However the staff decided to go out to a festival and didn't invite guests, organise anything else, or give alternative places to go. They were extremely rude and selfish, I also could not book a surf lesson because it conflicted with personal surfing time. Positives: the place was clean, close to the town and the beach. Would not stay again, atmosphere and staff really let it down.
    England, Female, 25-30
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Fitness Centre
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Hot Tub
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Towels Not Included
  • Utensils
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Meals Available
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • Games Room
  • Wi-Fi


  • 2020

    1st, Country Winners Namibia

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