Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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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 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.

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

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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

The Base is famous for the quiet and friendly environment that we try to provide and the fact that we are in a walking distance from the South Africa - Maputo bus stop and just 15-20 minutes from the airport. We are committed to make no compromises in standards of cleanness and safety. Our Staff is well educated and are always informed about what to do in Maputo.

We are located next to Girassol Hotel and in front of Galp Gas Station. We are in a walking distance from the international bus station (Intercape - Av. 24 of July Stop). From the airport you can catch a taxi, the trip will lats more less 15 minutes and will cost around 10 USD. From The Base is possible to catch a taxi to Junta (Bus Station) that haves a lot of transports for the rest of Mozambique provinces, Including Inhambane- Tofo.
We are on a well-known avenue in the city of Maputo,Avenue Patrice Lumumba, within walking distance of several attractions such as restaurants, cafes, gardens, museums and statues. Among the main attractions nearby are the Teacher's Garden (Café Acácia), the Samora Machel statue, the Museum of Natural History and the Museum of Geology, Shopping 24 and the most prestigious Maputo Avenue, Julius Nyerere, full of bars, restaurants and cafes.

The Base offers, two dormitories and one double room with shared bathroom at affordable prices. Hot shower, ventilators, a descent equipped self kitchen, BBQ. Free Wi-Fi access. The private double room are equipped with TV and mini fridge. Among the common spaces we highlight the balcony and outdoor deck overlooking Maputo Bay, the living room with cable TV, the kitchen and pantry (which can be freely used by guests).We provide also a free Maputo City map with the main city spots and 'no-go' areas and a basic concierge service for free. We have a nice balcony with views to Maputo bay, where you can relax and take a coffee or have your meal.

The Base Policies & Conditions:

Cancellation policy: 48 hours before arrival.

Check in from 11:00 to 23:00.
Check out before 10:00.

Payment upon arrival only by cash.
This property may pre-authorise your card before arrival.

Taxes included.
Breakfast not included.


Reception from 8am to 9pm week days and 9am to 8pm weekends. But we a 24h security guard that can recive our guests.

No curfew.
Non smoking.
Age Restriction: 18+ years only if alone, less if accompanied.
The maximum period of stay is of 14 days. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.3

  • Security 9.5

  • Location 9.5

  • Staff 9.3

  • Atmosphere 9.3

  • Cleanliness 9.5

  • Facilities 8.5

Latest Reviews

  • 9.4


    08 Jul 2019
    Spent two nights staying at The Base, and had a great time. It’s fairly centrally located, and just around the corner from the Intercape bus stop. Couldn’t take more than 3-5 minutes to walk there. The dorms were stock standard, and you’re given a locker to secure your valuables. The staff were helpful and nice, and there was generally a good / positive vibe. The showers have hot water, it just takes a few minutes to warm up. A good stay.
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    09 May 2019
    The base hostel is a great hostel ! The location is great , easy to find if you are arriving by the intercape bus and the staff is super friendly and really make you feel at home. Its clean, safe and very peaceful. I really enjoyed my time at the base hostel and will return soon.
    South Africa, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    19 Jan 2019
    Really enjoying staying at this hotel, the staff are nice and its realy comfortable. If you give them laundry they do it really fast. Its a good location, close to shopping places and next to water, easy to get around. Also a great Indian food place across the street. This hostel was a bit pricey compared to most I’ve stayed at, but overall I really liked it and would totes stay there again.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    07 Mar 2019
    Nice hostel in Maputo. Beds are ok, Wi-Fi works well. Very nice common area with a good view.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 8.6


    02 Feb 2019
    Cool hostel, nice staff, in a safe area. I would come here again i liked that place with a beaitiful view!
    Switzerland, Male, 25-30
  • 8.3


    26 Jan 2019
    I didn't have a good experience in Mozambique in general, so I had to cut my stay short here, unfortunately. However, the staff was extremely accommodating and helpful with my request to cancel the last night. I didn't expect a refund (not even giving them 24 hours notice) but the lady called her manager and was able to give me most of my money back for the last night. That was just very nice of them.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    27 Oct 2018
    The hostel is located in the heart of Maputo. There was breakfast and a kitchen. The patio has a good view. The hostel is very busy. There are only two bathrooms making space limited when preparing in the morning.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    22 Sep 2018
    I extended my stay here and then came back a second time. Overall, I had 2 very different experiences. I believe the second experience was more typical with a super tranquil atmosphere (this is not [usually] a party hostel!) and helpful, friendly staff. My first experience coincided with a huge conference in Maputo, where I was placed in a 'temporary' dorm in a basement kitchen and got zero sleep, thanks to dorm conditions and other guests in the hostel who made the noise-level unbearable.
    England, Female, 31-40
  • 6.3


    04 Jan 2019
    Stayed at The base Maputo one night. I emailed ahead and confirmed a pick up from the airport as my flight arrived later in the evening. I waited 1 hour and no one arrived to pick me up. The number provided simply rang and no answer. All the change places had closed so a airport worker took pity on me and took me. Arrived at the base none of the staff spoke any English. I would recommend staying here. I was very disappointed
    England, Male, 31-40
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • BBQ
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hot Showers
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Towels Not Included
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Wi-Fi