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The Five Horsemen

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

The Five Horsemen is the only hostel of it’s kind in the heart of booming Nsambya, Kampala. We set out to provide a wallet friendly haven for travellers or new recruits in Kampala; our chill out lounge and dining area are perfect for meeting new friends over beers, surfing the internet on our super fast WiFi, starting war with our awesome board games, curling up with a book on rainy days or just straight chillaxing.

Our staff are out of this world and we won’t let anyone tell us any different! They are on hand 24 hours along with 24hr security and are there to lend a helping hand with whatever you need, be it directions, recommendations or booking next travel destinations! Our hostel accommodates for all group sizes and budgets; we offer mixed dorm rooms that sleep 6, and female dorms that sleeps 8, twin rooms, singles and doubles.

For those of you who want to get to know some locals and have a little taste of Kampala’s booming nightlife, take that stairway to heaven aka The Roof Top terrace; you will be guaranteed panoramic views of the city, perfect for sundowners! Our bar is fully stocked and ready to start your night with our ice cold beers or legendary pitchers (not for the faint of heart). We promise good music, wonderful people, stunning sunsets and positive vibes.

Our hostel was started by friends for friends, so what are you waiting for?? Click book!

Good vibes only
No curfew.
No smoking.
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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.6

  • Security 9.5

  • Location 9.0

  • Staff 9.8

  • Atmosphere 9.8

  • Cleanliness 9.8

  • Facilities 8.9

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    07 Jul 2019
    TL;DR: Amazing staff, welcoming ambience, very clean, and great facilities! Book this hostel if you're looking to have an amazing hostel experience, whether it be your first or millionth time to Uganda! 10+ hostels around the world and this has been the best by far! Kessia, the GM, has done an amazing job making 5HM a place for locals and backpackers/tourists to meet, come together, and share good times! The hostel holds daily events and did I mention the rooftop is breathtaking? Please book!
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    10 May 2019
    Such a great hostel and friendly, helpful team. The rooftop space is great with an incredible view, and has cool events with some of the best DJs in the city and beyond. The rooms are immaculate and comfy. I won’t be staying anywhere else in Kampala when I return. Thanks for the good time guys!
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    23 Jan 2019
    Fantastic hostel and at great value. Really well located with great rooftop parties! The staff are all amazing and Kessia always has the best recommendations for excursions, insider cultural tips and other things to do. Couldn't recommend more highly (make sure you have the Rolex from the menu too.)
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7


    10 Feb 2019
    Excellent hostel with fantastic staff who can give you plenty of information about what to see and do in Uganda as well as how get there! The hostel is great value for money, super clean with the best wifi I’ve had in Uganda and hot water too. There is an awesome bar on the top floor and it is a great place to meet other travellers as well as expats. You do need to get boda boda’s to see the different sites or clubs in Kampala, but they are super cheap so its not a problem! Highly recommend!
    Australia, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.7


    20 Jan 2019
    My first ever hostel experience- but I can bet it's probably the best ever also. The place is amazing, facilities are good, the staff are really really helpful and friendly. Made so many friends. Watched the Blood moon from the amazing roof top bar. It's totally worth it. It kinda made me sad to leave the place. The atmosphere really made me feel a kind of togetherness. Gotta be one of the best hostels out there.
    Bangladesh, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    15 May 2019
    Had an amazing time staying here! Kessia and all the staff were so helpful, great atmosphere, armed security at night, very clean and just very warm and welcoming. Would totally stay again!
    Israel, Male, 18-24
  • 9.1


    28 Jun 2019
    Great little hub. Positives: Really helpful staff - they will help you order bodas, buses, tours etc. Super clean - we've visited many hostels across Africa & this one was up there with the best. Good breakfast (included) & home made snacks. Fab rooftop bar. Arranged social activities in KLA. Comfy beds & mozzie nets. Clean loos, hot showers. One of the best WiFi connections we've experienced. Bad points: The hostel is located a little way out of town, but bodas are 40p, so no big deal.
    England, Female, 41+
  • 9.1


    30 Jan 2019
    The staff at the Five Horsemen are what make it stand out. Great people! So helpful for making suggestions about what to do in the city. Oh yeah... and the rooftop isn't too bad either (:
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 9.1


    25 Jan 2019
    Terrific place for staying in Kampala. Opt for a private room if you can because the dorms are closer to the road and it can be noisy at night. Free breakfast is always a big plus. Lovely staff and helpful whenever needed. Good facilities, hot water didn't always come on in the shower but no big deal. Very clean. Great rooftop views. Will be back.
    Australia, Male, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    17 Feb 2019
    Great staff, owner is top. I personally loved the rooftop bar and the music that came with it, but it might not be your jam. They have a kitchen, which is great, but also a 'bringing your own food not allowed' policy, which is not great. Would go again to meet the people.
    Netherlands, Male, 25-30
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Adaptors
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Hot Showers
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Fax Service
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Mini-Supermarket
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • Games Room
  • Wi-Fi