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 1 week 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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  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Winner - Best Hostel in Uganda as voted by Hostelworld 2020!

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, curling up with a book on rainy days or just straight chillaxing. With very fast internet, and three levels of wifi, this accommodation is perfect for the digital nomad!

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 and cocktails. 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!

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.4

  • Security 8.8

  • Location 8.0

  • Staff 8.4

  • Atmosphere 7.2

  • Cleanliness 8.0

  • Facilities 8.4

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    15 Dec 2020
    Amazing few days spent here. I came back on 3 different occasions. Staff were super friendly and helpful to me and my friend. Food was very good and cheap and the hostel was super clean. Rooftop was the best part where I spent many hours a day. So overall I highly recommended. Ben from UK 🇬🇧
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    04 Nov 2019
    Truly amazing place! Stayed longer than I expected. Great rooftop bar and views. Met incredible people there and general awesome vibes! Wednesday night jam session is a must. Highly recommended!
    Ireland, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    07 May 2022
    The Five Horsemen was a fun place to stay in Kampala! The staff if very friendly and helpful- they even helped me to book my safari to Murchison Falls as well as a rafting trip in Jinja. I would recommend this hostel and especially their safaris- everything was well organised and for a fair price.
    Germany, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    18 Aug 2021
    I loved staying here! The staff was super helpful and friendly. I had a private room which was very simple, but clean and comfortable. They have a nice living room area to eat breakfast, relax or meet other travelers. The biggest highlight was the rooftop! It has an amazing view of Kampala and a bar. The bathrooms were also very clean and it was a relaxing stay from the hustle and bustle of the city.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    27 Oct 2021
    I have absolutely loved my stay at The Five Horsemen. It is almost impossible to get better value for money then this. The place is kept very clean and rooftop bar is just the icing on the cake. Having such a view at night is amazing. Lastly, the staff is absolutely wonderful. Whenever you have a question or need anything they do their best to help you. They are just wonderful people to get to know. So I recommend staying here! Even during these weird corona times Backpackers come here!
    Netherlands, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4


    02 Nov 2019
    Went once and stayed for a week, left to visit some of Uganda then got sucked right back in. Wonderful staff and great rooftop parties! Bit further out of town than other hostels but easy to get into town on boda boda, and worth it to stay at a real establishment of Kampala. Love Kampala and love the 5 horsemen: I'll be back
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 8.6


    19 Dec 2021
    Amazing wifi! Not much to do in Kampala or at this hostel, but there is a rooftop bar, hot showers, nice place to stay for a night or 2
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 8.6


    08 Nov 2019
    Only spent one night but nice place
    Canada, Mixed Group, 31-40
  • 8.6


    06 Nov 2019
    Nice place, gets quite loud and twin rooms have Windows to the common area making them loud in the evening and early mornings (on one day from 5.30h on in the morning)
    Germany, Male, 31-40
  • 5.4


    31 Jan 2022
    I got mango worms! It was very painful to get them extracted. I was bitten several times while in one of the beds and that was AFTER I was moved because my first bed had rat poop in it. Awesome place to party though. So I guess there’s that.
    Canada, Male, 31-40
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  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Adaptors
  • Book Exchange
  • 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


  • 2020

    1st, Country Winners Uganda

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