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Atelefugne

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Reviewed 20 October 2016

There are at least 6 things I like about the place: It is within walking distance to the AU and it took me 15-20mins to walk there; The wifi worked well most of the time and then ethiotel went down – everywhere; The room I had was large and airy with a balcony and good natural light during the day;...

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Oulu, Finland
Reviewed 27 June 2016

My Ethiopian friends were shocked when they saw this place - I wasn't quite sure, if it was the place, location or the fact that two women were sharing the same double bed, but the atmosphere were nice and the place was very photogenic.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 May 2016

Hi my name is Har I was alone staying here the owner speaks very good english and is down to earth The showers were hot rooms clean and tidy the staff were polite and the service was quick Great value for money I would definitely stay here again and more than likely will on my next visit to addis

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Sandton, South Africa
Reviewed 19 May 2016

It is an okay place to stay, located in a bit of noisy area, especially in the morning. However, it is walking distance to the Africa Union buildings and near the embassies for Sudan etc for the traveller looking to go north. The food was okay and the rooms were always clean as well as the bathrooms , which was...

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Kampala, Uganda
Reviewed 25 April 2016

My friend and I had a great experience staying at Atelefugne. The rooms were clean, the showers were hot, and soap, and toilet paper were provided. The location is in a soon to be up-and-coming part of Addis since it is located just around the corner from the African Union. Public transportation to other parts of the city were relatively...

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Kilkenny, Ireland
Reviewed 25 March 2016

Good rooms , front room best but some noise of morning traffic. Good food, middle class locals come for great lunch or early evening drink at terrace bar. Will store bags and offered me a fresh towel to shower before late night flight. Friendly security guy will explain how to use mini-buses to get around Addis for 2 or 3...

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Reviewed 27 February 2016 via mobile

I stayed here as a tourist, visiting "Africa's Capital". Good stuff: The hotel has a pretty decent infrastructure, with decent internet in all rooms, a small but comfortable bedroom (queen size bed and wardrobe) and clean bathrooms. The staff is very helpful and the food is ok (but really, just eat here if you are tired, else go to one...

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
Reviewed 23 December 2015

When traveling to Addis Ababa, I was struggling to find reasonably priced accommodation in the city (of course as a backpacker, I am used to very inexpensive hostels). Atelefugne was one of the lowest priced hostels in Addis. I was quite pleased with our stay. The room was clean and included several small toiletries (including soap, toilet paper, and towels)....

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Chestertown, Maryland
Reviewed 17 October 2015

I arrived in Addis without knowing much of anything and was totally take care of in the gentlest and humblest of ways at Atelefugne. The elegance and simplicity of the place gave me refreshingly solid ground to do what ever I wanted in Ethiopia. If you like basic quality and comfort at an affordable rate, this is your spot.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 October 2015

The place is nice and laid back, the staff are friendly, and the owner is good fun. The place is not good value though, and the amenities are pretty basic for Addis, though if you look in this neighbourhood for something else you might not find anything. Even a reasonably short time spent walking around the airport road area will...

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Shitaye G, Owner at Atelefugne, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us. It seems you are unhappy with our price. We believe the price is justifiable because we have online presence. Website and web hosting cost money. The online broker that you used to book with us, charges 15% commission. Free WiFi to you, also costs quite a bit of money. So what you pay (13...

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Established in 1963, Atelefunge is simply ANTIQUE and AFFORDABLE!! Atelefugne is composed of a local bar, a traditional restaurant and 23 rooms. Most of the rooms SHARE a bath and a handful rooms with en-suites. Atelefugne is a WORK-IN-PROGRESS and we are constantly making improvements on the 50 plus years property. Atelefugne is not a four star, it's not a three star, it's not even a zero star but a well-liked, LOCAL, budget hostel. It's not FANCY and it's located in an INDUSTRIAL surroundings, in Kera, Bulgaria area. Distance from the airport is about 7 kms. Distance from the African Union Headquarters is 1 km. Atelefugne has a traditional restaurant (NO HAMBURGER or PIZZA) that proudly serves mouth-watering meals. The most popular is the spicy Yebeg wot (lamb stew) among many meat dishes and Beyayenetu (veggie combo) on Orthodox fasting days (which are Wednesdays and Fridays). Tegabino (pureed cheakpeas) is excellent and always available. All meals are served with Ethiopian flat bread, injera, unique to Ethiopia. Atelefugne has at its centre, a casual but friendly bar where many local beers are served - the most popular being Habesha, followed by Walya. But there is also Harar, Bedele and Meta. Also served are local wines, variety of local gins as well as many of your favorite soft drinks. Free wi-fi is available in the bar, terrace and rooms. Atelefugne has clean rooms with a full bed in smaller rooms and queen-sized bed in the larger ones. Rooms are decorated with traditional bedcovers, curtains, and local paintings. The original wooden floors and interesting wooden chairs and cabinets make the space warm and comfortable. Atelefugne provides toiletries. Please note: ATELEFUGNE DOES NOT PROVIDE TWO BEDS OR EXTRA BEDS FOR CHILDREN. Cleanup is upon request. Atelefugne does not provide airport pickup but can arrange a taxi. Airport taxis are also readily available. Please be aware that although the owner and some of the staff are fluent English speakers, a little patience with those that only speak Amharic would be greatly appreciated.Thank you for your consideration. We look forward to be of service. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Atelefugne

Address: House# 418, Tanzania Street | KERA, Bulgaria Area, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Region: Ethiopia > Addis Ababa
Price Range: $25 - $33 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
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Atick, 20 Oct 2016 | Read review
“double on sweep you have your own shower and toilet”
lunarakershu, 23 May 2016 | Read review
“Front rooms best but not the two facing the street”
726patq, 25 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Wifi is spotty in rooms yet reliable in the restaurant area.”
888gracek, 23 Dec 2015 | Read review
“I took a room with a shared bathroom and felt fine about it.”
HopeClark, 16 Oct 2015 | Read review
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