We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
28/01/2018 29/01/2018
    There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
    • {providername} {price}
    {providername} {price}
      {listitems}
    {sold_out_text}
    We can't find prices for this accommodation
    From {rate_price} {rate_periodicity}

    Chameleon Backpackers Hostel

    5 7 Voight Street, Windhoek 9000, Namibia
    Save
    Lowest prices for your stay
    28/01/2018 29/01/2018
    Are these your travel dates?
    TripAdvisor uses this information to find you the lowest prices for your stay.
    Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in WindhoekSee available hotels in Windhoek
    Traveller (99)
    Room & Suite (37)
    Pool & Beach (12)
    Overview
    • Excellent50%
    • Very good39%
    • Average8%
    • Poor2%
    • Terrible1%
    Travellers talk about
    “elephant room” (8 reviews)
    “friendly vibe” (7 reviews)
    “quiz night” (7 reviews)
    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Breakfast included
    Pool
    Non-Smoking Rooms
    Airport Transportation
    Family Rooms
    Bar/Lounge
    Multilingual Staff
    Laundry Service
    All hotel details
    {"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"}},"scriptFlags":null}
    Write a ReviewReviews (389)
    There are newer reviews for Chameleon Backpackers Hostel
    See the most recent reviews
    Traveller rating
    Traveller type
    Time of year
    Language

    11 - 15 of 302 reviews

    Reviewed 9 November 2017

    This facility can cater for people renting a tent or living in a dorm to people who wish a private en-suite at about a 2* level. They have a small pool, a neat little and a good free breakfast. The bonus here is the very...More

    Thank Gabz_10
    Reviewed 4 November 2017

    Chameleon Backpackers Hostel Windhoek clean, ok place. pool, breakfast ok, but free. 538068716 good value. location good, but near busy/noisy street. some staff seemed fairly unhappy. my room was a bit dark and small. my room was shared bathroom, and i could only find one...More

    Thank boggesswm
    Response from Jackie B, Owner at Chameleon Backpackers HostelResponded 9 November 2017

    Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback, I can see you stayed in the budget single rooms with shared bathroom. There are 5 of these rooms and at each end of the row there are 2 showers and a toilet. So...More

    Reviewed 27 October 2017

    The second time we visit. Excellent again. great staff en very nice rooms for budget travellers. Very clean, also the swimmingpool. Nice bar. You can make your own food in the big kitchen. But you can also order a few things to eat at the...More

    Review collected in partnership with this hotel
    Thank 720paulusb
    Response from Jackie B, Owner at Chameleon Backpackers HostelResponded 9 November 2017

    Hi Paul, Many thanks for your great feedback and glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Maybe we will see you again in the future cheers

    Reviewed 25 October 2017

    Stayed only 1 night. No complaints. Good laundry service. Small but good breakfast. They have a safari office that offers schedueled and on-demand activities. Unfortunetely they weren't able to organise an activity that I wanted which wasn't schedueled for that day. Maybe working together with...More

    Review collected in partnership with this hotel
    Thank adriansZ7366HX
    Response from Jackie B, Owner at Chameleon Backpackers HostelResponded 9 November 2017

    Hi Adrian, Many thanks for your feedback and glad you enjoyed your stay. Chameleon offers half and full day avtivities as well as multiday safaris. We also work together with other reputable and registered safari companies to try and find suitable departures for our guests....More

    A TripAdvisor Member
    3
    Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

    My arrival was perfect, the staff was very helpful. The hostel is well equipped, there is a bar and a kitchen and a pool, the rooms a very spacious and nicely decorated. Unfortunately they were not very clean. I had booked a single room, which...More

    Thank A TripAdvisor Member
    Response from Jackie B, Owner at Chameleon Backpackers HostelResponded 13 October 2017

    Thank you for your review and my apologies for your experience with Chameleon. With your help we are conducting staff training with our cleaners and supervisors right now to ensure they understand that cleanliness is of utmost importance as well as customer service. Thank you...More

    About
    Awards & Recognition
    Certificate of Excellence
    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Free Parking
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Breakfast included
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Airport Transportation
    • Breakfast included
    • Laundry Service
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    • Bar/Lounge
    Details
    • Room types
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Family Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 18
    • Location
    • Namibia >
    • Khomas Region >
    • Windhoek
    • Also Known As
    • Chameleon Backpackers Hotel Windhoek
    Add Photo Photos
    Traveller (99)
    Room & Suite (37)
    Pool & Beach (12)
    Dining (2)
    Hotel & Grounds (57)
    Bathroom (5)
    Nearby
    Nearby HotelsSee all 17 hotels in Windhoek
    Hilton Windhoek
    1,461 reviews
    .55 km away
    AVANI Windhoek Hotel & Casino
    547 reviews
    .59 km away
    Hotel Pension Moni
    107 reviews
    1.01 km away
    Protea Hotel by Marriott Windhoek Furstenhof
    77 reviews
    1.05 km away
    Nearby Restaurants
    Nice Restaurant & Bar
    449 reviews
    .78 km away
    Skybar
    304 reviews
    .53 km away
    Craft Cafe Windhoek
    268 reviews
    .31 km away
    JoJo's Music and Arts Cafe
    74 reviews
    .36 km away
    Nearby Attractions
    Namibia Craft Centre
    216 reviews
    .33 km away
    Christuskirche
    490 reviews
    .87 km away
    National Museum of Namibia
    347 reviews
    .86 km away
    Trans-Namib Railroad Museum
    69 reviews
    1.58 km away
    Ask a question
    Questions & Answers
    redrose12K
    6 July 2017|
    AnswerShow all 4 answers
    Response from onelastwish | Reviewed this property |
    I bought at their travel agency 2 day trips in Windhoek. Whole day to Naankuse - 1800 NAD including a wonderful lunch (feed carnivores in the morning and meet the San people in the afternoon). Then afternoon trip to Katutura... More
    1
    Vote
    Viktor S
    9 August 2015|
    AnswerShow all 2 answers
    Response from Claire G | Property representative |
    Hi Viktor, Namibia is traditionally a tough country to travel independently if you are used to relying on public transport and budget accommodation however with 4 weeks you could probably get around to some of the sights if... More
    0
    Votes
    Room Tips
    "Cheetah room with aircon is good; Rhino room also fine. Both rooms surprisingly quiet given you are in the..."
    Read review
    "The ground floor single rooms are excellent,"
    Read review
    "Book the elephant room if you want a private and quiet space!"
    Read review
    "The guest lodge rooms were fabulous! (I recommend the Love Bird room for couples)"
    Read review
    Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
    Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing