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Delft, The Netherlands
Reviewed 4 April 2016

(+) I would call this place very basic and affordable. The guesthouse is very close to the shore. However, the ocean is not as clean as we expected. There are a few local restaurants around but if you want to have a dinner at a decent place, you have to go somewhere by taxi, which are not expensive in Dakar....

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Basel, Switzerland
Reviewed 9 November 2015

I asked to be picked up at the airport by a driver (you do want to bepicked up at 2am!!) and that worked very well. I only stayed a short night. Room was extermly clean, breakfast simple but enough and good. Fabio goes out of his way to help you with all sort of informations ans services.

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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 October 2014

I stayed in Ker Jahkarlo for 3 nights in October 2014. I was received at the airport as requested by the family who own the place. Fabio (the owner) was really superb, offering useful help and advice about the city of Dakar. The accommodation itself was lovely. Set in a quieter suburb of the city, but the beach is 5...

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Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 1 August 2014

Ker Jahkarlo was the perfect place to stay for what I was looking for. It was very clean, the beds were comfortable and sleeping was very easy at night, there was free Wifi (the fastest I have seen during 12 months of travel around Africa), a fully-outfitted kitchen available for use, a cozy back patio, a breezy rooftop terrace (where...

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sardegna
Reviewed 14 January 2014

the place is very close to the very live main street, but the area is very bite at night, no noise will disturb you. the place is lovely and clean, the family who own the place is friendly, lovevly and loveble. i love it!!! highly raccomended

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Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 11 November 2013

I stayed at Ker Jahkarlo for 3 nights total and used this hostel as a beacon for going to a rural village in the Thies region for two weeks to meet some international cooperation interns. I contacted Fabio from Canada a couple of days before coming - I arrived at 2 a.m., got a sim card and had the taxi...

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Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 28 October 2013

Not many properties cater to the backpacker in Dakar but I would wager that is one of the best. Fabio and his family run a tight ship, keeping things really clean and uber friendly. Located just east of the airport, right by the beach, about a 45 minute bus ride away from downtown but more than enough to do around...

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Milan, Italy
Reviewed 18 December 2012

If you're coming to Senegal not to isolate yourself in a resort, but want to meet people and discover local culture, that's the place to be! Placed in a lively neighborhood of Dakar, really close to the seaside, you will enjoy the friendliness of Senegalese people along with Fabio's competence to introduce you to the best things to do in...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Free Breakfast
  • Beachfront
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Ker Jahkarlo is a b&b run by Fabio, an Italian guy that has been living in Senegal for many years, and his wife Fatima, aka Maman for friends, where they live with their two sons, Ismael and David. Ker Jahkarlo also houses the Italian-Senegalese association Jahkarlo. The association can offer guided tours of Dakar and of the most interesting places of the country, but also cultural events or artistic stages (music and percussion, traditional dance, batik, wolof, Senegalese cousine, etc). Moreover, in Ker Jahkarlo you can taste the legendary good dishes Maman can cook for you!  Ker jahkarlo is located in a quite residential area of Dakar, 50 mt from the very beautiful beach of Yoff and 15 minute by car from the city centre. In less than 10 minutes by taxi you can reach Ker Jahkarlo from the Dakar airport. You can find all amenities in a one-kilomtre radius: bank, hospital, grocery, shops, and public transportation too. The taxi from the airport can cost you 5.000CFA after bargaining. If requested in advance, someone from the association can pick you up. This service costs 7.500CFA (11 €). Ker Jahkarlo is a recently built house on three floors. We have 5 rooms: a double room and a triple room with private bathroom, two double rooms that share the same bathroom, and a big shared bedroom with 6 beds and its bathroom. For the pleasure of our gests there is also a beautiful terrace looking on the sea! All the rooms have fans, mosquito nets and hand towels; all the bathrooms have hot water. On the ground floor you will find the reception with publication of all the events held by Jahkarlo association and all the possibile tours we can offer. Tours can be held with a private transport and guided by a member of the association that will masterly introduce you to this wonderful country. On the ground floor you will also find the dining room and a comfortable living room, for all our kind guests, with TV, DVX player, wi-fi. A wonderful inner court ornated by trees and flowers is also at your disposal to chill out or to enjoy delicacies from our tasty kitchen. The area nearby offers a sunny beach which comprises traditional-style huts , ideal for some refreshing shadow. Fantastic location to spend pleasant days on the beach and enjoy freshly caught grilled fish! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ker Jahkarlo

Address: Cite Djilly Mbaye, 302 - Yoff - Dakar, Dakar, Senegal
Region: Senegal > Dakar Region > Dakar
Price Range: $17 - $48 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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“I think the 4-bed dorm is preferable to the 3-bed dorm, as it is a little more spacious and has locked cubbies for storing your valuables (which the 3-bed dorm seemed to lack while I was there). The 2-bed private room is nice since the Wifi signal from the first floor is still strong there. (Wifi is a bit weak in the two dorms, which is not a big deal since there is plenty of comfortable seating in the dining room, porch, and common area.) I found that private room would become a bit warmer during the day than the dorms.”
 of 5 bubbles cole314, 31 Jul 2014 | Read review
“Fabio will help you out with any issue during your holiday”
 of 5 bubbles ridere, 13 Jan 2014 | Read review
“Ask for a fan - I didn't bother asking and it felt quite warm. Inquire about towels (I remember using mine but I don't know if the house has some to let).”
 of 5 bubbles SimonAmary, 10 Nov 2013 | Read review
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