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Desert Sky Backpackers
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Reviewed 26 October 2016

I stayed in a 3 bed dorm for my entire duration. The place was clean and the service was decent. There was an older white lady, who was around during the day and a local Namibian that helped out. They were always ready to help out with booking tours - skydiving, sandboarding, rental cars.

It has a decent sized kitchen to cook meals and store food. There were lots of other backpackers, which was great. I went on a trip to Sosuflei with them. There was a lounge with a big TV, some of us watched movies and football. There was an outdoor bench to hang out and a section with grass where the tenters had their tents.

Overall, the place was great. There are 3 public showers and a couple of toilets. There was parking for visitors as well,,. I think for free. I never used it.

I would go back again.

Room Tip: Go with the 3 bed dorm room. The other dorm room was 6 or 8.
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  • Stayed: March 2016, travelled solo
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Reviewed 7 October 2016

The place seems extremely new, facilities are in great shape. The dorm room that I stayed in was extremely spacious and well maintained. The kitchen was the cleanest that I’ve seen, with sparkling refrigerators.

A huge pitfall is no free wifi. One has to pay another N30 for wifi access.

  • Stayed: September 2016, travelled solo
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Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

We spend one night there with our group after a 2 week wildlife session. Was great to have a warm and proper shower after this time and also that we could stay in a room with the group. A really nice place especially for backpackers which is definitely to recommended :)

Stayed: September 2016, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 2 July 2016

my friends and I spent a few nights at this lovely backpackers hostel. I stayed in an ensuite room which was decorated to a high standard, clean and extremely comfortable. It was nice to have such a lovely hot shower after camping in the desert! The staff were very helpful and friendly. I would definitely recommend staying here.

  • Stayed: June 2016, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Leahzul
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Reviewed 16 June 2016

Visited this backpackers at the end of Dec 15. Had a pleasant stay and met interesting people during my stay. Even met a local South African celeb at Dessert sky on our 1st day there. I recommend dessert sky to any one.

  • Stayed: December 2015, travelled with friends
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Address: Lazarett Street | PO Box 2830, Swakopmund, Namibia
Region: Namibia > Erongo Region > Swakopmund
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Ranked #14 of 41 Speciality Lodging in Swakopmund
Number of rooms: 13

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