Namibia has diverse landscapes; from the sandy dunes in the Namib Desert to the green fields in Caprivi Strip, you can find it all. The capital city, Windhhoek, is a place of contrasts, pointing to the constant development of the city. What was initially a settlement full of shacks is now a city with a modern center and all the necessary facilities. If you are visiting Windhoek, you can easily find affordable accommodation. Below, we share a few excellent options:
Have you ever camped in the middle of a city before? If not, maybe you should. The location is perfect for exploring Windhoek by foot — everything will be within walking distance. This campsite provides you with fully equipped spacious tents, so you don’t have to worry about bringing your own. There are even very comfortable beds inside. However, if you want to go to bed early, this might not be the best choice for you because the bars are close by, making it rather loud until late, especially during weekends.
Glamping in a Travellers Delight Tent @ Urbancamp
Price: from 25 USD / 330.88 NAD
Number of Guests: 2
If you want to have a comfortable stay while being close to the city center, consider this Airbnb option. The hosts are wonderful people, very friendly and helpful. The flat is modern with all necessary amenities, a large living room, and a balcony with a city view, perfect for reading sessions and coffee.
Central spacious flat
Price: from 20 USD / 264.70 NAD
Number of Guests: 2
A bit outside the central area, this small, pretty bed & breakfast is suitable as a starting point for exploring the surrounding area. Although there are many shared taxis in Windhoek, it does help if you have your own means of transportation. The rooms at this accommodation are elegant and spacious. You also have access to a swimming pool and parking area. This is a good spot to relax by the pool and be offline. Should you require internet, it comes with a daily fee.
Lovely B&B close to town
Price: from 55 USD / 727.92 NAD
Number of Guests: 2
Walking distance from the city center, restaurants, and supermarkets, this spacious flat is perfect for families travelling together. The kitchen is fully equipped, providing everything necessary. Despite its central location, the area is quiet and peaceful — you won’t be disturbed by partiers coming home late at night. On top of that, the host is always ready to provide you with assistance and guidance of any kind.
Bertina Apartment (No. 6 Archbishop Close)
Price: from 40 USD / 529.40 NAD
Number of Guests: 5
Emerald Bed & Breakfast offers their guests big modern rooms with an elegant design. Most rooms come with breakfast included and air conditioning, which is necessary if you’re staying in Windhoek during the summer. It is located a bit further away from the city center; most tourist attractions are not with walking distance, but there are many taxis passing by the main road. The rooms are also suitable for people travelling on business — the Wi-Fi is free and fast by Namibian standards.
Address: 4 Best Street Windhoek West, 9000 Windhoek, Namibia (see map)
Price: from 53 USD / 701.45 NAD
Hotel Uhland is the perfect place if you’re travelling by train — it’s only 0.5 km (0.3 miles) away from the train station. It is also conveniently located to reach most tourist sights on foot. The staff at Hotel Uhland are friendly and helpful. This hotel is particularly suitable for short term stays (a few nights) and for couples.
Address:147 Dr. Kenneth David Kaunda Street, former Uhland Street, 9000 Windhoek, Namibia (see map)
Price: from 41 USD / 542.63 NAD
Located outside the city center, Guesthouse Rivendell provides a quiet and calm environment. It is a good option to relax, while enjoying the classical design and comfort of the rooms. There are even kitchen and barbecue facilities available for guests, in case you want to cook or grill. And if you’re travelling during hot days, you can cool down in the pool.
Address: 40 Beethoven Street, 00100 Windhoek, Namibia (see map)
Price: from 18 USD / 238.23 NAD
The colourful and spacious rooms in the heart of Windhoek are the highlight of Sunshine Bed & Breakfast. The naturally friendly character of the owner and the staff give the place a relaxing vibe. In case you are travelling with your own vehicle, this is a good choice since there’s free parking available. There is also a swimming pool for unbearably hot days.
Sunshine Bed & Breakfast
Address: Ariesstreet 892, Dorado Park, 9000 Windhoek, Namibia (see map)
Price: from 49 USD / 648.51 NAD
If you’re flying into or out of Eros Airport, this is one of the best options for you as it’s located only 2 km (1.3 miles) away from the airport. The rooms have a modern and creative design, each with its own personality. The friendliness of the staff adds value to Kate’s Nest Guesthouse, contributing to the warmth of the accommodation.
Kate's Nest Guesthouse
Address: 4 Aristotles Steet Academia, 9000 Windhoek, Namibia (see map)
Price: from 19 USD / 251.46 NAD
Exploring the diversity of Namibia
Among countries in Southern Africa, Namibia’s reputation is one of a backpacker-friendly destination with a great diversity of landscapes. The capital city is only the beginning. Do make sure to take time and explore the country, the cultures of the different tribes, the sand dunes, and the river sides.
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