Baobab Beach Resort & Backpackers, Vilanculos

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The best choice by far in vilankulos

Baobab beach lodge is one of those places where you don't want to leave. Marina, the wonderful lady who runs it, is one of the sweetest, most helpful people i met in Moz. Delicious food, great people who work there, excellent place to meet other travelers, it seems that everyone stays here! 5 stars don't do it justice, 500 stars would be better!!!

Age 29 | greek

Baobab Beach Backpackers is a beach hostel that is well situated in the town of Vilanculos, overlooking the Indian Ocean. It is a well-contained hostel with a large fence running around the perimeter, an abundance of parking spaces for those with cars, as well as a restaurant on site that can provide food at a reasonable price. The hostel also has wireless internet for keeping in touch with the outside world.

The Location

The hostel is located right on the Indian Ocean, with a large property that sprawls out to give the place a large feel. Despite being on the ocean, very few of the buildings actually take advantage of the view, with the exception of the high-end rooms, and a few patio areas that overlook the beach. As for its proximity to town, the hostel is a short, five-minute walk to the main road that runs through Vilanculos, giving visitors easy access to banks, restaurants, and other tourist activities.

Rooms and Bathrooms

The dorm rooms and bathrooms are very simple structures, made of a thatched roof, and reed walls. The beds are fairly average for a hostel -- not the most comfortable, but not the worst, either. The bathrooms aren't dirty, but aren't spotlessly clean places either. On the bright side, they do have hot water in the evenings, with wood burning water heaters to provide a nice hot shower. There is also a nice lawn toward the entrance of the hostel where overlanders and campers can park or set up their tents.

Common Spaces

There are a number of common spaces at Baobab that give the visitor an opportunity to mingle with other travelers, or a place to get away. Since the property is large and sprawling, there are a variety of different areas where you can get away and appreciate the view of the Indian Ocean without having to share it with the other guests. There is also a community kitchen where guests can cook their own food. There is a shortage of pots and pans, but other than that the kitchen is fairly spacious.


Baobab Beach Backpackers is a good hostel that is located in a fun, touristy town in Mozambique. Despite having some areas that could use improvement, the hostel is overall worth a stay.

Richard Ballentine

Baobab Beach Resort & Backpackers Reviews from the Web

Best place in Vilanculos for backpackers but also couples & families. Staff is extremely helpful and very friendly. It has direct access to the beautiful beach.

Vilanculos is very safe, it's easy to walk at night & day. I did a daytrip to Paradise Island which I didn't find too impressive - maybe chose the Bazaruto trip instead =)



Baobab Beach is situated directly on the beach and just a kilometer from the colorful central market in Vilanculos, Mozambique.
Baobab Beach looks out over the azure seas and shifting sands of the Sunrise from BaobabBazaruto Archipelago.

Baobab Beach is well located directly on a white sandy beach overlooking the islands of the Archipelago of Bazaruto.
The town center is just 10 minute walking.

Baobab Beach facilities include accommodation, restaurant, bar, communial kitchen, communal ablutions and transport to buses. Accommodation consists of beachfront chalets (shower en-suite), ethnic huts, dormitories, camping and overlander sites.

Baobab Beach activities in the area include a diving, snorkeling, island hops, dhow trips, horse riding, fishing and village tours.

Baobab Beach Lodge and Backpackers Polices & Conditions;

Check in time stats at 12:00 to 22:00 .
Check out time is 10:00 .

Payment upon arrival by cash.
Cancellation policy: 72 h before arrival.

Taxes included.
Breakfast not included

-Reception from 7 am to 10.30 pm
-Earliest check out: any time if they pay the day before. Clients can leave also in the night presenting the pass to the guard.
No curfew.

Location and Contact


• In aereo voli diretti da Johannesburgh o Maputo. 2 volte settimana la Airlink effettua voli diretti da Nelspruit.In autobus ,bus diretti giornalieri da Maputo. Con minibus e traghetto da Tofo, con bus da Beira. In auto si percorre la N1 fino a Pembarra e da li 25 km per Vilankulo. Nel paese la struttura è ben segnalata.
• By flight or direct flights from Maputo Johannesburgh.
• Twice per week Airlink flies direct from Nelspruit.
• By bus, daily direct bus from Maputo.
• Minibus and ferry from Tofo, by minibus from Beira.
• By car you take the N1 to Pembarra and from there 25 km to Vilankulo.
• In the village the property is well signposted.



Address: Rua do Palacio - Bairro Desse - Vilanculos, Vilanculos, Inhambane, Mozambique

Baobab Beach Resort & Backpackers is listed on the following booking sites:

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Website Baobab Beach Resort & Backpackers Vilanculos
Phone Number: 00258 84 413 3057
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Facilities and Amenities

Party Hostel

Solo Traveller




Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons

Airport Pickup

City Tours

Lockers in Lobby

Luggage Storage

24 Hour Security

BBQ Grill


Board Games

Currency Exchange



Hot Showers


Lounge Area

Pool Table

Swimming Pool

Credit Card Payments

Curfew: No Curfew


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