This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Lüderitz. To help you make friends with Lüderitz before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Lüderitz, Namibia, is a city on the west coast of Namibia. It has around thirteen thousand inhabitants and it is famous for its diamond mining, which mainly took place in the early twentieth century.
There are several hostels in Lüderitz, Namibia, and since Namibia is still developing as a tourist destination, new hostels are opening every year. If you don’t have your own transport, it’s best to look for a hostel Lüderitz, Namibia, in within walking distance of the main street. There is no public transport in or around Lüderitz, but everything within the city is in walking distance of each other. The hostels in Lüderitz, Namibia, are generally good quality. They usually offer both private and dorm rooms, a kitchen, and free internet. Sometimes private rooms are cheaper than two dorm beds, so if you travel with two or more people, it might be worth checking before you book. Security should be no problem for hostels in Lüderitz, Namibia, but when in doubt, check if they have a gate and lockers.
Many hostels in Lüderitz, Namibia, have tourist information available and they might be able to book tours for you as well. The most popular place to visit is Kolmanskop, just a few kilometers from Lüderitz. Kolmanskop is an old diamond mining town, which turned into a ghost town and the desert has taken over. You need to buy a permit in advance if you want to visit Kolmanskop.
Lüderitz, Namibia, itself is a modern town with German influences. Expect Western supermarkets and restaurants. There is a nice church you can visit and there is a museum with displays on basically everything. From stuffed animals to the history of Lüderitz and Namibia, they have managed to fit everything into a small museum. Although Lüderitz is not really a beach destination, there is a beach a few kilometers outside of town, where you can try to find rose quartz. Another popular tour is the Welwitschia drive, a day trip (by car), which shows you the famous Welwitschia and moon landscape.
Written by local enthusiast for Lüderitz hostelsPaulien