1 Hostels in Walvis Bay, Namibia

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Get to know Walvis Bay (no more "I wish I knew this before")

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 Walvis Bay. To help you make friends with Walvis Bay before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

 Walvis Bay

Walvis Bay, Namibia, is a small coastal town and an amazing destination for the adventurous travelers. It is located at the edge of the sand desert where the desert flows into the sea. It is a beautiful sight to see and many activities can be done here.

Sand boarding, quad tours, camel tours, dune bashing, and skydiving above the desert are only a few of the activities that can be booked. Your Walvis Bay, Namibia hostel can set you up with one of those tours. If you are not into those adventurous activities, you might as well go into the desert by yourself and climb the dunes, book a tour to see some wildlife, or stay near town to see hundreds of flamingos in the lagoon and pelicans, only two kilometres from Walvis Bay’s city centre. It is also possible to book a boat tour on the ocean and witness dolphins, have seals jumping on your boat, and in the right season you may see whales. When standing on some of the dunes, you may even see the dolphins jumping in the ocean.

There are only a few hostels in Walvis Bay, Namibia, locally referred to as "Backpackers." It is most convenient to book your Walvis Bay, Namibia hostel in the small city centre, as there aren't many restaurants and bars outside the centre. Walvis Bay’s city centre is not as attractive as other Namibian cities, though. For most activities you will need to use a shuttle to the desert, but the transport will be included if you book any of the activities. As there are not many Walvis Bay, Namibia hostels, it is recommended to keep an eye on the availability in Walvis Bay. In European summer, and even more during the South African holidays around Christmas, it is a must to book your Walvis Bay, Namibia hostel in advance.

If you do not wish to stay overnight in Walvis Bay or if there is no more availability, you might as well book a hostel in Swakopmund. Swakopmund is only half an hour away from Walvis Bay and has a beautiful and pleasant city centre and German architecture is found throughout.

Written by local enthusiast for Walvis Bay hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Walvis Bay hostels Martin Straatman

Other Nearby Cities
Swakopmund Swakopmund (31 Km / 19 mi.)
Naukluft Mountains Naukluft Mountains (216 Km / 134 mi.)

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Your Packing List for Walvis Bay

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You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

  1. Padlock
  2. Earplugs
  3. Sleeping Mask
  4. Quick Dry Travel Towel
  5. Head Lamp

These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

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