Hostels in Jinja, Uganda

3 hostels available. Prices start from $9 for a dorm bed.

Hostels in Jinja

Jinja Backpackers

Free Breakfast
Adventure Hostels Party Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…Payment upon arrival by cash, credit & debit cards. 3% sur charge on cards This property may pre-authorize your card before arrival. Taxes included. Breakfast included. General: Reception … More


Free Breakfast
Party Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…Home on the Nile Policy and Conditions: Cancellation policy: 24h before arrival. In case of a late cancellation or No Show, you will be charged the first night of your stay. Check in from 11 … More

30 Wilson

Free Breakfast
Digital Nomads Party Hostel Solo Traveller
"…Breakfast included. General: Reception hours 7:00 to 20:00. Restaurant and Bar closed on Monday evenings." …"Entebbe International is located 116 km from 30 Wilson." …30 Wilson Avenue More

Hostels in Jinja, Uganda

3 hostels available. Prices start from $19 for a dorm bed.

Get to know Jinja (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 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 Jinja.

 River Nile at Jinja

Jinja, Uganda -- on the northern shores of Lake Victoria -- is either the first or last port of call for travelers moving between Uganda and Kenya. It is located just over a hundred kilometers west of the Busia border, and eighty-five kilometers east of the capital Kampala. Jinja is a pleasant town to wander around with its crumbling Colonial buildings, but travelers tend to come here for the activities. In fact, some organize these from Kampala, as it's an easy trip of less than two hours to Jinja from there.

This is the adrenaline capital of East Africa. Most of the activities here focus on the water -- white-water rafting and kayaking are extremely popular -- but land-based activities like horse riding, quad biking, mountain biking, and bungee jumping are also widely available.

Jinja is one of the most spectacular places in the world to do white-water rafting, with grade four and five rapids. There are large number of operators in Jinja, most of which are attached to the Jinja, Uganda hostels and guesthouses. There are several budget hostels in Jinja, Uganda, all spread around this small town, all of them with a travel and tour desk to get you moving. The Jinja, Uganda hostels are able to organize pretty much anything guests might be interested in, from adrenaline sports to bird watching or visiting the Nile Brewery.

Jinja is marketed as the "Source of the Nile," although other towns and countries have their own version! Water from Lake Victoria flows into the river as it winds its way north all the way to northern Egypt and you can visit the point where this happens and see the Speke Monument, commemorating the British explorer who first declared Jinja the source in the mid-nineteenth century.

If you're after something a little more prosaic, the African Queen is a restored early-twentieth-century riverboat that was allegedly used in the mid-twentieth-century film of the same name, and drifts a little more sedately along the Nile than your average white-water raft.

Written by local enthusiast for Jinja hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Jinja hostels LondonroadMa

Jinja Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Jinja, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
Total number of hostels 3
Average dorm price $20
Average private room price $56
Cheapest Hostel in Jinja HomeOnTheNile-Dorm with $17
Party hostels in Jinja Jinja Backpackers (3 in total)
Average rating of all hostels 8.7

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Kampala (70 Km / 44 mi.)
Entebbe (94 Km / 58 mi.)
Bondo (121 Km / 75 mi.)
Barkowino (133 Km / 83 mi.)
Kisumu (183 Km / 114 mi.)
Masaka (185 Km / 115 mi.)

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