Hostel in Kabale, Uganda

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

 Otters, Lake Bunyonyi, Kabale

Kabale, Uganda, is the capital of the country's Western Region and is the gateway to Lake Bunyonyi, which is high on travelers' lists of places to stay in Uganda. It's mainly an administrative town of some fifty thousand people, with not so much of interest for international tourists, but it has all the amenities and conveniences that Lake Bunyonyi doesn't, so travelers will find themselves traveling through or staying overnight here. It's a major transport hub, too. Buses to and from all directions pass through or terminate in Kabale, and it's a handy place to pick up transport to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and the mountain gorillas. Kampala is a long, four-hundred-twenty-kilometer journey away.

Beautiful Lake Bunyonyi is the reason that foreign and domestic tourists come to Kabale. The lake is only around ten kilometres away and usually done by motorbike taxi. Again, the Kabale hostels can help you with a reliable and safe driver, or you can just walk out onto the street and hail one yourself; make sure you know the fare in advance, though or you'll pay a "tourist" price!

There are budget options with a couple of backpacker hostels in Kabale, Uganda. They are basic, but good enough for the purpose. Most travelers will push on to Lake Bunyonyi, but the Kabale, Uganda hostels are friendly and full of information about the region. Kabale, Uganda hostels can help organize onward travel and with entry to Bwindi for the gorillas. While it's not a tourist town by any means, it's still a friendly place and easy to walk around. There are a number of accommodation options if you prefer something a little more comfortable than a backpackers', and there are a few decent places to eat here. There are plenty of ATMs in Kabale and this is where the reliable, for Uganda, Wi-Fi is available. At the lake, you might not get that, if you stay in one of the cheaper places, so catch up with emails home in Kabale.

Written by local enthusiast for Kabale hostels

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FAQ about Kabale Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Kabale. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Kabale. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

There is exactly 1 Hostel in Kabale, Uganda. compares the prices for this hostel so you can get the best price on any major booking site. compares prices for 1 hostel in Kabale, Uganda.

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Your Packing List for Kabale

Your Packing List for Kabale

Pack smart, not hard

Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Kabale and Uganda.

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:

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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Kabale 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 Kabale, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
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1 Party hostels in Kabale
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Musanze (48 Km / 30 mi.)
Kigali (78 Km / 49 mi.)
Gisenyi (96 Km / 60 mi.)
Kibuye (115 Km / 71 mi.)
Ruhengeri (150 Km / 93 mi.)

Travel Tips for Kabale - from the Community

Hey fam! Here are a few more tips from the community, from them to you, and you to them. This space is dedicated for travellers to share their best tips on backpacking Kabale. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of Kabale. Everyone is welcome to add something useful, funny, unexpected and the "absolutely necessary to know before you go" - share, share and then share a little more!

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