Hostels in Kampala, Uganda

5 hostels available. Prices start from $5 for a dorm bed.

Hostels in Kampala

Bushpig Backpackers

Free Breakfast
Party Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…All rooms have linen and mosquito nets. Bushpig Backpackers Policies & Conditions: Cancellation policy: 24 hours before arrival. Payment upon arrival by cash. Check in is available 24 … More

The Five Horsemen

Free Breakfast
Party Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…4, not 9.1. TBH they deserve a 10 - tons of fun events on the rooftop, perfect for meeting other travellers, locals and expats. This hostel made my time in Kampala, hands down. Great staff, cool … More
Family-Friendly Hostel Youth Hostel
"…Payment upon arrival by cash. Taxes included. Breakfast included. 24 hours Reception No curfew. Pet friendly. Child friendly." …"We are within walking distance of Acacia mall. If you … More
Digital Nomads Groups (10+ people) Party Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…You can walk to an internet cafe about a mile and a half away from there, not far from a grocery where you can buy bottled water and food items. The hostel is safe and quiet except for the usual … More
Party Hostel
"…Payment upon arrival by cash, credit & debit cards. This property may pre-authorize your card before arrival. Taxes not included - There is always 5% Charge tax. Breakfast not included. … More

Hotels in Kampala

Humura Resorts

Free Breakfast
"…Humura Resort offers 18 spacious rooms with high ceilings, stylishly adorned with paintings and sculptures. Light tone painted walls, in a natural brown trim, blend perfectly with the wooden … More

Kabira Country Club

Free Breakfast
"…The Ruparelia family purchased the Hotel from Mowlem Construction and has since established a country club renowned throughout not just Kampala, but all of Uganda. Today, it is symbolic of Kampala … More

Etana Motel

Free Breakfast
"Etana Motel Bukoto has 12 rooms, self contained provides accomodation on bed and breakfast Etana Motel Bukoto charges usd 35 or ugx 80,000 per room per night We endeavour to surpass our … More

Fairway Hotel & Spa

Free Breakfast
"…It boasts an outdoor swimming pool and is across the road from the Uganda Golf Course. This property offers free WiFi in the public areas and free parking on site. Guests can enjoy a meal at the … More

The Athena Hotel

Free Breakfast
"…The Athena Hotel breakfast is a sumptuous feast to start off your day with. Lunch and dinner from our Bistro menu available throughout the day are as delectable an experience. The Athena Hotel … More

Guest Houses in Kampala

Manhattan Guesthouse

Free Breakfast
"…Check out before 12.00. Breakfast included. Taxes included." …"…We are only 2 miles from the city center Kampala. We are very close to different shopping centres and have easy access to … More

Apartments in Kampala

"…Payment upon arrival by cash, credit & debit cards. This property may pre-authorize your card before arrival. Taxes included Breakfast included. General: 24 hour Reception. No curfew … More
"…Infinity Apartments Bukoto - Terms & Conditions: Cancellation policy: 1 day before arrival. In case of a late cancellation or No Show, you will be charged the first night of your stay. Check … More

Campsites in Kampala

"…Approaching the building, my feeling was of arriving at a hospital or govt. offices. An austere building. I was met by very efficient and business-like reception staff, including the manager and … More
"…Facilities Tented full board accommodation Dining area with stunning views of the Crater Lake and part of Kibale National Park Solar power to charge your phones and camera batteries … More

Hostels in Kampala, Uganda

5 hostels available. Prices start from $10 for a dorm bed.

Get to know Kampala (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 Kampala.

Kampala does not have too many architectural wonders on offer, but if you've watched the Oscar-winning film "The last King of Scotland" with James McAvoy and Forest Whitaker, you will enjoy having a self-guided, film-themed, historical tour around the city where Idi Amin once had the fun of his life.

Among the young people of East Africa, Kampala is known as a place for students and hardcore partygoers, and it is relatively safe to walk at night, but you'd better not do it alone. If you get lost, you can always ask how to get to Watoto Church (formerly known as KPC -- Kampala Presbyterian Church) that is pretty central and well known to everybody. It is also where most of the hotels and hostels in Kampala are located, conveniently next to a large central market. There, you can get everything from fresh fruits and vegetables to exotic African fabric and cheap home utensils made in China. Mind your pockets, though!

Kampala is easy to get to from the airport in Entebbe, and with no traffic it will take you about forty minutes by minibus. Entebbe itself makes for a relaxed day trip -- walk in the green Botanical Gardens, sip a drink by Lake Victoria, and try out local food made with ground nut sauce.

Kampala is also the place to book all tours around Uganda, be it rafting, bungee-jumping, hiking, gorilla-watching or taking a safari in one of the national parks. The easiest way to move around the city is by boda boda (motorbike taxi), but always negotiate the price before you hop on!

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Kampala 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 Kampala, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
Total number of hostels 5
Average dorm price $18
Average private room price $31
Cheapest hostel in Kampala Acacia Villa with $9.5
Party hostels in Kampala Bushpig Backpackers (4 in total)
Average rating of all hostels 5.3

FAQ about Kampala Hostels

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Travel Tips for Kampala - from the Community

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