Red Chilli Hideaway, Kampala

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A Missed Opportunity

Such great potential here, but the atmosphere is sterile and the feeling I got was that this was just an assembly line of travelers being shipped off on their respective tours. Everything is in place to create a special vibe. There is even a small swimming pool in the garden. 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 found the prices very high for what was on offer. The guesthouse is on the edge of Kampala, so away from the hustle and bustle of the city, but still within a 45 minute minibus ride. There is a large garden area for the campers, but my room was bare and basic and I got cold water only in the communal showers the 3 days I was there. It's a good place to meet other travelers and volunteers, but no-one seemed to stay very long. A day or two before they were shipped out on tour. The food in the restaurant was very good and the staff on the whole were very friendly. The wifi was pretty awful and for the high price, I felt there was nothing extra on offer at Red Chilli to justify it. On my next visit to Kampala, I stayed in in the centre for half the price for a clean single room with hot water showers and good wifi.



The staff is friendly and helpful; the atmosphere wonderful; rooms are clean; pool is nice; the monkeys, dogs, and goats are cute; the site is beautiful. I simply love it and can highly recommend it to anyone!


I visited the Red Chilli in January 2005 and was very impressed with their facilities and friendliness. They offer a great budget tour to Murchison Falls National Park and give all guests free Internet access!



The Red Chilli Hideaway has been catering for budget travellers in Uganda since 1999. We have a 2.5 acre compound in a quiet area of Kampala offering hot showers, flushing toilets, 24 hour security and a fully stocked bar and restaurant. We are easily accessible from Kampala city and all other main routes. A machine laundry service is available, along with satellite TV, free safety deposit and storage, travel advice and book-swap.

Camping is US$7; Dorm bed US$10; twin rooms US$30; doubles with bathrooms US$40 per night.

Above all Red Chilli Hideaway is clean, secure, friendly and fun.

Location and Contact




Address: 13-23 Bukasa Hill View Road Butabike, Butabika, Kampala, Uganda

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Website Red Chilli Hideaway Kampala
Phone Number: +2563122022903
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Facilities and Amenities

Digital Nomads

Party Hostel

Solo Traveller


Lockers in Lobby

Luggage Storage


Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons

Airport Pickup


City Tours


24 Hour Security

BBQ Grill


Book Collection/Exchange

Camping Allowed Onsite

Concierge/Info Desk

Credit Card Payments


Entirely Non-Smoking



Hot Showers



Lounge Area

Meeting/Banquet facilities

Movie Library/Rental

Pool Table

Power Point/Sockets in Rooms

Swimming Pool


Table Tennis

Wheelchair Accessible

Lockers in Rooms

Wi-Fi in Rooms

Service Animals


Max. Age: All Ages

Checkout: 10:00 (10 AM)

Curfew: No Curfew

Lockout: No

Maximum Stay: Unlimited

Minimum Stay: 1 night

Open Dates: All Year

Reception Hours: 7.30am-11.30pm

Size: Medium (30-60 beds)


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