Hostels in Kampala, Ouganda

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

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FAQ about Kampala Hostels

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

A hostel in Kampala costs on average $14 for a dorm. A hostel in Kampala with private rooms costs on average $29. shows all 8 Hostels in Kampala. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay. compares prices for 8 hostels in Kampala, Ouganda. We list for you other cheap places to stay in Kampala such as
  • 12 hotels
  • 9 guesthouses
  • 4 apartments

This makes this very website the best place to find cheap accommodation in Kampala.

Ewaka Guesthouse & Backpackers is the best rated hostel for partying in Kampala.

It offers: Bar.

Your Packing List for Kampala

Your Packing List for Kampala

Pack smart, not hard

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

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.

Get your full Packing List here

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.
8 Total number of hostels
$14 Average dorm price
$29 Average private room price
$10 Cheapest hostel in Kampala
Acacia Villa is the cheapest
4 Party hostels in Kampala
Ewaka Guesthouse & Backpackers is the best rated
5.8 Average rating of all hostels

Other Nearby Cities

Entebbe (32 Km / 20 mi.)
Mabira Forest (42 Km / 26 mi.)
Masindi (179 Km / 111 mi.)
Bondo (188 Km / 117 mi.)

Travel Tips for Kampala - from the Community

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