It is a perfect place to stay ! The location is awesome ! When you get out of the backpackers, you can see the sea on one side and the dunes on the other ! The garden is perfect to chill or do a barbecue. Every space is really clean ! The owner Betsy is really nice and convenient and the staff is smiling and helpful ! Do not hesitate to spend a lovely time there !
Thanks to Betsy, Joseph and the others for our lovely stay at their place !
Pierre and Louise from France
Age 27 | FRANCE
Perfect lodge for dorm, camping, or private room.
I was supposed to stay 4 days but end up staying 2.5 month. Near the beach, supermarket, liquor store. Nice vibe around this place. With cats and dogs, a big and clean kitchen where you can prepare your own stuff. Nice place to meet other travelers. Free to use the "braai" the BBQ, free WiFi throughout the whole building. No curfew, you get the key of the gate. At the reception a lot of options to arrange you activities such as trips to Sossosvlei, Etosha, Sky Diving, Camel rides, Quad driving.
Luggage Storage ... yea right. My stuff got stolen and management never even tried to find the thief.
Excellent place to stay -- clean, quiet, and well run
I've stayed in this backpackers on two separate occasions -- once in 2006 and once in 2007. I am very impressed by the place. It is very clean, not a party spot, and the owners are very professional. It is also well located -- close to the beach and downtown. The private rooms (with shared bath) are a particularly good deal. Looking forward to returning to the Desert Sky -- and arranging some lie-down sandboarding.
So, so nice.
a really good place to experience Swakopmund from. the owner Lofty is lovely and her assistant is very nice as well and helpful with arranging all kinds of activities (skydiving, sandboarding, all that). I remember one night in front of the fireplace with Biltong and a bottle of wine -- just the best.
Really nice place! Lofty, the owner, is just adorable! Nice Campground, nice rooms, and nice bathrooms! And on cold, foggy nights you just enjoy your evening in front of TV in the living room! I'd definitely go again!