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Baobab Backpackers Lodge

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Shared Dormitory | In-room safe, bed sheets
Shared Dormitory | In-room safe, bed sheets
Shared Dormitory | In-room safe, bed sheets
Shower, towels

Overview of Baobab Backpackers Lodge

Baobab Backpackers Lodge

2.0 star property
Blantyre hostel with restaurant and bar/lounge

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Shared kitchen
Central Avenue, Blantyre, Southern Region

Guests rated this location 10.0/10 - Exceptional

Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Breakfast available
  • Airport drop-off service
  • Terrace
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Picnic area
  • Barbecue grills
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance
Feel at home
  • Stovetop
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Barbecue grill(s)

Room options

About this area

Getting around

  • Blantyre (BLZ-Chileka Intl.) - 36 min drive
  • Airport drop-off service


  • KFC - 4 min drive
  • Superior Food Market - 5 min drive
  • Mijn Kitchen - 4 min drive
  • Pa_Tobiyasi - 4 min drive
  • Blue Elly - 5 min drive

About this property

Baobab Backpackers Lodge

A great choice for a stay in Blantyre, Baobab Backpackers Lodge offers airport drop-off service (available 24 hours). You can grab a bite to eat at the restaurant or wind down at the end of the day with a drink from the bar/lounge. Other features include a terrace and a garden. The helpful staff and breakfast get good marks from fellow travelers.



At a glance

Hotel size

  • 6 rooms


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age: 18
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • There is no front desk at this property

Required at check-in

  • Cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas


  • Free onsite self parking


  • Airport drop off on request(available 24 hours)*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast (surcharge) each morning 8:00 AM–10:00 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Barbecue grills


  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage


  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • English

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Shower only
  • Towels

Food and drink

  • Full-sized refrigerator/freezer
  • Shared kitchen access
  • Stovetop
  • Oven


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • An effective city/local tax rate of 1.0 percent will be charged

Optional extras

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately USD 5 for adults and USD 5 for children
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 10 per vehicle


<p>This property does not have elevators. </p><p>This property only accepts cash.</p>

Also known as

Baobab Backpackers Lodge Blantyre
Baobab Backpackers Blantyre
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Baobab Backpackers Blantyre
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Frequently asked questions

Does Baobab Backpackers Lodge offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Baobab Backpackers Lodge does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
Are pets allowed at Baobab Backpackers Lodge?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Baobab Backpackers Lodge?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Baobab Backpackers Lodge?
Yes, a shuttle from the hotel to the airport is available. The charge is USD 10 per vehicle.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Baobab Backpackers Lodge?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM.
What is there to do at Baobab Backpackers Lodge and nearby?
Baobab Backpackers Lodge has a picnic area and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Baobab Backpackers Lodge?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant.
What's the area around Baobab Backpackers Lodge like?
Baobab Backpackers Lodge is located a short 13-minute walk from The Way of the Cross/ Njira ya Mtanda. Travelers recommend the hostel for its walkable location.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities


10/10 Exceptional

A home away from home
I spent an amazing six nights at Baobab backpackers lodge. It definitely felt like home and I was genuinely sad to leave. Aron (the owner) made sure I had everything I needed, recommended places to go and organised a return private taxi service (at a very reasonable rate) for me to go hiking at Michiru Nature Sanctuary (highly recommend!). His staff Tiyamike and Abdulrahim were very helpful and great people to chat to about Blantyre and advice for getting around on your own, which I often like to do. There are also two lovely dogs at the property, Auber and Peter who are the sweetest pets. I'm a cat person but those dogs are just adorable. There is so much lovely green space on the property and I enjoyed having breakfast and yoga practice outside. I love that you can cook your own meals and the market is just a 30 min walk away. There's also food and drink available for purchase if you don't feel like cooking. There's no doubt in my mind that I'll be staying here when next I return to Blantyre. Thanks for a great experience!
oghogho, 6-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

The best place to stay in Blantyre. Good location, friendly staff and a comfortable feel. Highly recommend
2-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Really great place to budget traveler
This was really great place to budget traveler. Atmosphere is relaxed. Owner has live in the USA and he then of course speak excellent English. He was ready to help with everything. Also he had airport car service (20$/one way).
Jari-Pekka, 2-night trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Nice place
Nice place with kind and helpful staff and big green garden. Our ro (double) was clean and spacious enough. Shared bathroom. There is no bar or restaurant on site but they always have soft drinks and beer in the fridge, and you can ask them to cook a simple but nice dinner for you. At the moment we were there there was no wifi. Location a bit out of town. You need a taxi to move around.
David, 1-night trip
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