Environmental and social sustainability have always been a big part of how we operate, and by choosing Chameleon you can be a responsible traveler without too much effort.
Our awarding winning practices have helped us to help others too. From encouraging our staff to become blood donors, to supporting locally run NGO’s, to uplifting our staff with training and qualifications, and experiences they never dreamed possible through our staff exchange program with other backpackers hostels in Southern Africa, we aim to support and uplift as many Namibians as possible through tourism and hospitality.
"Einmal mehr war ich im Chameleon, meinem allerliebsten Ort in Windhoek. Wie immer wurde ich aufmerksam und freundschaftlich empfangen und fühlte mich zuhause. Mitten in der City - alles ist zu Fuss erreichbar -, bestens ausgestattet, gutes Frühstück, grosszügig Nutzungsmöglichkeiten, alles sauber und gepflegt. Und top of the top: Die Herzlichkeit des Personals. Herzlichen Dank, ich komme wieder!
"We were blessed to find this hotel because Jackie, the owner, was so helpful in our situation during Covid time. The workers were friendly. The facility is fabulous and our room, the Lovebird, was great. There is a nice pool and in a great location. I can’t say enough nice things and I have never written a review before
"The staff was super friendly and attentive. Our room was nice and spacious, the communal facilities very extensive. Great atmosphere!"
"This is a beautiful and convenient hostel that has something special for everyone. The spaces are all clean, functional and diverse. The staff are professional, friendly and fun. It’s an ideal place to stay."
"It is a huge place with really nice people... you do not have just dorms but as well private rooms with or without a bathroom!!!
In the morning you have a large choice of products sweet or salted for breakfast and in the evening you can order some namibian or international meals that are really really good.
Next to that the backpackers organise every morning a free walking tour and you can as well book one of their touristic tours to visit the highlights of Namibia...
At least but not last all the staff is really helpful and you feel at home."
"Excellent base in Windhoek. Walkable to all the center as well as shopping mall, grocery store.
Organizes top notch tours from city walk, airport transfer, to safaris, office on site, as well as gift shop, full bar. Top notch staff service, esp Hennie in reception and Coco at bar. Excellent attention to security. Couldn't ask for more"
"Chameleon backpackers is a very nice place with friendly and helpful staff. Great pizza's on pizza night, a small but cool swimming pool and a Nice big lounge area. I definitely recommend a stay here."
"Fabulous guest house. Great value, staff and location. Can't fault it. One of my favourite places I've ever stayed.."
We are proud winners of a Namibian Eco-Award through our commitment to all aspects of sustainable tourism. Read more about what it takes to become a responsible accommodation establishment.
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