German architecture, a Dutch name and a backdrop of African mountains… Windhoek offers a unique combination of European and Afrikaans. Many travelers skip the Namibian capital to go on safari or explore the impressive nature directly upon arrival. We would recommend you not to skip Windhoek on your itinerary for Namibia though. The free museums give an interesting glimpse into the history and culture of the country, the capital offers the best stores for your road trip supplies ánd the restaurants serve the best food. And did you know Windhoek has the very best hotels as well? We listed the best Windhoek accommodation: from affordable hostels to the best luxury hotels in Windhoek!
Best Windhoek accommodation
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The Olive Exclusive
Current prices and availability| The real big spenders don’t want to stay anywhere else in Windhoek than at The Olive. The beautiful interior with modern touches and natural materials is breathtaking. Each room has its own style and is inspired by another part of Namibia. With a private sitting area, air conditioning and super comfi beds The Olive offers you a perfect stay in all comfort and luxury you could want.
Roof of Africa
Current prices and availability| Within walking distance of the city centre is the Roof of Africa. Each luxurious room has its own entrance. The tropical gardens and thatched roofs all give you the perfect Africa vibe. But than with all luxury and comfort you could wish for. There is even a sauna and lovely swimming pool.
Current prices and availability| Heinitzburg is one of the more popular hotels in Windhoek. The architecture is unique: the hotel is located in a restored castle! This is also reflected in the interior style. The classic rooms have a royal atmosphere. There is a swimming pool and terrace with beautiful views of the city.
Current prices and availability| Just outside the city you’ll find Bryan’s View. The comfortable rooms are decorated as small studios, including small kitchenettes. There is a swimming pool and most rooms have a private terrace with comfortable hanging chairs. Tip: Bryan’s View is near the Windhoek famous Joe’s Beerhouse.
Am Weinberg Boutique Hotel
Current prices and availability | This top choice gets a staggering 9.3 on Booking! This boutique hotel is praised for its delicious breakfast, beautiful view from the bar and perfect location. Check out the pictures on Booking and see for yourself why every guest will immediately fall in love with this beautiful design hotel.
Current prices and availability | Something more basic, but also something more budget friendly is Rivendell. There is a swimming pool, beautiful and spacious rooms and a garden with barbecue facilities. Not all rooms have a private bathroom, so please check well which room you are booking. Guests give this pretty guesthouse a 8.8 on Booking!
Chameleon Backpackers & Guesthouse
Booking | Namibia is not a country to travel without a rental car, so backpackers don’t have that much here. Hostels and more budget friendly sleeping places you have in Windhoek therefore few. Chameleon is one of the few low budget hotels in the city. Expect no lavish luxury and a nice design hotel, but there is a garden, private parking and swimming pool.
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