Motsebe Backpackers

2.0 star property
Riverfront hostel in Maun with outdoor pool and bar/lounge

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Motsebe Backpackers

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Standard Tent
Front of property

Overview of Motsebe Backpackers

7.0 out of 10 Good
7.0/10 Good

Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Free parking
  • Airport transfer
  • Bar
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free WiFi
Plot 11159 Koro Road, Wenela Ward, Maun, Ngamiland
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Outdoor pool
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • Airport pick-up service
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Garden
  • Reception fireplace
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Fridge in a common area
Feel at home
  • Children stay free
  • Cookware, dishware and utensils
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping

Room options

Tent, Mixed Dorm (3 Sleeper)

  • 4 sq m
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Single Bed

Tent (No Bed or Tent Provided)

  • 10 sq m
  • Sleeps 6
  • 6 Single Beds

Standard Tent

  • 42 sq m
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Double Beds

Luxury Tent, Poolside

  • 42 sq m
  • River view
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Double Beds

About this area

What's nearby

  • On the riverwalk

Getting around

  • Maun (MUB) - 4 min drive
  • Airport pickup service


  • Barcelos - 3 min drive
  • Tandurei - 5 min drive
  • French Connection - 4 min drive
  • KFC - 5 min drive
  • Debonairs Pizza - 5 min drive

About this property

Motsebe Backpackers

Motsebe Backpackers is only 1.8 mi (2.9 km) from the airport and offers pick-up service (available 24 hours). After splashing around at the outdoor pool, you can unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge. A terrace and a garden are offered, and in-room conveniences include fridges and microwaves.



At a glance

Hotel size

  • 7 rooms
  • Arranged over 1 level


  • Check-in time from 2 PM until 11 PM
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 11 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
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Up to 2 children (1 year old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room using existing bedding
  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site


  • Airport pickup on request (available 24 hours a day)*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Barbecue grills
  • Free daily reception
  • Shared microwave
  • Shared fridge
  • Room service (limited hours)

Travelling with children

  • Children stay for free (see details)

What to do

  • Safari nearby


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 2013
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Fireplace in reception
  • Television in common areas
  • An outdoor pool


  • Lift
  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 42-inch LCD TV

Home comfort

  • Portable fan
  • Coffee/tea maker

Freshen up

  • Shower only

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet

Food and drink

  • Full-sized fridge/freezer
  • Microwave
  • Shared kitchen access
  • Oven
  • Cookware, dishes and utensils


  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of BWP 30.00 per vehicle

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Pool access available from 10 AM to 6 PM


This property accepts credit cards.

Also known as

Motsebe Backpackers Maun
Motsebe Backpackers Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
Motsebe Backpackers Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Maun

Frequently asked questions

Does Motsebe Backpackers offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Motsebe Backpackers 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 that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
Is there a pool at Motsebe Backpackers?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool. Guests have pool access from 10 AM to 6 PM.
Are pets allowed at Motsebe Backpackers?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Motsebe Backpackers?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by Motsebe Backpackers?
Yes, a shuttle from the airport to the hotel is available. The charge is BWP 30.00 per vehicle.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Motsebe Backpackers?
You can check in from 2 PM - 11 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
What is there to do at Motsebe Backpackers and nearby?
Motsebe Backpackers has an outdoor pool and a picnic area, as well as a garden.
What's the area around Motsebe Backpackers like?
Motsebe Backpackers is located by the river, a short 1-minute walk from Okavango Delta.







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Property conditions & facilities




2/10 Poor

Motsebe back packers are closed down , we had to look for alternative accommodation , please arrange refund.
Peter van der, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Backpackers Experience
We were on a business trip but wanted to have a feel of the packpackers experience. We enjoyed our stay and wil highly recommend the place. They have a nice view of the river in a natural setting. Mornings are filled with bird songs. The staff a very friendly, helpful and highly knowledgeable about the area. I will suggest anyone to pack some mosquito repellent in the summer months. Excellent stay overall
1-night business trip
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4/10 Fair

Set fan in the "luxury" tent did not work, swimming pool full of local kids, loud music, yelling and cars coming and going until 3am at house next door and BOTH numberplates stolen overnight whilst car was psrked in their carpark!!
1-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Not how it's presented online.
Not very impressed with the facility. I have stayed in many backpacker facilities, but this one was not on par. Firstly the tent smelled very badly inside, like sewerage. Water frequently disappeared form the shower. The tent did not close at the bottom, had huge problems with bugs during the night. The braai facility was not functioning, the drum was rusted rite through, but fresh wood and firelighters were put out?...don't get the logic there. We booked and payed for two nights, but only stayed the one night and booked in at another place. Also not cheap compared to other places. really disappointed.
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10/10 Exceptional

4-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Kazuto, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

Acampamento urbano sem charme
Staff foi amigável, mas as instalações são muito simples. Durante a tarde, por conta do sol, é impossível ficar no quarto/barraca. Excesso de móveis para a dimensão reduzida do quarto. Era melhor que o banheiro fosse externo. Área próxima do aeroporto. O desnível do chão faz a gente escorregar da cama ao longo da noite.
Breno, 1-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Дельта Окаванго - мечта, ставшая реальностью!
Я пробыла в Мауне 3 дня. Огромная благодарность хозяйке отеля Ketty! Я путешествовала одна и вдобавок плохо говорю по английски. Но Ketty поняла все мои пожелания и организовала моё участие в 3-х экскурсиях в дельте Окаванго: прогулка на лодке Мокоро в дельте, однодневное сафари в Национальном парке Мореми и сценический полёт на самолёте над дельтой Окаванго. Всё хорошо организовано и очень понравилось. Елена
ELENA, 3-night trip
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8/10 Very good

In tenda a Maun
La posizione della struttura è perfetta, in riva al fiume. Purtroppo le tende non sono in ottimo stato, potrebbero essere tenute meglio. Non ci è stato detto che la colazione era necessario ordinarla la sera prima, così non ci è stata offerta.
Mara, 1-night family trip
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6/10 Good

Tolle Unterkunft für "Backpacker"
Die Leute bei Motsebe sind sehr freundlich und bemüht den Gästen alle Wünsche zu erfüllen. Die Küche und die dazugehörige Einrichtung kann jederzeit gratis mitgenutzt werden. Die Zelte (Luxury Tent) sind sauber und mit Dusche und Toilette im Zelt ausgestattet. Der Pool war etwas trüb, weshalb wir ihn nicht genutzt haben. Weiterhin gibt es eine Feuerstelle an der auch gegrillt werden kann. Unser Auto wurde außerdem ungefragt von der Besitzerin geputzt. Mit dem Pkw ist man in 5 Minuten im "Zentrum"... Für Individualreisende mit nicht allzu verwöhnten Maßstäben ist die Unterkunft sehr empfehlenswert!
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