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Cardboard Box Backpackers

15 Johann Albrecht St, Windhoek West, Windhoek, Namibia


Windhoek's oldest and most popular backpackers accommodation, offers accommodation in dormitories and private rooms, as well as a bar and restaurantThe Cardboard Box was started in 1992 due to a combination of factors, the most important of which was the need for beer money. Over the years the hostel has metamorphised from a small 12 bed backpackers hostel into its present state. The Cardboard Box is Windhoek (and Namibia's) oldest and biggest backpackers hostel, we have beds for 45 people and camping space for about 20 campers.The hostel is Namibian owned and managed, this is a rare occurence in the backpacking industry in Namibia. Although we have grown considerably from the early days we still strive to give the same warm and personal Namibian service that made us the most popular place to stay in Windhoek.If you're planning to visit Windhoek and Namibia the 'Box is definately the place to stay! 


  • Bar
  • Card Phones
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Restaurant
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tours/Travel Desk



Traveler Reviews

“Nice backpacker place”

Rating: 3 Reviewed on December 30, 2019

This hostel has a very nice common area to hang around with your friends. A good thing is that the hostel isn't visited exclusively by white people (in some hostels in Namibia it's easy to forget...

“Very average”

Rating: 2 Reviewed on January 15, 2019

Not great- room was pretty dingy, expensive for what it was. More like a prison! With noisiest fan ever. Shared bathrooms which weren’t great. The free breakfast was a boiled egg and slice of toast...

“Not safe, not quiet, not friendly ”

Rating: 1 Reviewed on December 20, 2018

My friend and I stayed there for 8 nights and we want to point out several problematic aspects of this hostel. First, starting from noon, local youngsters come to smoke water pipes and drink.The is...


The name of the nearest airport is Hoseakutako International airport which is 45km, by taxi it will cost 200 Namibian dollars.


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