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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

“Not clean, not nice hostel”

Rating: 1 Reviewed on June 01, 2018

We slept here 2 nights only cause we were going to fly back and forth from Windhoek. The hostel is not clean, the kitchen is dirty and does not have a real stove. There is a bar and it’s not quite...

“Great Vibe”

Rating: 4 Reviewed on March 05, 2018

This is a great place to backpack, more especially if you are into partying like myself. Arrived here at 11h30 if my memory serves me right and I visited the bar. I like the idea of people not...

“**king service”

Rating: 1 Reviewed on October 21, 2017

When I asked for Wi-Fi password, staff told me, "r u a resident?" So, i said "yes. My name is *****" but, i came here with trekking. So i said trekking company name. But!!!!!! ***ing her. She stared...


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


24 hours cancellation.

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