Ann Bruce Backpackers in Mutare is one of the longest running backpackers in Zimbabwe – so Ann knows what she’s doing. The lodge is her house. The rooms are divided into a couple of dorms and three double rooms. The dorms are 4-bed and 3-bed, so this is a small place, but that gives it a personal touch as Ann lives here too with her housekeeper (and a couple of dogs plus a cat!).

The dorms are very comfy and roomy. The toilets and showers are clean and have hot water if you let it run a while. There is a comfy sitting room with flat screen DSTV and there is pretty fast WiFi for a small charge. The kitchen can be used by guests, but there is a small charge for using the oven. It’s well-equipped with plenty of utensils, pots, pans as well as a kettle, toaster and a microwave.

Ann has a small book exchange and there is a guests’ comments book with information from travellers on the road who have passed through. Ann herself is a mine of info on Zimbabwe and can organise various trips around the area. A little gazebo sits in the garden for those wanting a bit of fresh air or somewhere to eat outside. This is great place, very much like a homestay and makes a fantastic introduction to Zimbabwe for those coming from Mozambique.


Close to the centre

Use of kitchen

Excellent WiFi

Very friendly & welcoming owner

Lots of info for onward travel


Ann Bruce Backpackers Mutare Ann Bruce Backpackers Mutare - Gazebo
Ann Bruce Backpackers Mutare - Living Room Ann Bruce Backpackers Mutare - Kitchen
Ann Bruce Backpackers Mutare - Dorm Ann Bruce Backpackers Mutare - Double Room
Ann Bruce Backpackers Mutare - Bathroom
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Our Rating:
Ann Bruce Backpackers Mutare

Rated 5.0 / 5.0 (1 review)

From USD 15.00 per person – dorm (available)

Excellent place to stay!

(Last Reviewed: September 2016)