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
Very friendly & welcoming owner
Lots of info for onward travel
Beds from USD 15.00
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