Where to Stay in Swakopmund

Choosing where to stay for a few nights can be a daunting task for any traveller. So we have decided to do the hard work for you. We had a look at some of the most highly rated places to stay in Swakopmund and collected them all into one article.

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The iconic Swakopmund jetty.

We have separated them according to four different kinds of accommodation: Self-catering, Bed & Breakfasts, Backpackers and Hotels… So take a look at what we have collected and decide what kind of a place you wwould want to stay at while exploring the famous seaside town and its surrounds.

Self-catering Accommodation in Swakopmund

The Beach Lodge

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The Beach Lodge is unique in Swakopmund in that it is the only pension that is located directly on the seafront. As a result of its location guests at the Beach Lodge are treated to spectacular views of the setting sun over the Atlantic. Each unit in the complex has a massive window so that you can better enjoy the setting sun from the comfort of your unit.

There are four twin rooms and six family rooms with self-catering facilities. There is also a “Luxury Family Room” which offers guests sweeping ocean views from every room in the unit. Making this particular unit ideal for a romantic getaway.

To book, click here.

Atlantik Sicht self-catering apartment

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This apartment is the ideal choice for people travelling in a group of six or less. This single, large apartment is less than 50 metres from the coast and commands impressive views of the Atlantic Ocean.

All three rooms of the apartment are luxuriously appointed and guests will have access to WiFi, a range of satellite television channels and their own private balcony. The main room in the apartment has an en-suite bathroom.

There is also has a tumbledryer, fully equipped kitchen, and a double garage making it the ideal place for you and the family, or a group of friends, to stay for an extended period of time.

To book, click here.

Sea Horse Guesthouse

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A short walk away from the beach the Sea Horse Guesthouse is located in an upmarket neighbourhood of Swakopmund. Its eight units are all self-catering but breakfast can be arranged if you contact the reception the day before you wish to have breakfast prepared for you.

There is only one family unit at the guesthouse so be sure to phone ahead if your party is larger than three. Each unit in the guesthouse has its own unique drawcard, some have sea views, others have balconies while the ground floor units have patios.

So call ahead, find out what is available and decide which unit best suits your tastes and needs. 

To book, click here.

Bed and Breakfasts in Swakopmund

The Brigadoon Boutique B&B


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This charming little B&B offers guests the opportunity to relax in style on the edge of Namibia’s most vibrant town. They offer a selection of double rooms all with private bathrooms and kitchen facilities. There is also a family room for those travellers who are journeying across Namibia in a large group.

Each room has a patio that overlooks the private garden, and it is on this patio that your custom made breakfast will be served to you every morning.

The Brigadoon B&B was awarded a certificate of excellence by Trip Advisor in 2013 so you can trust that your stay here will be enjoyable. 

To book, click here.

The Desert Villa Guesthouse

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The Desert Villa is a unique guesthouse in that it has eight different rooms all decorated in different ways. Each room’s décor is inspired by some of the most famous deserts in the world, an homage to the Namib Desert, which surrounds Swakopmund.

This guesthouse is also unique in that it encourages guests to go out and explore the parts of the town that are not on the seafront. The guesthouse is very close to the Swakop river as well as the dunes just outside the town. So if you are not excited by a beach bound stay in Swakopmund this could be the perfect place for you. Having said that, the guesthouse is still within walking distance of the beach. 

Breakfasts are served to all guests every morning, and dinners are available on request.

To book, click here.

The Namib Guesthouse

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The Namib is a high-end establishment that offers guests the chance to unwind from a busy day’s activities in their serene surroundings. There are single suites, double suites and a two bedroom family suite on offer. There are also luxury suites with a opulent bathtubs and large showers for those guests who desire a little more pampering.

Each room has free and speedy WiFi, as well as a safe to deposit your precious laptop into, so if you need to do a bit of work on the go then you won’t be inconvenienced. Breakfast is included every morning for all guests.

To book, click here.

Backpackers in Swakopmund

Villa Wiese Backpackers Lodge


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Occupying a building that is over 100 years old, this lodge is within walking distance of several restaurants and the beach and is a great place for any backpacker who is looking for accomodation that has a touch of old world history.

Villa Wiese does offer breakfasts on request and the friendly owners will be more than willing to point you in the right direction for finding some local grub in the town for lunch and dinner.

While this backpackers does mainly cater for people looking for single bed dorms, it does also have a few single, double and triple rooms. They also have a sister establishment, the Dunedin Star that specialises in low cost family accommodation.

To book, click here.

Skeleton Beach Backpackers

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This backpackers is a highly rated establishment largely thanks to the friendliness and helpfulness of its staff, in particular its owner Lena. It also helps that it is centrally located in the town and is a short walk from the beach.

There are single bed dorms one can stay in, as well as double rooms. The double rooms include breakfast, but travellers staying in the dorms are welcome to order breakfast as well.

There are also barbecue facilities if you wish to have a cook out under the stars as well as a garden in which guests can relax. There is a communal kitchen, so if you want to self-cater then you can make use of the facilities in the hostel.

***NOTE: You will have to pay for your rooms in cash as the Skeleton Beach backpackers do not have card facilities.***

To book, click here.

The Desert Sky Backpackers

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Just 200 metres from the centre of town this backpackers is ideal for travellers looking to stay close to the hustle and bustle of Namibia’s adventure capital. The focus at the Desert Sky Backpackers is on doing your own thing. It is fully self-catering and there is a large communal garden and two communal kitchens fully equipped with everything you need to cook up a storm.

There are single bed dorms on offer, with eight beds in each room. But where this backpackers distinguishes itself from others is that it also offer a wide range of family-sized and smaller private rooms. Check out their various options here.

To book, click here.

Hotels in Swakopmund

The Seaside Hotel and Spa


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This hotel is literally on the beachfront and it offers guests a chance to relax in the lap of luxury. Not only are the rooms excellently appointed, but guests can also book into the hotel’s famous spa for some added R&R.

There are over 30 sea-facing rooms but these will be snapped up quickly, particularly over the busy period, so be sure to book well in advance if you want to ensure you get an ocean view. There are also six luxury suites available for those of you looking to really treat themselves.

All guests at the hotel have access to the spa’s steam room, Jacuzzi and sauna… All the more reason to extend your stay in Swakopmund!

To book, click here.

The Hansa Hotel


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Placed right in the middle of town, and just three blocks from the beach the Hansa Hotel is the second accommodation option in this article that has loads of old world charm. The hotel has been in operation since 1905 and as such the entire establishment seems to be full of stories.

The façade of the building, and the décor within, are absolutely colonial and stepping into the Hansa Hotel is almost like stepping back in time. But the quality of the service, and the kitchen in particular, are very up to the highest modern standards.

The hotel has five family units, 49 double bed rooms and four suites. The suites are the jewels in the crown of the establishment and offer guests who stay in them an array of additional luxuries.

To book, click here.

Deutches Haus Hotel


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This is a good honest hotel that is consistently praised for its friendly service and good value. It also has a lively bar and a good restaurant that helps lend a jovial and congenial atmosphere to the establishment.

The Deutches Haus Hotel offers guests all the usual amenities that one would expect from a hotel. There are single rooms, double rooms, family rooms as well as luxury single and luxury double rooms.

The hotel also works closely with two tour operators: Desert Explorers and Ocean Adventures. This gives the guests of the hotel an easy to fit a little bit more Swakopmund adventure into their itineraries. Click here for more info.

To book, click here.

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