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The Five Horsemen


In the bustling heart of Nsambya, Kampala, a haven awaits travelers and new recruits alike. The Five Horsemen Hostel stands as a singular gem, offering an unmatched experience in this thriving city. Our mission? To provide a budget-friendly sanctuary for explorers of Kampala’s dynamic landscape. Whether you’re seeking camaraderie, relaxation, or adventure, you’ve got you covered. As you step into our welcoming abode, you’ll be greeted by the inviting ambiance of our chill-out lounge and dining area. This communal space is where friendships are forged over a cold beer, where rainy days find solace in books, and where the art of ‘chillaxing’ is perfected.

Fuel your day with our complimentary breakfast, served with a side of lightning-fast internet and three levels of WiFi connectivity, making it an ideal refuge for the digital nomad. We understand the importance of staying connected while you explore the city.But it’s not just the amenities that set us apart; it’s our stellar staff. Our team, available around the clock, is ready to lend a helping hand, offering directions, local recommendations, and assistance with booking your next travel adventure. Your comfort and peace of mind are our top priorities, which is why we provide 24-hour security.

Check-In from 10:00 to 21:00h
Check-Out before 11:00h

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The Five Horsemen Hostel: Kampala’s Vibrant Gateway (Different hostel pictured) | © Sasha Kaunas

The Five Horsemen Hostel caters to all group sizes and budgets. From cozy mixed dorm rooms for six to spacious female dorms for eight, and from twin rooms to singles and doubles, we have accommodations to suit every preference. For those eager to immerse themselves in Kampala’s vibrant nightlife, ascend the “stairway to heaven” to our rooftop terrace. Here, you’ll be treated to panoramic city views, perfect for sundowners. Our fully stocked bar promises ice-cold beers and tantalizing cocktails, complemented by good music, delightful company, stunning sunsets, and an abundance of positive vibes.

Our story began with friends creating a space for friends, and now we invite you to join our story. So, what are you waiting for? Experience the good vibes, the welcoming staff, and the unbeatable location that solo travelers adore. Your journey in Kampala begins here.

Offers at the Five Horsemen

At The Five Horsemen Hostel, we take pride in our commitment to providing exceptional value for your stay in Kampala. Our guests consistently praise our offerings, making us the ideal choice for a memorable experience without breaking the bank.

1. Exceptional Staff & Rooftop Experience:
Our staff’s kindness shines through, ensuring a warm and welcoming atmosphere throughout your stay. Ascend to our rooftop haven for live music and panoramic views—an unbeatable combination that sets the stage for unforgettable moments.

2. Perfect Couple’s Getaway:
Looking for a cozy couple’s retreat in Kampala? Look no further. Our staff goes above and beyond to make your stay perfect. From organizing early-morning airport transfers to serving a delightful breakfast, we ensure every detail is taken care of.

3. Flexible & Delicious Breakfast Options:
We understand that your schedule might not always align with traditional breakfast hours. That’s why our accommodating staff is ready to serve you a delicious morning meal, even outside normal hours, ensuring you’re fueled for your day of exploration.

4. Luggage Storage Convenience:
Traveling light or need to leave your luggage behind? No worries! We offer secure luggage storage options, allowing you to explore Kampala with ease, even after check-out.

5. Vibrant Terrace with Live Music:
Our wonderful terrace is the heart of social gatherings, where live music sets the perfect ambiance. Enjoy the culinary delights from our kitchen while taking in the views.

6. Return Visitors’ Favorite:
We take immense pride in being the preferred choice for return visitors. Our impeccable service, sumptuous breakfasts, and well-maintained facilities, including access to hot beverages, make us the top recommendation in Kampala.

7. Spacious, Clean, & Friendly:
Our spacious dorms and bathrooms ensure a comfortable stay. Experience our commitment to cleanliness, and enjoy free tea and coffee throughout your visit.

8. Prime Location:
We’re just a 5-minute drive from the city center, making us the perfect starting point for exploring all that Kampala has to offer.

Top Things todo in Uganda

  1. Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest:
    Embark on a thrilling adventure to track and observe mountain gorillas in their natural habitat. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is one of the best places in the world for this unforgettable wildlife encounter.
  2. Chimpanzee Tracking in Kibale Forest:
    Explore Kibale Forest National Park and trek through lush forests to encounter habituated chimpanzee communities. Witness these intelligent primates up close in their natural environment.
  3. Safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park:
    Take a safari through Queen Elizabeth National Park, where you can spot diverse wildlife, including elephants, lions, hippos, buffaloes, and a wide array of bird species. The park’s stunning landscapes and the opportunity to see the famous tree-climbing lions make it a must-visit.
  4. Murchison Falls Adventure:
    Visit Murchison Falls National Park to witness the impressive Nile River squeezing through a narrow gorge and plunging into the falls. Explore the park through game drives and boat safaris for a comprehensive wildlife experience.
  5. Adventurous White Water Rafting in Jinja:
    Experience adrenaline-pumping white-water rafting on the Nile River in Jinja. The roaring rapids offer a thrilling water adventure for adrenaline junkies.
  6. Relaxing at Lake Bunyonyi:
    Enjoy the tranquility of Lake Bunyonyi, where you can unwind, swim, canoe, and explore the numerous islands dotting the lake. The scenic beauty and serene atmosphere make it a perfect place to relax.
  7. Cultural Exploration in Kampala:
    Immerse yourself in Uganda’s capital city, Kampala, to discover its vibrant culture. Explore local markets, savor Ugandan cuisine, and visit cultural sites like the Uganda Museum and Kasubi Tombs.
  8. Bird Watching Paradise:
    Uganda is a birdwatcher’s paradise, with over 1,000 bird species. Explore birding hotspots like the Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary, Queen Elizabeth National Park, and Bwindi Forest to spot a wide variety of avian species, including the elusive shoebill stork.
  9. Hiking and Trekking Adventures:
    Go hiking or trekking in Uganda’s stunning landscapes. Options include climbing Mount Elgon, exploring the Rwenzori Mountains (Mountains of the Moon), or hiking to the scenic Sipi Falls.
  10. Visit the Rhino Sanctuary:
    Head to the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary to see the critically endangered white rhinoceros in a protected environment. It’s a unique opportunity to contribute to rhino conservation efforts and witness these magnificent creatures up close.

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