Bulawayo travel guide

Where to sleep in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe

Zak's Place

  • Robert Mugabe Way

Packers Paradise Lodge

Located next door to the Bulawayo Athletic Club. Features clean dorm beds and private rooms. Full English breakfast included in price. 7 minute walk to city center.

Southern Comfort Lodge


Nesbitt Castle

, a real castle built in Victorian style by a local industrial figure. It is a Bulawayo favorite for venues and marriages, and also can be visited on request.


Bulawayo City Lodge

rooms are spacious with en suite and close to the city center railway station and International Trade Fair.

Ebuhleni Guest Lodge

An executive accommodation, at a quiet suburb that offers DSTV and WIFI.


Burkes' Backpackers Paradise

(Burkes' Paradise)

Affordable backpackers accommodation in dorms, double rooms, twin rooms and camping. Peaceful location, easily accessible by minibus from the city centre.

Youth Hostel

  • 3rd Street/Townsend Road
  • 256488

Anne and Lulu, two natives of Bulawayo who love talking to international travelers about Zimbabwe and Africa in general, run this clean and quite hostel. Dorms (men's and women's) are $10 and private rooms are $15. Curfew is 21:30.

Bulawayo Club

The Bulawayo Club has been completely renovated and reopened with accommodations. The current building was built in 1935 and the complete renovation has brought out the elegant grandeur of the building's interior. Every detail of the previous club has been renovated and maintained. The interior is the epitome of gentility and was the pride of Bulawayo for several generations. Among its previous members, for example, was Governor Sir Humphrey Vicary Gibbs, long time Bulawayo resident. The new Bulawayo Club is a hidden gem in Zimbabwe and well worth a night's stay. The staff are also attentive and kind, and the food is excellent.

Holiday Inn

; located by Ascott, has a tennis and gym.

Travellers Guest House

At Travellers Guest House, a friendly smile and efficient service accompany our exceedingly comfortable and attractive rooms with spotless en-suites. Enjoy charming décor and delicious food in a lush, tropical garden setting. Travellers offers free WiFi, self-catering facilities, power & water backup, sparkling pool and 24hr Security, all conveniently located close to shops, restaurants and town.