Sierra Leone Hotels, Hostels & Accommodation
Charm's Beach Hotel
Straddling the budget-midrange divide, this peculiar pink place on a quiet backstreet isn't on the beach, but the surf and sand are just a short walk away.
Place Guest House
Perhaps the best budget hotel in Sierra Leone, the Place is spotlessly clean and the generator runs all night. Poda-podas coming back from Aberdeen (though not those going via Circular Rd) can drop you off just a few doors down.
This massive, hilltop tower is Freetown's largest and most exclusive hotel and each of the 200 rooms has at least a partial sea view.
Cockle Bay Guest House & Relaxation
Not the quietest place in town, but Cockle Bay is a good choice for beachgoers on a budget. Rooms are simple but clean and breakfast is included. Prices are discounted for midweek and long-term stays.
Formerly the Cape Guest House, this small lodge has fine rooms and a great seaside location near the lighthouse. Some of the most expensive rooms virtually stick out over the ocean; prices for these rooms are higher.
Andy's Hotel is a bit scruffy, but the rooms are clean and big, and a restaurant is attached. Located a block over from the Place Guest House.
The most colourful and bizarre lodging can be found at the Family Kingdom.
The Y has some of the cheapest rooms in town, and with good reason, though the views sort of make up for it.
China Town Guest House
These eight oriental-themed rooms lie just across the road from a quiet stretch of Lumley Beach.
Franjia Guest House
Little Franjia, in a quiet neighbourhood, is very homey and the staff is eager to please. The rates include breakfast and they'll cook lunch or dinner on request.
Sierra Light House
All 38 of the large rooms have a balcony overlooking the bay and a separate sitting area. The restaurant has the same great views.
Vancy Ville Guest House
This cosy British-style B&B is in a quiet location between downtown and the Lumley Beach.
Sayie Guest House
Though it's a little out of the way and only has bucket showers, Sayie, up a dirt road behind Tower Hill, is a bit cooler and quieter than hotels in the centre.