cheap hotel or guesthouse in Addis Ababa?
Replies: 3 - Last Post: Jul 2, 2013 10:54 AM Last Post By: addisadvisor2
Jul 2, 2013 2:49 AM
Jul 2, 2013 4:35 AM
1I was in Addis last week and found a room for under $15 (250 birr). The location: from Bole Airport, walk to Bole Bridge and get a taxi-mini bus. It's a 5 minute walk from the airport to Bole Bridge. Ask for taxi going toward Dembel shopping center. At the new round-about just before reaching Dembel (you'll see the large, yellow building on your left) exit the taxi (5 birr lighter - which is 25 US cents), cross the street and ask for Khartoum Pizza. It's 50 meters from the circle, very close. The hotel/pension is directly behind the pizza shop. Three or four stories tall, must have 30 rooms. It's not star-rated by any means but its safe and centrally located!
Jul 2, 2013 10:30 AM
You have so much hotels/hostels that it's impossible to give all the names. In which part of the city do you want to stay?
You have a lot of possibilities: Piazza, Olympia, Churchill, Railway station, …
You have a lot of addresses in guidebooks like LP or Bradt. In my point of view, the last one is the best one.
Jul 2, 2013 10:54 AM
3A lot depends on your budget and what you mean by cheap.
Reply 1 above is useful. The roundabout in question is above an underpass and it is called Olympia. There are several cheapies near there eg Ritas GH, Almaz tadesse pension both in 2012 Bradt Addis chapter . In the new LP you will find pensions in Bole..To follow the advice in post 1 at the minibus station described ask for a Stadium minibus. BUT only use minibus advice in daylight and if you have main luggage in a back pack....The underpass in question is brand new and I am not sure if the minibuses go under or up to the r about....
Many guest houses in Addis do free airport pick up. Many are reviewed on Tripadvisor.....If you decide toi pay in the $65 area consider Arequ and Addis GH.
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