Best hotels and hostels in Burkina Faso

  • Top ChoiceLodging in Tiébélé & Kassena Country

    Auberge Kunkolo

    This lovely guesthouse, with its impeccable Kassena-style huts and beautiful garden, is the best place to stay in the area, and one of Burkina's most atmospheric settings. Simple huts with fans and outdoor showers make up the accommodation, but the starlit skies above are magical. It's just 200m from the chief's compound in Tiébélé. Simple meals (CFA1000) are also served.

  • Top ChoiceLodging in Ouagadougou

    Le Pavillon Vert

    The stalwart 'PV' is the best backpackers' spot in Ouaga. It has competitive prices, a lively bar and restaurant, a gorgeous plant-filled garden and an assortment of well-kept rooms for all budgets. It's run by the same management as the excellent Couleurs d'Afrique travel agency and the Hotel de la Liberte.

  • Lodging in Ouagadougou

    Villa Yiri Suma

    Yiri Suma is all about art: Lucien, the owner, is passionate about African art and likes nothing better than to share his passion with guests via displaying contemporary Burkinabé works in the courtyard. The villa regularly houses exhibitions and cultural events, and the five spotless rooms enjoy their own contemporary decor and unique works.

  • Top ChoiceLodging in Bobo-Dioulasso

    Villa Rose

    This lovely guesthouse, run by Dutch-Burkinabé couple Franca and Moctar, sits in the leafy neighbourhood of Koko, east of the centre, just off the main street. The fourteen rooms are impeccable, combining a minimalist decor and Burkinabé arts and crafts. The massive courtyard/garden is the hotel's centrepiece, and a beautiful place to relax.

  • Lodging in Banfora

    Hôtel La Canne à Sucre

    Beautiful rooms are kitted out with African woodcarvings and cloth and the leafy garden feels like heaven after a tiring day. The apartments (located across the road) are ideal for groups and have exclusive use of the pool. The restaurant is the fanciest in town, and perfect for a treat (mains CFA3000 to CFA5000).

  • Lodging in Réserve de Nazinga

    Ranch de Nazinga

    At the heart of Nazinga, Ranch de Nazinga has an exceptional location right by the reserve's biggest watering hole. Accommodation is a little lacklustre but the restaurant churns out tasty meals (mains CFA1000 to CFA3000) and the setting is unrivalled – you'll see animals regularly roaming among the bungalows.

  • Lodging in Ouagadougou

    Cocooning

    Cocooning's great selling point is its delightful owner, Dalila, a French-Algerian woman who fell in love with Burkina and never left. She runs an NGO to help destitute families and it is her welcome, grace and knowledge that make staying here special (rather than the utilitarian rooms).

  • Lodging in Ouagadougou

    Chez Giuliana

    This bustling Italian guesthouse is a perennial favourite among aid workers: the welcome is as colourful as the rooms and the roof terrace is simply awesome for sundowners. It's about 3km outside the centre, near the Maternité Sainte Camille hospital. Rates include breakfast.

  • Lodging in Ouagadougou

    Auberge Le Karité Bleu

    In a residential neighbourhood, this adorable B&B offers eight spiffy rooms decorated according to different African styles: Dogon, Berber, Ashanti etc. The gorgeous terrace and Jacuzzi are lovely perks. It's about 2km west of the city centre. Prices include breakfast.

  • Top ChoiceLodging in Bobo-Dioulasso

    Villa Bobo

    With its four zealously maintained rooms, prim bathrooms, atmospheric veranda, colourful garden and pool, Villa Bobo is a delight. Xavier, the French owner, speaks English and can arrange excursions in the area, and you can hire scooters (CFA5000 per day).

  • Lodging in Ouagadougou

    Hôtel Les Palmiers

    Les Palmiers is an oasis blending African touches with European levels of comfort. The rooms are arranged around a leafy compound and embellished with local decorations. The garden, pool and terrace provide the finishing touches.

  • Top ChoiceLodging in Banfora

    Le Calypso

    Le Calypso's lovely rooms combine traditional adobe architecture with modern comforts and impeccable cleanliness. The huts are arranged around a beautiful garden. It's about 1km outside of town on the road to Bobo.

  • Top ChoiceLodging in Ouagadougou

    Les Jardins de Koulouba

    A wonderfully decorated patio and a lush tropical garden, African art, spacious rooms, a fantastic location, a pool and a relaxed vibe make this lovely guesthouse one of the best in Ouaga.

  • Lodging in Bobo-Dioulasso

    Les 2 Palmiers

    In a quiet street, this excellent option gets an A+ for its spotless rooms embellished with African crafts. The on-site restaurant is hailed as one of the best in Bobo.

  • Lodging in Ouagadougou

    Hotel de la Liberte

    Owned by the same French-Burkinabé couple who run Le Pavillon Vert and Couleurs d'Afrique, Hotel de la Liberté has basic rooms in an old colonial building in the midst of a lively local neigbourhood. The pleasant courtyard has a bar and restaurant, and the owners are happy to share their wealth of information about Burkina.

  • Lodging in Sindou Peaks

    Campement Soutrala

    In Sindou, and run by Association Djiguiya, this friendly campement (guesthouse) has basic huts with open-air showers; they also have electricity. Meals must be ordered two hours in advance (mains CFA600 to CFA6000). It's a good base if you'd like to spend time in the area rather than visit on a day trip from Banfora.

  • Lodging in Gaoua & Lobi Country

    Hôtel Hala

    This is, all told, Gaoua's best option; service is glacial and the rooms are nothing to write home about but the compound is very pleasant. It has a handy location between town and the bus station and the wi-fi works. It also has the only decent restaurant in town, serving grilled meat and a few Lebanese specials (mains CFA2000 to CFA5000).

  • Lodging in Gaoua & Lobi Country

    Maison Madeleine Père

    Run by nuns, this quiet establishment in a monastery southwest of the city centre has impeccable rooms in pretty grounds. The biggest downsides are that it doesn't serve meals and that it's a bit out of the way. To find it, ask in the centre of town; most people will know it.

  • Lodging in Niansogoni

    Campement de Niansogoni

    Simple, clean rooms in round adobe huts with thatched roofs are to be found here (with shared bathrooms and basic conditions), in a beautiful, natural setting. The owner, Richard Traoré, is passionate about the region and can arrange all kinds of excursions.

  • Lodging in Banfora

    Campement Farafina

    Want to laze a few days at Tengréla Lake? Park your backpack here – it's a five-minute walk from the lake. Facilities are very basic (bucket shower, mud huts without fan) but the owner, Solo, is an adept musician and a fantastic host.