Best hotels and hostels in Addis Ababa

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    Itegue Taitu Hotel

    Appear in the dream of an empress! Built at the whim of Empress Taitu in 1907, and nearly burned down in 2015 (most of the rooms survived), this is the oldest hotel in Addis: the main building is virtually a museum piece full of beautiful old furniture and high ceilings. The rooms upstairs in the main building are large and easily the best.

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    La Source Guest House

    Finally, Addis has produced a guesthouse with style. It’s sparkling clean, with constant hot water, and even has that rare thing – character in abundance. All rooms have local textiles and artworks; some have furnishings made of twisted tree branches. Service is friendly and, very unusually in this price bracket, it offers a free airport shuttle. The front-facing rooms can be very noisy.

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    Sheraton Hotel

    One of Africa’s elite hotels, the Sheraton has long been the standard bearer for luxury accommodation in the capital. Its rooms are uber-luxurious and its facilities mean you barely need to leave your hotel, with every need – spa, restaurants etc – serviced on-site. Whether or not that's a good thing is entirely your call, but needless to say, it’s an absolute treat to stay here.

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    Arequ Guest House

    With a real family feel that we found nowhere else in town, Arequ comes heartily recommended. It's like staying in someone's home, with lovely, warmly furnished rooms, but with friendly and professional service that never gets in your way. Our only criticism is that it's not really close to anywhere, but it's so good we reckon that's worth overlooking.

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    Radisson Blu

    One of the top hotels in town, the Radisson lacks the Sheraton's scale but it's still one place we never hear a bad word about. Rooms are large and luxurious, there are some fine on-site restaurants and the central location is nicely suited to exploring. The room style is sophisticated with a pleasing blend of the traditional and the contemporary.

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    GT Guesthouse

    It may be way out in the west of Addis and not really close to much, but GT is a terrific place to stay. Lee is a memorable host and the rooms are excellent value by any standards, but especially so for Addis. Rooms are immaculate, breakfasts are excellent and things like flat-screen TV, are extras you rarely get in this price category.

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    Addissinia Hotel

    Getting consistently good reviews from travellers both for service and room quality, the Addissinia is one of the best deals in town. The corner deluxe rooms are outstanding, with terrific views from the upper floors, and there's also a reasonable restaurant. The location is a little out of the way, but that's our only complaint.

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    Stay Easy

    With its minimalist, modern design, this budget business-class hotel is hands down the best place to stay in Addis in this price bracket. It has art on the walls, high-quality mattresses, sound-proofed rooms, flat-screen TVs with satellite channels, great service and an OK in-house restaurant.

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    Bow Hotel B&B

    Rooms here are nothing to write home about, but this place has that certain something that travellers can't get enough of. In short, it's a combination between friendly staff (Raz and Aster are fine hosts), good food, quiet and well-tended rooms. At this price, who could ask for more?

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    Capital Hotel & Spa

    Vying for the title of Addis' best top-end hotel, the Capital is a classy establishment with a soothing wellness spa, good restaurants and stylish rooms decked out in a muted but classic five-star style. Service, too, rarely misses a beat.

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    Caravan Hotel

    Travellers rave about this place for its friendly service, good rooms, strong wi-fi and all-round excellence. The carpeted rooms are far classier than you usually get for this price in Addis and the buffet breakfast is outstanding.

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    Addis Regency Hotel

    Friendly, immaculately well kept, supremely comfortable with beds that seem custom designed to give sweet dreams, endless piping-hot water and a quiet side-street location make this place a cut above the competition. The only drawback is that the Addis Regency is quite far from the city's more interesting dining and nightlife options, so it’s a good job they have a reasonable in-house restaurant.

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    Adot-Tina Hotel

    The small, attractive rooms of this intimate business-class hotel, which come with either a deep, relaxing bath or a space-age shower far too complicated for us to work out, are really good value. However, the seal on the deal might be the free sauna and gym. It’s a popular choice with tour groups and people coming to Ethiopia to adopt a child.

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    Desalegn 2 Hotel

    Refurbished in 2012, this large business hotel is already showing signs of age. The rooms are large and we like the balconies with reasonable city views (ask for a north-facing room), but they're wearing faster than they should and the lobby is crowded and comes with kitchen smells. Yes, the rooms are slightly overpriced, but it's still not a bad deal for Addis.

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    Golden Tulip

    It may be part of an international chain, but this appealing hotel has sophisticated rooms with more character than most in this price range.The location in the heart of the Bole neighbourhood and close to the airport is good, plus you're down a quiet side street. The breakfast is good for the price. Those here to work will appreciate the large desks.

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    Selam Pension

    This shining white place offers one of the better budget deals in Addis. It’s all very clean, though the bathrooms are a little cramped. It’s also well run and far enough from the road to mean honking horns won’t interrupt your sleep (too much)! The sign is in Amharic only, so ask someone to point it out.

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    Wim's Holland House

    Hidden in the maze of lanes to the east of the train station, this campground, the sole overlanders’ party in the city, is a cramped area occasionally overflowing with hardened road warriors talking about oil filters. There’s a busy bar, frequent party nights and a kitchen for guest use.

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    Ankober Guest House

    The most salubrious of the cheap Piazza-area hotels, this place has smart rooms with polished floors and good showers. On the flip side, the echoey corridor means sound travels, the wi-fi never seems to work and the beds can be soft and sag towards the middle.

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    Mr. Martin's Cozy Place

    This quiet and well-run place has gained a name for itself as one of the better-value cheapies in town. All the rooms are impeccably clean. Wi-fi is in the lobby only and the best rooms are in the main building, with Room 101 our pick. Breakfast included.

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    Haimi Apartment Hotel

    For those who value a little more space and perhaps even your own kitchen, Haimi has great rooms. While the style might be a little overdone for some tastes, we hear very few complaints from travellers about this place.