Best hotels and hostels in Accra

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    Urbano Hotel

    The rooms may be snug at this new Osu spot, but they're cool, spotless and pretty good value for the area. Plus there's no need to stay in your room when there's a restaurant, a Moroccan-style courtyard, a rooftop lounge and a balcony overlooking the action, all decked out in stylish mid-century replica furniture.

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    Agoo Hostel

    A fantastic new addition to Accra's hostel scene, Agoo offers spacious private rooms, squeaky clean dorms with bright yellow bunks and batik bedspreads, and a candy-coloured self-catering kitchen. There's also plenty of lounging space, including a large balcony and a garden. Breakfast is included and home-cooked meals are available on request.

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    Somewhere Nice

    The rooms and dorms at this hostel are very nice indeed. They come with balconies; en-suite bathrooms (with rainfall showers!); and rustic, locally made furniture, much of it recycled. There's also a pool, a garden, and a semi-open-air lounge. The free (excellent) breakfast and filtered drinking water is a bonus.

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    La Villa Boutique Hotel

    This stylish boutique hotel is very popular and deservedly so – it's brilliantly located in the heart of lively Osu, yet manages to feel serene. The rooms are the epitome of understated chic, and there's a great Italian restaurant, not to mention a small pool.

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    Villa Monticello

    Behind the austere khaki concrete facade hides a sleek boutique hotel. The opulent rooms were designed according to themes – Soho, Coco Chanel, Last Emperor, Out of Africa – and are furnished with exquisite taste.

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    Sleepy Hippo Backpacker Hotel

    One of a growing number of Accra backpackers hostels, the Sleepy Hippo has a homely atmosphere and is a good place to meet other travellers. The dorms and rooms are clean and spacious, and there are plenty of spaces to chill out in after a sweaty day on Accra's streets, including a cafe-bar, a roof terrace and a teeny plunge pool.

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    Mövenpick Ambassador Hotel

    Originally a gift from the British government after Ghana’s independence in 1957, the Ambassador Hotel was rebuilt in 2011 for Swiss chain Mövenpick. But you don’t need to stay at one of the 260 luxurious rooms to enjoy its premises. Jump into Accra’s largest pool (it’s so big that the waiters use inline skates to get around) for a small fee, or stop by the restaurant, gym, yoga studio, hairdresser and other shops that are open to everyone.

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    Crystal Hostel

    The hosts go out of their way to make travellers welcome at this lovely budget set-up in the quiet suburb of Darkuman. Rooms have private bathrooms, TV and fridges. There's a leafy communal lawn area and a rooftop terrace. Campers can pitch their tents in the garden or on the roof terrace (US$5).

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    Chez Delphy

    A cosy bolthole close to the bars and restaurants of Labone, Chez Delphy offers welcome respite from the heat and noise of Accra. The rooms are simple but comfortable, there's a peaceful lounge and garden, and excellent dinners are available given advance notice.

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    Esther's Hotel

    Long one of Accra's more upscale addresses, Esther's is not as flashy as some of Accra's newer boutique hotels, but for many that's a bonus. It's homely and friendly, with cosy, understated rooms and lovely gardens, complete with wandering peacocks.

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    Frankie's Hotel

    A good deal, right in the centre of the action. Smart modern rooms come with all the necessary amenities, and there's Frankie's restaurant downstairs if you get hungry. It can be noisy at night, however.

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    Roots Hotel Apartment

    This hotel, a favourite with the business traveller crowd, offers sleek, modern apartments with hotel services in a central location. A small Lebanese restaurant on the 7th floor rooftop has stunning views.

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    Paloma

    Cool rooms and bungalows with every comfort. The complex includes an excellent restaurant, a sports bar, a garden area and a cocktail bar. The hotel also has a free airport shuttle service.

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    Swan Hotel

    It may be a little out of the way, but this is great value, with spotless, spacious rooms, a lovely garden and a good restaurant.

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    Rising Phoenix Magic Beach Resort

    In theory, Rising Phoenix ought to rock with its central location, vegetarian restaurant and laid-back rasta vibes. In practice, cleanliness is borderline and the noise from the ocean and the beach bars can be deafening. But as one of Accra's few real budget options, it remains popular.

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    Pink Hostel

    This hostel ticks all the boxes: clean rooms, good facilities (terrace, hang-out space, restaurant, internet), friendly staff and a sound location, but it faces stiff competition from some newer arrivals on the Accra hostel scene. Breakfast is included.

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    Accra Central View Hotel

    The rooms here are pretty snug, but they're simple and clean, and each comes with its own teeny balcony. If you're not lucky enough to have a room on the top floor, you can still take in the city views from the rooftop bar and restaurant.

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    Afia Beach Hotel

    The Afia Beach is all about location: beachfront and central. The rooms and bungalows are simple but pleasant, and there's a tennis court and a small art gallery. Prices include breakfast.

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    New Haven

    Once one of Accra' better budget lodgings, this place has gone downhill of late, and rooms are looking a little shabby. Still, there's a pleasant courtyard and the location is excellent.