Pink Papaya

Hostel in Chimoio

Pink Papaya is one of the few genuine backpacker hostels in central Mozambique and an excellent orientation point if you've just arrived from Zimbabwe. Located in a salubrious part of town near the governor's mansion, it has helpful management, clean dorm beds and doubles, and a well-equipped kitchen and braai area. Breakfast is available on request.

As with all backpacker places, the Papaya is a mine of local information. Relax in the common areas and read comments left by previous travellers describing excursions to the Chimanimani Mountains, Gorongosa National Park and Penha Longa.