We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

The Sleeping Camel

Show Prices
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
We check 200+ sites to find the latest and lowest prices.
Management photos
The Sleeping Camel
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_baseline_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_baseline_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_baseline_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_baseline_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

88 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 75: English reviews
Bruges, Belgium
Reviewed yesterday NEW

this a awesome, special place to be, especially the coffee. at night time , very noisy with english contractors but....enjoyable. meeting place for hickers and trackers. foodis great. the compound is secure ,just behind german embassy

Thank fred d
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the Sleeping Camel for seven nights. It should have been about four, but as people will tell you,"it's hard to leave the Camel". Staff are super friendly and helpful, beer is cold and plentiful and food is delicious. We wouldn't stay anywhere else in Bamako, this is really a great place to relax, have a couple drinks...

Thank Michael L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best place in Bamako to have drink, have food, have a great time for brunch, lunch, diner, karaoke! Food is delicious and various mix of western and Malian and the cocktail Coulibaly is a must have! The team is thoughtful and welcoming - it feels like home :)

Thank Soline M
Bamako, Mali
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For those used to the lower budget more relaxed atmosphere and services of a European style auberge or hostel, this place is great. The American manager is responsive to customers needs and friendly. The local staff are relaxed. There's a great outside (shaded) common eating area with big TV screens for watching sports and news, places for campers, motorbikes, rooms,...

Thank CamelJock
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

We stayed here the seven of us to get various visas. Very secure place, lovely staff and good food. The place to be in Bamako. I ordered chips with peanut sauce and I didn't like it at all. The owner tasted it himself and said that's the way it should be. I am used to the Indonesian sauce and said...

Thank rolandNijmegen
Girona, Spain
Reviewed 13 December 2016

Too many military for my taste, but the hotel itself is a very good place to make contacts with other travelers on route through Africa. The food is very good, and the prices correct. The rooms are very cool, mine 20,000CFA with air conditioning, fan, toilette, internal sink and mosquito net. Good bar to hang out, free wifi and also...

Thank agusticassa
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

very nice staff and very tasty food. It is in a good area and you will meet many international people here who work around Mali. The drings are nice and you can watch soccer on big screens. The grilled chicken meat was the best i have eaten here.

Thank Leo D
Perth, Australia
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

When travelling, you always want to find a place that you can literally call home. Where the owners, staff and other guests come together to make you feel warm and welcomed. I appreciated every day I stayed here. Yes, facilities, food and service were of a high standard but only a few places can bring it all together and make...

Thank ehbony1
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 13 September 2016

I stayed at the 'famous' sleeping camel in July 2016 for three nights. I was given an ok large room at the front. It was clean and the bathroom was ok, The food for breakfast was the Malian usual - omelet and bread. I took my own coffee. The clientale seemed to be all UN soldiers - very boysie, very...

Thank Janev_Aust_2016
Devizes, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

I stayed at the sleeping camel during my cycle ride from the UK to Cape Town. I arrived tired after several months on the road. Phil and his staff were extremely helpful while I rested and recovered from a bug. Met some other travellers whom I'm still in touch with. Food was great.

Thank Gary H

33 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

All Traveller Photos (24)
Hotel & Grounds (6)
Dining (3)
View from Room (2)
Other (13)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All Management Photos (9)
Dining (4)
Room/Suite (1)
Hotel & Grounds (1)
View from Room (1)
Other (2)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Bamako hotels
2.8 km away
Hotel Le Loft
Hotel Le Loft
#1 of 38 in Bamako
67 reviews
4.8 km away
Radisson Blu Hotel, Bamako
4.6 km away
Hotel La Coccinelle
Hotel La Coccinelle
#8 of 38 in Bamako
80 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
1.4 km away
ONOMO Hotel Bamako
ONOMO Hotel Bamako
#5 of 38 in Bamako
64 reviews
1.6 km away
Hotel Mirabeau
Hotel Mirabeau
#10 of 38 in Bamako
15 reviews
3.0 km away
Azalai Grand Hotel
Azalai Grand Hotel
#6 of 38 in Bamako
71 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Near The Sleeping Camel


  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Room Service
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Situated in a quiet area of Badalabougou close to the Niger River, a short walk to local bars, eating places, banks & shops, and just a 10 minute walk into the heart of Bamako.The owners have spent 10 years travelling & leading tours throughout Africa and using their experience have set up a little oasis in Bamako for travellers to use as a home away from home and as a base for further travel in West Africa.The Sleeping Camel also features its very own well-stocked bar and restaurant, and a peaceful garden to relax in. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Sleeping Camel

Address: Rue 25, Porte 80 | Badalabougou Est, Bamako 0000, Mali
Region: Mali > Bamako
Price Range: €11 - €36 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with HostelWorld so you can book your The Sleeping Camel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from The Sleeping Camel staff and other travellers.
1 question
Ask a question

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from The Sleeping Camel staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“ask for room with bathroom inside if you don't like to have a shared toilet and shower.”
 of 5 bubbles Patriaguides, 18 Nov 2015 | Read review
“The dorm is great, the resto is good as well, just be careful with all the guys hanging around wanting to become your guide.”
 of 5 bubbles f0adk, 2 Oct 2015 | Read review
“wide facility and price range from AC to ceiling fans to dormitory to camping out.”
 of 5 bubbles burnedoutprof, 11 May 2015 | Read review
“Single rooms have fans and mosquito nets. The dormitory was also fine.”
 of 5 bubbles JoelLF123, 20 Mar 2015 | Read review
“The rooms for same price are very different, I stood at rooms 10 and 3, the letter is much more comfortable and specious.”
 of 5 bubbles NikolayTbilisi, 15 Feb 2015 | Read review
5 of 5