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Reviewed 15 January 2016

We didn't stay here, but stopped in for a beer one evening and for a light lunch the next day. The chicken salad sandwich was tasty. The menu isn't extensive, but there are a variety of choices. Service is pleasant, but spotty. There are sofas and seats in open air or covered spaces. There were also several hammocks for those...

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Moscow, Russia
Reviewed 26 December 2015

This is a great hotel. Polite and good service, good food and very low prices. I stayed in this hotel in March 2015 and now I will stay only there. In "Sleeping camel" everyone can feel the charm of Mali. Besides, this hotel is located in a very convenient and safe location. I would recommend this hotel to anyone who...

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Jakarta
Reviewed 18 November 2015

The place was great, the staff are nice and helpful. You can ask for rooms with bathroom, without bathroom or simply camping out at the yard. The food in the restaurant also good and they have a big screen for movies or sport games too. it is a bit difficult to book the hotel as they always full.

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Paris, France
Reviewed 2 October 2015

When I came to Mali I spend the first couple of days here, and when I was leaving I spent my last days here. This place is great and you really feel secure here, its peaceful and they have wifi and the hosts are nice and helpful. The prices are good and its close to the city center and the...

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Devizes, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 May 2015

I stayed at the Sleeping Camel during my cycle ride from the UK to Cape Town. Phil and his staff made me feel very welcome. Initially camping I felt a bit ill and moved into a room to rest further. The food was good, the rooms clean and the staff friendly. The Internet worked which isn't always the case in...

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
Reviewed 11 May 2015

Regular rooms are a bit pricey if you're not camping out or staying in the dormitory, but the place has advantages: easy to find (next to the German embassy), walking distance to Amandine (restaurant, patisserie, and meeting place) and banks, taxis easy to find, and very safe (vehicles can park inside). Caters to Anglophones ranging from backpackers to small-time merchants....

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
Reviewed 9 May 2015

I needed a place in Bamako and this place fit the bill. I shared a room with a couple of others, but it was cool. It's very easy to get to downtown Bamako by taxi. The place was clean, safe, and the food was good. If I'm every traveling on a budget in Mali again, I'd go here.

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Kidal, Mali
Reviewed 30 March 2015

Only problem with the Camel these days is that it is often fully booked by NGOs, meaning you may have to make a reservation well in advance. Before NGOs took it over, this was a great meating place for travellers coming in and going in all directions, exchanging tips and tales over a bear or in the pool (now missing)....

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 March 2015

Right next to the German embassy, this is probably one of the safest places to stay in Bamako. I was a little nervous about travelling around Mali after an event I was attending, but I got very good advice from the owner, Phil. It is a comfortable place to stay, with a spacious courtyard and a secure steel gate. The...

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Tbilisi, Georgia
Reviewed 15 February 2015

if you look for comfort, this is not the place for you. Rooms very, but mostly have basic conveniences. Anyhow who comes to Mali for comfort? Here you will find a good company of adventures, exchange experiences and get a good advice where to go, etc. special thanks to Philipe, but all staff is very useful. If you come for...

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  • Free Parking
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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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 

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Address: Rue 25-Porte 80 | Badalabougou Est, Bamako 0000, Mali
Region: Mali > Bamako
Price Range: €11 - €16 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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“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
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