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Kampala, Uganda
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Reviewed 2 September 2016

I opted to stay in the dorms for the month I stayed at ICU. In the biggest dorm - they have 7 bunkbeds (14 beds) so it can be very crowded when close to capacity. Luckily this was only the case for a few days during my stay. The space between the beds doesn't allow much space for luggage. The... More 

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Courtenay, Canada
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Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

We are three Canadians in our twenties and stayed at ICU on two separate occasions. The staff were very friendly. Food was very good and the front desk ladies super helpful. A nice rooftop balcony to hangout and have morning coffee with the sunrise. Would highly recommend and we would certainly go back. Thanks ICU!

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Grassrootzadventures, Owner at ICU Guesthouse, responded to this review

Dear HonestAdvice, thank you so much for this feedback! On bahalf of all the staff at ICU, we thank you and hope to see you again soon!! More 

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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2016 via mobile

This place is just out of town and is an escape from the madness of Kampala, a short 5 minute body boda ride from the centre Very nice chill out roof terrace/ honesty bar perfect for chilling and recovering from flights, there is a great cook there who will cook an evening meal on request or facilities to cook your... More 

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Grassrootzadventures, Owner at ICU Guesthouse, responded to this review

Dear Simon, on behalf of all the staff i would like to thank you for this wonderfull review! We all hope to see you again one day. Best regards, ICU team More 

Arlington, VA USA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2016

Be prepared to be a bit remote - there's not much to walk to. Luckily, Helen & Ayda can arrange just about anything - and Ivan is a terrific cook. The fridge is on the honor system - and full of cold water and beer - and there's a lovely breeze on the roof. If you need to get around... More 

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Grassrootzadventures, Owner at ICU Guesthouse, responded to this review

Dear Susan, thank you so much for your feedback and we hope to see you again one day! Best regards from the whole ICU team! More 

Stockholm, Sweden
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4 reviews
Reviewed 18 March 2016

+ Friendly staff + Clean + Big terass on the roof with a view overlooking Kampala - Lots of mice on the terass and even in our dorm room. One ate through my backpack, leaving a hole in it, to get to some package of nuts that I had left inte the backpack. The backpack was lying next to my... More 

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Grassrootzadventures, Owner at ICU Guesthouse, responded to this review

Dear Clatt, we apreciate your feedback and we have taken action on the mice. it is very unfortunate and we do apologize for the inconvenience. The unstable WifI is a problem we can not change because of the unstable internet in general where we are located in Kampala. We are trying to sort things out with our provider. Best regards,... More 

Utrecht, The Netherlands
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3 reviews
Reviewed 15 February 2016

I have been here for almost 3 months and I really miss it. The people are so kind and helpful. It felt really safe and every time I came back it felt like coming home. The roof terrace is a big plus where you can have a drink and chat with the other guests. Everything is also very clean and... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 December 2015

The Location is out of center and hard to find for boda boda and taxis. The room for which they were charging USD 34 per night was just a 4 m2 place with only a bed inside and no facilities which they were promising in the emails exchange. The staff was pretty unpleasanat and unhelpful, but the worst was that... More 

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Grassrootzadventures, Eigenaar at ICU Guesthouse, responded to this review

Dear Witold, thank you for taking your time to give us this review. I must say that me and the staff are very surprised and we think you should have told us your grievences when you where at the guesthouse. especially since you spend more then enough time there. Our staff went a long way to make your stay a... More 

Leuven, Belgium
2 reviews
Reviewed 17 November 2015

The location is out of the crazy Kampala centre, but close enough to get there in a 10 minute drive with a boda boda. The four student from Belgium that we were visiting, were enthusiast about the guest house, they are staying there for 3 month. From the ICU guest-house its a short drive to the main road out of... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2015

This is a good option for a backpacker place in Kampala. The house is lovely, and the roof top deck is excellent. The staff was friendly and helpful. There is free wifi throughout the house. If you are searching for a backpacker vibe, you'll find it here. However, if you may find yourself paying extra for this vibe. For the... More 

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Grassrootzadventures, Owner at ICU Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback, it really helps us to improve on our services! More 

Leiden, The Netherlands
1 review
Reviewed 20 September 2015

As Kampala is usually very crazy and busy, ICU is a great place to come home to after a long day. (Also to stay and relax for a day, btw :)) It's located in the quiet area of Rubaga. I chose to move to ICU for a month after staying in an apartment in Ntinda for some weeks, and I... More 

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Grassrootzadventures, Owner at ICU Guesthouse, responded to this review

Dear Chrisitne, thank you for the great feedback, what you have put in words is exaclty our aim here at ICU Guesthouse! We hope to welcome you agaian one day. Greetings from Kampala. More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
Services
  • Free Breakfast
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Our clean, safe and spacious guesthouse is located in a Victorian villa in the calm outskirts of downtown Kampala. ICU guesthouse is situated in a 10 bedroom house with a lovely garden, big veranda, comfortable living room, dining area, and roof-top terrace equipped with couches for lounging, WiFi, a bar, BBQ and cinema. Our restaurant offers a combination of Ugandan and Western style meals and provides breakfasts with Western-style bread, fruits, different spreads, coffee and tea. We accommodate both short term and long term international guests, which creates a great hub for travel-planning and sharing experiences. Additionally our own travel agency Grassrootz Adventures combines culture and nature and offers affordable tours to community based tourism sites all around Uganda. Also we are connected to a wide range of long term and short term volunteer opportunities in different fields and locations. Plenty of opportunities to explore possibilities for your staying in Uganda. Please inform us if you want to be picked up from the airport or any other location in Uganda, so we can arrange you comfortable transportation to Kampala. In case you are not familiar with the city we offer City Tours with experienced guides who will show you around different parts of Kampala. To introduce you to the public transport system, where to get your groceries, a SIM-card and other things you'll need during your stay. ... more   less 

Additional Information about ICU Guesthouse

Address: Bazzekuketta Road, Kampala, Uganda
Region: Uganda > Central Region > Kampala
Price Range: €13 - €29 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
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