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Cornerstone Guesthouse

40 Hendrik Witbooi st, Swakopmund 9999 Namibia
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 20/08/27 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 20/08/27 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 68 B&Bs / Inns in Swakopmund
Travellers' Choice
Cornerstone Guesthouse is a small, private and peaceful bed and breakfast an easy walk to the sea and the town centre of Swakopmund on Namibia's fascinating Skeleton Coast.Occupying a quiet corner of Swakopmund's old town near the marine museum and the old brewery, Cornerstone Guesthouse offers the charm and intimacy of a family-run B&B combined with the modern amenities of a luxury hotel.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Secured parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Breakfast buffet
Outdoor furniture
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Room features
Air conditioning
Seating area
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, German
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Patrick D wrote a review 08 Oct
Le Cres, France27 contributions5 helpful votes
A lovely place, very clean, rooms are great, the breakfast was very good a great variety. It’s near a lot of restaurant and peters can advise you for the finest off all them. We can go to Cornerstone is a very good address to recommended Thank you for all
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from , Owner at Cornerstone Guesthouse
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you so much for taking the time to rate us and thank you for coming to Namibia in these difficult times Rgds Peter and the team
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debndon wrote a review 05 Oct
Phoenix, Arizona101 contributions74 helpful votes
Cornerstone Guest House is a well-run establishment with thoughtful and comfortable rooms set around a pretty garden. While on the smallish side our room was well equipped with a storage area for your belongings including a safe, a coffee and tea service with French press coffee and biscuits, and a fridge with drinks on the honor system. There is a reasonably sized bathroom with a good water pressure and hot water. They even put the faucet handles near the shower door instead of directly under the shower head, so you don’t get wet when you turn on the water. Breakfast is in their pretty all white dining room with beautiful photos of the area. The buffet includes a small but nice selection of fruit and yogurt, cheese and cold cuts, cereals and breads. Cooked to order eggs with tomato and bacon can also be ordered. If you are going out early for an excursion you can order a breakfast box the day before.
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Date of stay: September 2021
Sleep Quality
Response from , Owner at Cornerstone Guesthouse
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hi Thank you very much for your honest opinion on summing up of our guesthouse. I am so glad you enjoyed yourselves in Swakopmund. I hope you visit Namibia again Regards Peter
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Matt M wrote a review Sep 2021
Indianapolis, Indiana181 contributions15 helpful votes
This was the perfect place to stay in Swakopmund. The staff was wonderful, especially Robyn. It is clean, comfortable and walkable to all of downtown Swakopmund. We loved our patio area in the warm afternoon sun. Breakfast was simple but delicious and fresh.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
Response from Peter Bassingthwaighte, Owner at Cornerstone Guesthouse
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you very much for your nice review. Its always much appreciated. Robyn says hi Regards Peter
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Nelly D wrote a review Jul 2021
Nairobi, Kenya29 contributions35 helpful votes
Stayed here for 2 nights with my daughter. Check in was smooth as well as check out. Staff are pro and helpful. Room was spacious with all usual amenities (inck a mini bar!). Beds were comfy, huge bathroom with a tub! Breakfast was very good. The B&B is very well located! So all in all, I recommend!
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from , Owner at Cornerstone Guesthouse
Responded 04 Jul 2021
Thank you so much for your kind review Nelly, it was so nice to have you and your daughter stay with us. Wishing you a fantastic trip further. Take care, The Cornerstone Team.
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Swissbear07 wrote a review Jul 2021
Schaffhausen237 contributions142 helpful votes
We've stayed for one night in the guesthouse. The location is really good. It's in a nice neighbourhood close to restaurants and shops. The center of Swakopmund and the Jetty are also close. Our room was big and very clean. The owner and the staff are very friendly. My boyfriend had a medical problem. So the owner called to several doctors for an appointment. Finaly we got one. Thanks a lot for your help :-)
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Date of stay: June 2021
Sleep Quality
Response from , Owner at Cornerstone Guesthouse
Responded 03 Jul 2021
Thank you very much for staying with us. It was nice having you here, even if only for one night Rgds Peter and the team
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US$98 - US$134 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
NamibiaErongo RegionSwakopmund
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Frequently Asked Questions about Cornerstone Guesthouse
Which popular attractions are close to Cornerstone Guesthouse?
Nearby attractions include Woermannhaus (0.5 km), Snake Park (0.5 km), and Damara Tower (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Cornerstone Guesthouse?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Cornerstone Guesthouse?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Cornerstone Guesthouse?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Cornerstone Guesthouse?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Cornerstone Guesthouse?
Conveniently located restaurants include Old Steamer Restaurant, Village Café, and Gabriele's Italian Pizzeria.
Is Cornerstone Guesthouse located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Swakopmund.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Cornerstone Guesthouse?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, and Afrikaans.
Are there any historical sites close to Cornerstone Guesthouse?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Damara Tower (0.5 km).