This is without a doubt, the best budget guesthouse I have ever stayed in and this is all down to the kind owner, Tigi. I tend to opt for the cheaper end of the accommodation and so often don’t expect much but this place really went above my expectations!
The rooms were incredibly clean, the WiFi worked pretty well (by African standards) and the staff went out of their way to help. On my arrival the running water wasn’t working (this situation just happens sometimes in Africa)- she immediately let me know, giving me a chance to back out from staying there, and as I decided to stay anyway, they brought me up as many buckets of hot water as I could manage! Offering me more than once to join her and the staff in having complimentary ginger tea/coffee was another kind gesture and meant that I had an opportunity to have a real chat and ask some questions about the local people.
Another bonus is that Four Sisters is just around the corner and it really is as good as everyone says.
I went on a 3 day Simien Mountain trek and left my bag here and came back to it with no problems - the place feels really safe.
Overall I wish I could’ve stayed in Gonder longer to chill out at this great guesthouse.More
- Free Parking
- Breakfast included