Salty Jackal Backpackers & Surf Camp

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Beach nearby, beach umbrellas, beach towels, beach yoga
Beach nearby, beach umbrellas, beach towels, beach yoga
Beach nearby, beach umbrellas, beach towels, beach yoga

Overview of Salty Jackal Backpackers & Surf Camp

Salty Jackal Backpackers & Surf Camp

2.0 star property
Family-friendly hostel with 3 beach bars, near National Marine Aquarium

9.2/10 Superb

7 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Gym
  • Lounge area
The price is €56
Price available on 26/07/2022
37 Anton Lubowski Ave, Swakopmund, Erongo Region, 9000
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • 3 beach bars
  • 24-hour fitness centre
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beach towels
  • Bar/lounge
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Garden
  • Library
For families
  • Children stay free
  • Cookware, dishware and utensils
  • Separate dining area
  • Living room
  • Garden
  • Terrace
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing

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About this area

What's nearby

  • Heart of Swakopmund
  • Swakopmund Lighthouse - 2 min drive
  • Swakopmund Beach - 2 min drive
  • The Dome - 3 min drive
  • Namib-Naukluft National Park - 26 min drive

Getting around

  • Walvis Bay (WVB) - 37 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

Salty Jackal Backpackers & Surf Camp

Salty Jackal Backpackers & Surf Camp offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for NAD 400 per person one-way. You can visit the 24-hour fitness centre for a workout or unwind with a drink at one of the 3 beach bars. A bar/lounge and a snack bar/deli are offered, and in-room conveniences include fridges and microwaves.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Guest accommodations are sealed after cleaning
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 5 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 1:00 PM until 8:00 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • One child (aged 4 years old and younger) stays free per registered adult when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free secured, uncovered on-site self-parking
  • On-site parking includes off-street options


  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast each morning 7:00 AM–9:00 AM
  • Hosted evening meals daily for a surcharge (reservations required)
  • 3 beach bars
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • BBQs
  • Private picnics
  • Shared microwave
  • Shared fridge
  • Snack bar/deli

Taking the kids

  • Children stay free

What to do

  • Beach yoga
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Surfing/boogie boarding
  • Surfing lessons
  • Ping pong
  • Stereo
  • Bike tour information
  • Beach nearby
  • Access to nearby indoor pool
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Scooter/moped hire nearby
  • Skydiving nearby

Working away

  • Co-working spaces


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Bike hire
  • Beach towels
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Bike cleaning
  • Bike storage
  • Water sports equipment


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 1969
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Communal living room
  • 24-hour fitness centre
  • Bike parking
  • Video library


  • Well-lit path to entrance

Languages spoken

  • Afrikaans
  • Dutch
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • MP3 docking station

Home comfort

  • Minibar
  • Espresso maker
  • Electric kettle

Sleep well

  • Blackout curtains
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Furnished patio
  • Garden
  • Individually furnished and decorated
  • Separate dining area
  • Separate living room

Freshen up

  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Electrical adapters/chargers

Food and drink

  • Full-sized fridge/freezer
  • Microwave
  • Shared kitchen access
  • Hob
  • Oven
  • Griddle
  • Toaster
  • Cookware, dishes and utensils
  • Reusable coffee/tea filters
  • Spices


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Recycling
  • Composting
  • LED light bulbs
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Local maps
  • Restaurant dining guide

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in or check-out:
  • Cash Breakage deposit: NAD 300 per stay

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of NAD 400 per person (one-way)
  • Late check-in between 8:00 PM and midnight can be arranged for an extra charge of NAD 100
  • Firewood is available for an extra charge of NAD 40 per day
  • Hosted evening meal costs NAD 200

Renovations and closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from January 1 2022 to September 1 2022 (dates subject to change):
  • Dining venue(s)

Children & extra beds

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in or check-out:
  • Airport shuttle service for children up to age 12 costs NAD 250 (one-way)

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guest room doors are sealed after cleaning.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).


This property does not have lifts.

Long-term renters welcome.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher and a first aid kit on site.

This property accepts credit cards and cash.

Property registration number BPH1034

Also known as

Salty Jackal Backpackers
Salty Jackal Backpackers & Surf Camp Swakopmund

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Overall score and ratings






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Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

So glad I stayed here!
My first experience at a hostel, but I needed to get outside my comfort zone and try something new. So glad I did. Wonderful place to stay, with a real community vibe! Staff were so friendly and helpful. Facilities were clean and well maintained. Location is perfect for walking the local area.
Anthony, 4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great stay at this hostel !
Everything was fine as advertised.
Front of hostel
Marek, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

A good location in Swakopmund
The staff was very friendly and the dorm beds were comfy. It seems like a fun place for surfers. Maybe they could have a portable toilet in the parking area because two toilets is not enough for all of the guests. The flies were annoying.
4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Clean, cozy, central hostel
Friendly staff. small cozy hostel with 1 and 2 bed rooms, and a 4 bed dorm. Safe quiet neighborhood in central location. Good wifi. I switched to this hostel because of its cleanliness.
Michael, 6-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great stay with great people. Fantastic back paper vibe. There is a honesty bar with drinks and stuff to buy. All in all a great stay
Daniel, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Tipical backpacker's hostel, loved by surfers.
Tipical backpacker's hostel, with a special blink to surfers. Casual service (some times too casual). Regular confort levels for this kind of hostel. Expect the occasional party noise, or noisy neighbour. Access to kitchen and to some home organic products. Great location.
3-night romance trip
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8/10 Very good

4-night trip
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