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Complexe culturel Jamana.: Nioro du Sahel

Another one of those places you can't get away from!!! The personnel were friendly enough but there is the Radio Jamana throbbing constantly. Yep, this is the local radio station and they have rooms behind. A wedding party appeared from nowhere at 1 in the morning and kept going 'til 3. Sleep after was a waste of time.

At 9000 cfa for the double room we got done. Breakfast of brea, butter and jam was included though.

  • Opinion of Price: least expensive
  • Written February 14, 2009
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Welcome sign outside the cultural centre.


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Catholic mission.: Segou - clean and basic.

A nice, quiet place away from the bustle of the town, although you'll need transport to go anywhere. Rooms are clean with mozzie nets and a small shower with cold water. W.C.'s are communal, but plenty of them.

A double room (2 single beds) cost 9000 cfa (13.5 euros).
No breakfast but can be had at the small place just across the road from the entrance.

  • Opinion of Price: least expensive
  • Written February 15, 2009
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Sunset in Segou.


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Ya pas de probleme hostel (Mopti)

This is one of the best budget options in Mopti. A huge 2 buildings hostel with many rooms, a private swimming pool, internet connection, roof restaurant... It's not very well located, but this is not really a problem when a taxi to the center could be a little more than 1 euro...
There is also place at the roof if you wanna sleep under the stars with your sleeping bag.

Price for a room: about 15 euros

  • Opinion of Price: least expensive
  • Related to: Budget Travel, Backpacking, Road Trip
  • Written September 28, 2008
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Hotel Djoliba - Segou.: Clean, large rooms - Segou.

A little bit further out than L'Auberge but nevertheless a fine place to stay. At roughly the same price as L'Auberge, the rooms are clean and quiet. Not as much hassle from the hawkers either.

  • Opinion of Price: more expensive than average
  • Written December 27, 2007
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Mission Catholique, Badalabougou, Bamako.: Very basic but quiet - Bamako.

This is a place that I have stayed every time I've been in Bamako, the abbott being a personal friend, although I have no religious leanings at all. This is not the more well known "mission des soeurs blanches" that is preferred by a younger bunch of people being more in the centre, but the one that is just on the south side of the river in Badalabougou. The rooms are very basic but well away from the bustle of the town and at 3000cfa among the cheapest rooms in town. As this is a working mission, there are a few basic rules to observe ie: Religious services can take place from 7 in the morning and through the day so a fair bit of decorum is required, no hairy chests on display, no bad language etc.

The general peace of the place. No-one is required to attend the services but may do if they want. More a gospel approach at times except Sundays !!!

  • Opinion of Price: least expensive
  • Written January 8, 2008
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Campement Guina - Sangha.: Clean and friendly - Sangha, Dogon country.

One of only two hotels in Sangha, the main town in Dogon country sitting on the edge of the escarpment. Very friendly staff, the director being the uncle of the owner of Tellem voyages in Bamako. Nice togu na in the grounds for that ever welcome cold Castel beer after a days hiking. When we stayed here in 1999 cost was 15000.00cfa per room and meals were 3000 cfa. Not that cheap but when you don't have much choice. There is the additional "Guides bureau" in the forecourt where you can make arrangements for any trips and treks and will give advice on the best spots to visit. Remember it is frowned upon to visit the villages without a guide, not only looking at it from the financial side of it, but also there are so many ways you can put your foot in it in the villages that it really needs a guide not only for counsel but to also smooth things over if anything goes wrong.
Update from our trip in January 2009. - The Guina campement has been extended and has now an extra 12 rooms. Cost is now 20.000 cfa per double room and a meal is 4.000 cfa.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Written January 9, 2008
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Mombalou, our guide in 2009, in silhouette.

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Mankan-te: A very good choice!

A calm and comfortable place to rest in between your trips to Dogon, Timbuktu, Mopti, Djenne. The place is more than confortable, all facilities are available; multiple choices when it comes to prices. A fantastic host, who can even help you with good connections among the local guides. The perfect place to return to after the dust and hardship of a Timbuktu trip, for example. And not only. Just give it a try!

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Backpacking, Road Trip, Family Travel
  • Written November 21, 2005

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Chez Fatime et Marietou: Bamako: Bed and Breakfast (maison d'hôte)

Located in the district of Badalabougou, near the town centre.
Cheap: 3000-4000 fcfa/person
Rooms for 1,2 or 3 persons
French speaking

warm welcome
quiet area
bathroom, shower, living room, kitchen...
website in english/french

  • Opinion of Price: least expensive
  • Written February 19, 2003
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Mission Catholique (Bamako)

I stayed here just one night, on the way to Djenne. I stayed in a dormitory of 6 beds, simple but clean. There is fan and mosquito net. No blankets though, bring your sleeping bag.
6 euros for a bed in dormitory.
Mission Catholique is what its name says, a hostel made for religious visitors at the beginning but now open to the public. It's a safe place and is well located. They give you a key, so you can come in and out any time.

  • Opinion of Price: least expensive
  • Related to: Road Trip, Backpacking, Budget Travel
  • Written September 28, 2008
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Mission Catholique: Quiet, pleasant, clean and safe

Bamako was the first African capital that I visited after over one month trying to make the Trans African journey overland, from Melilla to Cape Town.
I arrived there from Mopti.
Where to sleep in Bamako?
In the African countries the Catholic Missions are the best try. They are clean, safe, cheap and friendly. Usually they are located in centrically places.
I went to the Catholic Mission and I was accepted at once. The price for a room was fair. The only thing you can’t go out at night and can’t bring alcohol or female women into your room, conditions that I accepted.
The nuns use to be from Europe, but sometimes thay are from Mexico or even from Japan.
They also use to offer dinner to the customers.
At night they close the doors and nobody disturb these Catholic Missions in Africa, they are very well respected by the local population.
Two days later I headed to Burkina Faso.
When, after seven months crossing overland over twenty African countries, still in that same journey, I returned to Bamako, this time heading West, I stayed again in that Catholic Mission for one night and the next day I boarded the train to Dakar via Kati, Négala, Kita and Kayes.

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Written July 17, 2005

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La Coccinelle: Great Boutique Hotel

La Coccinelle is a relatively new hotel located on the Route de Koulikoro, close to the Hippodrome. I stayed in the original portion of the hotel which has several suites. My room was comfortably furnished, had a small but stocked kitchenette, satellite TV, and separate air con in the living and sleeping areas. The wifi was a bit slow but reliable. The staff are very helpful and friendly and will do their best to meet any specific requirements. The price was exceptionally resonable for this part of the world. They have a small pool which is klept amazingly cool. The adjoining restauant offers a wide menu, and the meals I had there were exceptionally good. There is a small but well stocked Mini-Market close by on the other side of Koulikoro Road, and an open air fruit market also close by. Taxis to several good restaurants are easily found and with a bit of negotiation, are very cheap. I would not hesitate to stay here again, or to recomend to others.

Comfortable suites, cold pool, very friendly and helpful staff

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Written February 18, 2011

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La Coccinelle: Great Boutique Hotel

La Coccinelle is a relatively new hotel located on the Route de Koulikoro, close to the Hippodrome. I stayed in the original portion of the hotel which has several suites. My room was comfortably furnished, had a small but stocked kitchenette, satellite TV, and separate air con in the living and sleeping areas. The wifi was a bit slow but reliable. The staff are very helpful and friendly and will do their best to meet any specific requirements. The price was exceptionally resonable for this part of the world. They have a small pool which is kept amazingly cool. The adjoining restauant offers a wide menu, and the meals I had there were exceptionally good. There is a small but well stocked Mini-Market close by on the other side of Koulikoro Road, and an open air fruit market also close by. Taxis to several good restaurants are easily found and with a bit of negotiation, are very cheap. I would not hesitate to stay here again, or to recomend to others.

Comfortable suites, cold pool, very friendly and helpful staff

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Written February 18, 2011

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Hotel Kanaga: Hotel Kanaga

30000+ CFA / $60+ Canadian / $40+ US

55 Rooms

It was just like any motel here in the west; shower, toilet, comfortable beds, etc. There was a swimming pool in the courtyard, and on the night we stayed there they had live entertainment at the poolside until 11pm. There is also a lisenced restraunt on the premises. We ate breakfast there in the morning and watched little lizards scoot in and out the front doors. :) This place was way more expensive than the other motels in Mopti, but it was worth the price.

  • Opinion of Price: most expensive
  • Written August 26, 2002
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MANDE HOTEL: MANDE HOTEL



Quiet, nice pool, air cond, very relaxing a bit out of the centre of Bamako. The picture is taken from the restaurant.

  • Opinion of Price: more expensive than average
  • Related to: Business Travel
  • Written August 25, 2002
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Le Fleuve: Le Fleuve



It's close to the center of Bamako. It's cheap (well reasonnably cheap), the rooms are clean but don't expect too much : the air conditionning was broken and the hotel had no emergency power supply. It's located next to the Appaloosa, so you can stilll go for a beer in an air conditionned place !!!

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Written August 25, 2002

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