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SIMABO's Backpackers' Hostel

Private room in hostel hosted by Silvia Simabô
10 guests9 bedrooms15 beds4 shared baths
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House rules
The host doesn’t allow pets or smoking.
SIMABO's Hostel offers 7 rooms, simply furnished but with everything you need. Some rooms have a private balcony and/or a private bathroom, warm water on request. Price does not include tourist tax (2 euros/pax/night) payable onsite. 300 m. from the beach and from the main square. We serve only vegan breakfast and meals, not included in the room price. Equipped communal kitchen, small supermarket only 200 mt. away. 15 min. on foot from the ferry station to S. Antao and 20 min. from the markets.

The space
SIMABO's Hostel is a big house with plenty of communal spaces, various terraces and a yard with a small garden. Familiar atmosphere, the right occasion to take a dive in the real life of the Cape Verde Islands!

Guest access
Guests can access all communal spaces: living rooms, kitchen and yards. There are 4 bathrooms in the house. People who book a room with private bathroom will simply get the key of one of the four bathrooms.

Other things to note
Our mission is not to manage a hostel. Our mission is to raise funds for our charity, thanks to the support of sensible and responsible travellers. So please keep this in mind when reviewing our place.
SIMABO's Hostel offers 7 rooms, simply furnished but with everything you need. Some rooms have a private balcony and/or a private bathroom, warm water on request. Price does not include tourist tax (2 euros/pax/night) payable onsite. 300 m. from the beach and from the main square. We serve only vegan breakfast and meals, not included in the room price. Equipped communal kitchen, small supermarket only 200 mt. away. 1… read more

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
1 single bed
Bedroom 3
2 single beds, 1 small double bed

Amenities

Wifi
Kitchen
Breakfast
Iron
Hair dryer
Essentials
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Crib
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm
Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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Location

Mindelo, Sao Vicente, Cape Verde

Our neighborhood is the most elegant area of Mindelo, where the villas of the most affluent people in town are situated. A couple of steps from the beach and from the main square, you can find in the immediate vicinity everything you need for a perfect holiday: minimarket, beach, bars, restaurants, live music, discos!

Hosted by Silvia Simabô

Joined in October 2016
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SIMABO is an association for the protection of animals that was recognized as a charity of public utility by the Capeverdean government in 2013. "Sima bo" is a Creole expression that means "like you". Our main objective is to spay/neuter as many animals as possible on the island, to avoid poisoning campaigns and other cruel and useless means used by the local authorities against street dogs and cats. Our project, based on the three pillars of castration, deworming and adoption, is the first and only one of this kind that received a EU-grant worldwide to date. SIMABO employ 12 workers, all Capeverdeans, whose salary derives from the hostel's revenues. Any sensible traveller will be able to assess how sweet and innocent these animals are, and will have the possibility to visit our shelter and clinic to have a glimpse our daily work! By visiting Mindelo and Sao Vicente with us, or by staying at our Hostel, you will contribute directly to our cause and to the salaries of our workers without additional costs for you. Please note that we don't have animals at the Hostel, but you can visit our shelters and our clinic at any time during your stay.
SIMABO is an association for the protection of animals that was recognized as a charity of public utility by the Capeverdean government in 2013. "Sima bo" is a Creole expression th…
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: Flexible
Checkout: 11:00 a.m.
No smoking
No pets
Health & safety
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Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Carbon monoxide alarm not reported. Show more
Smoke alarm not reported. Show more
Cancellation policy