Private room

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

2 Beds

Private room

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

2 Beds

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About this listing

This listing is for our private room (double bed or single). Please see our other listing for dorm prices. We can adapt the price if you would not like full board but just bed and breakfast.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Room type: Private room


Extra people: $10 / night after the first guest
Weekly Discount: 16%


The space

Come and stay in the Xavier Project Guesthouse in Kampala! Our guesthouse is situated in Nsambya not far from St Peter's Cathedral and it offers a peaceful and functional base for anyone visiting Kampala. We have recently rennovated the property meaning that it is now very welcoming, with a cool air of sophistication. It boasts mod-cons such as hot water and a bathtub for guests - a luxury hard to find in this area.

Included in the price enjoy three meals a day based on a traditional Ugandan menu (specific tastes and requirements can be catered for on request) and other facilities such as clothes washing. If you would prefer to pay for bed and breakfast only we can adjust the price for you.

The guesthouse is designed to cater for travellers who are passing through as well as volunteers or guests who would like to stay for many months. A monthly rate is available on request.

At the Xavier Project guesthouse we are very conscious of security which is why every room can be independently locked and we have 24 hour security guards. The guesthouse is within a secure compound which is not far from the main road to Makinde.

We have internet at the guesthouse and a library that we run within the same compound. Wifi may only be available in the evenings.

Guest access

The guesthouse is very close to Kampala city centre and it is easy to get around from where we are. There is a big supermarket within walking distance or a short boda boda ride and plenty of pubs. There are not many good restaurants in the area which is wh we encourage people to go for the full board option, but Kampala in general has some fantastic food - it is famous for barbecued pork which I would highly recommend.

Interaction with guests

Because we have our library in the same compound and we often have volunteers staying, the guesthouse is a lively place and we are often around. However, if you book this listing you will get a private room so you are able to retreat when you need to.

Other things to note

The guesthouse is located opposite Texas Club in Nsambya on the other side of the main road to Makindye. Look up the hill to your left and you will see red gates set in a yellow wall. That's our compound.

This is Kampala and there are sometimes bugs. Cockroaches have been seen occasionally.



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1 night minimum stay

19 Reviews

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Charlie User Profile
August 2016
This guesthouse is perfect for both long and short stays in Kampala. Its very near both the city centre and the nightlife and amenities of the renowned Kabalagala. The house itself is welcoming and comfortable with two bunk rooms and one double all with Mosquito nets. Jackie the housekeeper cooks excellent Ugandan food and 3 good meals per day are provided. Jackie can also wash your clothes and does take requests for food. In the evenings the Guesthouse enjoys wifi, this is normally good and surfing the net is easy. Overall, my stay was excellent and couldn't really be faulted for the price. I will definitely be staying here again.

Kevin User Profile
August 2015
Cheap and cheerful, but also shabby. There are much nicer places for the same budget in Kampala. Despite advertising this as a guest house, very little thought seems to have gone in to this. No regular cleaning of the bathroom despite asking guests to share. Bedclothes do not fit the beds, and neither do the mosquito nets. No insect screens on the windows with predicable results. This is the first compound in Kampala I have seen without an 'ascari' - someone at the gate to control access. The whole place was completely open to anyone at any time. I was looking for cheap accommodation for a week in a city that I know very well. This was cheap but still managed to be poor value. No reason to go back - there is much much better available

Ruth User Profile
July 2015
I had a very pleasant stay at the Xavier Project Guesthouse. The place is clean and safe, though nothing fancy. You can't beat the price, especially because it includes meals, which really saved me money. The other guests were mostly volunteers or interns with the Xavier Project, so it was nice to talk to them about their experiences. Kate and Ruth keep the place running smoothly and were very welcoming. The place is about 3 miles/5 km from Oasis/Uganda Museum/Acacia Mall, but they have trusted drivers (both vehicle and bodaboda) who you can arrange your own transportation through.

John User Profile
June 2015
I stayed here at the Xavier Project Guest House over a weekend, arriving on Saturday afternoon and leaving Monday afternoon. Security was good, food was good, staff was kind. There were three other renters in the guest house at the time, all volunteers with the Xavier Project, which seems to be doing some good work here in Kampala.

Iris User Profile
May 2015
I enjoyed staying at the Xavier Guesthouse. It is simple accommodations and while they are in the process of doing some updating, it's still not the cleanest. And note, if you are arriving at night, the wall does not look very yellow, make sure to call when you are nearby to be able to find the place. I was the only guest not there volunteering with their NGO programs. Sounds like they are doing good work.

Hannah User Profile
February 2015
I had a fantactic stay at the Xavier Guesthouse. Edmund, Mildred and Kate were brilliant hosts with great knowledge of the local area and Kampala. The house was comfortable and welcoming, and being able to see and hear about the fantastic work of the Xavier Project was an added bonus! There are good shops, bars and restaurants nearby and a local hotel has a great pool you can use for 7,000 shillings. Thank you all for an unforgettable stay in Kampala!

Leonie-Arianne User Profile
August 2014
Super functional and the hosts are extremely helpful, friendly, and welcoming. Close walk to a nearby Shoprite and although taxi cars are not easy to catch in the evenings, there are tons of boda-bodas and, if need be or preference dictates, the hosts will arrange a car for you! Great food, comfy sleep, good location - and very close to the Xavier Project's offices! Check them out and learn about the org: stellar group!

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Edmund User Profile

I am a teacher by profession currently living in Nairobi working for a project I founded called Xavier Project. We provide education, employment and media opportunities for refugees living in urban areas. I love Nairobi and enjoy many different aspects of it from the simmering technology revolution to the traditional customs and the simple way of life found in my surrounding neighbourhood. As a result I have a diverse selection of friends here who I can introduce you to and who can give you the full Nairobi story.

I also spend a lot of time in Kampala where my other listings are located. I have been coming to Uganda regularly for the last four years and in that time I ticked a lot of the tourism boxes so I can offer advice on the many opportunities Uganda has to offer. In particular I have developed a walking tour route around Kampala, which has more gems than people give it credit for. If I'm feeling energetic I can take you myself or give you a bespoke map! Included in the itinerary are Kabaka's Palace and Lake, Rubage Cathedral, the minaret at Gaddafi's Mosque (top of - great views), Owino market, the craft shop complex, and Uganda Parliament, wrapping up with a drink in Boda Boda bar overlooking the Golf Course. A very nice afternoon adventure.

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