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Hostel | House #418, Tanzania Street, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia N/A

92.4% Overall Rating

6 out of 6 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (27/11/2014)

"Really lovely and helpful staff particularly the owner, Tutu, who was very welcoming and hospitable. The rooms are very clean and, although basic, have character. There was a limited menu in the adjoining restaurant/bar…"

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  • Bar
  • Car Parking
  • No curfew
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Restaurant
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • ATM / cash machine
  • Bar(s)
  • Café
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Outside area
  • Television room

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen
  • Towel

Important Information

In the event of a No Show where there is no prior cancellation, Atelefugne reserves the right to charge your credit card an amount equal to one night accommodation. For all our guests arriving past midnight through 3 am, please observe check-in time is at 14 hrs(1pm). For immediate check-in upon arrival, there will be an additional one night charge due to time differences.

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 2 days before arrival (local time). Payments made to HostelBookers are non-refundable.

Check-In/Out Details

Earliest check-in: 14:00
Latest Check-out: 12:00

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Atelefugne is 50 years young and still chugging along. Popular locally, it is now redirecting it's efforts towards budget conscious travelers. Atelefugne comprises of a local bar, a traditional restaurant and rooms. It is located in Kera, Bulgaria area, 1 km from the African Union Headquarters and 7.5 km from Bole International Airport. Read more

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Private Rooms Help! A private room is a room that is not shared with other people from the property – in other words, you book and pay for all the beds in the room. If you are traveling alone, for example, but want to book a double room, you must pay for two people in order to book the whole room.

Budget Single (Shared bathroom)

No meals or drinks included

Budget Single (Private bathroom)

No meals or drinks included

Single (Shared bathroom)

No meals or drinks included

About Atelefugne

What Atelefugne is:
Established in 1963, Atelefugne is Simply put ANTIQUE. Easy on the pockets, Affordable is the motto.
Atelefugne consists of a local bar, a traditional restaurant and 23 rooms. Most of the rooms are shared bath and less than a handful en-suites. It is also work-in-progress, a 50 year old property needs some love and care.

What Atelefugne is not:
Atelefugne is not a four star, it's not a three star, it's not even a zero star but a well liked, very local, low budget hostel. It's not a high rise, it's not even a mid rise, it's a mini ramp rise. It's not remotely fancy so if you hold off on your expectations, you might actually be pleasantly surprised.

Where Atelefugne is:
Atelefugne is located in Kera, Bulgaria area. Long ago, Bulgaria Embassy was around the corner. So habitually, the surrounding is known as Bulgaria area. However, if you google map it, it's house number 418, Tanzania Street. Atelefugne is 7.3 km from Bole International Airport.

What Atelefugne provides:
Atelefugne provides a bar that serves plenty local beers. Most popular being St George, followed by Dashen. But there is also Harar, Bedele and Meta. Atelefugne also serves Royal Dashen draught beer.

Atelefugne provides a traditional restaurant. The most popular is the spicy yebeg wot (lamb stew) among meat dishes and beyayenetu (veggie combo) on fasting days, Wednesdays and Fridays. Tegabino (smoothed out cheakpeas) is delicious and that is served always.

Atelefugne provides clean rooms, full sized bed in smaller rooms, queen sized bed in the larger ones. Rooms come in with traditional bedcovers, curtains, local paintings, old wooden floors, old wooden chairs and cabinets. Atelefugne provides basic necessities such as toiletries and a free WiFi.

What Atelefugne does not provide:
Atelefugne does not provide airport pickup. Atelefugne does not provide burgers or pizzas. Atelefugne does not provide extra beds. And above all, it does not provide English as a first language.

What's in the surrounding:
If you are compelled to walking, there are a few hot spots in the area. For one, Sishu burger is around the corner (addictive). A bit pricey but by far the best burger in town. The most famous Temoka Coffee, is not too far off either, perhaps a good 20 minutes walk. Otherwise, you can reach most destinations by hailing a blue/white minibus right outside. If you prefer a private ride, contract taxis are stationed across the street.

Also in the surrounding are:
The Mosque
St. Michael Church
African Union Headquarters
Banks - Dashen Bank directly across the street, Awash and Commercial Banks within close proximity.

What to expect:
Frequent power outages, not to worry there is a generator.
Frequent water shortages, truck loads of patience required.
No formal reception desk.
Friendly staff that would invent English to get your order:).
Owner/Manager fluent in English.

Other things you should know..
Once you get the key to your room, it is yours until you leave. No one will enter it unless you request a cleanup. The room will be cleaned in your presence or if you feel comfortable, leave key with management.

Atelefugne is open to compliments, constructive criticism, improvements, travel write-ups, referrals.

Accommodation Information

Atelefugne comprises of 25 rooms of which 4 come en-suite. All of the rooms come with single beds some with full sized and a few queen sized beds. The queen sized beds can comfortably sleep two. All of the rooms are dressed with traditional bedcovers & curtains and most come with beautiful local paintings. Bed linens, towels and basic toiletry needs are supplied. The price of the rooms include light breakfast like donuts, and tea, coffee or macchiato.

Location Information

Atelefugne is located in Kera (also known as Tanzania Street), Bulgaria Area, House# 418, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. It is exactly across from Dashen Bank and within a walking distance from the brand new African Union Building.