Welcome to Pakachere Backpackers and Creative Centre. The number one hostel in Zomba, known for its beautiful location at the golfcourse, close to the centre.

Rooms & rates

Have a look at our different room types. We offer bunk beds in dorms (19 beds), 2 private en-suite rooms, 2 private rooms with shared facilities, as well as tents! We also cater for groups. Please contact us for long-term accommodation.


Have a drink in our relaxing garden, or come over for a nice meal in our restaurant. On Mondays & Thursdays we serve a quick & affordable lunch and we have Paka Tuesdays! Our restaurant serves local & internationl food from 7AM till 8PM.


We work with local artists and women's groups who sell their products at Pakachere (from jam to pillow pets, tea boxes and coffee). We organise events & training courses in our creative centre and the space is available for meetings and studying.


Ready for some action? Pakachere offers different kinds of trips & workshops. We also share our personal experiences of traveling around Malawi with links to nice places to stay in the country. Have a look and book your favourite!

Pakachere offers free wifi from 5PM until 5AM for guests staying overnight. During the day we have a hotspot – vouchers are for sale at the bar (30 mins/MWK 350 – 60 mins/MWK 600). Please bear with us, as we depend on ESCOM and on Globe Internet to work well..

Currently electricity is off 6 hours per day. Our staff at reception will know the schedule. Roughly it is

Off 5AM – 10:30AM

Or (next day) 3PM – 9:30PM

Or (next day) 10AM – 3:30PM

Then off again at 5AM the next day, 3PM the day after, etc. We do depend on ESCOM and sometimes we have emergency load shedding or a fault on the line. We are in the process of crowd funding for solar power.

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