Uganda Budget Guest House in Mbale


I stayed Mbale town as base for sightseeing and moving around. I introduce two budget guesthouse in Mbale.

Clock tower is a base point for location explain.


Gold Star Guest House

Location of Gold Star Guest House

You go south to direction of Tororo from clock tower. When you reach roundabout, go to southwest at your right side. You take about 5 minutes walk to this guesthouse. You can find it at your left side. This guesthouse’s reception is a bar space. Rooms are located backside. This style is general in Ugandan cheap guesthouse. There are some shops and food stands around here.

Single Room with Shower & Toilet (UGX 15000)

I stayed single room with shower and toilet. This room also has a TV. This room’s price is UGX 15000(About USD5). This shower is not hot water. There is no problem in a room except mosquito net. Mosquito net had a big hole, so I requested another one. Guesthouse staff changed mosquito net.



Features of Gold Star Guest House

  • Location is a little bit far from central town and road is dark at night.
  • Guesthouse has a bar, so good for alcohol drinker.
  • Guest room is noisy because bar space sounds some music until midnight.

I recommend this guesthouse for such people.

You like alcoholic drink. You can sleep with any noise. You want to save your budget.

Guest House in Mbale Regional Referral Hospital

Location of Mbale Regional Referral Hospital

Mbale hospital is located at near clock tower by foot. There is guesthouse for visitor in the hospital. I think this guesthouse is for patient’s family, so you should not use with a lot of friends.

You can find this guesthouse easily when you enter from western side gate which is second gate from clock tower. Keep going straight until back gate appears. Guesthouse is near back gate.



Single room share shower & toilet (UGX 12000)

I stayed single room with share bathroom. This room’s price is UGX 12000(About USD4). There is no problem in a room and bed. There are western style toilet in share bathroom. However shower room is separated by shower curtain, so it is hard to stay for women traveler.



Features of Mbale Regional Referral Hospital

  • Location is good
  • Location is goodGuesthouse have a bar space at reception area
  • You can see Ugandan hospital scene
  • There is a tuberculosis ward which window is opened to outside…



I recommend this guesthouse if you want to stay central town and stay unusual guesthouse.