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Low Budget


Small Establishment


What we say

The Alternative Space is our favourite little B&B in Swakopmund. Not your average accommodation establishment it started life before Namibian Independence as an anti-establishment art gallery. Then after independence, transformed into a very popular backpackers hostel before settling into life as Namibia’s most  ‘alternative’ bed and breakfast.

The hosts are Frenus and Sybille a charming and intriguing couple. Sybille, a German national visited Namibia and never left, first falling deeply in love with the Alternative Space; and then sometime later with Frenus.  She is the brains of the operation running a tight ship. Frenus, is an architect, and always up for profound thought-provoking conversations. Together they strike the perfect balance available when needed but affording enough space when required.

What they say (the facts!)

Providing accommodation to interested people was a natural progression in the life of the gallery. With its extensive collection of Namibian art and photography, liberally exhibited in all the rooms, white washed walls, beautiful gardens with green lawns, palm trees, banana and olive trees, the Alternative Space accommodation that is conducive of friendship, sensuality and romance.

With only four individually designed and decorated non-smoking en-suite rooms, each guest is assured of  special attention. Sibylle’s motto is that every little detail is important, and nothing is ever a problem. Her philosophy is most noticeable in the outstanding buffet breakfast with all the fresh German delicacies that can be enjoyed at leisure from 7 till noon.

For more information about this fabulous Swakopmund accommodation establishment and a taste of what to expect visit the Alternative Space website.

Why we like it

The hosts are the friendliest and most genuine people you will meet on your travels
Swakopmund accommodation establishments often feel very similar & familiar - the Space is different
it's not as alternative as they pretend, you won't be forced to dance naked during the full moon.
Excellent value for money

In summary

If you’re not afraid of a few risque photos, then this is an excellent budget to mid-range choice of accommodation in Swakopmund. We recommend it wholeheartedly!

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