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Simabo’s Backpackers’ Hostel

SIMABO’s Hostel offers 9 rooms which are simply furnished but have everything you need for a relaxing stay. There are 3 large shared bathrooms and some rooms have a private bathroom and/or balcony. We do not have a boiler for hot showers but after a warm Cape Verdian day the water temperature is just about right!

A fully equipped communal kitchen is at your disposal as well as a large communal living room. We also offer vegan breakfasts and meals which you can order separately.

The hostel is 300m from the beach and main square, 200m from a small supermarket, and about 15mins walking distance from the ferry to Santa Antao (we also sell ferry tickets!).

Final Note: The Cape Verdian government now charges a mandatory 2€ ‘Tourist tax’ which is not included in our prices but can be paid separately.

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Policies and Conditions:

  • Check in is from 07:00 to 19:00 and check out is before 11.00.
    Please send us a message or give a ring if you arrive later.
  • Cancellation policy: at least 24 hours before arrival.
  • Tourist tax (2 Euros/person/night) is not included.
  • Breakfast is not included but can be requested separately.
  • For the comfort of other guests all our rooms are non smoking.
  • Payment upon arrival by cash only (sorry for the inconvenience).
  • We will provide you with keys so there is no curfew.
  • We are a LBGT friendly hostel.
  • Consumables (soap, toilet paper, dish-soap, salt/sugar, coffee/tee)
    are not provided.
  • Please take good care of your belongings as we do not have the resources to help you recover items that get stolen or go missing.
  • Though we know it can be tempting please refrain from taking animals (or people..) from the street into our hostel.
  • Due to a series of unfortunate incidents we ask our guests to leave a 20 euro deposit that will be refunded after returning the keys and leaving the room in a reasonable state.

Thank you for your understanding and your support!

About Us

SI MA BO in Creole means “like you”. It is an organization dedicated to the care and protection of the local animal population based in the city of Mindelo, on the island of Sao Vicente, Cape Verde, situated off the West Coast of Africa.

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Room Prices

Description Per night
Basic Single Private with Shared Bathroom (1 person) 15€
Basic Single Private with Private Bathroom (1 person) 17€
Basic Double Bed Private with Private Bathroom (2 people) 30€
Basic Double Bed Private with Shared Bathroom (2 people) 28€
Basic 3 Bed Private (3 people) 40€
Basic 3 Bed Family Room (2 people) 36€


via Alessandria 26
15013 Borgoratto (AL)

SIMABO Cabo Verde
Rua Angola, 14
Mindelo – Sao Vicente

(+039) 0131 232620
(+238) 2312465
mobile: (+238) 9937347