Thumbi View Lodge and Backpackers in Lilongwe

At Thumbi View Lodge and Backpackers in Lilongwe, we offer a safe, comfortable and relaxing space for your short or long-term stay in Malawi’s capital city. A short distance away from the airport, we’re close to shops, restaurants and bars. Breakfast is included in the price of every room, but feel free to also join us for lunch and dinner, served fresh from our restaurant daily.

Travelling as a group? Ask us about our discounts.

  • FREE WIFI!
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Lounge
  • Dining area
  • Beautiful garden
  • Secure parking

Accommodation Options:

Double or Twin Rooms

En-suite twin rooms ($35 per room) and en-suite double rooms ($35 per room) available.

  • Breakfast included in the price
  • Fan
  • Mosquito nets
  • En-suite bathroom

“The host was incredibly friendly, warm and couldn’t do enough to help us. The food was incredible value and absolutely delicious! Our room was spacious, comfortable, clean and had an awesome bath to relax in.” – Noelle

Dorm Rooms

6-bed dorm rooms ($12 per person per night), with one en-suite dorm available.

  • Breakfast included in the price
  • Fan
  • Mosquito nets

“Super amazing staff that accommodated my erratic travel schedule. Great food and super clean, nice rooms. Located in a quieter area but close enough to the main part of the city. Would highly recommend!” – Kayla F

Family Rooms

En-suite family rooms (beginning at $50 per room), sleeping 2, 3 or 4 people.

  • Breakfast included in the price
  • Fan
  • Mosquito nets
  • En-suite bathroom

“The best accommodation in Lilongwe. Location is great, it takes 30 minutes to the airport. Close to the centre. Shopping malls are really close.T he staff is great and the owners are so kind that we felt like at home. I can highly recommend.” – Peter T