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The Lovely African Room

Mengesha User Profile

The Lovely African Room

Private room in house
2 guests1 bedroom1 bedToilet with sink
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
Toilet with sink
Highly rated host
Mengesha has received 5-star ratings from 90% of recent guests.
Outstanding hospitality
14 recent guests complimented Mengesha for outstanding hospitality.

I offer you a room in a little but warm ethiopian house. It is cosy, well organised, clean, perfect for a couple or just for one person that want to discover ethiopian way of life. Extra mattresses can be provided for bigger groups.


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81 reviews
Outstanding hospitality
Quick responses
Christina User Profile
May 2019
Mengesha is the best guide in town! Super helpful with everything. Best room if you prefer the original experience!
Bulelwa User Profile
April 2019
Mangesha and his family were so kind to us . We got our hair done . Met the locals. He showed us around took us to great bars and restaurants. The man knows how to look after guests. We went hiking with him, he was gentle and understanding to the difficulty we had with altitude…
Mengesha User Profile
Response from Mengesha:
Thank you it was my pleasure !
April 2019
Lloyd User Profile
March 2019
Mengesha is a great host he as n beautiful relaxing place that is smack bang in the heart of the action. No needs for a bus car baja or bike
Hannah User Profile
October 2018
Mengesga is a great host, very friendly and helpful, able to offer local tips. The room is lovely and very comfortable!
Finlay User Profile
September 2018
Mengesha was, without a doubt, the greatest Airbnb host I have had the pleasure of meeting in my time travelling. This was the best way imaginable to experience Lalibela and I feel very lucky. First of all the accommodation itself was excellent - I experienced authentic and…
Lill User Profile
July 2018
Just wow, Mangesha and his family are wonderful. We stayed in this cosy African room for 5 nights and were treated like family. The room was comfortable and we had a hot shower at the local hotel. Its a prime location near to the churches and nice restaurants and cafes. Highly…
Karmen User Profile
December 2017
I don’t know where to start! Lalibela was the beginning of my solo trip in Ethiopia and my arrival coincided with Christmas eve. Mengesha picked me up from the bus station within 10 min of my arrival and took me to his family’s beautiful compound. Basically- he made sure that I…

Hosted by Mengesha

Lalibela, EthiopiaJoined in July 2014
Mengesha User Profile
102 Reviews
Hi, my name is Mengesha, I am 31 years old. I was born in Lalibela and have been living here my whole life. Lalibela is becoming more and more attractive for tourism because of our wonderful churches and amazing landscape. I started meeting foreigners through a friend of mine and…
Interaction with guests
You could go around by yourself and be as independent as you like. Otherwise, I could help you to move around town which is probably quite different from where you come from! I could recommend things to do and see for you, where to eat, things to buy and what is a fair price,…
Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
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House Rules

  • Pets are allowed
  • Smoking is allowed