me at the entrance to your bedroomYour bed during your stay
The Lovely African Room
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
Half-bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
Half-bath
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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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Availability
1 night minimum stay

33 Reviews

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Ellie User Profile
January 2017
I had a wonderful stay at mengesha's house! He and his family are the most welcoming people I have met on my travels through Ethiopia. The children are hilarious but also extremely polite and I am glad I got to spend time in his traditional family compound - surrounded by birds a…
Mengesha User Profile
Response from Mengesha:
Thank you Ellie, I enjoyed our trip, guiding you through ethiopia. And it was a pleasure to share my home with you!
January 2017

Mahmood User Profile
July 2016
Mengesha was a great host. Room was good, He invited us to mingle with his family and friends and took us on a trek into the nearby hills to see the Gelada monkeys (at extra cost). Highly recommended. Only downside is a lack of a shower and the basic (but clean) toilet, but M…

Dorcas User Profile
February 2016
I wanted to stay with the locals, I wanted an authentic Ethiopian experience, complete with conversations with the locals and dine in local kitchens, and I got that and beyond. I lived my time in Lalibela and staying at Mengesha's place gave me the ultimate local experience. We w…

Charlotte User Profile
October 2015
What a great way to get to understand Ethiopian culture! Mengesha is a brilliant host, he organised everything for me, and took me dancing and tej (honey wine) drinking in the evenjng. He even took me to the bus station at 5am to get the minibus to Bahir Dar, that's dedication! …

Michael User Profile
July 2015
I have an amazing time with Mengesha and his friends. They are all brilliant guys and I would love to go back and see them if possible. I got exactly what I wanted from my time in Lalibela, the true Ethiopian experience. The guys all let me get involved in everything they did fro…

Izzy User Profile
March 2015
Both mengesha and messay are very kind and welcoming. We had a lot of fun drinking coffee and playing cards. They make a great effort to help you get the most out of your trip. So as a suggestion, if you have your own plans, let them know in advance. The room itself is comfortabl…

Alexa User Profile
January 2015
My husband and I had a wonderful stay with Mengesha and his brother Messay. The guys were super helpful with anything we needed throughout two days. Communication with Mengesha before our arrival was great and he answered all our questions within days. He met us at the airport so…

Lalibela, EthiopiaJoined in July 2014
Mengesha User Profile
Hi, my name is Mengesha, I am 26 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…
Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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