Pension Jinka – Ethiopia
Location: In order to visit the Omo Valley tribes you have only 2 cities to accommodate in: Jinka and Turmi. You have seen the conditions in Turmi; rather if you have enough money to pay over $100 per night to stay at that resort. Jinka has many guesthouses and good hotels. One of them is the Jinka Resort Hotel; unfortunately it was fully booked and the only option for us was Yashime Pension. Even if there are few hotels in Jinka, in high season you should call for a booking with 2-3 days ahead. Jinka is separated in 2 parts by a river and a dense forest. Pension Jinka is located in the other part of the town, coming from Turmi. So don’t quite close to the city center. During the night, it’s quite difficult to go by foot; its completely dark and not a safe town.
It’s located near a gas station so during the night the place might be a little bit noisy.
Rooms & Price
Like any other guesthouse or hotel in Ethiopia is overpriced. Double room was about 400 birr per night with the twin room being more expensive at 450 birr . I will never understand why the twin is always more expensive. Rooms are big and clean. No complains here. For this price it would expect to have hot water; unfortunately water run off at 22.00 so you did not have water to shower. Breakfast is not included; few hotels have this option included in their offer. There are decent places to have it in Jinka.
For the same price you can stay at Jinka Resort Hotel.
Recommend Pension Jinka : 5/10.
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Other customers reviews:
For 500 birr I didn’t expect much. The room is ok. I had very little running water in my room because Jinka was out of water and their back up water was not working that well. However, the front desk Receptionist made up for it as well as the service at the restaurant. They went out of their way for me. Was able to get breakfast early and other requests were attended to.