The Area & Attractions
Accra is a busy and vibrant capital city with many sights to take in, local markets to explore, beaches to visit, shops to patronise and a vast selection of restaurants, bars and nightclubs to enjoy.
Within walking Distance
With its fabulously central location, Pink Hostel is within walking distance of a good many local attractions. On foot, guests from Pink Hostel can reach both the National Museum for a glimpse into the fascinating history of Ghana, and the impressive structure of Flagstaff House, the presidential palace. The two broadcasting companies, Ghana Television and TV 3 are located close by. For a truly Ghanaian experience, guests can walk down to the hustle and bustle of Kwame Nkrumah Circle and get lost amongst the crowds and local market there or in the equally nearby Adabraka market. There are plenty of local restaurants, bars and nightclubs within walking distance of Pink Hostel, the most popular of which include Champs Sports Bar and Restaurant, +233 Jazz Bar, Bus Stop Bar and for Accra nightlife most notably Vienna City, Wakiki and Roxbury Night Club.
Guests who wish to venture further afield within the capital can take a taxi from outside the hostel to visit other attractions and sights throughout Accra, all of which can be reached by a taxi ride of between 5 and 20 minutes. Those interested in culture and history can visit sights such as the Kwame Nkrumah Museum, the Lighthouse in James Town, or the National Theatre. For curios and souvenirs from Ghana, guests can bargain and haggle at the craft market located inside the National Cultural Centre or browse at leisure through extensive collection of artefacts at the African Market in Osu. For shopping, a great selection of restaurants and bars, including the popular Frankies and the Bella Roma Restaurant, or simply to soak up the atmosphere, guests can take a short taxi ride to the trendy, bustling Oxford Street in Osu. The swimming beaches of Labadi and Tawala, extremely popular with locals, can also be reached easily by taxi and guests may wish to visit these beaches which are full of activity both by day and night. There are a number of outdoor beach bars and shaded local restaurants there to relax or enjoy sundowner.
Transport around Accra and further afield.
Thanks to the great location of Pink Hostel, guests can step outside the hostel and easily hail a ‘dropping’ taxi, which can be chartered to any chosen destination. There are an abundance of taxis in Accra, thus you will be able to stop one almost anywhere in town. If you would like to charter a taxi for a daytrip out of, or around the city or to hire a taxi for the whole day in order to visit several places, you can negotiate a flat fee with the driver.
Although taxis are the more comfortable way of getting around, the most common mode of transport in Accra and the whole of Ghana is by public transport minibuses. These minibuses are called ‘trotros’ and have set routes throughout the city or from place to place within Ghana. It is definitely worth jumping on a trotro to experience the atmosphere on board and the lively way in which they call to passengers waiting on the street.
National Bus Service
Pink Hostel is a mere 10 minute taxi ride away from the major transport bus stations in Accra. For intercity travel, bus companies such as the STC or VIP have air-conditioned coaches which go to cities throughout the country such as Kumasi, Takoradi, Tamale or the Volta Region.