Camping directly at the beach, some grumpy some friendly staff, decent food, 24h security, 20US$/night (14,60€) for two people
(Alternatively you could camp directly next to Nana Lodge under the Cotton Tree)
Restaurant with some rooms at the sea in Congo Town, good location to reach embassies, good restaurant and very kind staff, free Wifi, noisy on weekends, they allowed us to camp for free in the car park but please ask first and offer something in return/eat in the restaurant!
Located near the market on a hill where weavers practice their trade, friendly staff, very good value restaurant, they let us camp for free in the car park and we offered to eat in the restaurant, please do the same!
The secretary was a very kind woman and we only had to fill out one form, hand in 2 passport photos and pay 69US$/person for a 1 month single entry visa valid from desired date. We could pick up our visas on the next day in the afternoon. Theoretically the price is the same for a 3 day till 3 month visa.
Superfriendly and skillfull mecahnics called mohammed and mohammed. Wheelbearing broke and they came with us to monrovia to find the spareparts and fixed. Slept at the site and they made sure we were okay and felt safe. Super helpfull!
5 USD pppn. Not been taking care of during ebola crisis but building toilet and shower as we speak. Prince, the caretaker, stays there for security if there is campers. Superfriendly guy, making sure you are allright. Private secluded and under cotton trees for protection from the elements. And surf is just in front of you as great bonus. Had a great time!
Company owned guesthouse next to the main road, but open to guests. Very basic but clean, electricity when the generator is running. Toilet available, no shower, but water is available. Small parking area out front with place for 2 vehicles at most. Standard bush and generator noise, but nothing bad. Eating stalls and shops close by. Friendly staff.
They initially said we could pay what we wanted but eventually charged us USD25. Overpriced.
Leaving Sierra Leone was easy. Get your passport and laissez passer stamped (needed to enter Liberia), show yellow fever certificate.
Entering Liberia was somewhat more of a hassle due to bothersome chief immigration officer. Claimed it was impossible to obtain laissez passer on arrival, said it had to be obtained along with the visa, wanted us to go back to Freetown or Conakry to get it. Some talking and waiting later he told his staff to process our laissez passer. USD10/LD1000. Get the visa stamp and show yellow fever certificate. Customs may search your bags but let us pass. Border closes at 6pm, be there around 5pm.
Officer claimed we needed a document he called an 'avant pass' or somesuch because we were entering a 'no-go zone' supposedly. Then his collegue used the distraction to take my keys. They were rather impolite and haughty. Got through with the help of a local and their chief showing up and telling them they were wrong - ask them to call him if you have trouble. Your laissez passer is all you need.
Border was closed from 2014 but officially opened again on 12th of Sept 2016.
To exit Liberia, pass by immigration, health port and one more stop, then get exit stamp from Maj. Betty Benson. Corrupt immigration and health officials asked for money, but we told them we spent our last dollars. Major was very nice.
Pass by immigration and health to enter Ivory Coast. Meningitis shot apparently mandatory now. Can be issued on the spot for 2500CFA, check vaccine storage temperature and expiration date of vaccine/needles.
Border opens around 730am, officially closes at 6pm but with some diplomacy and a few small hand outs may be 'open' until 8pm or so.
Road from Monrovia to Ganta, a perfect tarmac dating from 2014, ends here. Road between Ganta and Sanniquellie has some really bad muddy hills. Sanniquellie to Ivory Coast border and Danané is better. Sanniquellie to Yekepa okay but muddy. All are 4WD/motorbike only.
Above conditions were during the rainy season.
Not cheap, but Monrovia is not cheap. Still. This was the cheaper of the bunch at $110 a night.
I was sick and it was New Years so i took a vacation from the road (especially those sierra leone roads!
Awesome breakfast, reasonable priced restaurant. Good location and guarded parking out the front. Cheapest room was awesome, everything worked well. Fridge/freezer and TV in the room. Staff very helpful.
Basically, its a proper European standard hotel
For me, great to recover from my illness. just that Monrovia is a pricey place
Professional shop dealing with motorbikes and tuk tuks. There is a spotless indoor workshop and the guys know what they are doing
$50 for 2-3 guys working from 10am-4pm. i provided parts and oil etc
i was happy
Rooms from $25 up to $75
Basic gets shared bathroom
$35 gets own bathroom
Aircon in all rooms though mine was if limited use (i prefer a fan though)
Restaurant has decent enough menu. $10 mains
Cold beer at $1.30 though
The small town is 5 mins walk away for the usual supplies. Couple of restaurants catering to expats
Secure parking in compound. In other countries i suspect you could car camp here. But can't see them going for it. Tou could ask though
Fine enough for a night. High for my budget but so is Liberia