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Simabo's Backpackers' Guesthouse

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Avenida Rendall Leite 13 1 km from city center

SIMABO's Hostel offers 9 rooms, simply furnished but with everything you need. Some rooms have a private balcony and/or a private bathroom, warm water not available. Price does not include tourist tax (2 euros/pax/night) payable onsite. 300 m. from the beach and from the main square. We serve only vegan breakfast and meals, not included in the room price. Big communal living room, fully equipped communal kitchen, small supermarket only 200 mt. away. 15 min. on foot from the ferry station to S. Antao and 20 min. from the markets. Ferry's tickets sold on site. SIMABO is an association for the protection of animals that was recognized as a charity of public utility by the Capeverdean government in 2013. 'Sima bo' is a Creole expression that means 'like you'. Our main objective is to spay/neuter as many animals as possible on the island, to avoid poisoning campaigns and other cruel and useless means used by the local authorities against street dogs and cats. Our project, based on the three pillars of castration, deworming and adoption, is the first and only one of this kind that received a EU-grant worldwide to date. SIMABO employ 12 workers, all Capeverdeans, whose salary derives from the hostel's revenues. Any sensible traveller will be able to assess how sweet and innocent these animals are, and will have the possibility to visit our shelter and clinic to have a glimpse our daily work! By visiting Mindelo and Sao Vicente with us, or by staying at our Hostel, you will contribute directly to our cause and to the salaries of our workers without additional costs for you. Please note that we don't have animals at the Hostel, but you can visit our shelters and our clinic at any time during your stay.

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