Banko Women Organization

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BWO hostel is a small budget hotel in Banko, inland of Ghana. We are located 48 km from Kumasi in a calm village surrounded by nature. Come and relax for a few days, explore the amazing mountains and nature of Banko or let us take you on an unforgettable ethically arranged customied tour through Ashanti!

You can also enjoy our affordable long stay rates!

BWO hostel is part of Banko Women organization which focuses on career development programs. By staying with  us you support these programs directly! 


logo BWO hostel, non profit guesthouse for our career development efforts in Ashanti Ghana


About 20 years ago I dreamed of creating an oasis of peace near Kumasi, Ghana. But also a place where we can actively participate in local life and where we can support beautiful projects. Click here to meet our Banko Women Organization community!

With my dreams always in mind and the help of a wonderful team we could create a hostel in Ghana surrounded by beautiful nature, yet easily accessible. A guesthouse where everyone who travels through Ghana feels good, where it is cozy, where you can enjoy delicious food and drink, nature and where everyone feels at home and can be theirselves. 

enjoy our lush garden while staying with us at our guesthouse in Ghana
Patricia co founder of BWO


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Unique place in a lovely and calm part of Ghana, truly a discovery!
We were there for a couple of days and Patricia made us feel immediately at home. Awesome food all around, from breakfast to dinner and lovely idea of making some workshop about local food!
Definitely a recommendation to anyone who’s travelling in Ghana and wants to spend a few days in a calm and cozy place.

Milo Maestri

I had a wonderful stay with Patricia and her BWO crew. Not only is it a beautiful place where you can relax on the beautiful terrasse and get awesome food (also vegan/vegetarian). Patricia also does her best to work ecologically and socially responsible by saving plastic, using mostly local resources and connecting her business to Banko Women Organiation to empower women.
There is a lot to do: go hiking to the nearby prayer mountain or in Bomfobiri Wildlife Sanctuary, take a village tour, and much more.
I thus did not only enjoy my stay a lot but also gained highly valuable perspectives on Ghana.


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Banko Women Organization (BWO) empowers women in Ghana through education and employment. We offer vocational training, entrepreneurship skills, and a safe space for dialogue. Our Learning Center provides courses like sewing and hairdressing, while BWO Hostel supports students with jobs and showcases their handmade products.

Stories like Sadya’s, a grandmother juggling family and farm work, highlight the need for BWO’s support. We equip women with income-generating skills like clothing making, fostering independence and growth.

Join us! Donate, volunteer, or stay at our eco-friendly hostel. Make a difference in the lives of women in Ghana.

Discover Ashanti with us during the weekend!

Join our cultural weekend!


Everyting is completely arranged, you just have to show up.
Arrival on Friday,
We start our program at 5pm with a traditional cooking workshop. We will make fufu/omo tuo with delicious groundnut soup.
On Saturday our amazing tourguidde will take you to a traditional shrine and two (2) craft villages.
You will learn everything there is to know about Kente and Adinkra.
The community project in Adanwomase will also tell you all about the different ways to use cocoa.

In the evening we have an amazing BBQ with bonfire planned!

On Sunday morning you will climb Atwia prayer mountain, which is quite an experience!
After lunch our program ends.

Just DM me if you want to join!
Ghs2290, including all meals, all entrance fees and transportation.
Excluding transportation to and from BWO Hostel





Every 1st and 3rd weekend of the month!

Yes, I'm coming!!

Uncover Ghana’s charms with BWO hostel

Choose your Ashanti experience:

overview of the bar, terrace and dorm entrance at our guesthouse in Ghana

Book and Explore

DIY Ghana Adventure: . Discover Ghana at your own pace! Stay at our  guesthouse, enjoy our lush garden, quiet environment & great food. Explore the region independently. Relax, unwind, and create your own Ghanaian adventure. 



A visit to Bomfobiri waterfall during an Ashanti tour

3/4 days Ashanti tours

Unveiling Ashanti: Explore the heart of Ghana with our expertly planned tours!
Delve into nature parks, witness traditional weaving, visit Kumasi and experience village life.
Immerse yourself in Ashanti culture with ease.

visiting Atwia parayer mountain during a weekendtrip in Ghana

Guided weekend trips

Weekend Wonders: Short on time? Maximize your Ghanaian experience with a personalized weekend getaway! Explore must-see sights, delve into local culture and nature, and create unforgettable memories. We craft the perfect trip for you.  



We did the ultimate experience Ashanti tour (instead of a shorter one), because we thought that all activities would be valueable to our experience of Banko and surroundings. It really was a nice tour! We visited exclusive places such as traditional shrines and Prayer’s Mountain and learned a lot. It was nice to be accompanied by lovely tourguides who, since they’re familiar with the place, really add value to the conversations that we had there. The host Pat is also amazing. Together they will make you feel welcome and make sure you’ll enjoy your stay. You can ask them anything.


My stay at BWO hostel was the highlight of my trip to Ghana. Your delightful lodge, the wonderful meals, the evening BBQ, the carefully guided tours – all of it was a magnificent package. I realized a lifetime dream to sit in a waterfall. It was ecstasy! Trekking into the national sanctuary with Mr. Emmanuel, the transport crew, and Park Ranger Daniel was, in itself, a fantastic way to spend a day in the wild. My family felt protected during our exciting hike into the nature reserve. I wouldn’t have ventured into the falls without that security and would have missed (most likely) my last chance for a tremendous moment. The evening BBQ was a lovely way to unwind and interact with the guesthouse team.

Thank you for a wonderful stay. Thank you for being where you are, the way you operate, and the cause you support. 


Carol, USA/South Carolina

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butterfly on the terrace in BWO hostel's lush garden