Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, all regular services and hours may be subject to change. Thus, if the idea is to spend the night in the public area, consider a plan B in case the stay inside the airport is only allowed for those who are close to boarding.
Spending the night at the airport
Addis Ababa airport is very crowded and disorganized, and movement is constant, even during the night. Have earplugs or headphones so the noise does not bother you. The lack of signs and assistance from the airport staff can make navigating the enclosure quiet difficult.
Where to rest: There are few seats inside the terminals, but you can find some reclinable chairs, so grab one as soon as possible. Another option is to enter one of the VIP lounges, one of which is open 24 hours a day. If the passenger finally decides to go to a hotel, there are several in the vicinity, and some of them offer shuttle services.
Baggage: The enclosure does not provide left luggage services, so you will have to keep your bags with you until check-in.
Eating and drinking: There are no options open during the night.
Wi-Fi: Free access.
Other services available around the clock: ATMs, baby changing facilities.
Some hotels in the surroundings have counters inside the airport, where you can make reservations and arrange your transport.
Ethiopian Skylight Hotel (0.5 km/0.3 miles)
Bole Skygate Hotel (0.7 km/0.4 miles)
Orange River Hotel Apartments (0.8 km/0.5 miles)
Vamos Addis Hotel Apartment (1 km/0.6 miles)
Reliance Hotel Apartment (1 km/0.6 miles)