|I just came back from a 4 day trip to Bale. The road from Shashemene to Goba is now perfect, really easy to get to Bale quickly from Addis.
We stayed at Goba Wabe Shebelle hotel. Twin is 455 birr, a single a 409 birr (meaning a queen size bed, two people can stay in it for that price), a salon (extra big double bed, large bathroom and a living room) is 607 birr. All rooms include a big breakfast (fresh papaya juice, toast butter jam and a choice of eggs or porridge and a hot drink).
Rooms are old, and the first night in the twin, there were fleas in one of the beds.
The service is good, we changed to a different room the second night.
We visited the lodge at Dinsho where the beds were unmade, it seemed dirty and pretty deserted.
Price for a double room was 200 birr.
We had a great guide from the park, called Muzeyen, who is really great at wolf spotting( we say 10 wolves in 2 days) and birds (we saw lots of endemic birds)
Guide prices are 150 birr per day if you stay in Dinsho (and the guide can sleep at home) or 170 birr if he needs to sleep in another town or at a campsite.
Bale mountains national park is amazingly beautiful, if there were more tourists coming, probably the accommodation would improve.