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Dijembe Backpackers Hostel

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked a room with private bathroom: the toilet was 4 feet away from the bed, and only covered by a curtain. No water in the shower, so I had to try to have a shower in the shared bathroom: very little water, and it was impossible to have at the same time hot and cold water, so I had...

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Barcelona
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed at Dijembes for 2 weeks, if I can say one thing is that this place is like no other. If you like nature, animals, authentic places, making friends and not fancy hostels this is your place. You just have to come with an open mind and take it easy, enjoy the good things and don't care about the...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is definitely my best hostel experience so far. Dijembe is such an amazing place with super hippie vibes that I enjoyed a lot. James at the reception is surely one of the most important elements that create the whole environment. If you are dropping by Stromsriver, this is the place to stay and don't miss the chance to hop...

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Probably one of the funnest places to stay in South Africa if you're okay with a place that is quite unorganized and dirty. Staff are a bit all over the place, but they are friendly and you are greeted upon arrival with a smile and a shot of Old Brown Sherry. We stayed in a tent and it was filled...

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Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

I stayed at Dijembe for two nights during my travels and totally loved it ! James who is running the place is a great guy, taking care of everything and making everything work out for you, though you might have to remind him a few times. He did a great job and makes sure to have everyone feel comfortable. The...

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Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Great hostel for meeting people. Hostel has family dinners each night and free unlimited pancake breakfast each morning. The owner (James) is so lovely and will go out of his way to help you organise activities and make your stay memorable. Beds are large and comfortable, had a great nights sleep here. A seriously great hostel, don't stay anywhere else...

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Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Hey I'm Max from Germany, Had an awesome time in that amazing hostel You want an adventure? Visit this place it's epic surrounded by the tsitsikama national park enjoy it on horseback riding or river tubing take a walk or rent a Mountainbike and go for it ;) Have a great time with James and marshmallow ✌🏻 See you soon...

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Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

If I'd be a headhunter in the backpackers scene, I'd rush to storms river for James! Seriously, I hope Dijembe is paying this guy well. He is the heart and soul of the place and every party there. Charming, entertaining, organising, calming down moods, cheering up, whatever is needed. Because of him we already liked the place before we got...

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Reviewed 3 January 2017

A typical Dijembe day: waking up, waiting for the shower, greeting the always happy James at reception, straight into the kitchen for the free pancakes, just chilling around in the garden, short walk to the village for food or activities, and in the evening sitting around the bonfire or the fire in the cosy living room with all the guests....

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Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

We enjoy food music,coffee,Jacuzzi,people, just everything!!! Keep it up!Kids are also welcome here that we found that place and even though it is raining and pouring we are warm and cozy close to the fireside!

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
As you walk into Dijembe you become a part of what this homely and sustainable lodge's name promises: a circle of friends. Handmade hammocks, recycled building materials, fresh mountain water and small details like the 'frog city' which protects little amphibians in the wild green camping garden, prove the passion of the green Dijembe team. Respecting the Khoisan ancestors, Dijembe not only invites its guests to drumming and dances, but also preserves their heritage by including and strengthening the local community. Visit the local township with its art shops and taverns. Bounce through the National Park and explore nature on foot, affordable mountain bikes or on the backs of Dijembe's horses - or book some tubing. End the day with a wholesome organic dinner and bread from the stone pizza oven, then star gaze from the jacuzzi on the candle-lit deck. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Dijembe Backpackers Hostel

Address: Cnr of Formosa and Assegaai Street | Stormsriver Village, Storms River, Tsitsikamma National Park 6308, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Tsitsikamma National Park > Storms River
Price Range: ₹ 1,376 - ₹ 1,638 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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“Probably don't get the tent”
 of 5 bubbles Komodosam36, 16 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Just pray you don't get the top top bunk ;)”
 of 5 bubbles emmawI2348KH, 3 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Every rooms is great. I stayed in the dorm room and it was perfect.”
 of 5 bubbles richardmD1187PD, 19 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Some beds in the dorms have three stories.”
 of 5 bubbles 566olea, 7 Dec 2015 | Read review
“If going as a couple stay in a safari tent, pretty cool and cheap price.”
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