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Bloemfontein, South Africa
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a big win for me as I am 57 and was told by my children that I will not enjoy a backpacker style accommodation. This was my first try and I had a marvelous stay and it was a fun experience and you really feel you are very welcome there. The room was very cozy and the newly...

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NaughtyCatCapeTown, Owner at Hermanus Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Louise, I'm so glad you're first backpacking experience was with us and that you enjoyed it - Hopefully it won't be your last and we'll see you next time you're in Hermanus! Thank you so much for the wonderful and positive review, we really appreciate it. Kind regards, Hermanus Backpackers

Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was my sixth stay at this great backpackers and it never fails to disappoint!! We stayed once again in The Cottage which is a 30 second walk from the main building and the rooms were immaculately kept along with the great well-equipped kitchen area which was continually maintained by our lovely onsite "mama" The pool is lovely and refreshing...

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NaughtyCatCapeTown, Owner at Hermanus Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks for this lovely review Christine, we always appreciate it. Looking forward to seeing you again next year, I'm out of Maple syrup. Kind regards, Hayley xx

Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

We stayed for one night at the hostel,the room was clean and the staff (Lisa expecially) was extremely helpful! Our dorm room was spacious and really pleasant to relax in. The facilities worked well. There's a nice bar and pool too. The hostel is within a short walking distance from the main town area so it is accessible without a...

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NaughtyCatCapeTown, Owner at Hermanus Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Yuval, thanks so much for the great review, we always love those! Lisa gets a big hug for being such a sweetie (and a bonus perhaps!). So glad you enjoyed your stay with us, see you next time. Kind regards, Hermanus Backpackers

The Netherlands
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Great place!! Nice, clean, spacious (family) rooms, with everything available you need. Shops, restaurants and bars are close. Staff is very friendly, helpful and they will give you all information you need!

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NaughtyCatCapeTown, Owner at Hermanus Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the lovely positive review, we're super happy that you enjoyed your stay with us - perhaps we'll see you another time. Kind regards, Hermanus Backpackers

Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

We are world travellers traveling with our own car. We found this place over internet and we stayed 3 nights. Well situated walking distance from town centre. Room in a back building was clean and quiet. Kitchen is available and we could prepare our own breakfast. There is a small swimming pool and bar and living room available for guests....

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NaughtyCatCapeTown, Owner at Hermanus Backpackers, responded to this review

Hello! thanks for taking time to write a nice review for us, we really appreciate it. Glad you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you next time you're in Hermanus. Safe travels. Kind regards, Hermanus Backpackers

Sao Bernardo Do Campo, SP
Reviewed 21 January 2017

Hermanus Backpackers has a great location in Hermanus. Also the staff is great and very attentive. The place itself and the warm hospitality made me feel at home. The dormitory was very good and comfortable!

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NaughtyCatCapeTown, Owner at Hermanus Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Pedro, thanks for such an awesome review, we love those! So glad you enjoyed your stay with us - see you next time you're in Hermanus! Kind regards xx

Hull
Reviewed 19 January 2017

We stayed for 1 night on passing through to Gansbaai. Staff were very helpfull and told us to visit Cape Agulhas which we wouldn't have gone to without there recommendation. Rooms were big, basic and clean. Only a short walk to the bars and restaurants on the front.

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NaughtyCatCapeTown, Owner at Hermanus Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking time out to write us a review, we really appreciate it. Kind regards, Hermanus Backpackers

Penzance, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 January 2017

We stayed in a double en-suite room, the room was basic and comfortable. The staff were friendly and helpful. the shark cage diving trip was great, and excellent value for money. we would recommend this as the place to stay for shark cage diving particularly if you are using Baz bus as it can be tricky to get to gansbaai,...

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NaughtyCatCapeTown, Owner at Hermanus Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the positive review, so glad you enjoyed the backpackers and the amazing deal we have on the Great White Shark cage diving (more details about the trip and pricing on our website) Hope to see you again some time! Kind regards, Hermanus Backpackers

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 13 January 2017

Clean and compact - we stayed in the cottage. There was not much room between lower & upper bunks so had to roll in & out of bed!! We had a little patio with table and bench outside our room, which was lovely. Kitchen well equipped with lovely farmhouse table too. Sadly the cleaner ate ALL our food from the...

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NaughtyCatCapeTown, Owner at Hermanus Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Eileen, thanks for taking time to review, we always appreciate it. Happy that enjoyed your stay in the cottage. Just wanted to let you know that Fezeka didn't eat your food - sadly there was a misunderstanding as she doesn't speak very good English. She actually removed the food from the fridge and threw it away as it's was...

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Reviewed 13 January 2017

We stayed in the family room with the adjoining bathroom and I must say that the room was way above what we were expecting from a backpackers. We were only sharing the facilities with 3 other rooms and it felt like we mostly had the place to our selves. I would just ask for a room away from the main...

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NaughtyCatCapeTown, Owner at Hermanus Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Rita, thanks for that awesome review, we always love those! So glad you enjoyed your stay in the cottage - I'm going to put some Q20 on that gate, see if we can't quieten it down a little. Kind regards, Hermanus Backpackers

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hermanus Backpackers and Budget accommodation offers spacious chill areas, swimming pool, free WI-FI and free Breakfast to all guests. With a variety of room styles incl: Dorm rooms, twin rooms, triple rooms, double, double en-suites & en-suite family rooms, there is a room for every budget traveler.Room Rates start at R130 per person/per night with discounts for guests doing shark cage diving (enquire when booking)The Backpackers Budget accommodation is separate from the backpackers accommodation with it's own kitchen, garden, braai facilities and private bathrooms it offers excellent family and budget accommodation for the more discerning budget traveler.Hermanus Backpackers is a 5 minute walk into town and the famous cliff paths where Whales can be seen in season. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hermanus Backpackers

Address: 26 Flower Street, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Hermanus
Price Range: ₹ 1,572 - ₹ 3,996 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
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“Room K with double bed and en-suite bathroom.”
  • ROOM K OUTSIDE AREA
 of 5 bubbles LouiseFourie, 22 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The cottage is quiet and really beautiful. You can also hang out in the main building where most of the "action" is.”
 of 5 bubbles McGill_Tripper, 21 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The dormitory was very good, quiet and comfortable.”
 of 5 bubbles pedrohenriquef328, 21 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The cottages are quieter than the main building”
 of 5 bubbles 537eileenb, 13 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Definitelly go for the separated house just for you!”
 of 5 bubbles Vitproch, 15 Dec 2016 | Read review
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