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Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 5 May 2015

Thanks for a awesome stay, pitty it was for only 1 night, the family enjoyed every minute of it, especially the free wifi. The boys enjoyed swimming and playing pool. The madam and I enjoyed the braai.

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Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 26 April 2015

My husband and I stayed here last year, and this year we stayed on two different occasions. Hayley and Bram and their team are like family and wouldn't stay anywhere else in Hermanus, especially because it is such a great base. The beaches and plentiful, beautiful and safe. The restaurants are great as well and the shopping is good. In...

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1Thank McGill_Tripper
Reviewed 19 April 2015 via mobile

Having stayed here I can safely say that you shouldn't stay anywhere else in hermanus . The friendly and knowledgeable staff when you arrive immediately gives you piece of mind. The facilities available are great only thing missing is a bar but buying your own alcohol sorts that out quickly! The braai they over is also worth it or braai...

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Pniel
Reviewed 12 April 2015

Our first stay in a back packer. Lovely scenic surrounds. Economic centrally located. We traveled with our touring U13 cricket team and wanted to stay with the kids. We chose a 4 sleeper room with own bathroom - the linen were definitely not changed as there were long black hair on both the pillow cases . Luckily i traveled with...

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1Thank LumleysPlace
Reviewed 31 March 2015

What an amazing place! Everything from booking to check in, staff, facilities and location was awesome. Really clean and well run. It's not my first visit, and am already looking forward to staying again soon!

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Phoenix, Arizona
Reviewed 21 March 2015

I know, it is a backpackers, and I have stayed in many, but never one this dirty or noisy. The indoor common area was a mess and the kitchen was filthy. They apparently do not encourage the guests to clean up after themselves and dishes and debris just piled up in the sink and on the counters while the resident...

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NaughtyCatCapeTown, Owner at Hermanus Backpackers, responded to this review

Shame! You must have been there during a super busy time, its not usually such a mad house. I see it was January, which is peak summer holiday season, so I'll make the assumption there was loads of local visters here, notoriously slack when it comes to clearing up after themselves :-(. Anyway, everything is back to normal now, nice...

Reviewed 10 March 2015 via mobile

Myself and my fiance stayed there the pass weekend and from the start it was a pleasant experience. The environment was nice and homely and every one was friendly. Felt like one big happy family. The room was well kept. Will definitely return there soon.

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Reviewed 6 March 2015 via mobile

Stayed a night in a dorm, pretty much got eaten alive. I've traveled over 30 thousend km's through Africa and it's the first time. I once got biten in Cologne and the scars stayed for weeks. Now to think my back, neck, arms and face is covered in these bites I'll surely be have a awe full time for the...

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Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
Reviewed 20 February 2015

As a seasoned traveller and connoisseur of backpackers worldwide, Hermanus Backpackers ranks way up there as a fabulous place to stay, providing all the amenities you'd need from a backpackers .. and more. The staff are friendly, helpful and fun; the apartment was clean and comfortable; the backpacker's location is conveniently close to town .. a wonderful walk along the...

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Dubai
Reviewed 18 February 2015 via mobile

As a family we decided to spend my birthday weekend at this house so we booked the out the whole cottage as we didn't want to stay with other people for safety reasons. The 5 bedroom house is beautiful and spacious. It has a pool as well as a braai area, however my mother couldn't stress it enough to management...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Kitchenette
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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 

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Address: 26 Flower Street, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Hermanus
Price Range: ₹ 1,569 - ₹ 3,888 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
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“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
“dorms or private cottages, doesn't matter all are good”
 of 5 bubbles joeyr942, 21 Sep 2016 | Read review
“A room in one of the cottages if possible!”
 of 5 bubbles allixj, 19 Sep 2016 | Read review
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