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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Large guesthouse with nice garden, pool, bar, large kitchen and open fire place. The rooms are very old fashioned (not sure if this is intentionally done). When we were there it was pretty quiet but guess will be more fun during high season

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Innsbruck, Austria, Europe
Reviewed 4 October 2016

The Backpacker has a great location, friendly staff and is a lot more than just a Backpacker. Secure parking, good breakfast, a pool and plenty of room to hang out and relax. The room itself was a bit damp and relatively cold. However warm linen and a good mattress made us to sleep very well.

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Woodstock
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

I went with low expectations, i know don't go with any expectations easier said than done ,was i ever surprised,friendly staff and guests. Clean and spacey room ,really enjoyed the set up with the communal kitchen ,that's were you get the ocean view, and the bar area and my favourite was having those doors that stepped onto the porch were...

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Salzburg, Austria
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Altough we just stayed for 1 night we loved it there! The staff was really nice and helpful, especially by organizing a day trip for the following day. The rooms were clean and european sockets were provided. We definitely will be back!

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Barcelona, Spain
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

The double room was way too big!! Its a pitty that it was low season cause they were barely no guests on the hostel, but even though the staff was nice and the instalations were really nice. They even cook you some meet in a bbq for diner.

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Bangalore
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

We were a group of 6 travelling and stayed 1 night. The staff were super friendly and went out of their way to ensure our stay was comfy. We were in room 2 which had 6 bunk beds and an attached toilet. The room was clean with fresh bedsheets and blankets/duvets. There was a hair dryer too in our room....

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London
Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

In the knowledge that I might be slightly more advanced in years than the usual clientele, I was slightly cautious on entering this backpackers hostel. I need not have been. I was shown to a spacious room with en-suite boasting not only a shower but also a Jacuzzi bath! The shared facilities include a pool, a bar, a braai area...

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Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

5* for the staff, pity about the unpleasant manager, treats paying customers like shes doing them a favor for staying there...saying that, nice facilities, friendly staff and barmen, clean and nice location, close to amenities........

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London, Canada
Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

We stayed here 1 night. There isn't a whole lot to do that we found. There is a couple of nice hikes and rocks down by the water. Some good food and braai restaurants. It's definitely a quieter area. But nice. The backpackers are good, rooms were clean, and breakfast was decent.

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Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 March 2016 via mobile

We had originally booked this hostel for one night but on arrival found the place so brilliant we extended our stay to two. The girl on reception was superb and went out of her way to switch our rooms to accommodate us for this. We stayed in the private rooms which included a wonderful breakfast of tea/coffee, unlimited help yourself...

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Aaah, The Bay of Diamonds. So called for the sea that shines night and day, this bay is so scenic you won't be able to close your eyes at night. But if you do, come try our vibrantly upgraded backpackers! Run by two brothers raised in this very backpackers, we know what it’s about, whether sea salt, tequila or an adrenaline shot, you'll get your fix here.Mossel Bay Backpackers proudly offers the best of a 3rd World country:Situated next to one of SA’s most consistent surf spots, so GET WET!Cooking with a view! We have stylin’ Sea view self service kitchen,In-house restaurant serving home cooking or traditional meals and braais from our fancy Chef, come hungry and settle in around the fire with local live musicians.So your mother is gravely worried about her Precious Flower in wild Africa, well keep in touch via FREE wifi and PC facilities. Loads of advice on everything from surf tides to girl hides.Pool table, foosball and fully functional sleepers bar, like uh.. Fully bru.Ensuite doubles overlooking the swimming pool.Please book in advance, so we can organise you nice weather! Much love.. Management x ... more   less 

Additional Information about Mossel Bay Backpackers

Address: 1 Marsh Street, Mossel Bay 6506, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Mossel Bay
Price Range: ₹ 2,799 - ₹ 4,438 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 65
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“Get an ensuite, the towels were nice for a hostel”
 of 5 bubbles amycD7797QP, 8 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Request a room overlooking the pool, these looked great.”
 of 5 bubbles Kaydashleigh, 4 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Room 7 - spacious, jacuzzi bath with french doors opening on to garden and pool area.”
 of 5 bubbles 936happycamper, 25 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Backpacker beds for budget minded travelers, private rooms for those wishing more quiet and intimate stay.”
 of 5 bubbles fiftystatesevenconts, 28 Oct 2015 | Read review
“All the rooms are great!”
 of 5 bubbles Gaven73, 22 Aug 2015 | Read review
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