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Dijembe Backpackers Hostel

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Cnr of Formosa and Assegaai Street | Stormsriver Village, Storms River, Tsitsikamma National Park 6308, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hostel is perfect. We are travelling across the Garden Route and it was a brilliant two nights at Dijembe. Really welcoming staff and the dinners were superb (we had roast chicken and it was lovely/also really well priced). Met some great people round the fire at night and shared a few beers and stories. Clean room and the hostel... More 

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Espoo, Finland
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 via mobile

We stayed for a few nights in this hostel with some friends while on our way to Cape Town and we could not have chosen a better one. The building is pretty and an idyllic wooden house. There's a campfire burning outside and a fireplace inside. The dorm rooms have sturdy wooden beds which are super comfy. There's a few... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We were driving between Nature's Valley to Jeffrey's Bay when decided to make a stopover in Dijembe hostel. We really enjoyed our stay and would love to come back again if we are in SA! Thanks for making our visit (in 2011) most memorable.

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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10 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Had a wicked time at Dijembe, James and Mirjam were very helpful and made us feel at home. The atmosphere is very chilled, very easy to meet people especially when you buy in to the Braai at night, which is delicious and they cater to veggies. We stayed 2 nights, and in this time did kayaking and did the bungee... More 

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West Lafayette, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We stayed at Dijembe for one night in order to hike Storm's River Mouth. We were welcomed warmly at reception, though the power was out temporarily. We were also considering a horseback ride, and the hosts were incredibly accommodating and genuinely kind, even though we were difficult to pin down on a time. This hostel was one of the most... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Of all the hostels I've been during my garden route journey, Dijembe was by far the best one! The staff, the animals (especially my friend Baz the goat), the pancakes in the mornings, the warm beer bread in the evenings, the music, the atmosphere... It all made it an unique experience, one I will always remember for sure.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

I stayed here for four nights and honestly didn't want to leave. If you want a friendly, chilled, laid-back atmosphere with quirky additions like a goat who thinks he's a dog, limitless pancakes for breakfast, and kittens on your lap, then you'll absolutely adore this place. Close to Bloukran's Bridge for the bungee jump and surrounded by magical forest trails,... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

enjoyed the time at dijembe a lot! the crew is so friendly, we got a welcome beer at our arrival, an awesome start of an awesome stay at the best backpacker i went yet in south africa. u have to go there!!!!!!!!

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Sydney, Australia
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6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

I stayed here in November and I keep thinking back, which is why I'm writing this review. I loved the atmosphere - the hammocks, horses, goat, rustic building and gardens. Sitting around the camp fire at night, it was so relaxing, just chatting to everyone. I keep thinking about the cute goat. The goat and I were the only two... More 

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Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

If this house stood in a froest somewhere in Sweden, you would definitely find Pippi Longstockings lying in one of the hammock or riding on the white horse, which lives in and around the house! Our stay was so memorable and great. Nice and friendly People, nice and clean rooms and a lot of adventures to discover around the hostle,... More 

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