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Away with the Fairies Backpackers Hostel

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Bag End, Ambleside Close, Hogsback 5721, South Africa
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Away with the Fairies Backpackers Hostel
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I've been to about 30 different hostels in my travels, and AWTF is, by far, the best I have ever been to. The beauty there atop the mountain is indescribable, and the hospitality of the staff (I'm looking at you, Inger and Jeff) was unparalleled. Besides the picturesque, mountainous setting on a property from a fairy tale, littered with overlooks... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hogsback is ammmazingg! With green rolling hills, waterfalls, cliffs and forests - you quickly realise your in a magical place. The murals on the walls are beautiful & bright and There are fires warming the lounges all day. The atmosphere created by the staff is make yourself at home with a healthy dose of mischief :) thanks to pieter for... More

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Mossel Bay, South Africa
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59 reviews 59 reviews
11 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful surroundings with wonderful helpful and enlightened staff. Both Inge and Jake went above and beyond to assist us with all our queries. The view is amazing, the peace and tranquillity wonderful and we will definitely be back for a longer stay.

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London, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
37 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here for a couple of nights. It was really cold in our tent but they provided us with duvets to keep us warm. Staff were really friendly and the wifi was good. The views of the Hogsback mountains are amazing and the fireplace was cosy. Rented mountain bikes and went around the forest which was tiring but worth... More

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Cape Town, South Africa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We stayed at Away with the Fairies for a whole week. The chill out area is just so realxing and cozy. They have really nice staff and good food to offer. The dormrooms are big and clean as well as the cottages. It is really laid-back backpackers, with a special atmosphere. We enjoyed staying there a lot and almost felt... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This past weekend we went to the Away with the Fairies Backpackers in Hogsback, just for a visit (we did not stay there), and my goodness were we pleasantly surprised! The owner Dan Cornick, is a wealth of knowledge about the area. And he had just finished building a new viewing deck from the backpackers property, and Oh MY WORD!!!... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

Although we arrived during a cold snap with temperatures plummeting to -15, we really enjoyed our stay. We stayed in Frodo's Rest which was cosy however the heater wasn't enough to combat the icy weather. The location was amazing and the trail we took was stunning and swept us away into it's magic. The bar had a nice toasty fire... More

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denver
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Hogsback is very charming, and this hostel is located in its lovely woods. We stayed in a double ensuite which meant we were at the "secondary" location about a 200 meter walk through the woods away from the restaurant/bar - no problem/enjoyable if you have a torch! The rooms were a bit small but adequate and came with a very... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

The first time we arrived at Away with the Fairies, we instantly fell in love, My sister and I are avid road trippers and have seen many hostels around the country, but there is something truly magical about this one. Situated right next to the indigenous forrest one often get to see the Knysna Loerie , Cape Parrots and Samango... More

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Inchanga, South Africa
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Unfortunately I did not have a lot of time to fully explore the facilities as we were working in the area and had little daylight to see the full extent of what was on offer. The rooms were clean and simple. You get for what you pay for. But the views are priceless. Really something in the mornings. The food... More

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Address: Bag End, Ambleside Close, Hogsback 5721, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Hogsback
Number of rooms: 14

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