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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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Cape Town, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We embarked on a road trip up the East Coast from Cape Town to Hogsback a few weeks ago (June 2015) We arrived in Hogsback and stayed at another spot for 2 days and then moved over to Fairies. Fairies has impeccable views and a lovely viewing spot, as well as the famous bath. It is very well located for... More 

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Paarl, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Breathtaking panoramic views complimented by a warm reception and cozy cottage makes this the ideal winter retreat when traveling up the coast this time of year. Ample amenities and relative easy access to and from town. Hogsback is a quaint little town and I can easily say that this is one of their finer establishments as far as backpackers go.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We went on a trip through South Africa and one of our stops was here! What a brilliant idea. We had the best time in Hogsback. The views from Away with the Fairies were stunning. The team was super helpful and we went on a few hikes to magnificent waterfalls and swimming in mountain rivers. We had a great time... More 

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Hogsback is a nature lovers paradise! Plan on spending a few days, there is so much to do. Away With The Fairies provides the ideal base while in Hogsback, with friendly staff, very comfortable accommodation and great facilities. I can't wait to visit again.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Sadly enough we could only stay for one night at Away with the Fairies. Our room had a great view from the mountains with a comfortable bed and a nice small bath. The staff was kind and made a nice and warm fire during load shedding. Their home made pizzas are also nice to taste. And if you have some... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Was a lovely weekend. Staff were very friendly. Many interesting people to meet. Dancing the night away for those who enjoy the stomping. Stunning views and lookout on the hiking trails. Just remember to bring your winter warms as it gets very COLD ❄.

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Germiston, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

My friend and I stayed in the Hobbit Cottage and it has been a beautiful experience. The cottage was very nice and in the morning we heard the monkeys on our roof. We had a fireplace and everyday we found wood by our frontdoor. When we were not able to make the fire, there was always someone helping us with... More 

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Galway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Had a great night stay in Away with the fairies following our mountain bike ride during the day it was the perfect spot to relax. The place has a really fun vibe with great facilities like the outdoor bath that has a CRAZY view. Dan and all of the great staff created a great atmosphere in a really well run... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Our stay at Away with the Fairies was the highlight of our whole trip to South Africa. It was great to get off the coast and see something very unique and special. It all started with an on-time shuttle up from East London on which we were given a talk bringing to life some of the local history of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

This was our second stay at Away With The Fairies, and just like our previous visit, we thoroughly enjoyed it. The rooms are clean, service is friendly and welcoming, and the location is amazing. There is a stunning viewpoint overlooking the Hogsback mountains, complete with a bar, and even an outdoor bathtub overhanging the valley for the adventurous. It's a... More 

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