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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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Cape Town, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A lovely hostel, with amazing views, we stayed here two nights over December and it was a wonderful experience. We did the waterfall hike starting in their garden. The grounds are lovely lots of flowers and wild life spotting. We stayed in the Bilbo cottage and defiantly had the best view on the property. We really enjoyed the Pizzas and... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Must rate as the very worst "self catering" rooms I have ever had the misfortune to stay in ! Room had no furniture or fittings other than a warning not to consume alcohol in the room. Premises unclean with absolutely no maintenance. Toilet leaked, bathroom extractor fan bust, only one light globe working, bedding el cheapo and filthy, no towels,soap... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Drove to Hogsback from Coffee Bay, it's a long drive but certainly doable. After arriving we were shown around and we could hear a thunderstorm coming in. We were planning to go camping but as our tent is not very waterproof so we asked if there was still a double room available and there was. The room was very neat... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped in Hogsback for a night on our road trip, en route from the Wild Coast to Tsitsikamma. This was one of the more expensive camping prices we had on our entire trip from Joburg to Cape Town, and with the least clean facilities. Fridge stunk, everything else also felt a lot like a grungy student flat. Staff was... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First of all: Hogsback is an awesome place to go, a must see in SA and the Away With The Fairies Backpackers has a stunning location, a beautiful area and all facilities needed for a great Hogsback experience! But: be careful when you book over hostelworld.com! The listed beds in the 50 beds dorm do NOT exist! They welcome you... More 

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Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great service, very helpful staff, unbelievable scenery, gorgeous ensuite room. They have very large grounds, big fire pit, bar, restaurant, viewpoint over cliff looking onto hogsback mountains, dorm rooms, communal kitchen and little ensuite cottages. We stayed in Frodo, ensuite cottage with tea, coffee and a kettle, porch and seating area. Food is very good, the pizza in particular. Got... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 via mobile

A lovely stay in Hogsback I stayed here for 2 nights in December and had a magical time. It's a bit out of the way but that's what makes the town so special and they do offer a shuttle to east london and chintsa for around 150 rand one way. The grounds of the hostel are spectacular and full of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Be ready to be blown away. Hogsback is magical. Staying at fairies help to get that experiance. Beautiful place to stay and from there you can experience the forest from your front stoep. The food is always good and staff very friendly and very helpful. Be warned you will not be the same after a visit to Hogsback.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

For my partner's birthday, I decided to surprise her with a trip to the Eastern Cape and Hogsback seemed like the best option. Since we are quite easy travelers, I opted for a mix of comfort and rustic, which is quite easily found at Away with the Fairies. You'll find yourself drinking rain water, as the tap water is brown,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014 via mobile

Away With The Fairies is a great backpackers in a special location. Hogsback itself is beautiful and the cliff-side location of the hostel, with trails starting in the garden is superb. If tranquility and great hiking is what you're after, then this is the place for you. Be prepared for cold evenings and the possibility of rain though. From the... 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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