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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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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

I have stayed here previously with my family and loved it. This trip I was in the area to attend a conference travelling with a group from KZN. The Fairies was in top form and the service was excellent. The setting is second to none with the relatively new deck overlooking the view being a fantastic addition. The bar has... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Place itself is satisfactory but we had to take the shuttle from Chintsa due to the BAZBUS. I had heard about overloaded cars and when the shuttle picked me up the driver asked the group to leave the big luggage behind because we had to pick up other persons...unbeleaveable...we refused...finally managed to load everything and had to sit with 4... More 

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Daniel C, Owner at Away with the Fairies Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I find it a great shame when people miss the point of traveling altogether. You have focused everything on a couple of negatives when there are so many positives to look at. For one thing, the shuttle wasn't overloaded it is a licensed 6 passenger and one driver vehicle, with 5 passengers. If you point... More 

George, South Africa
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

I have stayed a couple of times at Away with the Fairies, and have always found it clean and welcoming. It is a great place for a weekend getaway as you always meet new people out for a relaxing time. Magnificent views of forests and Amatola Mountains

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Very very friendly people. Its right by the most beautiful hiking route, through an enchanted forrest. They have two very amazing look out spots, one in a really tall tree house, the other by a braai over looking forrests and mountains. They also offer to heat up a bath tub for you just by the look out spot

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

One of my favourite places in SA. Maybe coz I'm a fairy lover my opinion might be a bit influenced so I'll do my best to stay objective.. THEY HAVE FAIRIES! Lots of nice fairy decorations that is haha. The view is spectacular, they offer a hike which is amazing. I'm not much of a hiker but I loved this... More 

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Daniel C, Owner at Away with the Fairies Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for the amazing review. I'm really glad you got to see some of the sights and attractions that Hogsback has to offer. It really does have loads of things to see and do here. The hike which starts in our garden through Auckland Nature reserve is something else eh? We really hope to see you here again soon... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

I stayed for 2 nights and experienced breathtaking views and a sunrise from the bath tub on the edge of the cliff. Great location and vibe if u are looking to chill for a few days or adventure into the forest from the hostel and follow the walking trails to see some of hogsbacks many waterfalls. Great food especially the... More 

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Daniel C, Owner at Away with the Fairies Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you for the lovely review. I am really glad you enjoyed your stay with us and made the most of the stunning views. I've got to agree, an early morning bath from the edge of the cliff is hard to beat. I hope to see you up with the fairies again soon, Cheers Dan More 

Maidstone, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

This is a fantastic location for a stay! With wonderful views from the garden and wonderful food, especially designing your own pizza (go for the banana). Dan (owner) was great and offers a shuttle up from East London Airport. They even offered is the shuttle on the Saturday, which they don't usually do! So a very friendly place with wonderful... More 

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Daniel C, Owner at Away with the Fairies Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks for the ace review. It was great having you guys up here. Now, if you'd had the banana pizza and fry up in the bath, then you'd have cracked it. Next time. Looking forward to seeing you then. Cheers Dan More 

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