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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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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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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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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Cape Town Central, South Africa
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

i used to be a student at Rhodes university and heard about "Away with the fairies" from a friend. I was delightfully surprised as we spent the first morning watching the sky over the mountain range from the comfort of our own bed and star gazed by night. the hiking trails are magnificent, and there are 2 very friendly dogs... More

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

This hostel is incredible. We were able to get same day reservations which we were really lucky to get seeing it was a holiday weekend. Once we arrived we were kindly welcomed and given a tour of the entire hostel. There is a main house, dorms (where I stayed), bar/dining area, patio, 15m tree house, campsites, and a mountain side... More

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Cape Town
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43 reviews 43 reviews
13 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Great place to relax, explore the woods, be social and have a great time. The beds were ok, nothing special just blankets and normal bunk beds. But the place was intimate, and prices good for the food and drinks. Pick up some blankets, sit and play boardgames, go for a hike and live; great place!

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Montreal, Canada
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63 reviews 63 reviews
25 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

My husband and I visited this totally magical place for an intended five day holiday, however, mother nature had different plans as the forecast was for several days of rain. We stayed at a lovely twin bedded room in Strider's Cottages with a gorgeous mountain view which would have been better without the rain. Dan, the owner was amazing and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014 via mobile

Our one night stay unexpectedly turned into two nights when our car broke down. Not knowing who to call, we called Away with the Fairies even though we'd already checked out that morning. Without being prompted, the owner, Daniel and Hein hopped into their 4x4 to tow us back into town. Their willingness to help was extremely touching. Plus, one... More

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Address: Bag End, Ambleside Close, Hogsback 5721, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Hogsback

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