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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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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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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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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

This place truly does make you feel as though you are "Away with the Faeries". The staff were average, as some where great and super friendly and helpful but some not so much. The location is incredible. Can't imagine you'll find anything else like it. The bathrooms were not VERY clean and the shower was blocked up - they seemed... 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 nice review. We're really pleased that you enjoyed the magic of Hogsback so much. It is disappointing to hear that the bathrooms weren't REALLY clean, they are supposed to be. I see you stayed in December, which is always chaotic and can be very wet and muddy. In your review you mentioned the bad... More 

Jeffreys Bay, South Africa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

We camped at Away with the Fairies and found the whole experience very relaxing. At their View Point there is what must be one of the most spectacular views in South Africa, and there is a great braai area too. We found the staff helpful and friendly and were very grateful to the dog Elvis who helped to keep the... More 

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

Thanks loads for the lovely review. It really is so nice to hear that people really enjoy our place. I've got to agree with you about the view, we are incredibly lucky to have one of the best views in the country from our property. Brings a smile to my face every day of my life. Please come back again... More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

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

Hi there Butterfly, Thank you for the lovely review. I'm really pleased you had such a good time. Hogsback is indeed a lovely little village and there is loads to explore. I'm glad you like the view, it gets better the more you look at it, believe me. More 

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