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Zululand Backpackers

36 Main St, Eshowe 3815, South Africa
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

There are many great Backpackers in South Africa, this isn't one. It's at the back of a Hotel in a Building that probably have been stables once. The rooms are dark and damp. And there is a "window" above the doors with no glass, so in winter it gets really really cold in there. I asked several times for a... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2012

The rooms and bathroom is clean. The staff is friendly and fun. I wanted to go for discovering more about Zulu but that did not happen, because the drinking and smoking was an activity during 24 h. Fun, but little too much. It depends what you are looking for. But my guide was not really interested in guiding but more... More 

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Chicago, IL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2012

Great jungle feel and excellent guide! Clean rooms and bathrooms. The adjoined George Hotel has a restaurant, cafe, and bar if you don't feel like going out or cooking. If you like microbrews, try the local Zulu Blonde, its a goodie. Staff are very friendly -- recommended.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2011

I chose to stay at this establishment one of the few places that offered tours of rural South Africa that were affordable for a solo traveller. I bought a package that was all inclusive and reasonably priced at about $300. had never stayed in a hostel before so I was not sure what to expect. I did get my own... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2010

If you like beer and are in this area you have to stop by. They have a mico brewery and the beer is fantastic. I asked for a dorm room and got a private room for the same price just because they weren't full. There are two bars the one up frount at the main hotel and the one in... More 

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