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Owlhouse Backpackers

Martins St, Nieu-Bethesda 6286, South Africa
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Seoul, South Korea
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81 reviews 81 reviews
16 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Checking in at Lamb Karoo restaurant was easy. I called in knowing I'd show up late and they hung around for me. I ate there the next day, too, and bought some keepsakes. It was great. I was camping out (my own tent) but they still gave me keys to the entire house. There are indoor and outdoor toilets and... More 

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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015 via mobile

This place fits perfectly in its setting! Cosy, well run and looked after, with all the things you need, to explore this beautiful village and area! I have stayed here three times in the last 14 years, and each time I see it growing slightly! The rooms are great! They have a great cottage behind the back packers, full equipped,... More 

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Kenton-on-Sea, South Africa
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Nieu Bethesda is one of those beautiful surprises you get when you leave the beaten tracks and follow a fellow traveler's advice. Our stay at the Owl House Backpacker was perfect. Based in a typical Karoo house, in the center of the town, the place is clean, quiet, decorated with taste, the communal kitchen is well equiped and the building... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

The Nieu Bethesda Backpackers is a lovely house, renewed and very clean, situated in the center of the quiet litle town. From there you can feel the peaceful Karoo, rest or do nature sports. People are very friendly

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Cape Town
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

For those looking for the quirky and the mystifying, the unexpected and the illogical, the Owl House Backpackers in Nieu Bethesda should be on your road trip list. Everything is walking distance, the rooms are clean, the beds warm, the staff friendly. But that stuff is generic. I liked the fact that owner Ian put on a hell of an... More 

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Garden Route-South Africa
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We did not know what to expect from Nieu Bethesda and were pleasantly surprised. This place is really magical, so difficult to explain this all in a review. We stayed at the Owl House Backpackers and had wonderful hosts, a unique setting, delicious homemade food and great entertainment. We were there on a Sunday night and the owners arranged for... More 

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Ternat, Belgium
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012

I stayed here a few years ago and was really happy with the B&B. The cottage I stayed in was lovely and clean and had its own little terrace. I can't remember having stayed anywhere else in the world this quiet... The owners arranged transport for me to & from Graaff-Reinnett and were kind enough to let me join a... More 

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