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Lidwala Backpacker Lodge

Box 153, Ezulwini --, Swaziland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 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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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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103 reviews 103 reviews
26 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Really nice and clean backpackers with friendly staff and good home cooked meals! Plenty of places to chill out and try the hike if you stay there, tiring but worth the views! I would definitely recommend this to anyone travelling through Swaziland

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

I stayed here in the summer of 2009 for 4 weeks with All Out Africa. The staff are amazing, the rooms are very nice, good showers and food! Wonderful memories of my time here, played a lot of table tennis and drank lots of beer! The environment is beautiful, I recommend the trek up Shiva's Breast - the mountain out... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014 via mobile

It is a tradition among me & my friends to go away for a weekend break-away whenever it's one of our birthdays. In February such an occasion was yet again to be celebrated & we decided to go to Swaziland. What an awesome discovery to find Lidwala lodge. One of the best backpackers we have visited yet! Very tranquil atmosphere... More

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LidwalaLodge, Manager at Lidwala Backpacker Lodge, responded to this review

hi there! We are very happy to hear you enjoyed your stay at Lidwala. Thank you for the review, and we hope to have you stay with us again in the future. all the best from all of us!! More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

This lodge is very nice, clean accommodations, beautiful gardens & grounds, helpful staff.The lodge is conveniently located to caving, craft markets and other area sites. It was raining, so we didn't get to use the pool....or the laundry facilities.

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LidwalaLodge, Manager at Lidwala Backpacker Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Rachael- just wanted to send a quick thank you for the lovely review, we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us! cheers from all of us! More

Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

I stayed at Lidwala lodge for four weeks and it was awesome :) Wonderful garden, friendly and helpful staff, great people, nice pool and beautiful mountains behind the lodge. It was a very great time there, I enjoyed every single second.

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

During my stay at Lidwala, i felt like i was home. The staff is so sweet and friendly, the atmosphere is great and you can be yourself the whole time. The food was very good as well :) In the neighboorhood you can go shopping at a shopping centre and there is a nice craft market near by. The best... More

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Mansfield, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

All the reviews on here are accurate and correct. The only thing that lets this place down is the very expensive internet prices. I spent 500+ rand in five days and I'm not a big user and only used facebook and hotmail. If you are not an internet user I love every aspect of the place and wholesomely recommend the... More

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LidwalaLodge, Manager at Lidwala Backpacker Lodge, responded to this review

Hello, Happy 2014!! Thank you for your feedback and we are happy you liked the lodge. I am sorry we haven’t found a better way yet, but we do get charged high rates for internet data by our provider. We have managed to now offer the first 15MB free, and some have found that helpful. We are still looking for... More

Blantyre, Malawi
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63 reviews 63 reviews
18 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

Very good location in Ezulwini. Nice vibe... lots of volunteers living there. Clean toilets, good information desk and free tea and coffee. Very spacious tents (better than the dorms). Nice place for trekking the Sheba's Breast right at the back of the hostel. Cannot complain about the place but about the internet price. Wi-fi should be for free!

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LidwalaLodge, Manager at Lidwala Backpacker Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback, we are happy you enjoyed Lidwala. Sorry you found the internet fees high - we get charged high rates for internet data use by our provider so unfortunately can’t afford to offer it free, but we are looking forward to these rates coming down in the near future. all the best from us. More

Conway, Arkansas
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97 reviews 97 reviews
20 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

This lodge is a good choice - the grounds are beautiful, the common bath areas are clean, the staff are very friendly and helpful, and the kitchen is well-equipped. The veranda is a very nice place to eat, hang out, and meet other travelers. We stayed in a tent, which was very comfortable. It's a good idea to bring a... More

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Ezulwini, Swaziland
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

I found Lidwala to be very comfortable, clean (which is a must for me who suffers from sinusitis),staff was very friendly and helpful and certainly made me feel as home. Surroundings are very scenic with its noticeable wonderful well kept gardens and beautiful mountain ridges that surround the backpacker lodge.

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Address: Box 153, Ezulwini --, Swaziland
Location: Swaziland > Hhohho District > Ezulwini
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