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Lidwala Backpacker Lodge

Main Road MR103, Ezulwini H107, Swaziland
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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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We got stuck for somewhere to stay, all the middle range hotels were booked. This is a backpackers lodge, frequented by people in their late teens, early 20s. Its setup for this age group. Even though we consider ourselves adventurous, this place was an adventure we should have done 20 years ago. I ended up sleeping in the car.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The place offers what you'd expect for the money. Most of the time the lodge appeared to be full, with tour groups of kids from various parts of the world visiting to do things like the rafting and canopy tours on offer within an hour or so drive from Lidwala. The place is well located and much of Swaziland is... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a night here with our two daughters as a stopover through Swaziland. Both my wife and I found it reminded us so much of our backpacking days. The rooms were comfortable, if not a little small and with it being winter could have done with an extra blanket or heater. The kitchen was well equipped, except the gas... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful architecture, on the border of the national park, the staff are helpful, and they often cook meals which you can buy into. The only drawback is that there are often groups of All Out Africa volunteers staying there - these are usually 19 year olds who stay up late drinking and making a lot of noise.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

The commenroom, both inside and outside was good and cosy. Many channels on the tv and a fridge where youcan buy cold drinks. The kitchen was standart and the pool area aswell. Our room ensuite was allright, but there was no door between the room and the bathroom?! The staff was friendly but not very helpfull. We had to be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Spent a few days here at Lidwala. All the staff were friendly (including Bingo the Jack Russell). I camped in the well kept gardens. I really loved sitting around the fire at night and the staff's friendliness which rubbed off onto the other guests. I enjoyed my hike up Sheba's Breasts with my guide Bingo. I was travelling alone but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

I had the most wonderful time at Lidwala backpackers. We'd previously booked for just a night and decided to extend our stay. Phumie, Ntombi and the other staff are wonderful, extremely friendly and always ready for action when need be. We stayed in the Family room which met all our needs for a reasonable price, we had the opportunity to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

It's maybe because I stayed there 4 weeks but lidwala became home for me. Sometimes it felt even more home than back in holland. The staff is absolutely amazing. Phumie, phetzile, dombi, domisu and all the others feel like family now! They always help in any way they can. Big thanks. In lidwala you can always meet new people, mostly... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We were the for one night, wish we had more time to experience this place. The place is very nice and the staff are very lovely the only problem is that we didnt have heaters since the nights get really cold plus the was no tv there, which it came to my surprise that it wasn't there rather than that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We stayed for five evenings in a private room. We found all the staff friendly and helpful. Clean restrooms and very reasonable rates. Bed was comfortable and clean. We would return for the experience and the opportunity to hang out on the deck at night with everyone.

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