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Lidwala Backpacker Lodge

Box 153, Ezulwini --, Swaziland
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
lorettatim Brighton, United Kingdom
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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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Brighton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We've stayed at Lidwala Lodge a few times when visiting Swaziland and somehow never got round to reviewing it. But having just stayed there as a family again this summer we were reminded of what a great place it is. The location is stunning - an oasis of plants and flowers with a picturesque stream, and a small but clean... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As small as Swaziland is, I doubt there's any other place you'd need to stay. This place is centrally located to a large variety of activities, including their own hike to the top of a mountain that affording incredible views. I recommend the safari dorm tents (which do have a couple outlets in them between the lockers).

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very nice backpacker. Very friendly hosts who showed us the where abouts. It's also has a very nice trail up the mountain. A very pleasant and quiet sleep for a couple of friends who wanted to explore the surrounding.

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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110 reviews 110 reviews
27 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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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
1 review
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
4 reviews 4 reviews
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

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