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Lidwala Backpacker Lodge

Main Road MR103, Ezulwini H107, Swaziland
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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Atlanta, Georgia
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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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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

This is a nice place with a clean rooms, kitchen, plunge pool and two dogs. Really enjoyed the place until it turned into party central on two nights. Staff and guests where parting till 3am and the staff brought back "friends" from the bars. Very noisy and a terrible sleep. When the hostel is quite it is great.

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Chiang Dao, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Nice place to stay, good rooms, beds and facilities. The trail to climb Sheva's Breast starts in the grounds. We did the 2.5 hour trail and were accompanied all the way to the top by the two dogs who live at the hostel! Downsides: You get a free 50 MB token for the internet, so you have to pay if... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We've stayed in Lidwala under our own tent. They have a lot of space in the back garden with loooovely view. Straight from the garden is gate guiding to the hiking path, so you can just simply go exploring mountains. Little dog "Choc" will show you the way! :) The most chilled out place ever, with lovely staff, more then... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

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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