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Blue Sky Mining Backpackers and Lodge

5 Nelson Palmer Rd, Durban 4126, South Africa
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Ranked #8 of 59 Specialty lodging in Durban
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014
travelbuff2012 Washington DC, District of Columbia
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

We originally planned on staying a day or two, but kept extending our stay. They were busy, so every time we extended we had to change rooms, but that wasn't a problem. It meant we were able to experience different parts of Blue Sky mining. They have lots of ideas/knowledge about activities in Kwazulu Natal. They helped up book diving... More

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BlueSkyMining1234, Manager at Blue Sky Mining Backpackers and Lodge, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you so, so much for your awesome feedback regarding your recent stay at Blue Sky Mining! It is great to hear that you did enjoy your stay with us even though you had been moved around a lot=) NB: Would you be so kind as to please re-confirm the name of the room as per your recommendations as... More

Manzini, Swaziland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Loved this place which is across the road from Warner Beach. Went with out 3 & 1 year old and they loved the place didn't want to leave . Food was good and staff very friendly. A place well looked after on a daily basis and many returning guests who have nothing but good things to say. This plZce should... More

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BlueSkyMining1234, Manager at Blue Sky Mining Backpackers and Lodge, responded to this review

Hello Daryl and Leyla, Thank you very, very much for your positive feedback regarding your stay at Blue Sky Mining Backpackers & Lodge! It is great to hear that you and your children enjoyed your stay to the fullest! Indeed, it is hard work and very time consuming to maintain the premises - however, certainly worthwhile doing by receiving comments... More

Montreal, Canada
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
25 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

My husband and I spent one week in this beautiful and well-run place. The rooms are super clean and serviced on a daily basis. The food, especially the Indian bunny chows are superb. We were greeted by Fiona an amazing employee who we believe was the supervisor/manager as she looked after us during the entire stay. Both the rock pools... More

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BlueSkyMining1234, Manager at Blue Sky Mining Backpackers and Lodge, responded to this review

Hello Christine and Mark, Thank you very, very much for your lovely feedback regarding your stay at Blue Sky Mining! We are very pleased to hear that you were satisfied with room, grounds, facilities and services rendered at Blue Sky Mining! And yes, it is a "MUST" to try a traditional "Bunny Chow" as it is one of the most... More

Bern, Switzerland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

This is one of my favourite backpackers. The rooms and the staff are very nice. They serve good food for a good price. Between the houses lays a beautiful garden with two pools. The decoration of the house is unique.

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BlueSkyMining1234, Manager at Blue Sky Mining Backpackers and Lodge, responded to this review

Hello Leandra, Thank you very much for your awesome comment!!! It is great to hear that you enjoyed your stay as well as the food served at Blue Sky Mining! We hope to seeing you again in future. Wishing you a "Happy Easter"=) All the best, Romy More

Saint Lucia, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

We've only stayed here for one night but we were VERY sad to go! Blue Sky Mining is an unbelievable backpackers. Friendly staff, a great restaurant and well stocked bar - at very reasonable prices! The rooms are very well maintained and from our side, really not one complaint! You REALLY have to go out of your way to find... More

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BlueSkyMining1234, Manager at Blue Sky Mining Backpackers and Lodge, responded to this review

Hello Jaenie and Gerda, Thank you very, very much for your lovely feedback! It is great to hear that you guys enjoyed your stay to the fullest! Hope to seeing you again in future. Wishing you all the best! Romy More

Cape Town Central, South Africa
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
19 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

I spent one night at Blue Sky Mining backpackers and it really was a little piece of paradise. It has 2 heavenly swimming pools, a little shop where you can buy necklaces for as little as R20, a few minutes walk to the beach and local shops, and the rooms were very well decorated. I really enjoyed my night here... More

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BlueSkyMining1234, Manager at Blue Sky Mining Backpackers and Lodge, responded to this review

Hello Mel, Thanks a million for your lovely comment!!! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to seeing you again!!! All the best, Romy and the Blue Sky Mining Team More

Johannesburg, South Africa
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
11 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

This is def one of the better lodges/backpackers I have ever stayed at. 7-10min walking distance from the beach is totally worth it considering the view. It has its own delicious restaurant, great activities/facilities, 2 pools and the staff are really great. Dont be mislead by the entrance, this property is very big and very well run. All rooms are... More

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BlueSkyMining1234, Manager at Blue Sky Mining Backpackers and Lodge, responded to this review

Hello Jael and friends, First of all, thank you very much for choosing to stay at the Blue Sky Mining Backpackers & Lodge in Warner Beach. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us! Hope to seeing you again in the near future! All the best, Romy More

Wales
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Stayed here for a couple of nights camping. Food is great and the views and proximity to the beach are amazing (even saw whales one evening from bar/dining area). Staff all friendly and helpful. Makes a very nice relaxing stop along your trip, with the area feeling very safe. The camping spots however are quite small which is alright as... More

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BlueSkyMining1234, Manager at Blue Sky Mining Backpackers and Lodge, responded to this review

Hello Chris, Thank you very much for your positive comment with regards to Blue Sky Mining's accommodation, services and facilities. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay! Good news: We are busy extending our camping grounds in order to accommodate more tents (small and big ones) offering lots of space!!! Furthermore, we are offering tented camping as... More

Boksburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

Loved the self catering unit, clean with beautiful ocean views as well as tons of privacy. Staff were exceptionally helpful, besides for a cold shower one morning due to no hot water, the rest of our stay was phenomenal. Real value for money.

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BlueSkyMining1234, Manager at Blue Sky Mining Backpackers and Lodge, responded to this review

Good morning Sanet, Thank you very much for your lovely feedback! We are happy to hear that you and partner did enjoy your stay at Blue Sky Mining Backpackers & Lodge. We hope to seeing you again. Best Regards, Romy NB: We do apologize for the cold shower though - we will definitely look into that to ensure hot showers... More

Malverne, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

Came here for 4 days looking to relax and it was perfect. Great view of the ocean from the property. 2 pools in a big backyard. Quick walk to the beach. Great staff and great curry. If you are looking for big night life, this area isnt the spot.

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BlueSkyMining1234, Manager at Blue Sky Mining Backpackers and Lodge, responded to this review

Hello Mikey, Thanks a million for your lovely feedback! We are happy to hear that you did enjoy your stay at Blue Sky Mining Backpackers & Lodge. We hope to seeing you again! Best Regards, Romy More

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Address: 5 Nelson Palmer Rd, Durban 4126, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Durban
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Ranked #8 of 59 Specialty lodging in Durban
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