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Nomads Backpackers

70 Essenwood Road, Durban 4400, South Africa
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Ranked #23 of 60 Specialty lodging in Durban
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014
Jara F Hamburg, Germany
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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Hamburg, Germany
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Nice hostel, we spent there 3 nights. They have a very cool garden/terrace. It is in a little bit dead area. The rooms are good and the common spaces as well. If you bring your lock you may be lucky and get a locker, but the aren't enough for all.

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Malmesbury, South Africa
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6 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

The atmosphere was nice, but the place needs a coat of paint, the carpets needs to be cleaned & we had two little thin mattresses stacked on top of each other on our bed to sleep on-kept rolling in...

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

Conveniently situated for BazBus pick up and drop off. The nicest people! Everyone is friendly and down to earth and we had some enjoyable conversations. We had a very comfortable bedroom and a wonderful night's sleep. Bathrooms are also clean and in excellent working order. Our's was a quick overnight stay, but we are very happy with Nomads Backpackers!

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Hermanus, South Africa
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

Our family was booked here for 3 nights.... we needed a clean place to sleep while exploring Durbs... we paid upfront... (not doing that again!!!). What a disappointment when we arrived. The people were friendly enough, but I have never seen a place so dirty, smelly, old and run down in my life. I could not even touch the reception... More

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

Stayed here for one night. Pros - friendly and helpful staff - coffee and tea are free - fast service with alcohol :) - close to a mall - free wifi but can get only in certain locations Cons - dorm rooms are alright. They have triple decker bunk beds. Doesn't have any reading lights so if you need the... More

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Empangeni
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

I booked this place easily on the net which is how I came across it! I stayed here with a friend for 3 nights! Instead of a dorm I booked an en suite room! Whic was not too badly priced for sharing! They had a nice entertainment social area! It was quite quiet as it was off peak season! The... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

We booked rooms in Nomads in December to arrive there in February. 3 days before we got there, we called them to check all was ok, only to be told there was no record of our booking, and unless we paid up front, they wouldn't take us in. This was a school trip, and we were in a real spot.... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012

We found Nomads to be dark, dirty and some of the staff were not friendly or helpful. We had lots of trip planning questions and found it was very difficult to get answers until we spoke with the owner.It was also odd that the electricity would get turned off in the room at night making it difficult to get ready... More

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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2011

Laughed when I read the review re amazing staff and grimy hostel - I agree 100%. By far the friendlist hostel staff in Durban, with the best advice about where to go out and the most interest in making sure I had a good time (regardless of whether I spent more money at their hostel - no soft sells -... More

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south island
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2011

Me and my husband intended staying one night at Nomads but through a communication breakdown (nothing to do with Nomads) we ended up staying two nights. I was extremely impressed with the male person on the desk ( his name escapes me) who helped us book and postpone different events due to the extra night. Nothing was a problem. Later... More

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Address: 70 Essenwood Road, Durban 4400, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Durban
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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