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Fairy Knowe Backpackers Lodge

Dumbleton Road, Wilderness, South Africa
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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martigne briand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What an awesome surprise to find such a high level of service and personal attention at a backpackers! This beautiful home from home is situated smack bang in the centre of where you want to be in the Wilderness area, close to the beach, walking distance from shopping and virtually next door to cool waterfalls and incomparable walking trails. Wilderness... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

the hostel is an exceptional place, very old building, has it's own Spirit, very nice People, great breakfast, best place to have a drink when the whole City is closed already, great place for starting treks and tours... just go there you won't regret it!!

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Canmore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Stayed for 5 nights, and was lucky enough to get one of the beautiful "suites" with an ensuite bath in a thatched roof cottage. Very lovely. Comfy bed, warm duvets to fight off the winter chill. Friendly and accommodating hosts. Camping permitted, and the grounds are spacious and filled with many local birds. It's really too far from Wilderness to... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We spent one night in a private room of the old farmhouse. The house is beautiful and nicely kept up with a communal kitchen and shared bathrooms. Our room was huge with high ceilings and nice clean linens. The bed wasn't very comfortable but for such a good price I don't expect everything to be perfect! The employees were super... More 

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Sharm, Egypt
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Fairy Knowe classifies itself a s a backpackers resort but really caters for everyone. We found the place charming, yes somethings could do with a little improvement but remember you get what you pay for. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. Our room was an ensuite and perfect for our needs. Breakfast was great; plenty of fruit and yogurt along... More 

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Wilderness and the region is very beautiful and worth visiting. The bar and the fireplace is nice, but the room we rented was very dirty, stinking and very overpriced. It looked like it hasnt been cleaned in years. We were happy to leave here!!

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Hannover, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We stayed for four lovely nights in this great backpackers. We really appreciated the Hostel owner's tips for daytrips. Wilderness is full of activities! Beach and ocean, lakes and mountains, horse trails, paragliding and more. We couldn't do everything but would really recommend this place for every age. If you're looking for a vibey place to get to know new... More 

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

We phoned and booked a double with shared bathroom a day before, due to the positive reports on TripAdvisor. We arrived excited, walked into reception where a staff member confirmed the booking and asked for payment, we asked to see the room first. We confirmed a double room with shared bathroom. She walked us up the hill to the top... More 

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Seoul, South Korea
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Basic private rooms and dorms in a couple of houses. Large grounds for camping and playing including volleyball, darts, and pool table. Decent chill bar with people in guitar and drums at leisure. Clean and decent bathrooms and kitchen. Owner knows the area well and has all your and activity info.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

After arriving in Wilderness at the Fairy knowe backpackers lodge we were given a talk about the backpackers and some of the activities that they had to offer. If we needed any help with booking or anything we could always ask. The property is quite big so there is lots of space to camp. The bar area looks very inviting... More 

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