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Gecko Backpackers

Plot S13, Sabie Road R536 | Kiepersol, Hazyview 1242, South Africa
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Liberec, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Great backpackers with amazing service - even for the latecomers (we arrived in late night). A little bit tricky path to get there - that was the only tricky part. We were actually camping, when the great storm came - and guy in charge let us move into dorm without any charge! Nice and friendly - recommended!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

I arrived late, tired and in a rainstorm to Gecko Backpackers in November 2015... but soon I was feeling 100% better with 'new friends' -- both travelers and the manager Dennis --all enjoying an evening playing a game of 4-2-1. Dennis goes above-and-beyond to make travelers feel comfortable, and to be sure their next leg of their journey is all... More 

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Pretoria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

We stayed here three nights and it was a super convenient location. Close to Kruger gate, close to town for shopping and restaurants, close to Induna Adventures, gateway to Blyde River Canyon panorama route. Manager Dennis spent a lot of time answering our questions and helping us plan our adventures.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015 via mobile

I have travelled a lot in South Africa and Australia, but i have never experienced a better place and hospitality than at Gecko Backpackers !!! The 2 guys that run the place, is simply some of the most awesome and friendly people I ever met !! I highly recommend Gecko Backpackers !! Kristoffer & Melanie - Denmark - September 2015... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015 via mobile

We had a great time at the gecko backpackers. A lot of fun and awesome owners! We spend two nights here, nice clean rooms and bathroom. We were able to do our laundry. I Would recommend this backpackers to everyone :-)

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Thank Ine S
anjab7266, Manager at Gecko Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Ine Thank you for the kind words. It was lovely to have you and your friend for a few nights! Keep well and please come visit again sometime soon! Regards Dennis More 

Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

My girlfriend and stopped at Gecko Lodge (hostel) en-route from Kruger NP to Johannesburg. Actually, we did not recognize the place immediately as it it listed under the name Bushpackers in the latest edition of LP South Africa. I almost never write reviews, but this place deserves mentioning. Entering the reception and bar area we were greeted immediately by a... More 

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anjab7266, Manager at Gecko Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Daniel Thank you for your kind words. We at Gecko was concerned about you guys even after you left. But great to know you guys made it through all fine and healthy. We strive to make our guest feel as comfortable as possible, and the help offered came naturally. We are in the process to change our name in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

beautiful backpackers with friendly staff. enjoyed our night rest in a very comfy bed with nice blankets and pillows, and the toilet and basin in the room was nice convenience toe have when you wake up at night. could use a few more braais around the site. either than that, the place is perfect!

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Texel, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Our first night in South Africa with a family of 5 we had the whole room for ourselves. Made our own breakfast and diner there. Staf was very friendly and gave us good information about the activities etc. Nice place to stay!!

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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We were a family of 5 and we stayed there while visiting the Kruger Park. Very friendly and helpfull staff (Dennis). Clean and well equiped rooms and kitchen. We were there for three nights and enjoyed it very much. Only 12km from the Phabeni Gate of Kruger Park. Met people from around the world. Well organized set up and at... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

We stayed at Gecko Backpackers for one night before leaving to Kruger. It is a really nice place with very friendly and helpful staff. We stayed in a twin room (communal kitchen and bathroom). It's situated a few KM's from Hazyview itself, in the middle of the nature (it kinda felt like a rainforest!).

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