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102 Van Wijk Street, PO Box 19289, Nelspruit, South Africa
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Kinderdijk, The Netherlands
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This hostel is painted with artistic colours and has a spacious terras / community-area. When I arrived on motor-bike (which could be parked within the fence), it was quiet and free beds : no problem. next day a bog group of Americans arrived and that was a big change: noisy and crowded, waiting for your beer to arrive and so.... More

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Kfar Saba
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

My son (18) and I spent a night at this backpackers place before entering The Kruger Park the next morning. We were picked up at the Nelspruit airport on time and brought here. The driver was are guide the next morning on a day safari. The jeep was very comfortable/ We took a double room which we found the size... More

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Durban, South Africa
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

While I found the management and reception staff very helpful and friendly, and the set up is relaxed with lots of space to hang out, relax and socialize... Unfortunately whileI was sitting on the terrace, and my room was locked, someone went through my belongings and took a part of my money... the management has been understanding, but I really... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

We stayed at Funky Monkeys Backpackers for five nights and we enjoyed the place. The staff is friendly and will help you with anything you ask. Our car needed some repairs and they helped us find a reputable mechanic who did a great job. They have a nice garden where you can camp, secure parking and a well equipped kitchen.... More

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Lorna C, Owner at Funky Monkeys Backpackers & Safaris, responded to this review

Hi there! Thanks for taking the time to review us! We really enjoyed having you guys here and hope your future travels are all you hope them to be! Take care The Funky Team More

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

I'll start off with the good points. Funky Monkeys is one of the nicer hostels that I have stayed in. The dorm room is clean and spacious. The kitchen is a bit small but well equipped. The hostel also has decent wifi by African standards. There are some decent food stores and a car rental company within 30 mins walk... More

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Lorna C, Owner at Funky Monkeys Backpackers & Safaris, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review us. The person in question bought back your charger the same day and was asked to leave. As you were flying to India you said that there was nowhere that I could post it should I receive it. I don't believe we have a big theft problem at all and we hardly ever... More

Gibbston, New Zealand
20 reviews 20 reviews
11 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

Easy place to stay - rooms or tents. Bathrooms basic but clean, good shower. Kitchen with plenty of plates/pans etc. Laid back approach of staff. Small swimming pool. Not particularly close to supermarket - place across the road with very basic supplies.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

I arrived at Funky on Sat 11 with a huge sign on the gate "Closed for renovations". I had not prebooked and was a spur of the moment decision. Really needed to get out into the bush on a Safari. Staff welcomed me, and I was checked in and settled in no time. Furniture was all over and paint tins,... More

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Baden, Switzerland
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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

We slept here for one night and it was too much. The receptionist was on his computer when he arrived, no kind and friendly at all. he didn't explain us the rules of the backpack when we arrived. we left the backpack at 8pm, driving around nelspruit, came back at 1am. the gate was close, no security was here, no... More

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Lorna C, Owner at Funky Monkeys Backpackers & Safaris, responded to this review

Firstly and most importantly I had e-mailed you twice the week prior to your arrival asking if I could find you alternative accommodation as we were shutting down the lodge the day after your departure date to do extensive renovations and we had started the preparation works already. I specifically wanted to move you and clearly said that the lodge... More

Bellville, South Africa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

Very friendly people and chill vibe. Reggae music plays at the bar. Local crowd also very nice. It's a bit out of town, but the neighbourhood is very nice. I left with a couple of spider bites though. Time to fumigate? The mattresses and pillows also need replacing.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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128 reviews 128 reviews
93 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

We stayed here 2 nights. It is a taxi ride away from where the intercape bus drops you off in town, but it is well worth the trip. The dorms are clean and some even ensuite. The common area and bar can get a little noisy at night with locals that come to hang out. The communal kitchen is clean,... More

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Address: 102 Van Wijk Street, PO Box 19289, Nelspruit, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Mpumalanga > Nelspruit

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