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Budget Backpackers - Saint Lucia

81 Mckenzie Street, Saint Lucia 3936, South Africa
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited budget backpackers last year and came back this year 2015. They built new tendet camps in the once beautiful and very relaxed garden which used to be the camp side of the backpackers. They commercialising the backpackers to a limit that it has nothing to do with a backpackers anymore... It used to be such a chilled place... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 via mobile

The renevations is looking very good. The wooden houses is roomy with a very helpful lady thats always running around and working hard. Thanks for all the help Joey. We will definately be back when everything is done. The stay was worth it!!!

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Chiang Dao, Thailand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

I found this hostel to be perfectly acceptable. Nothing stellar, but everything essential.# Hardly seems worth leaving that as a review, but I guess it's a point against the several reviews saying it was dirty. My only complaints were the lack of internet and in my dorm there was a some sort of a fan making a fair bit of... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

This hostel was really alright. It is located right in the mids of St Lucia. The owner was very helpful in arranging our trips and activities which I appreciated. They have a well equipped and spacious kitchen. The room was furnitured with really nice beds and comfortable, clean matresses. However, bathrooms lacked toilet paper and cleanliness. All in all, it's... More 

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Sandefjord, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Good value, stay 4 nites fifth is free... Nice kitchen, severial fridges... great location... knowledgable staff... stayed 110 days, lots to see and do in the area... would go back in a heartbeat... Highly recommended.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Saint Lucia is such a nice town, this backpackers is not. It really needs some attention, cleaning and was lacking vibe during our visit. The beds are really uncomfortable. The kitchen is fine, but the bins weren't taken out during our visit which was over the Easter holiday. They do clean your room daily, which is quite nice but also... More 

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Erlangen, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013 via mobile

The owner is awesome, cool guy, always keen on having happy guests, 10/10 for him! He invited us to join the braii with other guests (own meat and stuff of course ;). We were probably quite lucky to find a big group being there, so it was fun partying with them. Though it didn't get loud later, so perfect mix.... More 

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Mousehole, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

After having spent a night at the execrable Bibs across the street, this place came as a pleasant surprise. By no means 5 star, (what do folk expect from a backpackers?), it is clean, comfortable and friendly. Manager Joey is knowledgeable, welcoming and competent. The place runs like clockwork. Plenty of accurate info, lovely camping garden, slightly quirky kitchen, but... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

We stayed here in September 2013, after having experienced an awful night at BiBs International Backpackers across the road. The staff was friendly, the room was clean and the bathroom was quite all right. Basic facilities for a good price.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

I arrived in st. lucia without a plan and so ended at budget because the price was right. Joey was very helpful and nice, but that did not make up for the place. i was self catering, and the hot plate is mis-named - it took me 20 minutes to cook an omlet. There is hot water, but no coffee... More 

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Address: 81 Mckenzie Street, Saint Lucia 3936, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Saint Lucia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 10
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