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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
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed three nights at the Monzi Tented Safari Camp. We initially wanted to stay at the Budget Backpackers, but after seeing the "family room" there, a little cell (did it even have a window or fan?), we decided to stay in one of the new tents, with our two kids. The tents, the pool and the kitchen were great!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We spent 3 nights there. At the beginning we booked two beds in a dorm but the girl at the reception showed us the tents. It was amazing with a swimming pool in the centre and communal kitchen fully equipped. All the tens are very comfortable.

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

The 9 bed dorm we slept in was clean, unlike the bathrooms. Compared to other Backpackers in SA not so cheap, but nothing seems to be in St. Lucia. The location on the main street is perfect and the safari we booked trough them was really good value.

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South Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I had difficulty finding this place as they have changed their name to Monzi Safaris. More of a hotel with backpacker dorm. Nice facilities - pool, braai area, although doesnt have the backpacker feel. Friendly staff. Dorm room was very hot with only one fan and little ventilation, pretty tired accommodation really but cheap.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

We came to St Lucia late December 2014. Our original plan wasn’t to visit St Lucia this time (we have been there before) but our kids didn’t enjoy traveling by car from place to place so we changed our minds and spent 5 days in St Lucia. The problem was that almost all B&B’s where, so we had to go... More 

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Kenton-on-Sea, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

We stayed in their new tents as it didn't cost much more than their private rooms with shared bathrooms and we felt like we were spoiling ourselves. That's the kind of tents you find in very expensive game lodges, with spotless bathroom, fridge and incredible bedding. It's super spacious inside and with a big terrace facing the swimming pool. The... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

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

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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