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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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Zoelen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The location is perfect, at the end of the main street, so nice and quiet and in the street where all the pubs and restaurants are. I checked in for three days, the hostel was fully booked and they showed me the tents. Woo ow, very cool, need and with bathroom, sink and fridge. The surrounding area is so beautiful... More 

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southbroom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Superb accommodation which will amaze the most critical guest, in a tented camp. The tents itself has a certain ambience which makes it different and very comfortable. Clean and in general a lovely destination with a secluded feel, even though in the heart of Saint Lucia.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

My girlfriend and I stayed in St Lucia for a week at this Backpackers. All the staff were most friendly and obliging. When we arrived we had originally booked mixed dormitory rooms, but were able to switch to double rooms without much hassle. Let me say now that the rooms are BASIC, a bed, a fan, a ceiling light and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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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