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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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South Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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11 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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208 reviews 208 reviews
40 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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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Address: 81 Mckenzie Street, Saint Lucia 3936, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Saint Lucia
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Number of rooms: 10
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