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Afrique du Sud Backpackers

Cnr St Johns and Main Rds | Sea Point, Cape Town Central 8005, South Africa
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Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My mother and i were travelling from Pietermaritzburg (KZN) to Cape Town to spend a lovely Christmas holiday with my sister. What a nightmare..... On arrival (after travelling 22 hours) we were greeted by a dishevelled looking lady who had absolutely NO idea of our booking or the industry she is working in. After double booking us ( a fault... More 

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Mossel Bay, Western Cape, South Africa
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

From start to finish we had a great experience with Afrique Du Sud. We felt welcome and comfortable throughout our stay. I especially appreciated the safe and easy parking option just around the corner, as well as the walking distance to everything we needed. Free Wi-Fi definitely a bonus. Awesome location, comfortable room and friendly staff. I would visit again.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015 via mobile

I booked it for 2 nights, The management was so lovely and welcoming, although there weren't any youngsters during my stay, I could understand why it can be a little hard to sleep if you are a light sleeper (which in this case I am lucky to be a deep sleeper;) I got the twin bed room along with a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015 via mobile

The staff is friendly and helpful, the location is good (close to the sea and many restaurants). Sadly the common areas are not very clean and the romms are noisy. We still decided to stay for a few days but there are probably better places in cape town. Price is also cheap compared to other backpackers in CT.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

In just one night spent in Afrique du Sud we had the following experience: - a drunk girl invaded our dorm, yelling and smoking - three drunk guys arguing and fist fighting at the balcony right next to the dorms, in the middle of the night - a filthy kitchen, with piles and piles of dirty dishes - a dirty,... More 

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Nelspruit, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014 via mobile

This backpackers is situated in the perfect spot in Sea Point. Lots of shops and restaurants any way you turn. We stayed in a Dorm room which was everything one can expect, decent bunk beds and linen and all for a very reasonable price. This is actually the second time we have stayed here and I can't recommend it enough... More 

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Padstow, United Kingdom
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

This backpackers in my opinion is one of the best places to stay in Cape Town. Its a 10 minute taxi ride to City Centre and a 10 minute taxi drive to the glorious Camps bay and Clifton beaches. The staff are very friendly and will be willing to help in any way you need. The actual set-up of the... More 

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Shoreham-by-Sea, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

This is a small backpackers hostel. The bedroom smelt a bit sweaty and musty when we entered but the sheets and towels were clean. The bed squeaked whenever one of us turned over so it was a noisy night. If more amorous intentions were planned I am sure we would have kept everyone awake. Breakfast is included but it you... More 

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

I first booked in for a few days in December and ended up staying for over a month! I came to Cape Town to volunteer and the pre arranged accommodation I had fell through. Overall I had a great time at 'the freak' as we called it. I made friends with a bunch of lifeguards who were staying there from... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
1 review
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

Avoid this hostel at all costs! It is located on the main road relying Cape Town with Clifton and Camps Bay, with very heavy traffic noise both during the day and at night. You could as well set up your tent down on the pavement for a similar night rest. The facilities are old and outmoded, though basic needs are... More 

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