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Hermanus Backpackers

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26 Flower St., Hermanus 7200, South Africa
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I know, it is a backpackers, and I have stayed in many, but never one this dirty or noisy. The indoor common area was a mess and the kitchen was filthy. They apparently do not encourage the guests to clean up after themselves and dishes and debris just piled up in the sink and on the counters while the resident... More 

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NaughtyCatCapeTown, Owner at Hermanus Backpackers, responded to this review

Shame! You must have been there during a super busy time, its not usually such a mad house. I see it was January, which is peak summer holiday season, so I'll make the assumption there was loads of local visters here, notoriously slack when it comes to clearing up after themselves :-(. Anyway, everything is back to normal now, nice... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Myself and my fiance stayed there the pass weekend and from the start it was a pleasant experience. The environment was nice and homely and every one was friendly. Felt like one big happy family. The room was well kept. Will definitely return there soon.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed a night in a dorm, pretty much got eaten alive. I've traveled over 30 thousend km's through Africa and it's the first time. I once got biten in Cologne and the scars stayed for weeks. Now to think my back, neck, arms and face is covered in these bites I'll surely be have a awe full time for the... More 

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Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
19 reviews 19 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

As a seasoned traveller and connoisseur of backpackers worldwide, Hermanus Backpackers ranks way up there as a fabulous place to stay, providing all the amenities you'd need from a backpackers .. and more. The staff are friendly, helpful and fun; the apartment was clean and comfortable; the backpacker's location is conveniently close to town .. a wonderful walk along the... More 

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3 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

As a family we decided to spend my birthday weekend at this house so we booked the out the whole cottage as we didn't want to stay with other people for safety reasons. The 5 bedroom house is beautiful and spacious. It has a pool as well as a braai area, however my mother couldn't stress it enough to management... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

This is a back packers so its worth it if you are just looking for a place to crash and not spend allot. The staff is laid back and there's always a vibe and party. Unfortunately the kitchen and common areas are shared, so don't expect to find your booze where you left. To the person who stole my beer...... More 

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Western Cape, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Me and my gf stayed here for two nights over the weekend and had a great stay. Braam the owner and his wife Hayley are great. Helpful staff, clean rooms, good wifi and nice outside area to socialize around the braai area. Good location in town and within walking distance of downtown.

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

This was our second time staying here and we even got the same room! We stayed in the cottage which is around the corner from the main backpackers. We had an en-suite room with double bed and two bunks. Our room and the rest of the house and garden were just as clean and well maintained as when we visited... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

When we got there we didn't have cash with us. So the owner informed us we could pay later. He gave us information on the various activities in the area. The room was clean and someone constantly cleaned the kitchen.

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We had a double ensuite here which was wonderful. Loved all the different spaces for relaxing, watching TV etc. Didn't use the pool but it was the cleanest we saw. Heavy duty blankets in the rooms which we didn't need but should keep you warm in winter. Great reception who helped us organise sea kayaking. Loved it. Take your own... More 

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