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Hermanus Backpackers

Certificate of Excellence
26 Flower St., Hermanus 7200, South Africa
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Hermanus Backpackers
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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22 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Clean room with plenty of space, code lock on the front door, security, convenient as it is close to town and the waterfront, large rooms in the cottage, pretty private garden, kitchen stocked with utensils, free toast and coffee in the morning.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We started our trip after visiting Cape Town in the Hermanus backpackers house around the corner. Very nice and clean bed, and the people at the reception were very friendly. Hermanus is a small town, so we just stayed for one night. Lots of nice fish restaurants!

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Cape Town, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thanks for a awesome stay, pitty it was for only 1 night, the family enjoyed every minute of it, especially the free wifi. The boys enjoyed swimming and playing pool. The madam and I enjoyed the braai.

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Montreal, Canada
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47 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed here last year, and this year we stayed on two different occasions. Hayley and Bram and their team are like family and wouldn't stay anywhere else in Hermanus, especially because it is such a great base. The beaches and plentiful, beautiful and safe. The restaurants are great as well and the shopping is good. In... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Having stayed here I can safely say that you shouldn't stay anywhere else in hermanus . The friendly and knowledgeable staff when you arrive immediately gives you piece of mind. The facilities available are great only thing missing is a bar but buying your own alcohol sorts that out quickly! The braai they over is also worth it or braai... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Our first stay in a back packer. Lovely scenic surrounds. Economic centrally located. We traveled with our touring U13 cricket team and wanted to stay with the kids. We chose a 4 sleeper room with own bathroom - the linen were definitely not changed as there were long black hair on both the pillow cases . Luckily i traveled with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

What an amazing place! Everything from booking to check in, staff, facilities and location was awesome. Really clean and well run. It's not my first visit, and am already looking forward to staying again soon!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

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 March 10, 2015

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 March 6, 2015 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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