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Backpackers Paradise & Joyrides

148 Baron van Reede Street, Oudtshoorn 6625, South Africa
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Port Elizabeth
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great place, great location, great staff, great activities, great food! Highly recommended as the only place to stay in Oudtshoorn! Lots of opportunity to try ostrich meat and ostrich egg. Lots of local attractions in the area to keep you busy for days!

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was really a nice spot. The staff was great, and the hostel itself was nice and clean. The Ostrich eggs set out for breakfast were a really nice touch. :) Definitely a great value and an excellent place to stay in Oudtshoorn!

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Dresden, Germany
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24 reviews 24 reviews
21 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The rooms are rather basic but good, clean and more than one would expect for the price. We came on a tour and when there was some miscommunication upon our arrival (the hostel was supposed to prepare a braai for us), they made sure they get the meat and the guy who usually does the braais came around to get... More

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Austin, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed here for 3 nights in August and wished that we could have stayed longer. The owners of the hostel are very friendly and made us feel welcome from the moment we arrived. They had many excellent suggestions for dining and attractions nearby. The meals served at the hostel are fantastic, but they also have a... More

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Boom, Belgium
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hostel was just ok. Good rooms, big beds, clean bathrooms. The reception staff was unfriendly. They were not so helpfull and outgoing. The food in this hostel is very very good! The cooks are very friendly. I took a trip to the cango caves and the ostrich farm with the hostel driver. He was very quiet and unfriendly. And... More

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Tampa, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This accommodation was included in a two day tour I booked through hotspots. We only spent one night here, but really enjoyed it. The rooms and bathrooms were basic, but everything was very clean. The food was not included in our package and so we paid for breakfast and dinner separately. It was very affordable and the quality was great.... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Stayed here for 2 nights in August. It's more like an old house than a hostel. Good atmosphere around the fire in the evenings. There is free wifi available in the bar. Staff were very friendly and gave us great recommendations for a day trip and for local restaurants.

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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I stayed here for one night so that I could visit the Cango Caves. The hostel provided a shuttle (130R each way) from George, that met the BazBus. You can choose to eat diner at the hostel if there are enough people, 3 or more, I had a delicious ostrich sausage and kebab with salad and potato. There is free... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We have stayed one night in the Oaradise Backpackers in Oudtshoorn, South Africa. We had the double en-suite room, so the price was higher - the place is nice well located, secure, however they do have some strange for backpackers regulations - required is a deposit for towels, breakfest (not a feast) is included but NOT served is coffee or... More

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Durham, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This place is one of the best hostels I've stayed in, hands down. Set in large grounds, secure parking, big lounge area with TV, vending machine, kitchen area and big wooden tables on which to eat. Our bunk beds were the size of 3/4 beds and very comfortable. The whole place was very clean. The staff kept the reception open... More

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Address: 148 Baron van Reede Street, Oudtshoorn 6625, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Oudtshoorn
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Number of rooms: 16
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