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Backpackers Paradise & Joyrides

148 Baron van Reede Street, Oudtshoorn 6625, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had such a lovely time here. The staff couldn't have been more helpful. A home away from home 😊. I would recommend a stop off here it's a really cool place. When we wanted to go horse riding the owner drove us there himself and picked us up afterwards.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a nice hostel, friendly people. Weird thing to have to pay R200 deposit for 2 towels, but got it back, so anyway.. Good WiFi but only in reception area. Room was okay, not that special for that kind of money. Bad thing is I woke up at 5 in the morning because of car sounds (yes, I had... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

This establishment is a lot bigger than it looks - it's a warren of passages & pathways which lead to different areas (camping, hostel rooms, bar, reception, outdoor facilities, etc.). Overall though, our experience was good. The reception staff were friendly, welcoming and full of information and itinerary ideas which is always welcome. We stayed in the private ensuite rooms... More 

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Seoul, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Check in was great. Camping area was small but cool. Showers and toilets were clean. Bar was great. Good service. Lots of communal areas and lots of private areas. Somewhat of a wild layout which is fun when drunk and meeting people. Be sure to hit the bar at least once.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015 via mobile

I had such a great time here: The location in town is great and Marius helps organise activities for you such as the Swartberg Pass cycle ride and Cango Caves (both unmissable if you're staying here) At night there's a great bar and pool on offer as well as a braai that Marius cooks up himself. Wonderful hospitality, colonial style... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Big comfortable beds, great friendly staff, awesome bar, clean amenities. Love sitting around the fire after dinner (try the ostrich egg for breakfast and the ostrich steaks for dinner). This is an awesome place to visit all year round. Definitely do the cycle from the top of Swartberg pass all the way back into town.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015 via mobile

This was literally the best backpackers place, the staff were incredibly friendly the hostel was comfy the bar was good and the food was great! (Had to pay separately but worth it). They also do great trips which is superb, we did the kango caves and the ostrich farm in one and had a superb time. Wish I could have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

This hostel was one of the off route option from the Baz Bus route. I have decided to go take a look. I have no regrets. It was starting to be their quiet season so I had a 8 bed dorm all to myself. The fireplace at the common area was made for hanging out and drinking. The owners were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

I had a good time at the backpackers. The staff is nice, and so is the bar with pool table, the nightly fire, the dorms, the big communal kitchen and especially the restaurant where you can enjoy a very good breakfast or lunch for a very good price. The staff is very willing to help you out if you are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

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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