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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 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 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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seattle
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is my third trip to South Africa, and backpackers paradise is one of the most aesthetically pleasing places I've stayed. The decor is warm and cozy, hanging out in the garden enjoying espresso was so relaxing. The braai experience is classic!

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My sisters and I booked a dorm room at Backpackers Paradise and on arrival were given a lovely little private room which was nice! The girl on reception was really friendly and helpful and showed us around. They have a good kitchen area, lounge, bar and a few bathrooms and toilets. The receptionist also gave us a great recommendation for... More

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Montreal, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Service: They have discounts on the activities in Oudtshoorn and shuttle service to those activities. The staff were very nice and took time to explain all the activities. Value: Cheap~ Environment: Spacious and many areas to hangout, there's a garden, pool and common areas. The kitchen is big and well-equipped. There is free coffee and tea in the shared kitchen... More

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Once you've overcome the overpriced shuttle from George (150R one way for a 1 hour drive), it's a great place to stay. Very spacious, a lot of different areas to hang out, a very clean and well equipped kitchen, comfy beds (dorm room) and friendly service. Super delicious ostrich braai for dinner. The bike ride from the top of Swartberg... More

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Oisterwijk, The Netherlands
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Nice hostel with garden, fireplace, bar, nice (cheap) breakfast and possibility to braai. The girl at the reception gave a lot of explanation about activities (they have discount!) and beautiful tours in the surroundings. We drove with our own car to Prince Albert, nice mountains! It is possible to do volunteer work at a project close to Oudsthoorn. Owner knows... More

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

The hostel is runned by a very nice family. There is a lot of outside space, a really cosy living room (with tables, couches and a television) and it's on the mainstreet of Oudtshoorn. We stayed in a double room with our own bathroom which was superb and really worth the money. Try to book in advance! You can get... More

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Singapore
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116 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

I stayed in 6-bed-dorm for a night because the Garden Route Tour I joined arranged this backpacker. I am quite happy that they choose "Backpackers Paradise & Joyrides" in Oudtshoorn. There are many restaurants within walking distance. There is a bar in the backpackers, They do BBQ every night (If I am not wrong). There is a huge garden and... More

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

Stayed here for two nights and that was enough. Not much to do in the area but we talked to cango wildlife ranch and that was amazing. Accommodation good value for money and owners always willing to help and give advice. Would definitely recommend this hostel. Charlotte and Chris

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USA
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21 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

Stayed here with a friend and loved it! From the moment we checked in the staff were friendly and helpful with any information we needed. The recommend restaurants which were fabulous and also provided discounts on local attractions. I like the option of having a menu to order from or being able to cook for myself. I found the rooms... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

This is a great place, very friendly staff and the location is superb, when you book a trip you get discount vouchers for the cangoo coves (10%) and the ostrich farm (50%). Great biking trip can be taken and the bar with fire place is a nice area.

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