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Backpackers Paradise & Joyrides

148 Baron van Reede Street, Oudtshoorn 6625, South Africa
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As we drove into town it was beginning to get dark. We were welcomed by a blackout complements of Eskom. The darkness made the hunt for accommodation both interesting and slightly eerie. We visited three places but were not overly impressed by any of them. The last place we saw was actually reminiscent of the Texas chainsaw massacre. Feeling rather... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

I had an excellent stay at this backpackers: the rooms were extremely cosy, the garden very extended and the (great) common rooms nice and warm. Marius is also an excellent guest and it really felt like home! If I come back to Oudshoorn I will definitely go back to this backpackers to have a good time!

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Montagu, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

One of the best backpackers I have stayed at in a long time. Marius makes you feel welcome the moment you step foot into the hostel, and the facilities is immaculate. Great all around stay, excellent property with a good show of character and proper welcoming. Definitely a place to go to again

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

I discovered this Backpackers in 2009 and the place to this day never disappoints me. Marius and his TEAM have done excellent work at transforming this property into Oudtshoorn's premier backpacking destination. I have stayed in most of the dorms and rooms and all are well located and in close range to the main reception and entertainment area. I recently... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

I spent 3 days at Backpackers Paradise and I want to commend the staff, especially Marius and his wife for having positive attitudes and going above & beyond with all my requests for help and whatnot. I hardly ever leave reviews to places I've visited in my travels but these people deserve a lot of credit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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 February 25, 2015

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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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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Cape Town, South Africa
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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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