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Simon's Town Backpackers

66 St Georges St, Simon's Town 7975, South Africa
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

This hostel is ok if you only look for a place to sleep. They do not offer a very nice common area or kitchen. The balcony has a beautiful view however. Just stay here if you have something to do in Simons Town.

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29 reviews 29 reviews
24 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

Despite very friendly staff this hostel is overpriced, we stayed in a double room with a shared bathroom last week, our room was damp and cold. We wanted to stay close to Boulders Park however we wished we would have known that 5-10 minutes further round the bay there are much nicer hostels much closer to the beach.

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71 reviews 71 reviews
71 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here in a double ensuite room for one night. Positives: -Room was spacious - Room and bathroom were clean - Located 10 min walk from Boulders park Negatives -Not welcomed, the guy behind the reception was clearly miffed we had disturbed his football game! -Notes on the fridge were quite aggressively worded, although I can't remember what it... More

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Berlin, Germany
19 reviews 19 reviews
10 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

We stayed at the Simon`s Town Backpackers for one night and found this hostel good value for money. A clean, spacious room and bathroom, good beds, relatively quiet. Front desk staff was ok though not overly eager to engage in any longer conversation.

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Vancouver, Canada
5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013 via mobile

I booked a dorm bed for two nights and it was a great deal. 160 Rand per night and had the whole room to myself. There were only about 2 other guests in the hostel while I was there. It was about a 20 min walk to boulders beach to see the penguins which were awesome. Great location and friendly... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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61 reviews 61 reviews
24 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Passing by we stopped for a room at this backpacker since it was on the Coast to Coast book. We rang the bell maybe 4 times until somebody opened the door. We walked up to the Information desk. The guy behind the desk didn't look at us and we waited maybe 4 minutes until he finished to scribble something on... More

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Bay City, Michigan
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

I have been to many hostels during my travel years but this was definetly the worst. Not because of the accomadation or cleanliness but because of the owner: I had to switch room during my stay because they were overbooked, so Keneth (the owner) told me to put my lugguage out in the lobby. When I came back that night,... More

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Lubeck, Germany
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

We stayed here for 1 night. We booked a double room en-suite. As we arrived at about 6 pm the gate was locked, no one answered the bell and no one answered the telephone. After 15 minutes waiting someone finally opened and told us that there went something wrong with the booking and they do not have a double room... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013 via mobile

stayed 3 nights in a 4 dorm. my bed and pillow were infected of BED BUGS. woke up with extensive and painful, itchy bites all over my neck, shoulders, hips, and right arm. the manager and staff changed sheets in the room and sprayed the mats following my complain. said they were spraying all the time to get rid of... More

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Barcelona, Spain
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85 reviews 85 reviews
27 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012 via mobile

Unfortunately I have to say that this is one of the worst places where I've stayed. It's located in a nice spot, but the room was not cheap for a backpackers place. I spoke with two guys of the staff, one was friendly but the other one not too much. The room was big but was smelling like cat pee... More

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Address: 66 St Georges St, Simon's Town 7975, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Simon's Town
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