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Hard Rock Backpackers

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29 Oribi Street | Wavecrest, Jeffreys Bay 6330, South Africa
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Burnley Lancs UK
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24 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Basic but clean with music, a grassed area for camping and BBQ and simply chilling out or having fun. Probably more suited to the younger end of travellers. Beach with walking distance as was a chequers, bars, eateries and couple of shops. Stayed in a double room with ensuite. Adequate.

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Thank mcoogan1
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had such a nice time here, traveling with some friends. The stuff is nice and friendly, and the hostel worth the money! They helped us to book the surf lessons and the sundboarding and we got a bar together!! Good times!

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Thank aamow
Eltville am Rhein, Germany
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you like loud music until 1am as well as the sound of a lawn mower at 7:30 in the morning and favor fungus in the shower, old stinky mattresses, pillows and blankets to a clean place, this is your place of choice in JBay. Otherwise, just don't go there. Just don't do it. We came in the believe that... More 

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Thank 19JeNe91
Cape Town, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

The unique thing about the Hard Rock Back Packers is that you have a unique and diverse group of people entering and exiting their doors. Our trip was 11 days and 10 nights and every day and night was truly that of memories being made. non stop laughing and people you could learn from as well as they learn from... More 

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Thank SaxonLeeFowler
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

We really appreciate the welcoming of the staff and the possibility to meet people and spend a night with them drinking and talking about everything. Alvaro was kind and friendly and we enjoyed the night in the yard of the Backpakers. He also helped us to arrange the surf school of the day after.

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1 Thank Davide C
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45 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

I've volunteered in a hostel before and took pride in keeping it to standards I would keep my own house, especially the bathroom. In the shared bathroom every single shower was covered in personal hygiene products including the sinks which were extremely disgusting and hadn't been cleaned in weeks it seemed. In the morning there was a sweet older lady... More 

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1 Thank MADEINCANADAEH83
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3 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

This was by far the worst backpackers we went to on the Garden Route! The staff, who all were volunteers I think, were really unfriendly and basically ignored us as soon as we checked in - not the usual tour/friendly welcome given in most hostels. There is a bar/pool table in the main area but the open plan layout means... More 

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1 Thank Superteach2012
State of Sao Paulo
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Everything was perfect. People were thoughtful, helpful, especially Tanja, the manager. The Hostel is clean, organized, clean bathrooms, always tidy, and everyone was very respectful about the schedules. I highly recommend it! Surely come back again!

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Thank ThiMartins
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

The bazbus arrived early so there was noone there when we arrived at 8.30am, someone came and let us in and Tanya arrived soon enough, we had a whole room to ourselves but were shooting off to go horse riding on the beach, we were supposed to get picked up by the company but they didnt reply to us so... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Got there to no staff at 7am besides the owner who only got there and stayed to check us in, had no idea where to go or how to get anywhere in Jeffry's Bay. Finally in the late afternoon after trying to get a hold of the owner who was not answering left and tried to figure stuff out for... More 

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