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Hout Bay Backpackers

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Corner of Harbour and North Shore, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rooms were were clean and very spacious, beds were comfortable, linen crisp and clean, huge bathrooms and the sea views were gorgeous. Sarah was extremely friendly and accommodating, despite our constantly evolving plans. She bent over backwards to do whatever she could to make our week-long stay hassle free. We are DEFINITELY going to stay there again next year -... More 

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Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My first stay at a backpackers, and immediately hit gold. What a fantastic place! Had the huge private room with splendid view, enormous bathroom, all new and very very clean. Great communal kitchen and sitting area as well. Highly recommended (and not only for true backpackers).

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Oxford, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My daughter and I were lucky enough to stay here for a week recently. We shared the family room and enjoyed a sea view and a share of the balcony. The room was huge and the bathroom a fantastic size too. I cannot imagine why people choose to go to luxury lodges when they can enjoy the same level of... More 

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Witbank
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Excellent place to stay. Meet people from all abroad. Very tidy. Service excellent. Nice garden.Lovely bedrooms with bath, shower, basin and toilet. Cleaning service excellent providing clean linen every 3 days. Overlooking sea view.

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

I enjoyed Hout bay backpackers very much. Thanks to Sarah, Nobbi, Ruth and Tschad! I will come back! Hout Bay Backpackers is superbly located across the street from the beach. It is clean, and the staff is friendly, knowledgeable and efficient.

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bathgate
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

' we got a great welcome from Sarah, had a wonderful time and the bed was very comfartable our room was very spacious and clean wouldn't hesitate to going back mayby one day. It was just across from the beach. Thanks Sarah and team the Murphy's and Dunne's from Scotland.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Hout Bay Backpackers is superbly located across the street from the beach. It is clean, and the staff is friendly, knowledgeable and efficient. With 15 people in our group, we received top notch service, and at a most reasonable price.

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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

I stayed here for two months and I am in love with this place! The location is wonderful, the rooms and the kitchen are very clean and well equipped. Sarah and all backpackers's stuff were so friendly and helpful!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Thank you to Nqobile and Sarah for a relaxed stay. Our private room was neat and clean, with great views in all directions. The backpackers is ideally situated right across the beach and central enough to access any of the places worth visiting. Highly recommend staying here when visiting the Republic of Hout Bay.

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Zeeland, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We stayed here as a family of 5. Sarah was really friendly as was her dog, Molly. She helped us out with places to eat, where to go, and other advice. She went out of her way to make us comfortable and accommodate parking for our huge van! Our room was clean and we had enough space for all of... More 

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