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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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed at the Hout Bay Backpackers for 6 weeks and it was really good there. The owner is very nice, the rooms are nice and clean and the athmosphere is really great.The beach is directly next to the Backpackers.

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vienna
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The location is brilliant across the road from the beach and good restaurant close by. Unfortunately we slept in our warmest PJs and pullovers as the the doors don't close properly so there is a constant air draft and it was winter. Unfortunately there was always noise either people eating their dinner, then people watching TV, people coming back in... More 

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Sarah G, Manager at Hout Bay Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Emma, Thank you for your comments, we do have extra blankets and hot water bottles on request, Cape Town houses are really not geared for winter, but yet great in the summer as they stay cool! sorry you heard noise, we are in general a very quiet backpackers where noise at night is concerned, but sometimes we do have... More 

San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Thanks Sarah for the great hospitality and killer spot to stay! Best location on the bay, withing walking of everything you want to see. The room was clean and the lounge was a great hangout. Oh, and the view, superb.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Firstly I am new to backpacking so went in with no expectations. Sarah (and the other staff) was friendly and helpful and honest about the area saying not to go out on your own at night walking and flashing phones about. So they are serious about the safety of women that come into the area. I also slept out one... More 

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Sarah G, Manager at Hout Bay Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Samantha, Thank you for staying with us at Hout Bay Backpackers! it's not only here in Hout Bay that it's not advisable to walk around alone after dark but in many city's all over the world! We do ask guests to leave there washing with a bag provided in my office and after it's been laundered it will be... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Great place to stay, with clean rooms. Good restaurants around the area. The views from our room was absolutely fantastic. Thanks Sarah for your hospitality. Hopefully will return in the near future. Cheers

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Somerset West, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Thank you Sarah, for putting us all up for a family wedding on Good Friday, the rooms were so nice and clean, and fresh linen, what a pleasure! We were a little nervous with the thought of staying in a Backpackers - but will definitely recommend Hout Bay Backpackers to anyone!

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

very close to the beach, nice clean rooms, with en suite bathrooms, we had a 4 sleeper room to ourselves which was very nice, Staff were very friendly and the backpackers is a lovely spot to stay should you need a break of Cape town city itself

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Austin, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

I've now brought 2 travel groups (last year 14, this year 20) to the Hout Bay Backpackers. It's an amazing space with an incredible view and even better hosts. The space is always very clean and it's a great space just across the street from the beach. Sarah is amazing to work with and we'll be going back again. The... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

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 March 11, 2015

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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