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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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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Three of us stayed for two nights in one of the 4 bunk bedrooms. The beds were comfortable, towels and bedding were provided. All was neat and clean. The room had an ensuite bathroom and the cupboards were equipped with clothes hangers.The room was a bit stuffy at night even though a fan was provided. It did help when the... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The enterprise is well run.The staff are very friendly and helpful.Rooms are clean and well serviced well worth a visit.Literally on the beach with easy access to amenities and the vibrant Hout Bay Harbour.

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Cairns, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is located in a great spot with lots of large windows to see the amazing view. Our host was extremely nice and organised our tours for us. We met other people at the place and shared experiences. The rooms are nice athough having a bathroom in the bedrooms can lead to unwanted smells. Another is if you are... More 

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Schoemansville, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a surprise on our arrival at Houtbay Backpackers. Did not know what to expect. A pleasant surprise with very fond memories of Houtbay Backpackers, and will surely visit this establishment again. On arrival we were met and greeted by Sarah, our host and Molly, her friendly German Shepard. We never felt like guests but more part of a family.... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

We only stayed one night on our way. It is more a hostel than a hotel but for decent price and at a great spot right at across the road from the beach and the pier with the restaurants, boat trips departure point etc. The accomodation is fine for budget travellers, it offers a shared kitchen which is very well... More 

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

Thank you for your review, the ground floor rooms as you said have not got a view but we do have some dorm rooms in the main house, which were full when you came but hopefully next time you will book one off those and do have large family/doubles and all have sea views! More 

Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

I can really recommend Hout Bay Backpackers. It's a fantastic location. My girlfriend and I stayed in a private room. It was large, clean comfortable with a great bathroom. The owner was very friendly and helpful and we thought the whole experience was excellent value for money.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

The backpacker has amazing views on the Hout Bay harbor and beach. We stayed in a family room with a big bathroom: shower and bath tub, all very clean and lovely! I recommend the rooms overlooking the beach on the kitchen/ common areas floor, as the rooms below this floor don't get such amazing views. It is a pity the... More 

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

Hi, So Glad you enjoyed and yes we are in the process of building a braai area off the lounge, due to high winds and decking cannot use front balcony but on good days great to have such a fantastic views! Thanks Laura hope to see you again soon! More 

Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

Hout Bay Backpackers looks right across the road to the most stunning beach. It's also really close to bars, restaurants and cafes. And inside it is so much more comfortable than the name suggests. Sarah, the manager, is a great host and runs the place brilliantly. The bedrooms and en suite bathrooms are high spec and everything is spotlessly clean.... More 

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

Hi, thank you so much for your kind words and so glad you liked staying with us, welcome back anytime!!!! :O) More 

Middletown, New Jersey
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

This backpackers provided a great spot to stay one night as we made our way through the Garden Route. We were given great suggestions for how to spend our day and the accommodation was as expected for the low price we paid. It was quiet and well-suited for families as well!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Sarah and Chad assisted us from night one, even though we arrived at 21:30pm the first night. Very clean, friendly surroundings, very homely. Would recommend this backpackers to anyone looking for accommodation in Hout Bay.

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