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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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San Diego, California
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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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Oxford, UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

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
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 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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