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Hout Bay Backpackers

Corner of Harbour and North Shore, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014
StudentLDN London, United Kingdom
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Really clean with good facilities, and an idyllic location. Plenty of things to do around the area, and loads of decent restaurants around it. The staff were very welcoming and friendly. Overall, I had a very pleasant stay and would recommend it.

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Harare Province, Zimbabwe
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

What an awesome place to stay :) was like my home away from home!! Very lovely place! So welcoming :) very clean and neat and tidy !! Thank you to Sarah and her team :) would recommend to everyone!! The house is very big and lots of space! Such amazing views from the windows :) enjoyed every moment there :)... More

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Cape Town
12 reviews 12 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Light and airy. Large windows in the dorm. The view from the deck is wonderful. We bought some chicken and wood at a big Spar close by. We cooked up a large stew in the well stocked kitchen. The Dorm bathroom is the best I have ever seen. We made a fire in the lounge while the rain was pelting... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

This place was the best! Amazing view from our room. Such good value for money - the room (No. 3) was huge, clean and was so quiet I thought we were the only ones staying there. There is secure parking and the staff are so friendly. Perfect location!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014 via mobile

I had the privilege to stay at Hout Bay Backpackers for 3 nights and would absolutely recommend it to anybody. The location is stunning, the atmosphere is tranquil and soothing to the soul. I will definitely go back again and again!

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

I stayed at the Hout Bay Backpackers for six nights in April 2014. Completely loved the experience here. Things that stood out for me : + Location: I was looking for a quite and peaceful place away from the city, and this is exactly where I wanted to be. With the amazing view of the Hout Bay Harbour, Chapman's peak... More

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Oxford, England, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Lovely clean hostel, good price,comfortable beds, well situated close to bus routes and the sea. Very friendly and supportive staff. We felt very safe there. Much better than many hotels we've stayed in. Depending on time of year the nearby fish canning factory can be a bit whiffy at times.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

We stayed here during our wedding in South Africa and thought that 'back packers' sounded quite basic and were not expecting too much but my goodness we were so pleasantly surprised, the place was lovely, clean and so very friendly, we are booking again for our next trip back (my husband is South African) and can't wait to go back... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Great affordable accommodation in CapeTown. Bathrooms on the dorm rooms are not 100% private, but the Hostel is in a good location, not far from CT center, restaurants and beaches close by. Its a great choice particularly if you have a car. Beds where comfortable, rooms where clean and the common area is quite spacious. Would go back.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

I brought a group of 13 North Americans to South Africa to teach a little basketball and take in cultural experiences and I'm incredibly grateful that I selected this place for half of our trip. We will definitely be back. Sarah and Becky are angels, some of the most hospitable people I've ever met. We had such a great stay.... More

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

Hi Chad, thank you so much to all your students, they were very well behaved and it was a pleasure to have you all here in what I call my home and you are welcome back anytime. More

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Address: Corner of Harbour and North Shore, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Hout Bay
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Hout Bay Backpacker Lodge is situated a stone’s throw away from Hout Bay Beach with uninterrupted views of beach, habour and the majestic Chapman’s Peak. The Lodge is quiet and comfortable, just 20 minutes from Cape Town and on the public transport route. Our hostel suits budget travelers wanting to experience Hout Bay (restaurants, harbour, beach, Seal Island, World of Birds, etc), discerning backpackers requiring a base from which to hike Table Mountain National Park, bike Chapman’s Peak, surf Llandudno and travelers interested in township tours and meeting volunteers working on community development projects.The dormitories all have en-suite bathrooms, sleeping a maximum of 6 people per dorm, we also have 4 en suite private rooms and the communal lounge area has DSTV and a large fireplace. Knowledgable staff are on hand to advise and assist in planning a vast range of activities for you, including: surfing, fishing, diving, sailing, kayaking, hiking trails, top restaurants, wine and township tours, pubs and if that’s not enough, there’s loads of live entertainment!Loc al volunteer and language courses are also available. Dune’s Lodge, Hout Bayis a 3 star lodge run together with Hout Bay Backpackers and comprises of 4 luxury en-suite rooms with DSTV and tea and coffee making facilities. All rooms lead out on to a private wooden deck with views of Hout Bay beach, habour and the majestic Chapman’s Peak. ... more   less 
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