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93 Van Reenen Street, Clarens 9702, South Africa
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Clarens Inn & Backpackers
Ranked #15 of 17 Specialty Lodging in Clarens
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  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    1.5 of 5 stars
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Kent, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

When we arrived the domestics would not let us go inside our room until the Missus turned up, and she took a good 20 mins to arrive... from town - I assume. We were the only people in the place and no one else came either so I am not sure what the reasoning of the domestics was... we had... More 

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Lausanne, Vaud, Switzerland
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

The room was basic, cold and expensive. The staff is nonexistent, you have to track them down. In fact, when we paid for our room the lady said she didn't have any change and she's get the rest back to us. We then didn't see her for the rest of our stay. We tried to track her down as we... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Spent one night at the Clarens Inn & Backpackers and have only one word to describe it: horrific. Maybe - just maybe - it would be decent in the summer, but in the winter it was awful. I struggle at where to begin to describe the experience, but after one night and I my travel companion left - calling it... More 

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Mooi River, South Africa
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014 via mobile

We booked into the stream hut which is one of the more expensive accommodation options given that it is situated on the river's edge. We arrived, opened the door to the WORST musty cigarette smoke smell. The ancient curtains hangining off the railings also reaked of dust and smoke, as did the blankets that were in the cupboards. The windows... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

The backpackers is located at the base of the mountains in Clarens in a beautiful location. It is cheap accommodation and the beds were simple ply bunks on top of each other, needs to be cleaned a bit more thoroughly and the bathrooms are interesting to put it mildly with shower curtains a a doors and ability to see into... More 

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Manzini, Swaziland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Pictures in the coast to Coast very deceptive as it must have been taken years ago. Broken lamp shades, broken Furnichair in and out the cottages. Looks like no one visits or lives there. Dose not seem like anyone cleans very dark and dingy. No professionalism from the one person we did meet. Even after saying we don't want to... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Do not be fooled by the word 'Inn', or 'Backpackers' for that matter, for this place is neither. I have stayed in many backpacker's around Europe, and not once did I have to put up with such abysmal accommodation and facilities. In fact, this accommodation, makes European backackers feel like 5 star in comparison. In short, I can simply say... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014 via mobile

We booked to stay two weeks as the location is great, in the village of Clarens. We left after one night. The bathrooms were dirty and unhygienic, looked like they hadn't been cleaned for weeks. When we pointed this out to manager Nicky, she was too busy doing her yoga to be bothered with mere guests. What a pity. Could... More 

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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53 reviews 53 reviews
32 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

Staying in Clarens if you are in the area is a great choice, and this inn/backpackers has a great choice of rooms a 15-minute walk from the center of town. I stayed in a small en-suite cabin which was being renovated (the ceiling hadn't been finished and there were nails sticking out) but I had a great sleep on a... More 

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Germany
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

we stayed there one night and left quite early the next morning and had breakfast in town. The smell was awful, there was only a bathtub in the floor (no separate room, just a curtain) without the possibility to have a normal shower. In the middle of the night (I was not sleeping anyway due to the smell and the... More 

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Address: 93 Van Reenen Street, Clarens 9702, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Free State > Clarens
Number of rooms: 6

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