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Tube 'n Axe Backpackers Lodge
Cnr. Saffron & Darnell Streets, Storms River, Tsitsikamma National Park 6308, South Africa   |  
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Edmonton, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“My fave”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2011

I traveled with 2 other girls in South Africa and all three of us agreed that this was our favourite backpackers lodge. The atmosphere was absolutely perfect for being on an adventure in Africa and it was a great place to socialize & have drinks. We didn't have any issues with this lodge and wished we could have spent more time here!

Stayed January 2011, traveled with friends
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2011

We were in a large party and only staying one night , we all had dinner which was very nice and not very expensive.
The bar area and bonfire are a relaxing area to sit and have a beer after a long day travelling, was a shame just to spend one night

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2011

we were 3 couples staying at the Backpackers, on arrival we were met with friendly staff who immediately made us feel so welsome, rustic and beatulully decorated i could not believe that this is actually a back packers. the rooms took my breath away as it was like walking into a guest house, there are many meal options, great food with an amazing evening vibe and bond fire outside.

thank you guys for a wonderful stay i do recommend not paying hotel prices when you can stay at a place like Tube N Axe with awesome accommodation at less the price.

fantastic staff and wonderful owner who you can see takes pride in his work. a birdie told us that he does everything himself including the building. very very impressive

thanks guys and we will see you soon on our next visit

Room Tip: take the double rooms, however the dorm rooms are just as nice
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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2011

Had a lovely few days here with wonderful staff, lively fun bar, good food available, activities organised and great and clean accommodation.

Rooms looked lovely but we stayed in the raised tent which if you like that kind of thing is great fun, very cheap and a memorable experience.

Try the bungee - an AMAZING experience! Though check the water levels before booking tubing. It was too shallow when we did it so not that much fun, unless you enjoy jumping into the river from lots of different jumps including a tree!

Room Tip: Try the tent for something different and fun!
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2011

Both the backpackers and the area are really beautiful. The backpackers is clean and well maintained and the kitchen was reasonably well equipped. I would definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2010

loved the place.
the rooms and gardens were all very neat and clean; helpfull staff, good atmosphere in the bar; we stayed in the family room which was perfect.
Do the canopy tour in StormsRiver, great fun.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2010

has a bar and plays loud music but when it comes to rooms:broken bed and heavy food smell, stayed 1 night-not the best place

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Cnr. Saffron & Darnell Streets, Storms River, Tsitsikamma National Park 6308, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Tsitsikamma National Park > Storms River
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 10 Specialty Lodging in Storms River
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Storm Rriver Backpackers - This fantastic youth hostel is located in Storms River Village on the pulse of adventure and is ranked among the top backpackers lodges in South Africa let alone Garden Route. Our Accommodation offers warm cosy beds, clean facilities, Stormsriver Activities and Adventures. A buzzing night-life attracts travellers from all over to Tube ‘n Axe Backpackers Lodge and Accommodation. Storms River Village is a must visit while in Tsitsikamma and Garden Route area. Tubenaxe is also home of Blackwater Tubing and it is close to the Garden Route National Park at the famous Storms River Mouth – we offer shuttles on a daily basis to our guests. ... more   less 
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