I just returned from a trip backpacking around South Africa and 33 South was by far my least favorite spot. The guy who greeted us at the desk was very condescending to us. Every night was extremely loud from 6pm to about 3am and then it got loud again in the morning at 7am. Made it very hard to get a good nights sleep after having long days touring Cape Town. Besides the guy at the desk on the first night every staff member I met was extremely rude. Two girls stayed in one day as they were not feeling well and throughout the day someone walked into their room to show it off and then again later that night to see if anyone was awake. When one of us threw up we asked if they had any extra plastic bags we could keep in the room in case of emergency, we were given news paper. That night we overheard people talking outside our window saying that we were no fun. We were all sick and tired. The bathrooms were always dirty and getting out of the shower I would immediately feel like I needed another one. I enjoyed South Africa so much, but after staying at 33 South all I wanted to do was go home.
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