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Hermanus Backpackers
26 Flower St., Hermanus 7200, South Africa   |  
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5 hotel reviews
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“Great time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013 via mobile

I can highly recommend this backpackers. Hermanus is beautiful, the people are very hospitable and there are some nice bars and restaurants. The people who work here are really nice and friendly. I was on my own and they introduced me to a lot of their friends, which was really nice. I had an absolutely great time here!

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

nice place to hang out.
chilled out crew, make you feel as part of the team
cool pool in the backyard
very good braai in the evening - highly recommended
good lounge with everything a backpacker needs - a guitar, books to read, comfy sofas, telly and wi-fi

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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New Delhi, Delhi, India
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

Besides being an excellent self catering place to live in, the courteous staff full of life genuinely added to the flavour of living well. Being Indian and from Sikh religion celebrated one of the best Christmas ever.. beginning Dec 24 until Dec 27! Staff, guests everybody were in really good mood... God bless Hermanus BP Cheers !

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 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
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Cape Town
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

Although the options on this review web site don't allow for more than single options and limited travel dates, as a Tour Operator and private individual, I have placed guests at HB and spent time there myself. The experience has allways been a genuine one with a true sense of welcome and sincere concern that Guests have only the best kind of experience.

The Pub, full of atmosphere, and swimming pool area are really well laid out and great for meeting other guests. For the "stay in touch junkies", free wifi is available and for the outdoor types and adrenaline junkies, the clued up and efficient staff will organize just about anything from a bike ride to a shark cage diving experience.

Guests of mine placed at HB some time ago recently returned of their own accord (April) as part of a university field trip and reinforced their original good experience with yet another.

Thanks and well done Hermanus Backpackers!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Leuven, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

After traveling around for 3 months in Southern Africa I arrived in the Hermanus BP. It's a colourfull house with big windows, bar and swimmingpool in the garden. The staff and owners were so helpfull and friendly. They made me feel immediately at home. The rooms and dorms are clean and spacious with good beds.Some winetasting, watching the whales, going for the great white sharkcagediving, going to the beach, walking or just reading a book or being lazy. You can do it all.The braais (bbq's) are very tasty and by now famous. The center is a five minute walk where you can find banks, supermarkets and everything you need. I loved the place and the people so much that I returned already twice. And I'm not the only one. I've seen other backpackers again that I met the first time. The best place to be to explore the Overberg-region !

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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Red Deer, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013 via mobile

Harmonus backpackers what can I say . Of all the hostils I have stayed in this was by far the best , along with the friendly staff and owners , the atmosphere was awesome they make u feel like family as soon as u arrive . They are very knowledgable about the tours and all the things to do and places to see . Very clean hostil and just a must stay while traveling through that part . Thank you all for the pleasant expiriance !!

  • Stayed May 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Sydney, Australia
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

Hermanus Backpackers was quite empty when we arrive in early Jan, but the staff did their best to make us feel like home and was very helpful. The venue has a funky set-up, free wifi, its own bar and a separate cottage also with a swimming pool, around the corner, where private rooms are located. It is a great place to crash before a long journey; it has prosperous social life and is good for meeting like-minded travellers.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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Additional Information about Hermanus Backpackers

Address: 26 Flower St., Hermanus 7200, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Hermanus
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 36 Specialty Lodging in Hermanus
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hermanus Backpackers and Budget accommodation offers spacious chill areas, swimming pool, free WI-FI and free Breakfast to all guests. With a variety of room styles incl: Dorm rooms, twin rooms, triple rooms, double, double en-suites & en-suite family rooms, there is a room for every budget traveler.Room Rates start at R130 per person/per night with discounts for guests doing shark cage diving (enquire when booking)The Backpackers Budget accommodation is separate from the backpackers accommodation with it's own kitchen, garden, braai facilities and private bathrooms it offers excellent family and budget accommodation for the more discerning budget traveler.Hermanus Backpackers is a 5 minute walk into town and the famous cliff paths where Whales can be seen in season. ... more   less 
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