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Hermanus Backpackers
26 Flower St., Hermanus 7200, South Africa   |  
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Viken, Sweden
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Awesome.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

Great place,amazing staff, clean, good facilities and fast Wi-Fi. Loved every second that i stayed here. The location is not the best but it makes up for it by character and service. Organizes affordable shark-diving for backpackers, shuttle for Baz Buz and Braais.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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  • 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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Munich, Germany
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

Conveniently located close to the sea and the main shopping street. Walkable in a few minutes. In a quiet part of Hermanus, not to much noise around. Super friendly staff, always around to help. Free WiFi throughout the hostel and a computer to use the internet is provided. Generously big dorm rooms. Communal bathrooms. Nice bar, good vibe. Go for the R90 deal for Steak, Salad and Chips on Saturday nights - best steak I've had in a long time!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

Awesome place, friendly staff, great dog! Had a good time and will recommend it for backpackers. Spent there 3 days, which was perfect! Clean, comfortable, a nice bar... you feel like you're part of this family! I was sad to leave!

  • Stayed May 2013, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
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
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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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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 #10 of 38 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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