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Away with the Fairies Backpackers Hostel

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent location, stunning views over the mountains. Cliff top bath had beautiful views, but not enough hot water to let you enjoy it for long. Kitchen was pretty small & crowded when lots of people there. We had the fire room which was cosy, but got quite smoky.

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Port Alfred, South Africa
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome view.....loved the bath idea with hot water. And the friendly 4 legged friend who loves having its back scratched. We will have to make a weekend visit to try out the bath and visit with friendly staff

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Away with the Fairies was a backpackers lodge, so if you're looking for luxury then this isn't it. But wow it was an amazing couple of days for us. Super basic accommodation but the views were amazing and the food was incredible!! Would recommend it

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Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had stayed at this backpackers 7 years ago and was finally back as I truly loved the place. The great surprise was that it was even better than before! The owner has continued to improve the place with an amazing viewpoint over the cliffs as well as setting up the cliff bath better and making it a highlight of... More 

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Athens, Greece
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7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I found this place to be cozy and welcoming. The staff were very helpful and friendly. They always kept the fires going in both the bar/lounge area as well as the main house. The room had heaters in them too. Water was hot and pressure was great. I felt they went out of their way to keep guests comfortable! Returning... More 

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Plettenberg Bay
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

Arrived on the Sunday afternoon after a 5 hour drive from Plettenberg Bay, chilly but an awesome welcome from Nonbasi (sp)...... The young lady, showed us around, gave us all the information and at all times was helpful and friendly. The two other staff members that we met Ross and La Mott, are to an asset to this backpackers. I... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

Unfortunately we only had one full day in Hogsback, and so I don't think we got a true sense of the little town and what there is to do there. The bad weather that moved in in the afternoon also spoiled our chances at exploring. Away with the Fairies was clean and pleasant; the hippie vibe at reception was cool... More 

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

Inspired by Tolkien's Lord of the Rings, this place will make you feel like you're living in a fantasy world. Colorful wall paintings, rooms named after LOTR characters and staff members being called "fairies", Away with the Fairies will most likely bring a smile on your face. During our stay in winter, there were some water problems with the en-suite... More 

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Cape Town
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16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

We spoilt ourselves and had a private en suite room, Frodo, and really enjoyed our stay. Our experience of backpackers is limited but AWTF provides all that is needed. Staff and hospitality were excellent and pizzas were delicious. Monique and her team do a great job. The setting on the edge of the forest at the top of a cliff... More 

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Randburg, South Africa
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016 via mobile

We popped into Hogsback on a business trip en route from Queenstown to PE to see what it's like. What a wonderful town. We went for a quick mountain walk to try and find the falls. It was a bit late and upon our walk back, stumbled across this Backpackers. Greeted by a friendly Lamonte barman we had a good... More 

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  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Away with the Fairies is a backpacker hostel with one of the best views in the country from our garden. We have all sorts of accommodation ranging from En-suites to Self Catering cottage, doubles, twins, dorms and camping. The hiking trails through Auckland Nature reserve start and finish in our back garden. On the hikes you can see ancient forests and endless waterfalls. Our atmosphere is relaxed and friendly, with nature and views what we are all about. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Away with the Fairies Backpackers Hostel

Address: Bag End, Ambleside Close, Hogsback 5721, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Hogsback
Price Range: $12 - $13 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 14
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