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Away with the Fairies Backpackers Hostel

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  • Average9%
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  • Terrible2%
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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.
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Shuttle Bus Service
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Multilingual Staff
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East London Airport59 mi
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All reviews pizza the cliff hiking trails outdoor bathtub the kitchen gorgeous views magical place lookout point super friendly cool things middle earth south africa trip indigenous forest great atmosphere own bathroom the cottages dan
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Away with the Fairies needs some tender loving care. While it has the famous bath overlooking a spectacular view, the rooms are so grubby and unloved. The beds havent been replaced in years so the mattresses springs dig into you every night. The managers talk...More

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Response from Daniel C, Owner at Away with the Fairies Backpackers HostelResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review. Your stay was pretty much a comedy of errors, everything that could go wrong did go wrong. It opened our eyes to quite a few aspects of the business that need attention, I'm sorry you had to be...More

Reviewed October 11, 2018

Hogsback is already a uniquely themed area up in the foresty mountains of South Africa and Away with the Fairies is a perfect place to stay. With a Lord of the Rings theme, you feel as though you've gone back in time. The main building...More

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Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

This stay was truly magic. Being in the forest was a much needed step out from reality. All the staff were very friendly and helpful. The food was satisfactory. I felt welcome the entire stay. Keep up the magical vibe you have created.

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Reviewed September 26, 2018

Can't really describe, whether poet storyteller or not, how beautiful that bluesky hiking day in Hogsback was, icing-cake sugar on the ridges, waterfalls full of melted slush, folks driving up from below who'd never done slush angels before, tripping over roots of 800-year-old yellowwood trees...More

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Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

The staff at away with the fairies is really kind and the atmosphere is relaxed. The surroundings are beautiful and the bath is definitely an unique experience. The only disadvantage was that is was very cold and the wood that was given was still a...More

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June 7, 2017|
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Response from Daniel C | Property representative |
Hi Inge, I am afraid not. We have a big Boerboel who is pretty territorial, when I say pretty I mean she is very. Nothing is much less atmospheric than a dog fight. I'm really sorry. Yours Dan
Bailey M
May 22, 2017|
Response from MassageMiki | Property representative |
Good morning, thank you for your questions. The bath is practically next to our view point, which is right here on our front lawn. There are many moderate hikes and even a light walk to 39 Steps waterfall. Looking forward to... More
October 9, 2014|
Response from Daniel C | Property representative |
No problem at all. The bath with the incredible view is still going strong. You just need to let us know when you want to bath and we'll light the fire for you. We can organise mountain bike rental for you, also when... More
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"Dont go there."
5 weeks ago
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"Straiders house can be quite with a lovely view."
Jan 16, 2018
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"The dorms have wifi, the house does not."
May 29, 2017
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"Hobbit cottage is adorable with 2 bedrooms, kitchenette and fireplace!"
May 17, 2017
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