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Away with the Fairies Backpackers Hostel

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As part of our Honeymoon road trip. This was an epic experience. Perfectly situated close to amazing hikes like "Madonna and Child Waterfall' and "The Big Tree"-amongst others. Breath taking view point with bath over looking all " Three Hogs" mountains.Food-wise, the Pizza's are killer and the omelettes delish!!! Electric and chilled energy can be experienced through amazing bonfires (Angie-the... More 

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Ben S, Manager at Away with the Fairies Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Good day MR & MRS Sequera, Guy (voted best bartender in the world 2015 & 2016) still raves about the great time he had with you two. So much of a good time it was that we had to change our bar-tending policy the next morning. So do rest assured you have left your legacy with us. ;-) We very... More 

London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent three lovely nights here in August. The bathtub is every bit as lovely as expected, the staff were fantastic (Ben and Angie gave us one of the best welcomes we've had anywhere), and the various fires around the place were great. We stayed in Gimlis Rest, through the forest at the sister accommodation at Strider, which was functional... More 

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Ben S, Manager at Away with the Fairies Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Good day Alex and co. Thank you so very much for taking the time to review The Fairies. We always love hearing back from our guests whether good or bad. As much as we made your stay a memorable one so did you make your visit memorable to us. We had a great time hosting your partner and yourself, thank... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I camped at Away with the Faeries for 3 nights and had an absolutely amazing time. The backpackers itself is clean, the showers were always hot and had great pressure and the staff, especially Ben and Angie, were awesome. The location of away with the faeries is what makes this place spectacular. It overlooks a beautiful forest... More 

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Ben S, Manager at Away with the Fairies Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you so very much for your kind words B. As much as you enjoyed your stay, we enjoyed hosting you guys! Looking forward to your next stay with us. Or for our next stay with you. Was an absolute pleasure meeting you and more so being able to make your getaway the memory it should be. Kindest regards Ben More 

East London, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our stay. We appreciated that there was a hike and outside bath so close to where we stayed. We were disappointed with thee amount of noise at night-especially a drum that was played kept us awake. Over-all it was a good stay with thee noise at night and the quality of food for money a bit disappointing.... More 

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Ben S, Manager at Away with the Fairies Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Good day Hannah, Many thanks for taking the time to review Away With The Fairies. I can sincerely understand your frustration, as I myself have a severe dislike for drums being played by amateurs through the night. Hence why we have a golden rule that the two drums in our reception area are ornamental only and we do not allow... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

Has one of the best views of Hogsback. This is also home to the bathtub with a view. You pay R30 for a bath pack and then take a bath with a breathtaking view. It's an absolute must! The bath is hidden by trees and bush so it's private. The heater is also heated by a donkey. The rooms are... More 

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Ben S, Manager at Away with the Fairies Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Good day, Many thanks for your kind review. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay with us at Away With the Fairies. We do however always strive to improve, so if you have any ideas or recommendations to help us make our visitors feel even more pampered, then please do send us a mail with all your ideas. We... More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016 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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Ben S, Manager at Away with the Fairies Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Good day Caroline, Many thanks for choosing Away With the Fairies as your accommodation in Hogsback. We do regret that you were not impressed with our facilities, a lot of hard work goes in to it and we strive to improve all the time. We would highly appreciate if you contacted us via email and help us by pointing out... More 

Port Alfred, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016 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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Ben S, Manager at Away with the Fairies Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Good day Louis, Many thanks for your kind words, well appreciated. Krippa is a very big softy, she may look a bit intimidating but is no more than a very large puppy. We do hope you will visit us for a weekend soon, we are looking forward to having you stay with us. Kind regards, Ben More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2016 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016 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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  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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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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