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SaltyCrax Backpackers / Surflodge

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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“awesome place”(5 reviews)
“cape town”(32 reviews)
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All reviewsawesome placecape townbars and restaurantsgarden route tourawesome staffcool barvolunteer programfew drinksshark cage divingsafe areathe location is perfectlaid backstayed nightsonly drawbackfelt like homeprivate roomclean rooms
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Reviewed March 5, 2018

I loved this hostel. The location is a bit far from Cape Town so if you want to be in the heart of things this place is probably not for you. However, if you're okay being away from it all in a funky little beach...More

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Reviewed January 16, 2018

We only stayed at SaltyCrax for one night, but it was very nice. The room was nice and clean and very comfortable. The staff is very friendly and welcoming. There is a very chilled vibe and anyone can stay there. Families, couples and even people...More

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Reviewed January 17, 2018

The management was pretty disorganized and I was moved from room to room. Other than that is was a pretty standard hostel. Is associated with a large volunteer group and is probably strange to stay there if you are not volunteering.More

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Response from Saltycrax B, Manager at SaltyCrax Backpackers / SurflodgeResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Margaret, Thank you for taking the time to review us. I am sorry that you were unhappy about having to move from room to room. However having looked at your booking, you booked 2 nights in a private room before your volunteering. While you...More

Reviewed January 11, 2018

I needed a break away from home.That's exactly what I got.I was with my boy and he could go to a tv room anytime and watch movies freely.The stuff was nice n helpful.Save parking.Excpt that I fear dogs😏😏

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Reviewed January 9, 2018

Very nice Backpackers! One of the best we have been too. Friendly staff and love the dogs. Real home environment. Will definitely recommend this place. Close to main activities and not far from Cape Central.

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Response from Saltycrax B, Front Office Manager at SaltyCrax Backpackers / SurflodgeResponded January 14, 2018

Hi Marinda, Thank you for your kind words! Glad you loved the dogs - so do we :) Hope to see you again

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Free Parking
Bar/Lounge
Beachfront
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Elle S
September 23, 2015|
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Hi Elle Thank you for the question. Yes, we are quite busy, but not full at the moment so if any of your friends want to join we can still accommodate them :) Kind Regards Shona
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"Go prepared for a bit of noise as this is a vibey place"
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"Kindness often reaps the best rewards."
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"Dorms can be noisy if people arrive late or leave early."
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"We stayed in Delwyn and found it fantastic but the gate can be heard opening and closing. not a big deal."
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