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Durban
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We have been frequenting Riverlodge on business n pleasure the past 4 years and PJ and his team always give us good service . I won't hesitate recommending them to future guests as you get good value for money there.

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Petrus W, Reception/Admin at Riverlodge Backpackers, responded to this review

Greetings Amandla, Thank you for taking the time to leave us this wonderful review. We are so glad that you have enjoyed your stay with us here at Riverlodge. Thank you for your commitment of recommendation. Warmest Regards, Busisiwe More 

Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

Reception was great The stuff was friendly and respectful The room was clean and fresh The bathroom and the kitchen was always clean The area was peaceful The sarroundings are off our great nature The sitting areas had alot of space

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Petrus W, Manager at Riverlodge Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Siyanda, Thank you for taking time out to review your stay. I appreciate the positive feedback and that you enjoyed your stay at Riverlodge Backpackers. May the lasting memories you got bring you back to us again soon. Safe Travels and look forward to having you stay with us again. More 

Tsumeb, Namibia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

very good but there is still room to improve, special attention should be devote to the kitchen.in some cases our female learners were using the same shower with male guest. Which when using bathrooms we regard as very dangerous to some guest and something nasty might happen one day so precautions must be applied to minimize the contact between males... More 

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Pj v, Manager at Riverlodge Backpackers, responded to this review

Dear George, Thank you for taking the time out to review your stay with us. Your group was an absolute pleasure to have stay with us. Your point is valid and we will be addressing the bathroom configuration. The kitchen is planned for a revamp this year. We look forward to having you back with us again soon. Regards Ricky More 

Western Cape, South Africa
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

The atmosphere is welcoming and warm the bathroom facilities are sufficient and we had no problems in terms of sleep. Would just be a good idea to add extra blankets or ask people to bring.Thank you for a good evening

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Pj v, Manager at Riverlodge Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time out to review your stay. Extra blankets will be addressed. Thank you and safe travels Regards Ricky Manager More 

Grahamstown, South Africa
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016

They have friendly and welcoming staff. It's also perfectly situated, close to the city centre if you need to get there quickly, yet far enough that you are't disturbed by regular city noise. I enjoyed my time there. Thanks!

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Pj v, Manager at Riverlodge Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Kanyabu, Thank you taking the time out to review your stay with us. Thank you for a positive review and that you enjoyed your experience with us. We look forward to having you stay with us soon. Regards Ricky More 

Durban, South Africa
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

Had a lovely stay at Riverlodge, place is nice, quite and clean. It was only 5km to Two Oceans starting point. Well positioned close to train station. with trains nearly every half hour on weekdays. Will call again soon.

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Pj v, Manager at Riverlodge Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for taking time out and reviewing your stay with us. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to having you stay with us soon. Regards Ricky More 

Stropkov, Slovakia
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016

Riverlodge Backpackers may be a great place to stay for a group of travelers not solos (pls consider the time of my travel and randomization). I believe that the crew is the most important thing besides the enviroment (which is very nice in Riverlodge). Sadly, in my experience I did get to meet not very friendly receptionist - he could... More 

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Pj v, Manager at Riverlodge Backpackers, responded to this review

Dear Mili V, Thank you taking the time out to review your stay. I must apologise for not receiving the best service we believe our guests should be receiving. The points you have raised are positive for us to be rectify immediately. Hope to see you again soon. Regards Ricky More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

It is kept very clean and has everything you need, if you just looking for a place to stay. Be warned the showers are cold at night, rather shower in the morning. It does get a bit noisy as other guests start returning from their outings but what you pay for it, it's more than worth it. They do offer... More 

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Pj v, Manager at Riverlodge Backpackers, responded to this review

hI, Thank you for taking time out to review your stay with us. We appreciate the positive response. Looking forward to having you stay with us soon. Regards Ricky More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

I think the location not bad and the hygiene fairly good, but what really annoyed me that noise some of the guests at the backpackers really loud. I won't recommend if you're working or on a business trip, but if you're having a vacation then its great place to stay but if you feel cooking your own food the place... More 

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Pj v, Manager at Riverlodge Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for taking time out to review your stay. I appreciate the positive feedback you have given us. I apologise for the noise, we will be attending to introducing quiet times in the lodge. Look forward to having you stay with us again. Regards Ricky More 

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Durban, South Africa
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016 via mobile

Excellent accommodation.convenient,value for money,friendliness, self catering lots of things to do u get local n international guests .but the atmosphere ambiance totally out of this world I will most definitely be back.that to one and all including Daniel n Diane for their friend ship

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Pj v, Manager at Riverlodge Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for taking time out to review your stay with us. The atmosphere you experienced is exactly what we strive to achieve - guests must leave with a happy experience for life. Thank you for the positive response and look forward to having you stay with us soon. Regards Ricky More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Business Center with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Riverlodge offers you Cape Town Backpacking at its best. Our backpacking lodge is based in the Oude Molen Eco Village, Pinelands, the closest backpacking hostel to the airport. Cape Town City center is only a 12 min drive away. We offer a convenient on site shuttle service and we are an accredited Baz Bus stop. WIFI, internet, office services and a travel desk are just some of the facilities available. River Lodge offers the best of both city and country living. An fantastic backpackers - self catering, clean & homely, high ceilings, wooden floors - cozy in winter, cool in summer. In our large spacious kitchen you can indulge in your favorite pastimes, chilling at the bar, lazing by the fireplace, prepare your favorite meal while watching DSTV, or enjoy our spacious BBQ facilities. You can relax on the enormous stoep or climb into a quiet hammock on one of our lawns. We boast of having one of the largest in city camp sites in Cape Town, catering for vehicle and tents, safe and secure. The Backpackers dorms are perfect for Volunteer Accommodation (60 pax), sporting groups, school groups, group stays, business and self drives -- we are regularly used by Volunteering Organizations. We offer a range of accommodation: 2 bed, 4 bed, double rooms and family room en-suite and a 10 bed dorm with it's own showers and toilets. Configuration of sleeping facilities can be adapted to specific needs. This is the place to base yourself and explore Cape Town as we are centrally situated, 12km away from both Cape Town International Airport and City Center, as well as a 2min walk from Pinelands railway station. A heartbeat away from the N1 and N2 highways. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Riverlodge Backpackers

Address: Oude Molen Eco Village | Alexandra Road, Pinelands 8000, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Pinelands
Price Range: $12 - $25 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Riverlodge Backpackers 3*
Number of rooms: 17
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