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Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful place to stay in. My kids loved it. Rooms were very clean. Unfortunately lots of flies in the kitchen. Staff members are very sweet and always willing to assist. My kids loved it. It was so easy to go to different places by train, specially to warm beaches and to town.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ah The River Lodge Backpackers, what can be said? Well, as far as value for money and great staff goes you cannot do better in the Cape Town city area. The benefit of being able to camp is also great, as many inner city Backpackers do not offer thar service. However, it is a little bit of a dump. The...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here for four day. Good arrangements. Guest friendly staff. However they need to have more keys for the dormitories. Once waited for three hours for the other guests to arrive to open the door. Use the train from pinelands station 100 mts from this place. Carry enough food stuff if you love your own delicacies because they provide...

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Sao Paulo, SP
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Choose a better hostel because: 1) The hostel is far from the attractions and beaches (about 1 hour using public transport). There is a train station near that goes until the downtown but the trains are horrible and the timetable is very limited (the trains for Pinelands region stop working about 18 - 19 pm. You can consult the timetable...

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Vitoria, ES
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This HOstel is awsome everybody is helpful and gently. You have everything to close. The rooms so clean and comfort. And this localization is perfect. I recommended to everybody. When I'll come back, I'll stay there....

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Improve safety, especially on the stand alone Wendy house. The geyser at the Wendy house is not working. Please keep a lighter or matches at accessible points, afterall your facility uses gas.........not everyone is a smoker.

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

Greetings, Thank you for taking the time to leave us this review. I'am sorry to hear that the geyser was not working. It is a gas geyser and I will attend to this immediately. We might have been able to fix this during your stay , If we had known. We do supply lighters for the stoves in the kitchen,...

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed November 22, 2016

Wonderfull experience, adequate service and mostly safety (parking and personal). Made new friends in the process. Well located, at the centre of everything in the Kaap. So far please fix the washing amenities so it can be easier next time when one is visiting again. Well done.

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

Greetings from Cape Town Thank you for taking your time to write us this positive review and we are happy that you had great time during your stay with us. We will look in the matter that you addressed and improve we want to make our guests happy. We look forward having you as our guest again and being your...

Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed November 4, 2016

Had an awesome weekend entertainment, as they hosted a number of bands and fire dancing in their enclosed garden. Food and drinks were on sale and understanding that this was a first event and not their major attraction, the bar service was new and could be improved upon to cater for larger crowds. Will definitely return should they host another...

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Reviewed September 28, 2016

Although i could recommend this spot purely as it is close to the Cape town Airport, it isnt user friendly. the reception is a bit rude and unwilling to help. I was almost treated like a hassle rather than a guest. And although i was able to get what i needed it was as if i was not wanted there....

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

Hi Chris, Thanks for taking the time to write this review about staff being rude and unwilling to be helpful. I'am sorry that you felt this way. I'am also very baffled about this review. unfriendly unhelpful staff!!!! I do not even know where to start with this as I can tell you that my current staff are far from unfriendly...

Cape May Court House, New Jersey
Reviewed September 10, 2016

Was quite surprised to find out that the Riverlodge backpackers is situated in the heart of Cape Town but tucked away on the scenic Oude Molen estate that overlooks Table Mountain and the Mother City. The owner and staff were extremely accommodating and ensured that our every need was catered for, from great in-house facilities (Wifi, fully equipped kitchen,outdoor lounge...

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

Greetings, Thank you for taking the time to leave us this frank and honest review. We were happy to have been of assistance and offer our help with activities as this is what we want. We want to create happy lasting memories. This we can only achieve with your help. Once again thank you for your stay with us and...

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  • Free Parking
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • 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: $16 - $38 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Riverlodge Backpackers 3*
Number of rooms: 17
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“Windy house is nicer, private and quitter,”
 of 5 bubbles natef0k, 1 week ago | Read review
“thorough cleaning, there were even spider web on the walls. also please put a door mat on the rooms, those tiles were very cold.”
 of 5 bubbles moliehic, Nov 17, 2015 | Read review
“Rooms on the inside are of the place are quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles neidet2015, Jan 5, 2015 | Read review
“Get a room near the awesome shower! 20 mins on the train and you're in Cape Town. R7 one way. Train station is 5 minute walk from Riverlodge.”
 of 5 bubbles IvorBiggun2013, Sep 11, 2014 | Read review
“Go somewhere else.”
 of 5 bubbles 690lucyb, Apr 16, 2014 | Read review
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