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4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

We visited Riverlodge with a group of 96 primary school children. Although the building looks a little old and run down from the outside, the rooms and bathrooms were very clean and our children enjoyed the hostel style of living for two evenings. The meals were amazing and the staff extremely friendly and helpful. Very basic accommodation but at a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very nice place to stay, maybe the cheapest hostel in cape town, quite far from the city centre, but it's 20mts to the Pinelands Train Station and it tajes 20 min to get there. The place is safe, and if you're looking for a cheap & nice place to be, go there.

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Thank Eric T
Petrus W, Reeption/ Admin at Riverlodge Backpackers, responded to this review

Greetings Eric, Thank you for taking time out to review your stay. We appreciate the positive feedback and that you enjoyed staying here at Riverlodge Backpackers. Look forward to having you stay with us again. Kindest Regards, Busisiwe More 

bloemfontein
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A great stay for budget - stretching travellers. Old, but clean, and everything works. Showers hot and enough water pressure, bathroom really clean. (I used the small one near the kitchen.) Anybody complaining about noise, should have stayed at the Mount Nelson. Thanks PJ and your staff. Job being done well.

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

Thank you for your positive response. We do really appreciate your feed back and welcome your review. Thank you for choosing to stay with us here at Riverlodge. Looking forward to see you soon and being your hosts next time around. Warm regards Busi More 

Provo, Utah, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place was terrible. To start, they tried to make me pay again when I already paid online. I had to speak to the owner on the phone who lied to me about it and was extremely rude. I booked two private rooms and they tried to make me share a room with another guest. I refused because I paid... More 

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

Thank you so much for your review. It is always good to be given a opportunity to respond to folk who leave reviews. This bad review as Mr Bradley threatened me with, because i refused to give him more 'free' Wifi has now materialized. Well it takes all kinds to make the world go round. There is an old saying... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My short stay at riverlodge was amazing, the host Pj was always kind and accommodating. The rooms were clean as well as common areas. Perfect place if you looking for clean and safe accommodation in cape town

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Petrus W, Front of House at Riverlodge Backpackers, responded to this review

Greetings Nitesh, Thank you for taking your time to leave us this wonderful review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay here at Riverlodge. We really appreciate the positive feedback, we look forward to having you stay with us soon. Condolences of the passing of your father. Warm Regards, Busisiwe More 

Durban
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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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
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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
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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
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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 

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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: $13 - $26 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Riverlodge Backpackers 3*
Number of rooms: 17
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