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Maputo, Maputo, Mozambique
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I booked a room by phone and when I got there the said that they had given the room to someone else, it was late and I had to scramble around trying and find another room, which was very difficult on a Friday night at 18:00. Not impressed.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was part of a group traveling SA and stayed over at Lidwala backpackers. The dorm rooms were fully booked by foreigners doing volunteer work so we booked the permanent tent setup with four beds. This was a lovely choice because we had a bit more privacy and the tent is nestled between large trees and a stream running through... More 

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 10, 2016

Spent several days extra at this place as I felt so at home. A little mistake from one of the staff had me occupying a dorm bed that had already been booked, so I was given a cosy little en-suite single room for the same price for the next three days. No food available here apart from the help yourself... More 

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Pretoria
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Reviewed July 2, 2016

Over long weekends this establishment can be packed to maximum capacity. Patrons can be noisy. Luckily the main building closes at 11pm. We were unfortunate that a very loud and aggressive american girl stayed in a tent opposite our bungalow. She would, for no reason, fight with her roommate at 2am in the morning. The fight would continue until sunrise.... More 

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LidwalaLodge, Manager at Lidwala Backpacker Lodge, responded to this review

hi Mario We close our reception at 10pm and try to quieten everything down at this time however when we are full it sometimes takes a little longer. Apologies for the domestic troubles that were so close to your room. More 

Lisbon, Portugal
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Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

Great atmosphere and staff to make you feel at home. A tidy hostel with everything you need to enjoy your stay including very helpful staff to give all the tips you need to visit Mbabane. Do not forget to do the 3h hiking first in the morning, it is definitely worth it! (It starts and ends at the hostel)

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed March 11, 2016

I spend more than a week at this great place. It calls itself a backpacker but that is definitely understated - it feels like a farmhouse in Hlilwane National Park! The lovely staff ladies offer different food every night at the fire place. There is a pool with a big terasse, a garden - no, a park - with lots... More 

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LidwalaLodge, Guest Relations Manager at Lidwala Backpacker Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us and that you liked our place very much. We are happy to host you in future! More 

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Reviewed February 17, 2016 via mobile

Had a very amazing time, during our 4 day stay, in the self camping area. Friendly staff, nearby shops, and lots of volunteers backpacking to provide interesting stories from around the world. The hike is world class, but definitely not for beginners! Will visit anytime!

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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed February 15, 2016

We never stayed at this backpackers but we did the hike up the mountain and the view was amazing. We were also escorted by two adorable dogs that stayed with us the whole way up. Its an easy enough hike. Bring water. At the top, take a moment and look around. Some nice plants a long the way too including... More 

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Reviewed January 24, 2016 via mobile

We stayed at Lidwala lodge for 3 nights. From here we would like to see Swaziland and it's culture. We stayed at the private double which was really fresh and newlooking! The lodge was nice and vibrant due to the stay of some students from australia and canada. Each evening you can enjoy dinner or a braai by Mpumi himself.... More 

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Irun, Spain
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Reviewed September 17, 2015

The lodge is just on the Ezulwini Road, MR103, 2 km from Gables mall. Price for camping: 60 R/pp. Cheap!Beautifull garden to put your tent but not possible to access by car directly to the campsite. Price for Dormitory: 160 R/pp. Small pool. Commun area and kitchen. A good place to relax. Very nice staff. Clean. Recommended. Free 15 min... More 

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Pool
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Golf course
  • Tennis Court
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  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Lidwala Lodge offers award winning affordable accommodation in the heart of the Ezulwini valley nestled on the slopes of beautiful Sheba's breast mountain. A range of accommodation is available including en-suite twin and double rooms, dorms, self catering private chalets, camping sites and camper van sites. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Lidwala Backpacker Lodge

Address: 103 Main Road MR, Ezulwini H106, Swaziland
Location: Swaziland > Hhohho District > Ezulwini
Price Range: $21 - $30 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 20
Also Known As:
Lidwala Backpacker Lodge Swaziland/Ezulwini
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“Luxury rooms set far away from the tents are quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles Mario1547, Jul 2, 2016 | Read review
“Take your tent there and go camping! You will love it!”
 of 5 bubbles guncoon, Mar 11, 2016 | Read review
“The new ensuite double rooms are great. Get the one closest to the kitchen for some wifi access.”
 of 5 bubbles lebop2014, Jul 14, 2015 | Read review
“The tents are lovely and much more roomy, quiet and private than the rooms. Although the rooms have a private bath, the shared toilets & showers are right next to them so you hear people using them and they can see into your room once the lights are on (thin curtains).”
 of 5 bubbles RachaelOP, Mar 9, 2014 | Read review
“In de kamers is het warmer dan in de tenten.”
 of 5 bubbles Clairedejong, Jan 9, 2014 | Read review
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