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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A lovely hotel with very sweet staff. We got to stay in a small cottage with two different rooms. The room next to ours wasn't occupied during our stay which meant that we got it all to ourself. A nice surprise. It was possible to close and lock the door to your bedroom for some privacy of when you left... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What a great ride. Seriously. Living in Cape Town, we were just looking for a little getaway for the weekend. The weather was gnarly and yet STILL it was just grande. Even when confined indoors, the staff and other guests were so cool to be around. If I remember correctly, we met a person or two from every continent and... More 

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Bangalore
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were a group of 6 and stayed here for 2 nights. From the moment we reached we knew we had made the perfect decision to stay here. Ample parking space available. Andrew and Johan at the reception were very helpful and cool! The place was buzzing with activity and just felt very warm and welcoming. We stayed in the... More 

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Thank N27R
NaughtyCatCapeTown, Owner at Hermanus Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks for that great review, we're so glad you enjoyed the stay with us! We hope that next time you're in Hermanus you'll come and stay again! Kind regards, Hermanus Backpackers More 

San francisco
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10 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Rooms are very simple and clean. Exactly as seen in photos posted. It's quiet in the cottage and no noise at night. Cottage has about 4 bedrooms and a kitchen that you can use. It's like you are a quest in someone's house. 15 to 20 min walk -about 1 mile- from restaurants downtown. Feels totally safe to walk at... More 

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NaughtyCatCapeTown, Owner at Hermanus Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write us a review, we really appreciate it. We do provide liquid soap for our guests in all the bathrooms, but as with most backpackers/budget accommodation, we don't provide shampoo & conditioner. But free towels, free parking, free tea & coffee, free toast & jam and free wi-fi throughout helps make up for it... More 

Guangzhou, China
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10 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed a very warm welcome by Braum when we arrived. He immediately informed us of all the activities we could do in the area and made a booking for us for that day. We stayed in a separate house just up the street that contained a few family and double rooms, a living room and kitchen. Our room was... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were very impressed with how well the backpacker's was run. The staff were friendly and helpful, the hostel was incredibly clean, and everything ran like clockwork. We were surprised by how well order was maintained in the hostel. Everyone had a great time, but there was no undue rowdiness, and everything was quiet by 11PM. The hostel is also... More 

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Thank Steve B
NaughtyCatCapeTown, Owner at Hermanus Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Steve, that's a really awesome review and we so appreciate it. We very much hope to see you again soon! More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When our children told us to book at backpackers, we were sceptical. We have never stayed(or even considered) a backpackers...but what a delightful surprise. Our flight was delayed and we could only arrive at 12pm, which was no problem for reception. Even that time of night they were friendly and helpful. The rooms and bathroom were squeeky clean and delightfully... More 

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Thank Petro P
NaughtyCatCapeTown, Owner at Hermanus Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Petro, it always puts a smile on our faces when we manage to get someone to convert to backpackers! We're so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you again next time you're in Hermanus. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

From the moment you walk in you will know u have made the right decision to booked a room with them. Hayley, the owner, blew us away with infectious personality - she is honestly a woman I will never forget. It is walking distance to everything and the activities to keep u busy are endless.

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NaughtyCatCapeTown, Owner at Hermanus Backpackers, responded to this review

Ahhh my little donut girls! You caught me on a sugar high - we did have a good laugh at check in. Hope to see you next time you're down in The Cape! Hayley x More 

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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

OK, so we have only just arrived but what a warm welcome. Very informative and helpful as soon as we checked in. Have a lovely room in a cottage with access to other facilities. A pool, a lounge, our kitchen is huge, olive garden and braai. Backpacker's Hermanus is fabulous.

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Thank Honey A
NaughtyCatCapeTown, Owner at Hermanus Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Honey, we love these top reviews, they always give us the smiles! It's great news that you enjoyed your stay with us, hopefully you'll be back sooner rather then later! x More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

Stayed here with a group of friends. The backpackers has such a homey feel to it and in general exudes a great vibe. The rooms were cosey and clean. We enjoyed our evening there having a braai and socializing in the bar area. A special mention must go to the super friendly and awesome staff- especially the owners. All in... More 

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NaughtyCatCapeTown, Owner at Hermanus Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Nicola, that's a rather super review! So glad we deserved it... :-) Hope to see down here with your friends again soon! H xx More 

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Kitchenette
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hermanus Backpackers and Budget accommodation offers spacious chill areas, swimming pool, free WI-FI and free Breakfast to all guests. With a variety of room styles incl: Dorm rooms, twin rooms, triple rooms, double, double en-suites & en-suite family rooms, there is a room for every budget traveler.Room Rates start at R130 per person/per night with discounts for guests doing shark cage diving (enquire when booking)The Backpackers Budget accommodation is separate from the backpackers accommodation with it's own kitchen, garden, braai facilities and private bathrooms it offers excellent family and budget accommodation for the more discerning budget traveler.Hermanus Backpackers is a 5 minute walk into town and the famous cliff paths where Whales can be seen in season. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hermanus Backpackers

Address: 26 Flower Street, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Hermanus
Price Range: $31 - $37 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
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