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Hull
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed for 1 night on passing through to Gansbaai. Staff were very helpfull and told us to visit Cape Agulhas which we wouldn't have gone to without there recommendation. Rooms were big, basic and clean. Only a short walk to the bars and restaurants on the front.

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Penzance, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in a double en-suite room, the room was basic and comfortable. The staff were friendly and helpful. the shark cage diving trip was great, and excellent value for money. we would recommend this as the place to stay for shark cage diving particularly if you are using Baz bus as it can be tricky to get to gansbaai,...

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

Clean and compact - we stayed in the cottage. There was not much room between lower & upper bunks so had to roll in & out of bed!! We had a little patio with table and bench outside our room, which was lovely. Kitchen well equipped with lovely farmhouse table too. Sadly the cleaner ate ALL our food from the...

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NaughtyCatCapeTown, Owner at Hermanus Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Eileen, thanks for taking time to review, we always appreciate it. Happy that enjoyed your stay in the cottage. Just wanted to let you know that Fezeka didn't eat your food - sadly there was a misunderstanding as she doesn't speak very good English. She actually removed the food from the fridge and threw it away as it's was...

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in the family room with the adjoining bathroom and I must say that the room was way above what we were expecting from a backpackers. We were only sharing the facilities with 3 other rooms and it felt like we mostly had the place to our selves. I would just ask for a room away from the main...

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NaughtyCatCapeTown, Owner at Hermanus Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Rita, thanks for that awesome review, we always love those! So glad you enjoyed your stay in the cottage - I'm going to put some Q20 on that gate, see if we can't quieten it down a little. Kind regards, Hermanus Backpackers

Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have stayed with Hayley and Braam before in the budget accommodation but this time stayed in the actual Backpackers over New Years and of course we had a wonderful stay. Thank you for always taking care of us and being super friendly and accommodation. The accommodation is very clean, neat and comfortable. Everything you need in one place. We...

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NaughtyCatCapeTown, Owner at Hermanus Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks for taking time to review us Kelly, we always appreciate it. Kind regards, Hermanus Backpackers

Amanzimtoti, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friend and I only stayed over for one night but we had such a wonderful stay. The staff were friendly and everything was clean and the bunks were comfortable. Well done on running such an awesome establishment! Would definitely recommend it!

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NaughtyCatCapeTown, Owner at Hermanus Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Taryn, thanks for that lovely review, we're always chuffed to get those! So happy you enjoyed your stay with us, hope to see you again some time. Kind regards, Hermanus Backpackers

Duisburg, Germany
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stayed in the second house few meters away from the main building. Here everthing was really nice, it was all new, the furniture was modern. here are 4 rooms and they were all really spacious and everthing was clean. The kitchen was well equipped, there is always free tea dnc ofee and the garden offers a few spots to...

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NaughtyCatCapeTown, Owner at Hermanus Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks for such a great review, we always love those! So glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you another time. Kind regards, Hermanus Backpackers

Prague, Czech Republic
Reviewed December 15, 2016

The place itself is fun! We had the second house all for us which was great! Every room was clean, all nice, enough restrooms and showers, huge kitchen, BBQ place, pool... all nice. Just make sure the african maids do not make your kitchen their kitchen...

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NaughtyCatCapeTown, Owner at Hermanus Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the awesome review, so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Hope to see you all again next year. Just a note, the lovely African ladies Fekeka and Andisiwe were actually in the kitchen cleaning it for you and laying out the breakfast for your group... Kind regards, Hermanus Backpackers

Reviewed December 10, 2016 via mobile

There's simply no better place to stay of you are visiting Hermanus! There is a such a wide range of accommodation options suiting all sorts of different travelers needs! The atmosphere and vibe at the backpackers is incredible and the food is amazing as well as the bar area! You're a five minute walk from the centre of town and...

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NaughtyCatCapeTown, Owner at Hermanus Backpackers, responded to this review

Such an awesome review Shane, thank you so much! Hope to see you soon when you return to Hermanus!

Reviewed December 2, 2016

We stayed for 2 nights in the family room at this hostel. It's a very chilled place with very knowledgable, friendly and helpful staff. The two cats and dog created a very homely feel to the place. There was a great mix of ages at the hostel too, including children and older middle-aged people - this isn't just a place...

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NaughtyCatCapeTown, Owner at Hermanus Backpackers, responded to this review

Such a lovely review, so chuffed you enjoyed your stay with us - perhaps we'll see you again some time? Kind regards, Hermanus Backpackers

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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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: $23 - $57 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
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“The cottages are quieter than the main building”
 of 5 bubbles 537eileenb, 1 week ago | Read review
“Definitelly go for the separated house just for you!”
 of 5 bubbles Vitproch, Dec 15, 2016 | Read review
“dorms or private cottages, doesn't matter all are good”
 of 5 bubbles joeyr942, Sep 21, 2016 | Read review
“A room in one of the cottages if possible!”
 of 5 bubbles allixj, Sep 19, 2016 | Read review
“Whatever floats your boat, they all seemed great.”
 of 5 bubbles C_hill_02, Aug 24, 2016 | Read review
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