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Hermanus Backpackers

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5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

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... More 

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped in Hermanus on a couple of occasions over 2 months. Had a great time! Staff was friendly, personable, and accomodating. Awesome suggestions too! Great atmosphere for relaxing and meeting other travelers. Would definitely stay again...thanks guys!

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30 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great staff and accommodation. Thank you lovely ladies!!!the dorms are great for solo travelers and friends. The cottages are incredible and perfect for couples. A two minute walk to the ocean and village , close enough to breathe in that incredible ocean spray. Self catering. Perfect areas for "braais" and drinky poohs next to the pool or sitting around and... More 

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Thank Chelle R
Stuttgart, Germany
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a great time there with Lisa. Enjoyed the pool and the poitjie. Will definatly go there again! We actually wanted to stay only 1 night but it ended up being 2. It would have been more if it would have been possible.

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Thank Franschoeker
Stanford, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

So enjoyed our time here. The staff are fun and attentive, and happy to organize your outings and activities if you want. Met the owners who are a very cool couple who clearly love what they do, and it shows in their business. Will certainly be back

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Durban, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The building is well maintained and the staff are very efficient. Location is good, not far from most tourist stops. Security is important. The place is well run, strong wifi and comfortable beds/pillows.

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Beersheba, Israel
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Reviewed October 27, 2016 via mobile

we loved the place. It has a great kitchen, very easy to cook in, clean and well equipped. we stayed in a double bed room with ensuite shower and it was clean, big and preety. There's a nice swimming pool, a lot of chillout areas and generally a good place to meet new people. They booked a whale watching trip... More 

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Reviewed October 4, 2016 via mobile

The staff we're great and chilled. Swimming pool and pool. Tv. Good kitchen. Great beds. Location great. Lots of help and advice and great location. Safe location and has parking and cheap renting car service and markets nearby

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NaughtyCatCapeTown, Owner at Hermanus Backpackers, responded to this review

Tisk tisk, hope the hangover was manageable! :-) Next time it'll be an early night and coco instead. Thank you for that lovely review, we always appreciate it. Kind regards, Hermanus Backpackers More 

Granada, Nicaragua
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5 reviews
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Reviewed October 1, 2016

This backpackers is so well ran. The staff are super friendly and helped us out on numerous occasions. My favourite spot on the Garden Route.. We stay in dorms 2 nights and a private for 1 night.. both were comfy and quiet. The kitchen facilities are great, they have everything you will need and plenty of fridge space. Clean and... More 

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NaughtyCatCapeTown, Owner at Hermanus Backpackers, responded to this review

Fabulous review, we really love those! Thank you so much! So glad you enjoyed the stay with us and that it was a favourite spot. Hope that you'll come back to visit again some time. Kind regards, Hermanus Backpackers More 

London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 28, 2016 via mobile

The standout factor at this place is definitely the staff. Everyone I dealt with was incredibly friendly and helpful in a way you don't often experience. The hostel itself is lovely and for the price (£10) I would not expect anything more. Obviously there are nicer places to stay but I'd go back here everytime. A useful tip if you're... More 

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NaughtyCatCapeTown, Owner at Hermanus Backpackers, responded to this review

Such a lovely review, we really appreciate it and are super happy that you enjoyed your stay. Maybe we'll see you again some time? Kind regards, Hermanus Backpackers More 

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
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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: $22 - $54 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
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“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
“All rooms are basically the same, apart from family dorms.”
 of 5 bubbles DanielleVentura, Apr 1, 2016 | Read review
“Family suite was great, but dorms looked pretty nice too!”
 of 5 bubbles llwkali, Jan 21, 2016 | Read review
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