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Hermanus Backpackers

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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.
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Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
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Family Rooms
Non-Smoking Rooms
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This is a great hostel very close to the centre of Hermanus and even closer to the amazing cliff path that goes about 8km from the new harbour, via the old harbour, to Grotto Bay. The hostel is split into 3 buildings, the main one and two annex bungalows around the corner. We
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Great location, walking distance to waterfront and restaurants. Double room with en-suite was spacious and very clean. Nice touch to have kettle in room. Bed was comfortable. Great parking on site. Did get some good tips from one member of staff but found them to be chilling
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The hostel is ok. Quite close from downtown. And the room is clean and has everything we need. During the check in the owners provided with very useful information about Hermanus, what to visit and recomended restaurants. They also helped us booking the great white shark
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We (my brother, my sister and I) spent one night at Hermanus Backpackers and had a lovely stay. We stayed in the big private room with it’s one bathroom next to it. It is located in a different house, very close to the main house where there’s the dormitories. The staff is
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We really enjoyed our stay. The staff was very helpful and I could use their phone for a national call for free. Our room was bright and clean. The area is very quiet and safe but still within walking distance to the city center. Parking is easy.
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Yes, there’s a shuttle service. It’s R100 per person, each way. Just let the backpackers know you’re arriving with the Bazbus, they’ll organize everything for you.
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Hi Andrea, thanks for your message. We don't have air conditioning, generally not needed as evenings are usually quite bearable even in summer. We have plenty of parking though. Kind regards, Hayley
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Hi Jason, no problem with 8th September, we have a double room ensuite available for you - R450. You can email us (unable to give email address via Tripadvisor, but I'm sure you can google us, to make a reservation. Kind regards, Hayley @ Hermanus Backpackers
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"If you're not on a tight budget, go for the private double room"
"Double rooms with private bathroom in separate area! Worth the extra"
"book dorm away from toilets upstairs"
"some lovely rooms near a patio, what a pleasure, drinking some coffee or tea and then, have an "open" breakfast with other backpackers !"
"Room K with double bed and en-suite bathroom."
$38 - $67 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
South AfricaWestern CapeOverberg DistrictOverstrandHermanus
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