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Bath, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived as a family to a cold welcome from the lady at the front desk. We had changed our dates a few months before and received email confirmation from both the Backpackers email itself and Booking.com that the change had been made. When we arrived the lady at the desk said we did not have a room because we... More 

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Thank sagirl7
Cape Town, South Africa
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a wonderful experience at Backpackers Paradise and Joyrides! They were very accommodating and helped us with recommendations for the area for dinner, activities, etc. The room was great for a big group of people, however the bathroom was not attached to the room. It was a little chilly walking from the bathroom to the room after taking a shower.... More 

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Grahamstown, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really a good place! All are perfect! Especially the big fireplace. So warm and so generous! You just want to spend whole night there with wifi, TV and soft sofa with blankets. Owner's whole family are quite warm-hearted and helpful. Like their trip tour!

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Africa
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17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Arriving in Oudtshoorn, we planned to spend only 1 night but had to stay another to enjoy this stunning backpackers. After spending a week camping with no amenities this was a welcome home for a stay. Great dinner recommendations with vouchers for free wine and a welcoming atmosphere from the staff and owners. Very helpful with all activities or information... More 

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Thank luke5_007
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

They really have a great and helpful staff, willing to help you in any way, good accommodation (dorm), the ostrich for dinner is really good (you must try it!) and the cycle-trips from Swartbergpass and Cango Caves which they organize are awesome!

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Thank Bart t
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22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

My girlfriend and I spent one night in this backpack hotel. Here are the advantages and what to improve: Advantages: -people are very kind -The food is just amazing! They cook ostrich and bread on the fire and it was amazing! Improvements: -the ensuite room looks very old, the floor is not flat and the toilets's door is almost inexistant... More 

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Thank JVi91
Sheffield, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

Everyone I met at this hostel was really great, especially the staff who were really helpful. Would recommend anyone who is going to Oudtshoorn to stay at this hostel. Couldn't praise this hostel more!

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

A great place to stay in Oudtshoorn close to everything you need. They offer cycle tours to the local attractions such as the Cango Caves and Cango Wildlife Park, or just rent a bike and go for a cruise. The rooms are comfortable and clean and the staff are fantastic and friendly, always ready to help. Thank you Marius for... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

I shared a room with 5 girls and I had no problem. I got all the support that I needed and the attendants were all very friendly. The dinner was good with options for vegetarians. The breakfast was also good but simple. Very comfortable place, I could enjoy a lot. Nice and beautiful hostel.

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Thank Ana Paula G
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12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016 via mobile

magnificent place that is wonderfully decorated to make you feel comfortable. would be better if the free coffee is in the main lobby n just in the small garden behind since breakfast is served there. clean sheets. clean baths and very well ventilated rooms.

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  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
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  • Pool
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  • Free Internet
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Additional Information about Backpackers Paradise & Joyrides

Address: 148 Baron van Reede Street, Oudtshoorn 6625, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Oudtshoorn
Price Range: $21 - $27 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 16
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