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Swellendam Backpackers Adventure Lodge

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

Me and my boyfriend spent there 2 nights. Despite its name this place is not backpackers as commonly known in SA. It does not have dorms and the cheapest room for couple costs 480R/night. Room was very basic, which was quite dissapointing considering its price. It was very cold and damp room, we could not get warm there. Beds were... More 

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

We needed a weekend away from the craziness of life and felt like footloose travellers arriving at the backpackers under the trees in the shadow of the glorious mountain. After a welcome cup of tea, we were booked into our lovely, clean twin room with our own en suite bathroom. Wonderful, crisp linen and such scrumptious mattresses that we just... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

This was my first stay at a backpackers and I truly enjoyed it. The room was very clean, the beds were exceptionally comfortable and the facility was full of character. The owner was delightful and we enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere. The morning horse ride was such a memorable event, that we will definitely return in future.

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Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for a night at the start of our travels along the garden route based on a recommendation in the lonely planet. Quite frankly, I have no idea why they recommended the hostel and can't believe they stayed at the same place! On arrival, the owner was quite abrupt and did not come across as very friendly. She... More 

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016

I've stayed in one of the timber huts and also camped there. I must be getting old or something, but wow, have expectations changed for so called backpackers these days! Some of these reviews are just astounding! If you are a true traveller who appreciates basic accommodation, at a fair price, likes to be in surrounded by a lovely setting... More 

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Basel, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016

The hostel is a good stay if you want a cheap accomadation in a expensive town. For me a Backpackers should have doorms. So i think you should change your name... The walls in this hostel were like paper and you heared every word of people who are staying in the bordering rooms. The garden and veranda are very nice... More 

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Hervey Bay, Queensland, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2016 via mobile

We booked an ensuite on a weekend. Lots to see in this lovely town. Quiet location of main road. Friendly hosts make you feel welcome. Cosy fire in lounge area. Bedroom was nice with good shower. Tip: avoid being next to the lovely veranda because it is where the smokers gather.

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United Kingdom
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25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

We stayed for 2 nights in a double en suite room, room was lovely, clean and comfortable, absolutely loved the tin bath & bucket idea for shower and sink. Only downside to the rooms are the thin walls. Kitchen facilities are good. Common area lovely, just a shame there's no bar. You do have to pay for wifi but this... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015 via mobile

We stayed at Swellendam backpackets for only one night. ok backpackers if you are desperate for a bed. Got very little sleep due to chickens going off from 3 am. No laundry facilities that can be used by the guests. Internet is extra also.

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Anna Paulowna, The Netherlands
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

Nice accommodation but the management is not involved with the guests. The rooms are small but clean and cosy. Internet is available but not for free. There is no bar in the hostel. Dinners are not being served however you can cook by yourself.

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  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Cosy wooden cabins and luxury en suite rooms lie in a lush bird filled garden fringed by its own gurgling mountain stream and the Marloth Nature Reserve. Halfway between Cape Town and the Garden Route it is ideally situated to hike or horse ride through indigenous forests or wander through the picturesque village. Beneath the most spectacular peaks of the Langeberg Mountains Swellendam is the 3rd oldest magisterial district in South Africa with plenty of inspiring and peaceful experiences. Sit around our welcome fire under starry skies and enjoy the countryside. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Swellendam Backpackers Adventure Lodge

Address: 5 Lichtenstein Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Swellendam
Price Range: $37 - $41 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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