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Cape Agulhas Backpackers
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Exeter
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great chilled place”
Reviewed November 15, 2013 via mobile

Just had the one night here but a great atmosphere and only a 2 min walk to a 40km long beach. The staff cooked some good kudu burgers on the brai and there's also a nice friendly bar. Private rooms were in a separate building with each room having its own little garden. Would def recommend this place if you are travelling the garden route.

Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed November 15, 2013

The best place to stay while,visiting the cape. Budget or not. They have privates and dorms.

The rooms are very clean and cozy. But you come here for the atmosphere. I got here at 10pm with no booking and they received me with open arms. I had inquired about a private room for 350 rand, but they suggested I stayed in an 8 person dorm since I'd be the only one in it. They could have upsold me and made more money but they offered me a bed for 120 rand.

On Saturdays, Byron and his girlfriend play live music. They are extremely talented and the music just adds to the atmosphere and intimate setting.

If I go back to the cape again...this is my number one choice.

Room Tip: This is Struisbai not at the cape. It's easier to come from Caledone or bradstorp. Coming from t...
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
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Cape Town
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35 reviews
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Reviewed November 14, 2013

12 Of us stayed in the dorm and had supper at the Backpackers. The room and bedding was clean and good. Only one shower and toilet for all of us, but it just took a bit longer. They also have romantic double rooms with your own bathroom. Supper was made on a fire in the Bar/sitting/dining room – very good. Fresh bread baked in the fire. We waked from Waenhuiskrans/Arniston to Struisbaai, budget for at least 8 hours.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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Calgary, Canada
2 reviews
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Reviewed November 9, 2013

My husband and I were with an RV at that time. The owner Erin organised everything for us to have power and stay at their place! Then, wonder! it was Heritage Day, Braai Day", and all wonderful dinner was happening! The conversations with travelers, with Erin, with staff, not ending. Then we went to see the locals for some dancing with Erin. All most wonderful hospitable people to remember. The experience was wonderful and really memorable. I could continue giving more praise for a long time...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Heidelberg, Germany
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4 reviews
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Reviewed October 13, 2013

Staff is very friendly and helpful and also drinks a bear with you and has a deep discussion in the nice bar area also with pool table and fire place. The whole place is furnished and decorated with a lot of love. The rooms and beds are great and also the bathrooms are very clean and nice. Kitchen has everything you need. There is a pool, but very small and a funny parakeet. We enjoyed our stay!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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cape town
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13 reviews
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Reviewed August 22, 2013

I had the pleasure of staying at Cape Agulhas BP again recently. It is an amazingly accommodating backpackers and always make an effort to help where possible. I work in the tourism industry and they were nice enough to make sure that I had a place to stay for the night even though I made a late booking AND it was a long weekend!
I have been a couple of times before, and never had a bad experience.
Well done Cape Agulhas BP!! Keep up the good work :)

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Brussels, Belgium
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Reviewed July 19, 2013

Nice place to stay at Cape Agulhas! Very friendly staff, colorful and nice rooms and nice communal areas. We (2) were given a 6 single-beds room and were left alone to enjoy it with a lot of space for us. The shared bathroom is not the best in the world but all the rest was very cozy and comfortable. Dinner must be booked and the kitchen closes quite early (at least for south-european standards!).

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Cape Agulhas Backpackers

Property: Cape Agulhas Backpackers
Address: C/O Main and Duiker Street, Struisbaai 7285, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Cape Agulhas > Struisbaai
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Specialty Lodging in Struisbaai
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Cape Agulhas Backpackers 4*
Number of rooms: 13
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