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“Be a part of the Muizenberg family” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bailey's Surf Shack

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Bailey's Surf Shack
1 review
“Be a part of the Muizenberg family”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2014

I came to Bailey's and never expected the warmth and community feelings that I was received with. Bailey's is the kind of backpackers you come for a day but stay a month!! Surf lessons are available, and you really get to be a part of the local scene--as apposed to just being exposed to other backpackers like with the neighbouring stoked backpackers.
I loved my stay there, Bongi and the others were very accommodating..

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Cape Town, South Africa
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2014

I happened to live at the backpackers for quite a while and I can easily say that I highly recommend it to any travellers coming into Cape Town. Host is awesome. People are friendly. Facilities are more than ideal. And waves are a 2 minute run to the beach. What more could you want?

Room Tip: There are two private rooms. One has a shower and basin inside the room. That's the best.
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank ChrisART649
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2014

Hey guys and girls, if you want a awesome stay and great experience of back packing BBS is the place to go and relax, have fun and enjoy the most amazing caring vibe and company. I give BBS 11/10. Many Thanx to Bongi, Frikkie and all for the most rememberal and warm assistance and welcome for my sister and I. Miss you all.hope you well. Sincere's, Lara and Natasha.

  • Stayed December 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Lara S
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2014

Located in the heart of Muizenberg, Bailey's Surf Shack really does embrace the true epicness of waves and surfing. Surrounded by amazing people and staff, this local surfing (and cultural hub) is simply unique and beautiful.

Cant wait to go again!!

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Z0etsa
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Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2014

It's very laid back and chilled, perfect for relaxing. The staff is friendly and they organize braais and outings weekly. Walking distance from the beach in Muizenberg, perfect if you want to take on surfing lessons or just go for a nice walk by the coast.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Kao F
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Cologne, Germany
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2014

"Everybody under this roof is considered family" is the first sentence on the hostel-rule-sheet and the one sentence that sticked with me thru my whole stay at Bailey's Surf Shack. The warmth and fun with Bongis team became everyday life and made me oversee other little things which under different circumstances might not be as perfect as they could be. Now after quiet a while being home again I start to realize how much I miss the great atmosphere and the awesome people I met at the Shack. So if you are looking for "a real surf experience" you should definitely stay at Baileys Surf Shack, located close to the amazing beach of Muizenberg. So in only a few words:
Great people, great hostel, great vibe!!!!
I myself will come back for sure

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Roni2610
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2013

A nice hostel with no traffic or what so ever, a small town and you'll get to know the neighbors. A small walk to the beach. Opportunity to learn how to surf for a fair price! And a nice lounge to watch some movies together, or find buddies to go out with.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Marieke C
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Property: Bailey's Surf Shack
Address: 11 Maynard Road, Muizenberg 7945, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Muizenberg
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 11 Specialty Lodging in Muizenberg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 34
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Bailey's Surf Shack is located in the heart of Muizenberg; nestled between the mountain, sea and vlei. The village is a mix of vibrant cultures and home to a very diverse community. Shops, restaurants and bars are just down the road and the waves are crashing 100m from the doorstep. Muizenberg is synonymous with surfing as it is the birthplace of surfing in South Africa. The first wave was ridden here in 1917. At Bailey's we eat, sleep and breathe surfing. We are a friendly bunch and love to share our home with beautiful people and travelers from around the world. ... more   less 
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