I am not a typical backpacker traveller, but chose this hostel as I wanted to keep my costs down during my 4 day stay in Hermanus due to the extra daily costs of the various activities in the area (such as whale watching trip, shark cage diving etc). I was surprisingly pleased with my stay at this hostel and would recommend to all types of travellers. The hostel is situated a couple of streets away from the waterfront [5 min walk] and a short walk to the main harbour area (10 min walk).
I stayed in a double en suite room (room M) which was situated on the ground floor adjacent to the back garden/bar/swimming pool area. The room was very spacious. The bathroom was also very spacious though dated and the shower head sent water in all sorts of directions! There was though hot water throughout my stay.
Staff were very friendly and happy to deal with any enquiry.
The hostel has a bar. The music is turned off at 11pm, however visitors are still allowed to continue their drinking. Due to the location of my room, I did get noise from people continuing their drinking sometimes till 1 am.
The hostel also has a small swimming pool.
You can book various activities through the hostel [see their website for more details]. I booked the shark cage diving through the hostel and got a discount off the price of my room [R100 discount per person].
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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. ... more less
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