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Backpackers Paradise & Joyrides
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed January 9, 2010

Stayed 2 nights at Backpackers Paradise. This is obviously a very budget alternative, but as a backpackers I would definately recommend it to anyone. They provide lots of services at small fees, such as laundry, excursions, day trips, bike hire, breakfast (ostrich egg), dinner (Ostrich BBQ, yum yum) etc. etc. Our room was spacious, with en-suite facilities. Could easily have been one of the touristy 2 star hotels in Picadilly, London for that sake. Really friendly staff, relaxed atmosphere and a good base for activities in Oudtshoorn.

  • Stayed: December 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 24, 2009

Wonderful place, VERY reasonably priced. We unfortunately stayed only one night but will be going back for longer! Travelling with Canadian visitors who had never experienced a backpackers lodge - this one may have been too good to set the standard by. In the double room en-suite - excellent feather pillows and great shower pressure. Tons of information and things to do - could have stayed for a week. Meals on offer looked really great - ostrich eggs for breakfast and ostrich steaks for dinner around an open fire. Unfortunately we arrived too late to book for dinner but had an excellent (higher priced) meal at Jemima's, a short walk away. South Africans of all ages (we are 53 and 62) should get with the program and make use of these great, well priced places to stay!

  • Stayed: September 2009, traveled with friends
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Reviewed December 7, 2008

Very helpful. Various trips organized. Extremely good value for money
Laundry facilites and small pool. Sunset views from balcony. Friendly bar area
Good breakfast consisting of Ostrich egg

Stayed: November 2008
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Stayed: October 2017, traveled solo
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Reviewed August 29, 2017
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  • Stayed: January 2017, traveled solo
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Reviewed August 11, 2017
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Room Tip: Dorms sind gut, aber das Zimmer für drei war sehr ungemütlich und unschön.
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  • Stayed: August 2017, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 23, 2017
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  • Stayed: January 2017, traveled as a couple
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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
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Ranked #14 of 50 Specialty Lodging in Oudtshoorn
Price Range: $24 - $38 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Backpackers Paradise & Joyrides 4*
Number of rooms: 16
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