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“High Quality 'Hostel', Cozy Sleep”

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Robertson Backpackers
New York City, New York
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“High Quality 'Hostel', Cozy Sleep”
Reviewed August 18, 2012

This place is more than just a backpackers hostel. They should change the name to 'Lynda and Kevin's home that they graciously share with backpackers passing through Robertson'. Seriously, this place was the homiest hostel I have ever stayed. I stayed here for 5 nights during the winter season and found it to be extremely cozy. When its raining outside there's nothing more enjoyable than staying warm with Lynda's home cooked meal in front of the fireplace in their Moroccan room, followed by some hubbly bubbly and a Savanna Dry from their 'honesty bar'. They also organize various tours, such as the wine tour guided by Kevin himself and included 4 of his favorite wineries in Robertson. I had a great stay at Lynda and Kevin's place – and not to mention one of the most comfortable sleeps ever!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
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lyndabes, Owner at Robertson Backpackers, responded to this review, September 11, 2012
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So glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. It is always nice when a guests stays a few days and we can get to know them a bit. It was a pleasure to have you as a guest.
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed August 16, 2012

We don't usually stay in Backpackers but needed last-minute accomm and everything else was booked. We paid slightly more and stay in one of their Garden Cottage Rooms and we were very impressed. The rooms are attractively decorated with gorgeous new bathrooms and complimentary tea/coffee etc. We stayed in mid-winter on a freezing weekend but there was a heater and the bedding was warm enough. The garden rooms would be really nice in summer as they each have little verandahs which open onto a central garden. The kitchen is in the main house and is shared with other guests. Most of the kitchen utensils, crockery etc are in good condition and the kitchen is clean although a bit old. We would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 14, 2012

Staying at the moment. Highly recommendable, lovely hosts, good atmosphere and vineyards en masse around.

  • Stayed July 2012
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Trincomalee, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed February 1, 2012

We found this place after a long drive on route 62 and the owners gave us a warm reception. The lounge / bar area is a chill out room with a shisha pipe if you fancy trying out the morrocan vibes. We opted for the double room inside the house and it was clean with good quality linens so we had a good nights sleep. We shared one of 2 bathrooms. The kitchen is well stocked and offered to the guests to make their own dinner which we did to sample the venison that the spar had.

The back en-suite rooms are of a high standard and could be classified as B&B. Meals can be provided by the owners on prior notice as well as wine tours. We opted to do our own wine tastings but got maps from the backpackers and recomendations, a 10am start of brandy tasting set us up for the day!

Unfortunately there was no wifi available, internet usuage charges apply. Guest towels are available for hire.

We had a very pleasent stay

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Denmark
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Reviewed December 12, 2011

Very high standard in the double rooms in the garden. shared the kitchen with the owners, but was nice, although a bit cramped. Helpfull owner who helped with info on the wineries and walking trails.

Can recommend Rietsvellei Winery and Van Loewren, the latter having a nice walking trail behind the winery. The Viljoensdrift Winery has nice lunch by the river.

  • Stayed October 2011
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cape town
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Reviewed January 31, 2011

Spent 3 peaceful nights at the Robertson Backpackers with my 3 year old and 3 month old baby. I was very nervous as this was our first holiday away from home without my mod-cons. Lynda and Kevin made us feel right at home and we never needed for anything!
I would HIGHLY recommend their FAB home to anyone thinking of a break with or without kiddies.

The new garden flatlets are awesome and certainly well worth the cheap price!

Lynda and Kevin are hugley knowledgable about the area and wine farms and provide an outstanding River Rafting experience.

Stayed January 2011, traveled with family
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South Sinai, Egypt
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54 reviews
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Reviewed January 14, 2011

What a place !!!!! I travel a lot. Sometimes with family and friends and sometimes alone.
The ONLY place to stay in this area is Robertson Backpackers.
Great service, clean rooms and really good value for money. Lynda and Kevin (travellers themselves) are the perfect hosts and their passion and experience are evident.
Try the river trip and wine tasting (arranged by the hosts). Brilliant.
I'll go nowhere else in the area.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Robertson Backpackers

Property: Robertson Backpackers
Address: 4 Dordrecht Avenue | on Route 62, Robertson 6705, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Robertson
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 20 Specialty Lodging in Robertson
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a quite country backpackers situated in the town of Robertson.Our accommodation ranges from large dormitory and double rooms to luxury en-suite garden rooms. We have 3 communal lounges and a wonderful garden to enjoy so there is always a place to find a quite spot, so it never seems crowded. The kitchen is well equipped and meals may be ordered on request.We also offer River Rafting and Wine Tours which must be booked in advance. ... more   less 
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