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Away with the Fairies Backpackers Hostel

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Bag End, Ambleside Close, Hogsback 5721 South Africa See on map
AMENITIES
Free Internet
Free Parking
Breakfast Available
Pool
Non-Smoking Hotel
Restaurant
Family Rooms
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Away with the Fairies needs some tender loving care. While it has the famous bath overlooking a spectacular view, the rooms are so grubby and unloved. The beds havent been replaced in years so the mattresses springs dig into you every night. The managers talk...More

Thank 992sydw
Response from Daniel C, Owner at Away with the Fairies Backpackers HostelResponded yesterday

Thank you so much for your review. Your stay was pretty much a comedy of errors, everything that could go wrong did go wrong. It opened our eyes to quite a few aspects of the business that need attention, I'm sorry you had to be...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Hogsback is already a uniquely themed area up in the foresty mountains of South Africa and Away with the Fairies is a perfect place to stay. With a Lord of the Rings theme, you feel as though you've gone back in time. The main building...More

Thank Robyn B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This stay was truly magic. Being in the forest was a much needed step out from reality. All the staff were very friendly and helpful. The food was satisfactory. I felt welcome the entire stay. Keep up the magical vibe you have created.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Can't really describe, whether poet storyteller or not, how beautiful that bluesky hiking day in Hogsback was, icing-cake sugar on the ridges, waterfalls full of melted slush, folks driving up from below who'd never done slush angels before, tripping over roots of 800-year-old yellowwood trees...More

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Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

The staff at away with the fairies is really kind and the atmosphere is relaxed. The surroundings are beautiful and the bath is definitely an unique experience. The only disadvantage was that is was very cold and the wood that was given was still a...More

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Description
Away with the Fairies is a backpacker hostel with one of the best views in the country from our garden. We have all sorts of accommodation ranging from En-suites to Self Catering cottage, doubles, twins, dorms and More camping. The hiking trails through Auckland Nature reserve start and finish in our back garden. On the hikes you can see ancient forests and endless waterfalls. Our atmosphere is relaxed and friendly, with nature and views what we are all about. Less
Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Pool
Free Internet
Free Parking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast Available
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Shuttle Bus Service
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
14
Price range
US$12 - US$27 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
South Africa > Eastern Cape > Hogsback
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
14
Price range
US$12 - US$27 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
South Africa > Eastern Cape > Hogsback
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Traveller (132)
Room & Suite (20)
Dining (2)
Family and Play Areas (1)
Business Centre & Event Rooms (1)
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Questions & Answers
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IngeM441
7 June 2017|
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Response from Daniel C | Property representative |
Hi Inge, I am afraid not. We have a big Boerboel who is pretty territorial, when I say pretty I mean she is very. Nothing is much less atmospheric than a dog fight. I'm really sorry. Yours Dan
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Bailey M
22 May 2017|
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Response from MassageMiki | Property representative |
Good morning, thank you for your questions. The bath is practically next to our view point, which is right here on our front lawn. There are many moderate hikes and even a light walk to 39 Steps waterfall. Looking forward to... More
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Powderbucket
9 October 2014|
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Response from Daniel C | Property representative |
No problem at all. The bath with the incredible view is still going strong. You just need to let us know when you want to bath and we'll light the fire for you. We can organise mountain bike rental for you, also when... More
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"Dont go there."
992sydw
3 days ago
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"Straiders house can be quite with a lovely view."
elzabed2015
16 Jan 2018
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"The dorms have wifi, the house does not."
373baileym
29 May 2017
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"Hobbit cottage is adorable with 2 bedrooms, kitchenette and fireplace!"
tkfrowni
17 May 2017
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