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Secret Spot International Backpackers and Surf Camp

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Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

We booked our December stay here after browsing a beautiful website , it was terribly disappointing the facilities don't look anything like the pictures the bathroom facilities are terrible and we're not cleaned once during our stay, there was only hot water once , the communal kitchen is disgusting and on leaving early the staff (very friendly but no proper...

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Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

The place is a dump, it's dirty and dilapidated. We decided to brave a shower after a strenuous 9 hour trip from Johannesburg as the bathroom is in a shocking state only to find no hot water as the plumber forgot to switch it back on ,said the staff. The rooms are basic and neat but dirty if closely inspected....

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Charles S, Owner at Secret Spot International Backpackers and Surf Camp, responded to this review

Apologies for inconvenience the place had been flooded and we had done our best to try and get the room ready as soon as possible. Including the plumbing.There was a fully equipped kitchen inside the house with new cutlery that was available for guests use.With regards to the bed,as soon as we got the complaint a new mattress was purchased...

Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

The place himself is realy beautifull and the women that in charge of the maintenance is realy nice. But there are few things that warent enough. First of all we had no hot water on the nearest showers so we had to use the dorms showers instead. They had no wifi for the time we stayed there. As a self...

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Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 23 March 2016

Took my girlfriend to secret spot so we could hang out on the beach explore the area and do some surfing. I don't expect too much from them because it is a backpackers but I've been to a few and this one is a little more dirty than the others. It was a fun, cute place to crash. They don't...

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Amsterdam
Reviewed 20 October 2015

Tents themself are ok, but the communal facilities need serious clean. Lot of dogs on the premises, most of which have flees. Except for the beach, there is not much to do here. They can arrange a shuttle for example to the mall, but this is very expensive.

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Norwalk, CT
Reviewed 11 October 2015 via mobile

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Reviewed 11 May 2015

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Reviewed 9 May 2015 via mobile

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Cape Town
Reviewed 14 December 2014

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 25 June 2014

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