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Reviewed 4 September 2015 via mobile

Had the most amazing time while staying in SaltyCrax when we stayed there whilst volunteering with the group Africa's Gift, everyone at SaltyCrax made us feel so welcome especially Douglas, wish we we'd staying there longer, definitely going to go back there lived every second of it

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Freddy B, Front Office Manager at SaltyCrax Backpackers / Surflodge, responded to this review

Hey Nina We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and the volunteering on our projects. We hope to see you again some day! Cheers, Shona

Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 3 September 2015

We arrived after dark in Bloubergstrand without a place to stay. We needed affordable and safe accommodation for the night. We were pleasantly surprised. Instead of just staying the night we stayed 3 nights. This establishment is within walking distance to the sea and shops. The kitchen is clean and well equipped. Coffee was included and hot showers available. They...

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Freddy B, Front Office Manager at SaltyCrax Backpackers / Surflodge, responded to this review

Hey there Thanks for the review! We are glad we could help you out and even happier you ended up extending. Freddy will always be waiting for you to come back :) Kind Regards Shona

Frankfurt, Germany
Reviewed 26 August 2015

A very nice hostel. For this Price I did not expect such a modern and nice room. The house is cosy and the People were friendliy an helpful. A "plus" is the location of the house in a silent street but near to restaurants, bars and Shops. I would stay at the SaltyCrax again!!

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Hi Chris Thanks for the great review. We will definitely love to have you back! Cheers, Shona

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 17 July 2015 via mobile

Very clean kitchen and well equiped, but the owen didnt work. A very cosy bar and garden, with friendly staff! The room ensuite was perfect, with a little fridge and a big bed. It is placed about 40 min. outside the center of Cape Town, but near by the beach in a safe area. We could have used a bit...

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saltycrax, Front Office Manager at SaltyCrax Backpackers / Surflodge, responded to this review

Dear Julie Thank you for the positive feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your time at Saltycrax and were happy with the accommodation. It is unfortunate that you did not get all the info you wanted, we do always try our best to give as much info as possible, however we are grateful for your feedback and will continue to...

Utrecht, The Netherlands
Reviewed 30 June 2015 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here made even more special by the friendly staff. We spent a couple of nights in the luxury double room with en suite facilities. Saltycrax is in a handy place for getting to the beach and into Cape Town. In the evening there is a lively bar and there are several good restaurants nearby. Well...

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saltycrax, Front Office Manager at SaltyCrax Backpackers / Surflodge, responded to this review

Hey Julie We are glad you enjoyed your stay! Hope to see you again sometime :) Kind Regards Shona

Worcester, South Africa
Reviewed 7 June 2015

I will not hesitate to visit again should the need for accommodation arise whilst in the area. I received much more than I bargained for at a very affordable price. Thank you! The place is really to be recommended

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saltycrax, Front Office Manager at SaltyCrax Backpackers / Surflodge, responded to this review

Dear Johan Thank you for your great feedback. We look forward to hosting you again! Kind Regards Shona

Basel, Switzerland
Reviewed 2 May 2015

I had such a good time here, love this place! The people are great and help you out with any questions about things you can do and visit. The house is a 5min walk from the bus station Table View and next to an other little center where you can find lots of bars also for outgoing, restaurants, shops and...

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saltycrax, Front Office Manager at SaltyCrax Backpackers / Surflodge, responded to this review

Hey Cristina It was great having you with us. Hope you got to do all the things you wanted to and glad you had a cosy fun time with us :) Thanks for the great feedback. You are always welcome back! Warm Regards, Shona

Hermanus, South Africa
Reviewed 29 April 2015

We were received with a smile & had a great stay. We forgot our pillow their and it was returned to us within 4 days, that's what I call service :) Not even load shedding could damp the spirit, we'll be back.

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saltycrax, Front Office Manager at SaltyCrax Backpackers / Surflodge, responded to this review

Hey Yolandi Only a pleasure to get your pillow case back to you, after all, its part of a set! ;-) See you again when you come around this side of the Cape, Cheers, Shona

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Reviewed 17 April 2015

Had a wonderful stay at this neat, homey and cozy backpackers. Excellent staff and service all round. They were an expert source of info on local attractions and very helpful with any bookings necessary

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saltycrax, Front Office Manager at SaltyCrax Backpackers / Surflodge, responded to this review

Hey! Thanks for the great review. We hope to have you back sometime :-) Cheers, Shona

Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 9 April 2015 via mobile

Situated so close to everything, brilliant facilities, it's more like a guest house it's so lovely & a beautiful space. Fully equipped too with a welcoming & lovely atmosphere, making it feel very homely!! One of the best backpackers I've been too, I wish I could of stayed longer!!

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Hey there! Thank you for the great review! We hope to have you back sometime :) Kind Regards Shona

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