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Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

I've been a Peace Corps volunteer for just under two years and I've stayed at a few hostels in Swaziland. Lidwalas is a nice, friendly and clean place to stay. It can get a bit noisy late at night but if you get a private room or tent you don't hear it!

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Reviewed 10 February 2017

We spent one night here and it felt like we where part of a family. We had a cookout with the manager and some Peace Corps volunteers. Everyone was friendly and helpful. the rooms we rented were very luxurious. The showers were clean and hot.We have stayed at a few hostels but this one might be the nicest I've ever...

Thank Mike M
Boulder, Colorado
Reviewed 13 December 2016

Have stayed here many times dating from way back when it was only a backpacker lodge. In the past few years they have added a number of lovely private rooms with en-suite bathrooms situated in the Ezulweni Valley's lush and beautiful setting. There is a communal kitchen for those who want to prepare meals but there are a number of...

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Maputo, Maputo, Mozambique
Reviewed 27 November 2016

I booked a room by phone and when I got there the said that they had given the room to someone else, it was late and I had to scramble around trying and find another room, which was very difficult on a Friday night at 18:00. Not impressed.

Thank Richard D
Reviewed 3 November 2016

I was part of a group traveling SA and stayed over at Lidwala backpackers. The dorm rooms were fully booked by foreigners doing volunteer work so we booked the permanent tent setup with four beds. This was a lovely choice because we had a bit more privacy and the tent is nestled between large trees and a stream running through...

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 October 2016

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Reviewed 2 July 2016

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Lisbon, Portugal
Reviewed 20 May 2016 via mobile

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 11 March 2016

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“The newer individual cottages offer more privacy and more modern facilities.”
 of 5 bubbles Africatvl, 13 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Luxury rooms set far away from the tents are quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles Mario1547, 2 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Take your tent there and go camping! You will love it!”
 of 5 bubbles guncoon, 11 Mar 2016 | Read review
“The new ensuite double rooms are great. Get the one closest to the kitchen for some wifi access.”
 of 5 bubbles lebop2014, 14 Jul 2015 | Read review
“The tents are lovely and much more roomy, quiet and private than the rooms. Although the rooms have a private bath, the shared toilets & showers are right next to them so you hear people using them and they can see into your room once the lights are on (thin curtains).”
 of 5 bubbles RachaelOP, 9 Mar 2014 | Read review
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