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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful view,friendly people,comfortable and homely. We only stayed the one night but it had a nice atmosphere. Verandah has a magnificent view and we got to see the Guinea fowls with babies close up as well as a surprise visit from the Knysna Loerie. Rooms are clean and spacious. Kitchen area had easy access. Parking no problem .

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hostel is in a central location for activities but not within walking distance of any shops or other restaurants. Has a relaxed family atmosphere featuring group dinners each night. The bar is popular with locals and backpackers alike. Features a range of dorm and camping options. Book ahead in high season!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed over at Fairy Knowe backpackers for one night and enjoyed our stay... Good mix of people and a relaxed atmosphere. The only downside was that the backpackers' cleanliness wasn't up to standard and that some of the bathrooms were out of order - causing congestion in the mornings :(

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Didi T, Manager at Fairy Knowe Backpackers Lodge, responded to this review

I am so happy that you enjoyed your stay and the atmosphere. We do try to keep it as relaxed as possible (all be it quite the task between xmas and New year) Our staff clean the bathrooms twice per day and mops are provided in each bathroom so that guest can mop up the water spills after using them....

Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great stay in beautiful surroundings. The lodge was very busy though when I stayed as it was New Years eve. I think it would have been cleaner has it not been for the sheer number of guests. The staff were very friendly and helpful and the lodge had good facilities. Surrounding scenery amazing!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed here for two nights on our road trip to Cape Town. At first I thought its so far from the beach but soon after our arrival discover that the forest and lagoon adjacent Wildernis is the best kept secret of this beautiful outstretched white sandy beach location. And that Fairy Knowe are right on the edge of the...

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Didi T, Manager at Fairy Knowe Backpackers Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you Sharne! It was wonderful having you around! Hope to see you next year!

Pretoria
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Camping at any spot made it the add-on fun as there are plenty of space. The personal are very friendly and helpful. I will surely be back next year! They even went out of their way to provide details on paragliding and weather each day.

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Manhattan, Kansas
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at Fairy Knowes campsite out of desperation for lodging, as everywhere else in Wilderness was full. It was R480 for two nights of camping. The campsite was very full and we struggled to find a place to put a tent that would be protected from the rain that was coming, we ended up clearing a small area for...

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Didi T, Manager at Fairy Knowe Backpackers Lodge, responded to this review

All campers are informed that the entertainment area stays open until 1am. We are not a campsite, but a backpackers so the backpackers rules apply. Clear conditions of stay as well as info sheets are attached with every email booking and guests are again reminded of our rules upon arrival. Wilderness is a very popular destination, I suggest that if...

Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was my third time at Fairy knowe. We usually stay in Tarrental but it was booked so we were put in the main house - Big mistake. It was appalling. very over crowded - way too many people using the same bathrooms and toilets which are filthy. Guests smoke inside the house and nobody cares even though it's not...

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Didi T, Manager at Fairy Knowe Backpackers Lodge, responded to this review

It seems that you are alone out there. Read our previous reviews; everyone else seems quite happy with the hostel. If it was such a huge issue, I am sure you would have told me about this. All linnen is taken off and washed every day, this is the reason we only use white linnen. (it shows blemishes) If you...

George, South Africa
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My bandmate/partner and I performed a show in Wilderness on 25 November and needed a spot to pitch tent for the night. We couldn't have chosen a better place! Beautiful secluded campsite, friendly service, well-stocked bar, clean and excellently appointed private ablution facilities. What more could you want? We even awoke to Loeries in the trees around us. Fantastic! We'll...

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Reviewed 8 December 2016

Great people, laid back atmosphere, and very nice en suite room. also good food eaten with all the other guests, which is a nice way to meet people. There is also kitchen for guests if you want to cook yourself

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Additional Information about Fairy Knowe Backpackers Lodge

Address: Dumbleton Road, Wilderness, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Wilderness
Price Range: £12 - £31 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
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“Stay in a private room with ensuite - little thatched chalet huts”
 of 5 bubbles estill88, 13 Feb 2016 | Read review
“The en suite roops are great”
 of 5 bubbles BDP_001, 12 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Stay away!”
 of 5 bubbles DiemsDay, 6 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Definitely upstairs in the old house.”
 of 5 bubbles theod609, 8 Jul 2015 | Read review
“If you can get one of the cottage suites, they are wonderful.”
 of 5 bubbles RyderDA, 4 May 2015 | Read review
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