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Gecko Backpackers

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Free parking
Airport transportation
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor pool
Paid Wifi
Shuttle Bus Service
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My previous experience of backpacking in South Africa has been quite pleasant. One doesn't expect much, but a little bit of common decency and respect always goes a long way. The location of the bar to the sleeping quarters means that if you intend on waking up at 5am for a
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Response from anjab7266, General Manager at Gecko Backpackers
Responded 27 Jul 2018
Dear Kristian We are sorry to read about the bad experience that you have had with us. We have also taken into consideration the points that you have mentioned. From here forward we offer our apologies and we would like to wish you safe travels further.
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We loved staying here over New Year. Patch, the temporary manager was very friendly and helpful despite our group being so massive and chaotic. Gecko Backpackers is a lovely base for adventure activities in the area, however is is looking a little run down and needs a little
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Response from anjab7266, Owner at Gecko Backpackers
Responded 23 Jan 2018
Dear Shane, Thank you very much for your review and we love to hear that you and your friends enjoyed your stay! Thank you for bringing such Happiness and fun to our New year Party :-) we are aware that Gecko Back packers needs a bit of TLC and we are working on that! but thank you pointing it out! We hope to see you again Warm Regards Anja
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Is not easy to get there if you don't have a car (as me), from Hazyview Juntion are 35 minutes for the Sabi road by foot, is not so bad but try to avoid during the hot hours. The Backpackers is very nice, nature around and small pool to get fresh during the boiling hours. The
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We stayed here one night before heading into Kruger the next morning. It was fairly cheap, but not THAT cheap and would have expected better for the money. (In some places in SA we only paid a few hundred rand more for an amazing room). The room was dark and dingy, and had a
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Gecko is located close to Kruger in Hazyview and close to Panaroma route for sightseeing.Staff are so friendly and helpful and this is wonderful to see as they really accommodated us,thanks to Ralph for all his assistance .Facilities and rooms are clean and basic.Public
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Response from anjab7266, Owner at Gecko Backpackers
Responded 4 Oct 2017
Thank you so much for your review and it is great to read that you enjoyed your stay! We hope to see you again Kind Regards Anja Gecko Backpackers
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8 Bed Dorm seperate from main house.
8 Bed Dorm with private toilet and basin.
Hi Mimi Skies die laat terugvoering. Ek weet ons het ook intussen telefonies gepraat. Soos belowe, ons hou die kamer net vir julle:) Sien uit vir jul kuiertjie hier by ons! Groete Dennis
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"Choose a room outside the main building for better value"
"Ask for a dormitory or singe, depending on budget. They even have a camp site"
"Our room were outside - 8 bed dorm with private toilet and basin in our room."
"We camped so didn't stay in the rooms, but they looked clean and well-kept (a thousand times better than some of the the gross places I've stayed in overseas!)"
"The fam room for 5 is next to the biliart/outside terras. When we said that we wanted to sleep at 22.00 hrs they killed the music and told other guests to be quiet, what more do you want ?"
US$27 - US$28 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
South AfricaMpumalangaHazyview
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