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Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

We expected a bad experience based on the reviews we read, but to out surprise it wasn't that bad, or rather it didn't bother us much because we were always out we just went back to sleep. Yes they don't allow alcohol in the premises, and they have rules like any other place however they're not as rigid as we... More 

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krugerandmore, Owner at Old Vic Traveller's Inn, responded to this review

Thank you. You are some of the first South Africans who have stayed in a backpackers and appreciate it for what it is. Yes every place has rules thus we try to make it enjoyable for all who stay with us Thanks Dave More 

Bedfordview, South Africa
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Reviewed 22 August 2016

On arrival, we were told that it was not a hotel it was a backpackers place with bar only. Deposit was required for keys - strange. When we were shown to our rooms, we thought the gentlemen was joking. it consisted 2 double bunks in corner and a double bed in centre of room. No showers on suite only a... More 

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krugerandmore, Owner at Old Vic Traveller's Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to review our Backpackers. Yes we are a backpackers and know where do I ever state anything differently. It is clearly marked on all websites as a backpackers. You stay with us over the weekend of the rugby a busy time and booked a en suite room for 560 rand which had a double bed... More 

New York
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9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviewed 21 August 2016

Old Vic Travellers Inn is well maintained with dorm beds in cramped rooms (R160) and ensuite rooms (R 460). The large outdoor area has tables and a open-sided thatched area. The communal kitchen could use the addition of utensils/pots/pans and the shared bathroom can certainly do with a lot of TLC. The biggest drawback is the location, far from the... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 19 August 2016

Backpackers style, lots of rules in the property, the manager isn't very flexible. The rooms are ok, the number of bathrooms to dormitories isn't sufficient and the not enough facilities. Have free parking.

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Reviewed 28 April 2016

Old Vic's is a great backpacker and mid-range property! I stayed here for five days in 2014 and one day in 2015. GREAT PLACE to meet avid travelers! GREAT PLACE to socialize (although it is NOT a party place - - the bar is fun during sporting events!). Dorms, regular rooms and a full house are available to rent --... More 

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Reviewed 17 March 2016 via mobile

What a sad experience was this! The room was good and the hospitality of the staff couldn't be better. They were very friendly and helpful. BUT... The manager of this place made it an awful experience. We couldn't believe how bad she is treating her staff. I felt sick afterwards.

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krugerandmore, Owner at Old Vic Traveller's Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for review. It amaze me that you not happy with the manger you still give a negative review rating after stating the staff were good and the rooms were good. I am the owner Dave , I know my staff are happy working at the Old Vic and also know under pressure every one re acts differently .... More 

Rome, Italy
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Reviewed 11 February 2016

I booked with them a tour and there were no other tourists that day, so I had to pay more. The next day they found another and I went with him to Kruger park and to the Blyde river canyon. They gave me back the difference and I don't know how many agencies would have done the same. Excellent guides... More 

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krugerandmore, Owner at Old Vic Traveller's Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for this review.It was a pleasure to look after and the refund was as per our word. Thanks Dave More 

Bangkok, Thailand
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 18 January 2016

Just about money. They can provide what you want, but pay first. There is no friendship or any kind of help. they decide for you at what time you eat, what time you leave, when you go, etc. And the staff is threated like badly.

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krugerandmore, Owner at Old Vic Traveller's Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing us at our request.It is always great to get positive feed back. Unfortunately in today's world and been a well-travelled person you should be able to understand why we take payment upfront for the accommodation (as we do not want to have runners not paying( and this happen often in other backpackers),just like paying for your... More 

Tzaneen, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 10 January 2016

One of my best New Years was spent with you. I had an American from LA as companion at the bar, the lovely front lady with the unpronounceable name (I called her Nomsie) turned on the TV for us, and we listened and jiggled to music from the 70s and 80s. Met interesting people from all over the world and... More 

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krugerandmore, Manager at Old Vic Traveller's Inn, responded to this review

Thank you and what is so great to hear is that you enjoyed the backpackers . This is a wonderful way of meeting people in a backpackers Thanks for taking time to review and say wonderful things about our staff Dave More 

Swedesboro, New Jersey
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 7 January 2016

We stayed here for 5 nights with a huge group of people. Crazy Dave, the owner, is an awesome help and is great at setting up trips to Kruger. The rooms were very clean. Some more spacious than others. There are lots of kitchens to use, and many places to go sit an relax. There's a restaurant, bar, pool, and... More 

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krugerandmore, Owner at Old Vic Traveller's Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. Yes we do some times turn wifi off as people from the USA and other countries can skype at 1 am in the morning and keep neighbors and others guest awake talking ! We love have groups here so much fun Thanks Crazy Dave More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Experience the South African Lowveld like never before ……Kruger and More caters for the international traveller visiting Southern Africa. Our accommodation is suitable for South African sport groups, families, couples and single travellers. We are situated in Nelspruit, the capital of Mpumalanga, and will accommodate you with real South African hospitality. Crazy Dave (who did the travel thing himself for 4 years) and Bella believe in comfort and value for money. We Offer: Accommodation Travel Desk Tours in and around the Big 5 countryside. Car Rentals Adventure Trips . ... more   less 

Additional Information about Old Vic Traveller's Inn

Address: 12 Impala Street, Nelspruit 1200, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Mpumalanga > Nelspruit
Price Range: £17 - £52 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Old Vic Traveller's Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 25
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“Rooms attached to the building housing reception are newer and better equipped.”
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“Look at several rooms before deciding. Ask how many people will be sharing the dorm.”
 of 5 bubbles LadyLawyerTraveler, 28 Apr 2016 | Read review
“We chose an en suite. Why would you not????”
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