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Hermanus Backpackers

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Stanford, South Africa
Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

So enjoyed our time here. The staff are fun and attentive, and happy to organize your outings and activities if you want. Met the owners who are a very cool couple who clearly love what they do, and it shows in their business. Will certainly be back

Thank Jami Y
Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

The building is well maintained and the staff are very efficient. Location is good, not far from most tourist stops. Security is important. The place is well run, strong wifi and comfortable beds/pillows.

Thank candace15
Beersheba, Israel
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

we loved the place. It has a great kitchen, very easy to cook in, clean and well equipped. we stayed in a double bed room with ensuite shower and it was clean, big and preety. There's a nice swimming pool, a lot of chillout areas and generally a good place to meet new people. They booked a whale watching trip...

Thank InbarMachnes
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

The staff we're great and chilled. Swimming pool and pool. Tv. Good kitchen. Great beds. Location great. Lots of help and advice and great location. Safe location and has parking and cheap renting car service and markets nearby

Thank Anthony C
NaughtyCatCapeTown, Owner at Hermanus Backpackers, responded to this review

Tisk tisk, hope the hangover was manageable! :-) Next time it'll be an early night and coco instead. Thank you for that lovely review, we always appreciate it. Kind regards, Hermanus Backpackers

Granada, Nicaragua
Reviewed 1 October 2016

This backpackers is so well ran. The staff are super friendly and helped us out on numerous occasions. My favourite spot on the Garden Route.. We stay in dorms 2 nights and a private for 1 night.. both were comfy and quiet. The kitchen facilities are great, they have everything you will need and plenty of fridge space. Clean and...

Thank Gerrymorrisroe
NaughtyCatCapeTown, Owner at Hermanus Backpackers, responded to this review

Fabulous review, we really love those! Thank you so much! So glad you enjoyed the stay with us and that it was a favourite spot. Hope that you'll come back to visit again some time. Kind regards, Hermanus Backpackers

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

The standout factor at this place is definitely the staff. Everyone I dealt with was incredibly friendly and helpful in a way you don't often experience. The hostel itself is lovely and for the price (£10) I would not expect anything more. Obviously there are nicer places to stay but I'd go back here everytime. A useful tip if you're...

Thank biddyjay
NaughtyCatCapeTown, Owner at Hermanus Backpackers, responded to this review

Such a lovely review, we really appreciate it and are super happy that you enjoyed your stay. Maybe we'll see you again some time? Kind regards, Hermanus Backpackers

Koh Tao, Thailand
Reviewed 22 September 2016

it's not often you come across a hostel which just gets everything right. Hermanus backpackers was exactly that. From the overly helpful staff who will help organise every attribute of your life and travel plans with ease, to the nightly braai's, clean kitchens, dorms and bathrooms and the welcoming social element to get to know new people, my three nights...

Thank Joey R
NaughtyCatCapeTown, Manager at Hermanus Backpackers, responded to this review

We're so happy you enjoyed your stay with us! Such a lovely message, we always try our best to give the best possible experience for our guests. Hope to see you next time you're in the area. Kind regards, Hermanus Backpackers

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 September 2016

Hermanus is just awesome and Hermanus backpackers is just awesome too! We stayed in one of their communal cottages around the corner from the main building - what a great place! The cottage is a quaint old building that has been completely renovated, it also has a beautiful garden to enjoy breakfast in. Can't recommend it highly enough!

Thank Allix J
NaughtyCatCapeTown, Owner at Hermanus Backpackers, responded to this review

That's such a great review, thank you so much for taking time out to write it. So glad you enjoyed your stay with us and are so happy to recommend us. Kind regards, Hermanus Backpackers

Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Everything about this hostel was excellent! It felt like a home from home. We rarely cook in hostels as often the utensils aren't clean but everything in this hostel was brand new and spotlessly clean. It felt like a five star hotel from start to finish!

Thank David J
NaughtyCatCapeTown, Owner at Hermanus Backpackers, responded to this review

WoW - that's a great review, those are the ones which warm our hearts! Thanks so much for those kinds words, we're stoked that you enjoyed your stay with us. Kind regards, Hermanus Backpackers

Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 September 2016

We only stayed here for one night on the journey up the garden route but had no complaints. The staff were all very friendly, the accommodation itself really nice and free breakfast is included. It is less than 5 minutes to the sea and about 10-20 to the old harbour and the restaurants around it. There is a 3 hour...

Thank Ben S
NaughtyCatCapeTown, Owner at Hermanus Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks for that awesome review Ben, we love them! So glad you enjoyed your stay ith us and hope that next time you're in the area you'll come back and stay again!

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hermanus Backpackers and Budget accommodation offers spacious chill areas, swimming pool, free WI-FI and free Breakfast to all guests. With a variety of room styles incl: Dorm rooms, twin rooms, triple rooms, double, double en-suites & en-suite family rooms, there is a room for every budget traveler.Room Rates start at R130 per person/per night with discounts for guests doing shark cage diving (enquire when booking)The Backpackers Budget accommodation is separate from the backpackers accommodation with it's own kitchen, garden, braai facilities and private bathrooms it offers excellent family and budget accommodation for the more discerning budget traveler.Hermanus Backpackers is a 5 minute walk into town and the famous cliff paths where Whales can be seen in season. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hermanus Backpackers

Address: 26 Flower Street, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Hermanus
Price Range: £21 - £47 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Room K with double bed and en-suite bathroom.”
LouiseFourie, 22 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The cottage is quiet and really beautiful. You can also hang out in the main building where most of the "action" is.”
McGill_Tripper, 21 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The dormitory was very good, quiet and comfortable.”
pedrohenriquef328, 21 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The cottages are quieter than the main building”
537eileenb, 13 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Definitelly go for the separated house just for you!”
Vitproch, 15 Dec 2016 | Read review
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