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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

On our way to Cap Town we stopped over at the hostel. Very clean room with double bed and own bathroom. Kiki was very good host, full of knowledge. Very near to the lovely walk up the cliff to the light house and lots of bars and shops. On site parking is very convenient. Would diffinatly be back and recmend... More 

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Linz, Austria
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61 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The check-in was good and we got a remote control, to park our car at the parking lots inside (behind a secure gate). All entrances are secured with a code to get in. The room was big, with a big bathroom, a fridge, and an old TV on the cupboard. The whole room looked shabby but was ok. The booking... More 

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Pittsburgh
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24 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were on the Garden Route and decided to stop in Mossel Bay as we were exhausted from driving. They had a double room ensuite available for the night, which came with off street parking, yea! It was in the best location, very close from the highway and on the end of a cool street with lots of bars and... More 

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Thank amycD7797QP
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Im coming again in Dec and January 2017.the place is easily accessible and nice parking. The bar and swimming pool is the place to absorbs all the nice stories from over the world. The quietness is amazing.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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77 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Large guesthouse with nice garden, pool, bar, large kitchen and open fire place. The rooms are very old fashioned (not sure if this is intentionally done). When we were there it was pretty quiet but guess will be more fun during high season

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Innsbruck, Austria, Europe
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37 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

The Backpacker has a great location, friendly staff and is a lot more than just a Backpacker. Secure parking, good breakfast, a pool and plenty of room to hang out and relax. The room itself was a bit damp and relatively cold. However warm linen and a good mattress made us to sleep very well.

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Woodstock
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Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

I went with low expectations, i know don't go with any expectations easier said than done ,was i ever surprised,friendly staff and guests. Clean and spacey room ,really enjoyed the set up with the communal kitchen ,that's were you get the ocean view, and the bar area and my favourite was having those doors that stepped onto the porch were... More 

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Thank Melvin G
Salzburg, Austria
2 reviews
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Altough we just stayed for 1 night we loved it there! The staff was really nice and helpful, especially by organizing a day trip for the following day. The rooms were clean and european sockets were provided. We definitely will be back!

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Barcelona, Spain
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76 reviews
33 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

The double room was way too big!! Its a pitty that it was low season cause they were barely no guests on the hostel, but even though the staff was nice and the instalations were really nice. They even cook you some meet in a bbq for diner.

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Bangalore
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13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

We were a group of 6 travelling and stayed 1 night. The staff were super friendly and went out of their way to ensure our stay was comfy. We were in room 2 which had 6 bunk beds and an attached toilet. The room was clean with fresh bedsheets and blankets/duvets. There was a hair dryer too in our room.... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Aaah, The Bay of Diamonds. So called for the sea that shines night and day, this bay is so scenic you won't be able to close your eyes at night. But if you do, come try our vibrantly upgraded backpackers! Run by two brothers raised in this very backpackers, we know what it’s about, whether sea salt, tequila or an adrenaline shot, you'll get your fix here.Mossel Bay Backpackers proudly offers the best of a 3rd World country:Situated next to one of SA’s most consistent surf spots, so GET WET!Cooking with a view! We have stylin’ Sea view self service kitchen,In-house restaurant serving home cooking or traditional meals and braais from our fancy Chef, come hungry and settle in around the fire with local live musicians.So your mother is gravely worried about her Precious Flower in wild Africa, well keep in touch via FREE wifi and PC facilities. Loads of advice on everything from surf tides to girl hides.Pool table, foosball and fully functional sleepers bar, like uh.. Fully bru.Ensuite doubles overlooking the swimming pool.Please book in advance, so we can organise you nice weather! Much love.. Management x ... more   less 

Additional Information about Mossel Bay Backpackers

Address: 1 Marsh Street, Mossel Bay 6506, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Mossel Bay
Price Range: £31 - £51 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 65
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“Get an ensuite, the towels were nice for a hostel”
 of 5 bubbles amycD7797QP, 8 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Request a room overlooking the pool, these looked great.”
 of 5 bubbles Kaydashleigh, 4 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Room 7 - spacious, jacuzzi bath with french doors opening on to garden and pool area.”
 of 5 bubbles 936happycamper, 25 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Backpacker beds for budget minded travelers, private rooms for those wishing more quiet and intimate stay.”
 of 5 bubbles fiftystatesevenconts, 28 Oct 2015 | Read review
“All the rooms are great!”
 of 5 bubbles Gaven73, 22 Aug 2015 | Read review
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