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Platberg Harrismith Backpackers

04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Harrismith seems to get overlooked by many international travelers, but this sleepy little town has lots to offer. Platberg Harrismith Backpackers is a great base to explore from. It's small and family owned and run and is beautifully clean, comfortable and the owners are really friendly and helpful with directions and ideas of things to do. Once you get past...

Thank Mark R
Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The owners of the establishment are always friendly and accommodating. The whole house and outside rooms where we got to stay this weekend is beyond clean. When needing a place to stay in Harrismith - our first choice will always be the Platberg Backpackers.

Thank Bokkiekie
Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 3 April 2017

We were the most difficult guests- our bus got cancelled and we were so unbearably late it was embarrassing. But after 20 hours of travelling, when we arrived we were not only accommodated, but made to feel very welcome. That is not to suggest everyone should arrive late, just that they'll likely go above and beyond what you expect from...

Thank doseofwanderlust
platbergbackpackers, Owner at Platberg Harrismith Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review! It was a pleasure to host you. We know the circumstances were out of your hands regarding the late arrival. We are very glad you enjoyed your stay, and hope you enjoy the rest of your time in South Africa! Best wishes! Jaco and Heloïse Crawley

Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Over midmar weekend we found ourselves at this beautiful well kept backpackers. Everyone was so helpful and friendly from the owners to the guests. It's well situated in the wonderful suburbia of Harrismish

Thank Kendall Q
Corozal Town, Belize
Reviewed 30 December 2016

It was nice to have a large apartment, with a fridge, kettle and microwave in the room, and access to a great shared kitchen. The BBQ area and garden were lovely. The owners were very friendly and helpful, giving useful information about scenic drives in the area. Definitely recommended.

1Thank 291973Karen
Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Passed through Harrismith on our way to Amanzimtoti. Very friendly reception on our arrival. Even the dogs are friendly. Our room was comfortable. There could be a ceiling fan, was a little hot because of the season, but really felt rested when we departed for Amanzimtoti the following morning.

Thank Carina S
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Perfect place to rest! and the most important! Very helpful and friendly service. Owner made us feel like we are at home. I would totally recommend this to all my friends travelling to RSA. Thanks!!!!

1Thank Ikarus280
Rawsonville, South Africa
Reviewed 28 June 2016

This is a unique establishment, and Jaco and Heloise have to be commended for this. The friendly environment really made it felt like home. We travelled with an 18 month old, and experienced no difficulties. Lovely places to visit in and around the area. Neat, clean and warm bearing in mind we travelled in winter. Will definitely see us again!...

Thank cjcrawls
Bloemfontein, South Africa
Reviewed 27 June 2016

Once again a great visit to the Backpackers for a 60th birthday celebration with children and grand children. Jaco and Heloise - thanks for you hospitality and friendly service. I hear a baby is coming

Thank ZS4BS
platbergbackpackers, Owner at Platberg Harrismith Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you Dennis! It was a really special weekend! We would love to see you and your family again in the near future!

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 21 January 2016 via mobile

This backpackers is the cleanest backpackers o have ever been too and I Have been to many all over the world Friendly service and clean accommodation in a central location what more can you ask for at a great price A must stay for anyone on a budget

1Thank Lainey0401
platbergbackpackers, Owner at Platberg Harrismith Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you very much! We're very happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us! All of the best to you and you family! ;-)

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  • Free Parking
  • Free Internet
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Platberg Harrismith Backpackers is located centrally in town, walking distance from the business centre shops, banks, post office, police station, supermarkets and more. FREE WiFi !!!It has a lovely stoep in the front where you can sit and enjoy the view of the majestic Platberg Mountain. We have from Private Double rooms to Family rooms to Dormitory style rooms. Some rooms are en-suite. Communal bathroom with hot showers available. There is also a fully equipped communal kitchen available. In the back garden an entertainment area with braai facilities are available. Tv lounge with DSTV. We offer WiFi as a free service. Laundry facilities is available at additional cost. Platberg Backpackers is the ideal base to do major hikes from such as the Sentinel Peak with chain ladders, the Gorge in the Royal National Park, Platberg Mountain, as well as day hikes in the Golden Gate Highlands. It is also the ideal overnight stopover coming in from the Oliver Thambo Airport. We have lots of information on the area as well as further down towards Durban.Check in from 12:00 to 22:00 .Check out before 10:00 .Payment upon arrival by cash. Taxes included.Breakfast not included.Office hours on the landline will be between 08h00-19h00 after which the mobile number must be used.No smoking inside the main building.Laundry facilities available at additional cost No loud music after 12hoo pm in consideration of other guests and neighbors.. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Platberg Harrismith Backpackers

Address: 55 Biddulph Street, Harrismith 9880, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Free State > Harrismith
Price Range: £32 - £42 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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“There are family rooms available, one with an en-suite and kitchenette”
cjcrawls, 28 Jun 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms are great”
ZS4BS, 27 Jun 2016 | Read review
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