This hostel is in a good spot and has large spacious common rooms, but desperately needs refurbishing. The bed was uncomfortable --soft and sagging -- and the same could be said for the rest of the place. In addition, there were more than the average number of roaches in the bathrooms and kitchen.
The location of this hostel is excellent, with high cliffs in the back and the ocean in front. It wouldn't take exceptional effort to bring it back to shape. Also, a ladder to get in and out of the pool would help.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Bayside Backpackers is located just an hour away from Cape Town in the village of Betty's Bay - the longest village in South Africa . Bayside is nestled at the foot of the Kogelberg Mountains with a panoramic view of the ocean and surrounding gardens - all combining to guarantee that we are one the most relaxing places to stay on planet Earth! And when you are ready to be active we have a wide range of activities and facilities that will keep you entertained and stimulated. At the end of the day, when you are ready to rest, our newly upgraded rooms will aid you in your comfort as you listen to the sounds of the ocean as you drift off to a blissful sleep. ... more less