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Wilderness Beach house
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Reviewed 26 June 2014

I have visited The Beach House regularly over the years and have always found it to be a great place to stay, clean, comfortable and plenty of sea views... stay here! Lots of outdoor stuff to do like hiking and canoeing... it's called Wilderness for a reason!

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 22 June 2014 via mobile

One the best places I've ever stayed! It has an excellent vibe, its hosts are nice and make you feel warm and well received. The food is amazing, the rooms have wonderful views and the beds are really comfortable. Annie, the host of this backpackers, is one of the most amazing women I've ever met!

Juliana. Colombia

Stayed: June 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 11 June 2014

I would like to thank Lieze for a wonderful stay at the Beach House. The staff was anything but cold and unfriendly (like I've read in a previous review) ... on the contrary, you guys made me feel right at home. The location is absolutely perfect, close to the beach, shops and restaurants ... and the views from the dorms breathtaking!

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 6 June 2014

This backpackers is perched right above Wilderness Beach, and is about a 10 minutes walk from the small village. Beautiful views, nice property, good location. The dorms were comfortable, roomy, and had an amazing sunrise view. However, the staff I interacted with were rather curt, unfriendly, and not forthcoming. They seemed knowledgeable on the area, but only once probed.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 5 June 2014

For experienced or dedicated backpacker who like non-party places with friendly staff, nice guest and yummi pizza from the stone-oven this is a great stay for a couple of days.
Only the parking space is a little limited.

Room Tip: Cabin with en-suite small bathroom, a little fridge and a kettle.
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  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 26 April 2014 via mobile

The beach house has been a favorite of my partner and mine. Annie runs the joint and is like an adopted mother to her guests. She makes you feel more welcome than you do at home. When we were staying in Sedgefield and Knysna, we would drive back to Wilderness just to have a beer and eat the delicious homemade pizza (usually pizza is on Friday nights). The view from the outdoor chilling area can not get any better! The beach is steps away and if you're feeling adventurous go for a walk down the train tracks. They offer all kinds of sports, guides, & activities. Do yourself a favor and check this place out. You will be back.

Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 April 2014

We checked in around 7 p.m. before somebody showed us around. After we payed our bill we noticed, that it was not possible to buy anything to eat at the hostel. But eating food, bought from outside was prohibited, too. It was also prohibited to consume drinks from outside. So, we were forced to eat something in the city and we had to by our drinks at the hostel bar outside at 10°C in the rain. The bathrooms were functional, but ugly and there was no free internet available at the place. After 5 minutes we decided to leave the hostel and headed to the reception. There was a sign outside at the reception that orders will be taken outside. I knocked and the unfriendly answer through the closed door was " Can´t you read the sign at the door?" - Yes, I can. But we were not satisfied with the hostel. After five minutes, without showing us around and no internet it was not possible to check out. "You can leave (thank you), but there will not be any refund". The receptionist was inflexible, arrogant and unfriendly and not willing to help us in any kind. The dorms were clean and offered an amazing view over the beach side. But the atmosphere in the hostel was unfriendly and cold. I have never felt like that in a hostel in South Africa before and other guests had the same feelings, too. Never again! I prefer the feeling of living together with friends, rather than a nice view at the beach.

Room Tip: When you are addicted to scenic views, take the dorm at the second floor.
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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
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Address: Western Road, Wilderness, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Wilderness
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Ranked #9 of 40 Speciality Lodging in Wilderness
Price Range: £17 - £20 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8

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