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“Amazing backpackers!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Funky Monkeys Backpackers & Safaris

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Funky Monkeys Backpackers & Safaris
London
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Amazing backpackers!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2012

My stay there was great from the pickup in town to the atmosphere around the place, which made me feel at home. There was plenty of helpful information around for the next stages of travel. I took them up on the funky safari which included some great food and a great campsite, what topped it off was al the animals we saw and the guide had a lot of info on everything we saw.
Definitely going to be recommending this place to others who are thinking of travelling there and if I get the chance again I will be back there for next time.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank rich_gossage
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
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    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2012

Have been going back to funky for 10 years and am always delighted-excellent location, really clean and friendly amazing pool - i am addicted!

  • Stayed May 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank funkyfan
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england berkshire
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18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2011

I stayed here last year whilst on a trip to SA. from the minute you walked into the place everyone was friendly and made you feel welcome.
the weather at the time was horrible so we spent the evening listening to music and watching tv and making the of the bar. We ended up having one of the best nights of the trip!!!!! good laugh.
the place is what I expected it to be, the bed was comfy, the room was clean and so was the bathroom.
the only negative i have is that someone ate my food. it is a trust situation. but you dont expect people to help themselves to your food... but that is not a fault of the place, just the people staying there.

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank gtown1981
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Maputo, Mozambique
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2011

I stayed for several days in September 2011. The overall staff service was
extremely poor, with the desk staff often drunk and very grumpy with hardly
a word of help.
I had R 3000 worth of clothing stolen and when i complained and intended to
take the matter further i was dragged out by some bouncer guy directed by
the owner to " push me around a little" He beat me up and warned that i
should " not make any more trouble or else"
the incident was reported to the police and a theft case and assault
were laid against Lorna Carter and her backpackers.
There was also a complete open door policy at the backpackers that allowed
any local or outsider to frequent the bar and venue without any security in place.
The incident was also covered by the local media

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled on business
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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6 Thank Victem
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Straubing, Bayern, Germany
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2011

Wonderful time, its a familar atmosphere,
you can meet the hole world and you ll find good friends
and also you can reach swasiland and mosambik
and you can have a drink with netto, lebo,tim or hendrew they are always friendly
and the cleaner woman also wonderfull and sometimes they have guests like
Robby or Sascha you can have fun with these guys ,and the Music at the Bar is great
you can hear the funky monkey cd 1-4 with great hits.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Sascha D
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Madrid, Spain
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2011

In a desperate tentative to see the Kruger park between 2 business flights at Joburg (one saturday, the other monday), I arrived at Nelspruit with very little time and nothing planned. After struggling at another expensive hotel where they were pushing me hard to check in with no safari guaranteed at all, I went to Funky Monkeys. On the fly, in 20 min, they arranged me exactly what I wanted (a day-safari in the Kruger on Sunday) and at a very good price. Great camp in the park, good food, fabulous safari, great hostel in Nelspruit, nice and very committed people. You may call it luck, but my experience was 100% positive!

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank matt187514
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Denver, Colorado
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10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2011

This place had really clean, comfortable dorms. The staff was friendly. For a traveler without a car it was a little far from the city center. Hot water seemed to be hit or miss.

Stayed July 2011, travelled solo
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Thank stoberc
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Additional Information about Funky Monkeys Backpackers & Safaris

Property: Funky Monkeys Backpackers & Safaris
Address: 102 Van Wijk Street, Nelspruit, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Mpumalanga > Nelspruit
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #43 of 62 Speciality Lodging in Nelspruit
Number of rooms: 8
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