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“Incredibly anonymous...” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Funky Monkeys Backpackers & Safaris

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Funky Monkeys Backpackers & Safaris
Paris, France
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53 reviews
46 hotel reviews
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“Incredibly anonymous...”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2010

We were very much looking forward to stay at Funky Monkeys as the description sounded great and the pictures looked really nice. Upfront conclusion: The rooms are alright, not too big and just tidy enough, but definitely not as nice as they look on the pictures provided on the website. We would have accepted this, if everything else was fine. But we are sorry to say that this hostel was probably the most anonymous and unfriendliest hostel we have stayed in during a month in South Africa. Hardly anybody of the staff talks to you, everybody seems annoyed if you have questions, nobody explains anything to you… you really had the feeling of so not being welcome. The lounge area might have been nice in summer or during the world cup, but when we stayed there, it was just anonymous and cold. Apart from that, nothing more to say except the internet connection which is being very bad (hardly possible to check your emails).

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled with friends
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Amsterdam
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21 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2010

The hostel itself is good. Nice rooms, clean and good facilities. However the staff is very indifferent and not at all interested in accomdation guests. Plus there are a couple of big dogs walking in and around the hostel. One of them kept barking at my girlfriend. When we told the manager about it, he told us that the dog would get used to us, and made no effort to doing anything about it.

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 1 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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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Thank tactix
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2009

The bad news: staff are not really helpful and the hostel is too far from everything, so you must take a taxi to go anywhere. On the positive side, the garden is nice, food is fine, facilities are OK, rooms are cheap, and the safari they offer is really great value. A real backpacker hostel, we liked staying there.

  • Stayed November 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Nammarci
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London
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2009

I really enjoyed my stay at this hostel and on the Kruger tour they provide. The hostel has a range of rooms (all v basic but clean and functional). The bar is a nice area to socialise and meet other travellers.

The Kruger tours provided by the hostel (1 - 3 days) are v v good. You stay in tents so it's not the ultimate in luxury but the staff at the camp are lovely, the food is plentiful and you spend lots of time on safari each day so really make the most of your time.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Bella080
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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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