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“One of the nicest backpackers I've been to!”

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Old Vic Traveller's Inn
Reviewed 9 April 2013

The best part about this place is the gardens! The value was really good, we stayed in the dorm beds here and shared with one other group in a small dorm-style cabin (that coul have been good for one family group) we had a small kitchen, bathroom and braii area and a lovely deck. The location of Nelspruit is close to Kruger and Blyde Canyon. The backpackers was a bit tricky to get to even with our own car because it is in a neighborhood away from the town center, we felt secure though and there was secure parking. Overall a nice place.

  • Stayed: March 2013
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krugerandmore, Owner at Old Vic Traveller's Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2013

Thanks for staying with us.We are very happy to hear you had a good time here and felt safe.Thanks for taking time to write this review and enjoy the rest of your travels.
Thank you Dave

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Reviewed 15 March 2013

The Old Vic is the perfect place for a budget conscious traveler. I stayed for 8 nights in a private room (thanks for the free upgrade to include a bathroom). The grounds are gorgeous with a pool and wonderful views of the surrounding nature reserve. Dave and Bella do their best to make you feel at home and have tons of great advice about places to visit. Be sure to sign up for at least one evening meal - they are incredible.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled solo
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krugerandmore, Owner at Old Vic Traveller's Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2013

Thanks for taking time to write this review.I am glad you are home safely.It was a great pleasure to look after you while you were here.I am glad you enjoyed the braai.Thanks Dave

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Reviewed 19 February 2013

Nelspruit's Old Vic Travellers Inn is located at the very limit of the town. Behind the backpackers there's a rugged hill and a stream. The quietness of the place offers to relax and spend some time sipping one of South Africa's beers. Dave and Bella are very cheerful, friendly and helpful hosts. If I ever come back to Nelspruit, I will definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled solo
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krugerandmore, Owner at Old Vic Traveller's Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2013

Thanks for staying with us.Thanks for all the great photos you took of our place.Hope you have a great time in the bush and enjoy the rest of our country.We hope to see you again.Thanks for taking time to review us.Chow Crazy Dave

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Reviewed 10 February 2013

I'm leaving Old Vic today after a 7 days stay here. I must say that Old Vic is the best hostel that I have ever stayed at in my life. Dave who runs the show here is the best and hospitable host around. He took us all over the town and bent over backwards to show our group a good time while we were here including getting us set up with tickets for the African Cup semi finals. We love you dave, thanks for everything man! Highly recommended to any and all!

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank AndyF54
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krugerandmore, Owner at Old Vic Traveller's Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 18 February 2013

Thanks for staying with us and reviewing us.It was great to have you here and we enjoyed showing Nelspruit to you .Thanks Crazy Dave

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Reviewed 9 February 2013

The Old Vic is a travelers dream. Dave (the owner) has an honest gift of showing hospitality to others. I've travelled heavily for the past 8 years and I have never had a more gracious host at a hostel. He bent over backwards to get everyone I stayed with tickets to the African Cup game in town and arranged travel for us.

The property itself is absolutely gorgeous. Nestled on the side of a hill in a beautiful suburban Nelspruit neighborhood, the place is spotless. The bar staff is so nice and Beatrice is a breath of fresh air to everyone she speaks with. Don't think about staying here. Just do it. You will be comfortable, refreshed, and blessed beyond belief.

  • Stayed: February 2013
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krugerandmore, Owner at Old Vic Traveller's Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 18 February 2013

Thanks for taking time to write this review,and it was a pleasure to have you stay with us.Thanks Crazy Dave

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Reviewed 14 January 2013

Dave, Thanks for the friendship, I feel as if I was at a family home. Great Room, quiet, air conditioned with TV and a great price. We stayed in a self catering double room with own bathroom and kitchen. We will definately be back sometime this year.

Room Tip: The room under the deck is quiet and close to the fantastic cool and clean pool.
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  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled with family
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krugerandmore, Owner at Old Vic Traveller's Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2013

Thank you for staying with us.Have a great year Thanks Dave

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Reviewed 22 November 2012

I had an awesome stay at Old Vic's! The environment is so relaxing with the pool and nature reserve, and the hill behind is fun to climb. Crazy Dave is so great and did a lot to make us feel at home and help us get around Nelspruit. I'd highly recommend for anyone to stay there.

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled with friends
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krugerandmore, Owner at Old Vic Traveller's Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2013

Thank you for staying with us hope you enjoyed your time in our country.Thanks Dave

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Address: 12 Impala Street, Nelspruit 1200, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Mpumalanga > Nelspruit
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 70 Speciality Lodging in Nelspruit
Price Range: £8 - £37 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Old Vic Traveller's Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Experience the South African Lowveld like never before ……Kruger and More caters for the international traveller visiting Southern Africa. Our accommodation is suitable for South African sport groups, families, couples and single travellers. We are situated in Nelspruit, the capital of Mpumalanga, and will accommodate you with real South African hospitality. Crazy Dave (who did the travel thing himself for 4 years) and Bella believe in comfort and value for money. We Offer: Accommodation Travel Desk Tours in and around the Big 5 countryside. Car Rentals Adventure Trips . ... more   less 
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