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Reviewed 8 March 2018

I booked at forty8 backpackers using booking.com 20 minutes before arrival. Upon arrival I was informed my credit card was already charged. The following day 5000ZAR of fraudulent charges were made on my card from a sporting goods store down the road. Since this was the only time I used my card the police informed me that it was someone at the hostel.

  • Stayed: February 2018, travelled with friends
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Forty8backpackers, Receptionist at Forty8 Backpackers Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2018

Thank you for your valued response we will take it to consideration.

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Reviewed 17 February 2018

Had a very comfortable stay and enjoyed the friendly and helpful staff. Great location and lots of shops and restaurants all around. Good advice given from staff and had a great time in the city. Will stay again!

  • Stayed: February 2018, travelled with friends
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Forty8backpackers, Receptionist at Forty8 Backpackers Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2018

Thank you very much for you valued review.

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Reviewed 3 February 2018

Terrible service, noisy rooms and not good value for money. The receptionist is to preoccupied to show us to the room, the rooms are noisy and full of bugs with no insect repellent. I would not recommend this.

  • Stayed: January 2018, travelled as a couple
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Forty8backpackers, Receptionist at Forty8 Backpackers Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2018

Thank you so much for your review we will take it to consideration.

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Reviewed 14 January 2018

This is well located for all attractions within the city. Walkable to everything and near red bus and city bus stops. The floors are segregated to male and female. The dorm rooms are clean and towels are provided. Showers are hot and toilets refurbished and new. The kitchen is new and well equipped. Staff are really friendly and happy to help with anything you ask. There is a small bar and a nice reception sitting area with two big screen TV. There is a computer for skype and camera viewing and research. I stayed here on two occasions in December and came back having experienced another party hostel in the area. The dorm doors to the street need to be kept closed due to the market traders in a morning moving the stalls. in the severe heat a fan would be helpful. Good price and i would recommend.and free wifi.

  • Stayed: December 2017, travelled solo
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Forty8backpackers, General Manager at Forty8 Backpackers Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2018

Thank you for your most valued review, your kind remarks are highly appreciated and remember that you are always welcome to your home away from home, forty8backpackers

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Reviewed 8 January 2018

Reception staff could be friendly and welcoming and when guests checks out. We are an elderly couple and would have appreciated assistance with our luggage. The room we were in was neat and tidy which was really welcoming.

  • Stayed: December 2017, travelled with family
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Forty8backpackers, Receptionist at Forty8 Backpackers Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2018

Thank you for you valued review we will take it consideration.

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