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Blue Mountain Backpackers
Malmö
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3 reviews
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“The staff stole my Iphone”
Reviewed 9 May 2012

Don't stay there! During my first night, someone stole my Iphone out of my bag (I had a room to myself) and the staff was not helpful at all when I went to talk to them about my missing phone. It was as if this happens all the time and there was nothing they could do.

And the service was terrible. When I first came I asked many questions but they didn't seem to want to help me. And if you are carrying heavy bags you have to walk up many stairs.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled solo
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London
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Reviewed 28 May 2011

I stayed at the Blue Mountain Hostel because it had the most affordable single private room I could find at short notice. If you want to be close to the bars and clubs on Long Street, the location is ideal, and the staff are friendly enough. The room was rather disappointing; it had potential, but the sheets were grubby, there was no curtain, and the room was cold. The shared bathrooms, however, have been redone and are very nice. You will need earplugs to block out the noise from outside and a face-mask if you want to sleep in past 7am owing to the lack of curtain. Also there is no free wifi and that which is provided is, according to the receptionist, so expensive that no-one has ever used it before. Cape Town has all these boutique backpackers going up which are much nicer, but also much more expensive than Blue Mountain.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 9 December 2009

Blue Mountain Backpackers is in a great location with friendly and helpful staff. Overall I had a great experience. The place seemed relatively clean, but could have used some paint and freshening up. Our room walls were a bit dirty and the floor tiles were peeling up. Bedding seemed clean but was a bit dingy. Showers and bathrooms were co-ed. If you looked up at the walls a bit of mold was growing. Lots of hot water, but be careful, it's VERY hot. Don't forget your towel. They have some you could borrow, but bringing your own would probably be the best bet. Rooms don't have much ventilation and can be loud if Long Street is busy. The balcony was wonderful to chill and enjoy drinks. For the price the place is a good value and great location.

  • Stayed December 2009, travelled with friends
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Krakow, Poland
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Reviewed 26 September 2009

Everythink was OK :)
Cleanless, staff, rooms, location, ....

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled solo
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Property: Blue Mountain Backpackers
Address: 208 Long Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
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Ranked #91 of 125 Speciality Lodging in Cape Town Central
Number of rooms: 30
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