I stayed in the Hermanus Backpackers on my way home to Cape Town with my dad. We stayed in the cottage separate from the main building and it was very comfortable. The man that looked after us and made us breakfast was very helpful and friendly.
BUT when I asked the owner if I could book dorms over the whale festival for between 10-20 people he refused me. There was vacancies but his reasoning was that he only wanted to accommodate foreigners during the peak season because they would bring in more money. I was told he could acommodate me when it wasnt peak season...when theres no whales and no atmosphere???? thanks! So, great place but if you're local don't count on them. We're staying at Zoete Inval which looks like a great place with very friendly and accommodating owners!More