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Robertson Backpackers
South Sinai, Egypt
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54 reviews
22 hotel reviews
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“One of the best ...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2011

What a place !!!!! I travel a lot. Sometimes with family and friends and sometimes alone.
The ONLY place to stay in this area is Robertson Backpackers.
Great service, clean rooms and really good value for money. Lynda and Kevin (travellers themselves) are the perfect hosts and their passion and experience are evident.
Try the river trip and wine tasting (arranged by the hosts). Brilliant.
I'll go nowhere else in the area.

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled with friends
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Cape Town
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2011

WOW - This place is spotless clean... the staff are friendly, direct and well educated in the area. I highly recommend you plan to stay for min 3 days... there is lots to do... I wish we had more time.... River rafting, Wine farms, Awesome mountains surrounding... and such a great place to just rest and relax.... We are very impressed. Its a great pity there is not an exact replica of Robertson Backpackers in every town across the country. Keep us the super work owners Kevin and Lynda (Proves that owner run places are the best)

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Fremantle, Australia
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136 reviews
68 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2011

Stayed here with friends when it was 38 degress outside during the day, there is no AC or even a fans in the house so be prepared to BAKE at night. No screens on the windows either so if you open them you get eaten by mosquitoes.

Very helpfull staff, nice friedge full of drinks (but no water), reasonably fast internet and food is available at extra cost but it was just so SOOO hot at night we couldn't sleep.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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lyndabes, Owner at Robertson Backpackers, responded to this review, 21 January 2011
I think Atlantanhaggis review to be rather unfair. It was unfortunate that he happened to stay in Robertson during a heat wave. We do not have AC as we are a Backpackers, charging backpacker rates. They must have being staying in the main house, where the rooms do not come standard with fans. Had he asked, he would have been provided with one.
He would have been paying between R100 – R140 pp sharing ( R200 single ). For an upgrade to the Garden en -suites, would only have cost him R175pp sharing and these rooms come standard with a fan ( heater in winter ).
Atlantanhaggis moved on to a B&B in Robertson and gave them a favourable crit. I hope he felt the extra R200-R290 pp justified a ceiling fan. For that price he could have found a B&B with AC.
With regards to the water - the tap water in Robertson is safe for drinking. We recycle, and do not believe that buying water in plastic bottles is eco-friendly – there is always plenty of ice available.
All the rooms have insect spray, should the mosquitoes become a problem.
I think Atlantanhaggis should be objective & compare apples with apples. We try and keep the prices down, to make it more affordable to backpackers. As our name states - this is clearly the market we are in.
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Poole
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2010

We stayed in an en suite room facing the garden, very good bathroom, very clean and pretty spacious although no hanging space for clothes. For a backpackers we were very pleasantly surprised by the high standard.

An excellent web site, whether looking for horse riding, Breede River canoeing, walking or winetasting our hosts Kevin and Linda had the expertise to assist.

They run Breede River canoe trips along a very beautiful 10km stretch. This was expertly run by their guide Faraich who was very safe and informative of both hazards to avoid and the wildlife. I regretted not taking my waterproof camera. Faraich made this one of our best days of our three week trip.

Good secure parking.

Only one negative, their dogs presented little hazards which I managed put my foot in on both the lawn and the gravel drive.

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Robertson Backpackers

Property: Robertson Backpackers
Address: 4 Dordrecht Avenue | on Route 62, Robertson 6705, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Robertson
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 20 Speciality Lodging in Robertson
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a quite country backpackers situated in the town of Robertson.Our accommodation ranges from large dormitory and double rooms to luxury en-suite garden rooms. We have 3 communal lounges and a wonderful garden to enjoy so there is always a place to find a quite spot, so it never seems crowded. The kitchen is well equipped and meals may be ordered on request.We also offer River Rafting and Wine Tours which must be booked in advance. ... more   less 
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