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Blue Skies Backpackers

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  • Excellent75%
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“nice guy”(3 reviews)
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Lovely chilled and relaxed spot. Great host and met amazing people. Wonderful stay, thank you. What I liked best was that it was just outside Gtown, so one could get away from the busy town and feel as though you were in the bush somewhere.More

Thank Lauren N
Response from Sean H, Guest Relations Manager at Blue Skies BackpackersResponded yesterday

Thank U Lauren!!! im glad U appreciate the space and peace...it really does it for me, being away from the rush and being able to just sit and listen to the other sounds...the some what unusual sounds of nature, which are always there..,and so often...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Met the most amazing people at blue skies. Everyone is friendly and wants to interact with each other . Truly one of the best backpackers I've been to where so much love and care is put into the environmentMore

Thank lauren d
Response from Sean H, Owner at Blue Skies BackpackersResponded 2 days ago

Aaah cheers Lauren... Thank U very much, it was a very lakker festival and really fantastic guests... i had such a good time... im so happy U and Your little one had a great time here... Looks like festival is reviving itself Thank God... Thank...More

Reviewed 28 May 2018

One of two backpackers' in Grahamstown, this is by far the better choice. Although a bit out of town by the airstrip, it's quiet and run by a very enthusiastic owner. Sean is a great guy to sit and chat with as the sun goes...More

Thank Mark R
Response from BlueSkiesBackpackers, Owner at Blue Skies BackpackersResponded 29 May 2018

aaaah Mark The Traveling Guru...i really wished U had stayed a lot lot longer...i may even have taken up writing...such a pleasure sitting back and listening to alll Your interesting incredible on the road stories...U have inspired me even more to get my a into...More

Reviewed 17 April 2018

Blue Skies is peaceful and quite located on an airfield. At night you can see the stars like you are far away from civilization and at daytime you can look across the beautiful field and maybe even see a little plane take off every once...More

1  Thank Christian P
Response from BlueSkiesBackpackers, Owner at Blue Skies BackpackersResponded 8 May 2018

Aaaaah, such lakker comments...sorry its taken so long to reply...(computers) Thank U for that, U have summed it up, and now U know my secret, somehow i've been Blessed in earning a living by living exactly how i Love to Live... the privilege of meeting...More

Reviewed 22 February 2018

I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at Blue Skies Backpackers. The backpackers is located at the local air strip which provides a natural and tranquil setting in which the local birdlife and landscape can be enjoyed. Sean is a warm and interesting host. From his succulent...More

Thank Ras_Safari_Guide
Response from BlueSkiesBackpackers, Owner at Blue Skies BackpackersResponded 24 February 2018

Cheers Dale...i Love meeting interesting awake people... Very cool getting to know U and Your help the Wonderful World energy...nice to know there are Teachers with wise open minds teaching the youngsters :) And congratulations again, New Dad, now U have Your own precious little...More

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Free Parking
Bar/Lounge
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Free Parking
Self-Serve Laundry
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Airport Transportation
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"I slept in the dorm and had no chance to see the other rooms."
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"Next to airfield for parachute enthusiasts"
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"Backpackers so choices are double Private rooms or individuals can stay in dorms"
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