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Africa
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Stayed here a few times before when needing to visit Mozambique Consulate and a bit of a hub for all expats in Moz. Nice area and some friendly staff and always enjoyed the time there. Sometimes get a bit of a noisy with inconsiderate group of seeming local (RSA) workers that stay there during work in the area. Also owner,...

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Straubing, Bayern, Germany
Reviewed 28 June 2016

You ll find a Familie Atmosphere almsot at the Gate to the Kruger Nationalpark The Staff are is like a Big Familie and verry helpful during the day you can visit the Boanical Garden, or u can do Running and also swimming 50 meters pool is only 900 meters from the backpakers away Lorna the Owner is the best

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Reviewed 20 May 2016 via mobile

So I stayed here after reading some of the reviews. I must say the place is nice, friendly staff, clean room and facilities, and great shower. I did find the walk way to the bar/reception hard to find at night and poorly lit so I stood in front of the gate for ages till a guest told me the way...

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 13 December 2015

Tired backpackers, some way out of the center of Nelspuit. Bar area is the only positive I can think of. This place is in need of some serious renovations. At it current state, it would be best to avoid this place if possible.

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Campinas, SP
Reviewed 1 October 2015

The staff are friendy and help me with booking the day tour safari. It was very nice!! On the other hand have: A lot of noise of the music and people chatting late into the night on the holiday and weekend. Noisy rooms. I stayed 6 nights and the swimming pool was never cleaned (dirty as well). It is not...

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France
Reviewed 29 April 2015 via mobile

I spent 3 nights there, during which I took part to a 2 days tour to Kruger National Park and Blyde River Canyon. The hostel itself is very comfy and makes you feel at home, dorms and bathrooms are reasonably clean and comfortable, and I felt safe there. The tour was just amazing! Mark and Dave, our guides, made sure...

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 6 April 2015 via mobile

This place needs some serious work. I arrived there not expecting a beautiful hotel, it's a backpackers after all, but what I saw was pretty bad. We were supposed to spend 2 nights but after our first night there decided to leave. I had a shower in the morning, no hot water & the door doesn't close properly. After my...

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Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu Natal
Reviewed 8 December 2014

Had a very nice stay here, and was surprised at how clean and well equipped it was. They have a small bar on the premises, which is an awesome place to chill and meet other people. We didn't stay long, but had a good night there in a very clean and big dorm room.

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Reviewed 18 October 2014 via mobile

Arrived and eventually found "reception" which was the bar. We were greeted by the barman with a grunt and a t-shirt saying "YOU SUCK" on it who proceeded to look at me like I was stupid because I didnt know that reception was at the bar. Room was terribly tiny, hot and stinky. My blankets smelt like very bad body...

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Lorna C, Owner at Funky Monkeys Backpackers & Safaris, responded to this review

Thanks you for your review. I’m going to answer this one and the one below together as you were from the same group of people. I have spoken to my management and housekeepers regarding your stay and we are a little perplexed as to your comments. Firstly: When you were booked in and were given the little tour of the...

Reviewed 15 October 2014

Dilapidated, unfriendly and smelly. Our room was tiny and very hot and stuffy. Our door did not latch closed and couldn't lock from the inside, we had to push the shelves against the door to keep it closed. It was very noisy late into the night and the bed was very uncomfortable.

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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Funky Monkeys Backpackers & Safaris

Address: 102 Van Wijk Street, PO Box 19289, Nelspruit, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Mpumalanga > Nelspruit
Number of rooms: 8
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“Inside the House”
 of 5 bubbles SaschaD186, 28 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Check out the room first: the ones near the bar and open area are to be avoided (obviously due to the noise. And be carefull with swinging in the pool...I saw someone leaking some in it...guess what...not good!”
 of 5 bubbles NL-viajero, 27 Aug 2014 | Read review
“There are all types of rooms depending on how much you want to spend. The dorm rooms also looked clean and adequate.”
 of 5 bubbles ice180, 29 Apr 2014 | Read review
“Each room in the house has a special quality....All on the far side away from the hustle and bustle of the bar and pool area.”
 of 5 bubbles MerleTait, 9 Jun 2013 | Read review
“If you need quiet to sleep try and get a room in the house.”
 of 5 bubbles bikingmom, 6 Jan 2013 | Read review
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