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Backpackers Paradise & Joyrides

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1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Grahamstown, South Africa
Reviewed 29 July 2016

Really a good place! All are perfect! Especially the big fireplace. So warm and so generous! You just want to spend whole night there with wifi, TV and soft sofa with blankets. Owner's whole family are quite warm-hearted and helpful. Like their trip tour!

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Reviewed 26 July 2016

Arriving in Oudtshoorn, we planned to spend only 1 night but had to stay another to enjoy this stunning backpackers. After spending a week camping with no amenities this was a welcome home for a stay. Great dinner recommendations with vouchers for free wine and a welcoming atmosphere from the staff and owners. Very helpful with all activities or information...

Thank luke5_007
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

They really have a great and helpful staff, willing to help you in any way, good accommodation (dorm), the ostrich for dinner is really good (you must try it!) and the cycle-trips from Swartbergpass and Cango Caves which they organize are awesome!

Thank Bart t
Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

My girlfriend and I spent one night in this backpack hotel. Here are the advantages and what to improve: Advantages: -people are very kind -The food is just amazing! They cook ostrich and bread on the fire and it was amazing! Improvements: -the ensuite room looks very old, the floor is not flat and the toilets's door is almost inexistant...

Thank JVi91
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 May 2016

Everyone I met at this hostel was really great, especially the staff who were really helpful. Would recommend anyone who is going to Oudtshoorn to stay at this hostel. Couldn't praise this hostel more!

1Thank mjames8
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 23 May 2016

A great place to stay in Oudtshoorn close to everything you need. They offer cycle tours to the local attractions such as the Cango Caves and Cango Wildlife Park, or just rent a bike and go for a cruise. The rooms are comfortable and clean and the staff are fantastic and friendly, always ready to help. Thank you Marius for...

1Thank Macnificent
Sao Paulo, SP
Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

I shared a room with 5 girls and I had no problem. I got all the support that I needed and the attendants were all very friendly. The dinner was good with options for vegetarians. The breakfast was also good but simple. Very comfortable place, I could enjoy a lot. Nice and beautiful hostel.

Thank Ana Paula G
Reviewed 8 April 2016 via mobile

magnificent place that is wonderfully decorated to make you feel comfortable. would be better if the free coffee is in the main lobby n just in the small garden behind since breakfast is served there. clean sheets. clean baths and very well ventilated rooms.

Thank Jowi U
Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 April 2016

Stayed here for two nights while travelling along the garden route on the Baz Bus. Would highly recommend this hostel. They picked us up from our Baz Bus drop off in George and were very easy to arrange transport to and from local attractions. They had good cooked food available at meal times to order and the dorm we stayed...

Thank Douglas F
Wurzburg, Germany
Reviewed 26 March 2016

If you stay here you made everything right. Beginning with the dorm rooms. Comfy beds including your own bathroom. Amazing food at the restaurant wether its breakfast or lunch. Nice staff who is always there to help you. Free and fast wifi at the lounge area. You can park your car inside a fenced area.

Thank Fabian A

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Additional Information about Backpackers Paradise & Joyrides

Address: 148 Baron van Reede Street, Oudtshoorn 6625, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Oudtshoorn
Price Range: RM157 - RM183 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Backpackers Paradise & Joyrides 4*
Number of rooms: 16
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“Dorms are pretty good”
Rubber_Duckie89, 7 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Top Floor rooms have access to the balcony which overlooks the main road. Quiet nice for sundowners”
rudyadams, 5 Jan 2017 | Read review
“all rooms are good”
dorothym849, 24 Jan 2016 | Read review
“The dorm rooms were nice all of them.”
fbionly, 24 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Tell the manager what you are interested in. He will make sure he gives you the best he has to offer.”
TourTeacher, 24 Nov 2015 | Read review
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