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Blue Skies Backpackers
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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 garden to his personal stories he always has something to share. The accommodation was well kept and the cooking facilities made the stay even more comfortable. I look forward to visiting again!

  • Stayed: February 2018, travelled with family
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Thank Ras_Safari_Guide
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BlueSkiesBackpackers, Owner at Blue Skies Backpackers, responded to this reviewResponded 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 One to look up to U:)
Keep cool n wise till next time Bra!!!

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Reviewed 18 February 2018

The Dorm is much more interesting than the name would suggest. Comfortable bunk beds are provided, with storage space and ample space between bunks in the event that you have a larger group. The entire property is hand-decorated with curiosities and photographs of adventure.
Sean is an excellent host, very attentive and easygoing, excellent conversation and willing to go the extra mile even for a (very reasonably priced) one-night stay guest. I was pleasantly surprised by Blue Skies Backpackers and would definitely return when in the area.

  • Stayed: February 2018, travelled solo
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BlueSkiesBackpackers, Public Relations Manager at Blue Skies Backpackers, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2018

Ha...cheers Casey...was my pleasure having U stay over, full of interesting uplifting conversation...and very very nice having people to stay that go out of their way to help out some less fortunate - thats 10 points in my book Bru... Keep best and Your positive attitude:) till next time may Your moving forward work out lakker for U and Your Lady!!! Cheers Casey

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Reviewed 9 February 2018 via mobile

I was here for one night, travelling around South Africa. This experience was simply amazing. One of the coolest backpackers I have ever been. The place is so good!
Sean welcome me with a tipical BRAAI (BBQ), cooking for me e yummy and tipical food! We had great time toghether with guest and some Friends of him!
The backpacker is 5 minutes from the town and you can have both chilling and party time!
Highly reccommended!
Hopefully I will join them again in my life.

Stayed: February 2018, travelled solo
Thank Dimitri G
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BlueSkiesBackpackers, Public Relations Manager at Blue Skies Backpackers, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2018

hey my friend, was cool to enjoy some Italian stories around the fire...treat U to some South African deliciousness...sharing some cool stories of our awesome life enjoyments...cool meeting cool people, travel wise n happy Bru:)

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Reviewed 7 February 2018 via mobile

Earlier this week I had a 3 night stopover in Grahamstown arriving on Mzansi Bus. Blue Skies was the perfect place for a rest. It's aptly named blue skies because that's what there is for far as the eye can see. It's fun to watch the small planes pass by the yard as one sits watching the birds. Sean was a super host as he is interested in everyone and everything. He expresses and his creativity with his amazing gardens. At Blue Skies Backpackers I enjoyed my first South African braai! Sean thanks for everything including the lift in your little buggy!

Stayed: February 2018, travelled solo
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BlueSkiesBackpackers, Owner at Blue Skies Backpackers, responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 2018

Aaaah Elizabeth thank U for visiting me...U are The Mother of all, an open minded Angel...i am honoured to have hosted U:) Thank U and i hope we meet again... Love the rest of Your hard earned travel and keep that Lovely self safe n happy :)

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Reviewed 11 January 2018

Blue Skies Backpackers is a place of its own oozing with character and charm with its peaceful atmosphere and interesting details for the curious eye both indoor and out. Hanging out all night in the garden lounge with the calming view of outstretched dry grassy fields listening to the wind chimes and chatting with Sean, the host of the place, and other co backpackers made for memorable and precious experience. It's a place that cultivates connection and love and openness. Thank you, Sean <3

  • Stayed: January 2018, travelled with friends
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Thank Lise S
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BlueSkiesBackpackers, Guest Relations Manager at Blue Skies Backpackers, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2018

Wowww , thank U Lise!!! was so nice to meet and have U and Henk over...just again makes me think of how exceptionally spoiled i am in Life, having the nicest of people visiting me, keeping me up to date with whats happening in the world...and generally how different it is for travelers that actually experience The Beauty in Life for what it is along the road, and Beauty in People for who they are and who we lucky enough to meet:) Thank U2 for stopping over here, and sharing Your very interesting adventures:)
Love and be Loved:)

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