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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Reviewed 13 January 2017

We stayed in the family room with the adjoining bathroom and I must say that the room was way above what we were expecting from a backpackers. We were only sharing the facilities with 3 other rooms and it felt like we mostly had the place to our selves. I would just ask for a room away from the main...

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NaughtyCatCapeTown, Owner at Hermanus Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Rita, thanks for that awesome review, we always love those! So glad you enjoyed your stay in the cottage - I'm going to put some Q20 on that gate, see if we can't quieten it down a little. Kind regards, Hermanus Backpackers

Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

We have stayed with Hayley and Braam before in the budget accommodation but this time stayed in the actual Backpackers over New Years and of course we had a wonderful stay. Thank you for always taking care of us and being super friendly and accommodation. The accommodation is very clean, neat and comfortable. Everything you need in one place. We...

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NaughtyCatCapeTown, Owner at Hermanus Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks for taking time to review us Kelly, we always appreciate it. Kind regards, Hermanus Backpackers

Amanzimtoti, South Africa
Reviewed 3 January 2017

My friend and I only stayed over for one night but we had such a wonderful stay. The staff were friendly and everything was clean and the bunks were comfortable. Well done on running such an awesome establishment! Would definitely recommend it!

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NaughtyCatCapeTown, Owner at Hermanus Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Taryn, thanks for that lovely review, we're always chuffed to get those! So happy you enjoyed your stay with us, hope to see you again some time. Kind regards, Hermanus Backpackers

Duisburg, Germany
Reviewed 18 December 2016

We stayed in the second house few meters away from the main building. Here everthing was really nice, it was all new, the furniture was modern. here are 4 rooms and they were all really spacious and everthing was clean. The kitchen was well equipped, there is always free tea dnc ofee and the garden offers a few spots to...

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NaughtyCatCapeTown, Owner at Hermanus Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks for such a great review, we always love those! So glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you another time. Kind regards, Hermanus Backpackers

Prague, Czech Republic
Reviewed 16 December 2016

The place itself is fun! We had the second house all for us which was great! Every room was clean, all nice, enough restrooms and showers, huge kitchen, BBQ place, pool... all nice. Just make sure the african maids do not make your kitchen their kitchen...

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NaughtyCatCapeTown, Owner at Hermanus Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the awesome review, so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Hope to see you all again next year. Just a note, the lovely African ladies Fekeka and Andisiwe were actually in the kitchen cleaning it for you and laying out the breakfast for your group... Kind regards, Hermanus Backpackers

Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

There's simply no better place to stay of you are visiting Hermanus! There is a such a wide range of accommodation options suiting all sorts of different travelers needs! The atmosphere and vibe at the backpackers is incredible and the food is amazing as well as the bar area! You're a five minute walk from the centre of town and...

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NaughtyCatCapeTown, Owner at Hermanus Backpackers, responded to this review

Such an awesome review Shane, thank you so much! Hope to see you soon when you return to Hermanus!

Reviewed 2 December 2016

We stayed for 2 nights in the family room at this hostel. It's a very chilled place with very knowledgable, friendly and helpful staff. The two cats and dog created a very homely feel to the place. There was a great mix of ages at the hostel too, including children and older middle-aged people - this isn't just a place...

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NaughtyCatCapeTown, Owner at Hermanus Backpackers, responded to this review

Such a lovely review, so chuffed you enjoyed your stay with us - perhaps we'll see you again some time? Kind regards, Hermanus Backpackers

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Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

Stopped in Hermanus on a couple of occasions over 2 months. Had a great time! Staff was friendly, personable, and accomodating. Awesome suggestions too! Great atmosphere for relaxing and meeting other travelers. Would definitely stay again...thanks guys!

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So lovely to see this amazing review, so happy you enjoyed the stay with us and see you soon! Kind regards, Hermanus Backpackers

Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Great staff and accommodation. Thank you lovely ladies!!!the dorms are great for solo travelers and friends. The cottages are incredible and perfect for couples. A two minute walk to the ocean and village , close enough to breathe in that incredible ocean spray. Self catering. Perfect areas for "braais" and drinky poohs next to the pool or sitting around and...

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Stuttgart, Germany
Reviewed 29 November 2016

We had a great time there with Lisa. Enjoyed the pool and the poitjie. Will definatly go there again! We actually wanted to stay only 1 night but it ended up being 2. It would have been more if it would have been possible.

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Kitchenette
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hermanus Backpackers and Budget accommodation offers spacious chill areas, swimming pool, free WI-FI and free Breakfast to all guests. With a variety of room styles incl: Dorm rooms, twin rooms, triple rooms, double, double en-suites & en-suite family rooms, there is a room for every budget traveler.Room Rates start at R130 per person/per night with discounts for guests doing shark cage diving (enquire when booking)The Backpackers Budget accommodation is separate from the backpackers accommodation with it's own kitchen, garden, braai facilities and private bathrooms it offers excellent family and budget accommodation for the more discerning budget traveler.Hermanus Backpackers is a 5 minute walk into town and the famous cliff paths where Whales can be seen in season. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hermanus Backpackers

Address: 26 Flower Street, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Hermanus
Price Range: $38 - $85 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
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“Room K with double bed and en-suite bathroom.”
  • ROOM K OUTSIDE AREA
LouiseFourie, 22 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The cottage is quiet and really beautiful. You can also hang out in the main building where most of the "action" is.”
McGill_Tripper, 21 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The dormitory was very good, quiet and comfortable.”
pedrohenriquef328, 21 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The cottages are quieter than the main building”
537eileenb, 13 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Definitelly go for the separated house just for you!”
Vitproch, 15 Dec 2016 | Read review
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