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Reviewed 16 February 2017

Dave and Bella were wonderful hosts, and this is a great facility! Our room was clean and comfortable, and there great options around the property for sitting and talking with others in groups or for individual conversations, as needed! I would look forward to going back and spending another week at Old Vic's!

Stayed: February 2017, travelled on business
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krugerandmore, Owner at Old Vic Traveller's Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 18 February 2017

Thank you for this great review.
thank you for enjoying our Backpackers.
We would love to have happy people like you here any day.
Thanks Dave and Bella

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Reviewed 11 February 2017

This place is so gorgeous and the staff was very hospitable! I felt so relaxed and comfortable here! I will definitely be returning and I will be recommending Old Vic's to everyone. Dave and Bella are amazing people and I loved getting to know them through my stay.

Stayed: February 2017, travelled on business
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krugerandmore, Owner at Old Vic Traveller's Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 18 February 2017

Thank you for these kind words.
My wife Bella works hard at The Old Vic so it is great to hear how happy you were.
See you soon.The staff are grateful to your group for listening to them ,taking their advise on Kruger etc.Thanks
Thanks Dave and Bella

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Reviewed 9 February 2017

We just wrapped up a 4 day stay with a large group (50 of us). Dave and Bella and their staff were phenomenal! They bent over backwards to help us with everything from taxis to food recommendations to which clinic to go to - you name it, they had the best information! I cannot recommend this place highly enough. We will definitely stay here again the next time we come to Nelspruit!

The hostel has lots of great spaces to be alone or have quiet conversations with your friends. The pool is wonderful after a day out checking out the surroundings. Dave even helped us arrange for our safari at Kruger. It was a virtually perfect stay!

Room Tip: We stayed in room 4 - use the blackout curtains after dark to block the light from the motion-activated light on the steps opposite.
  • Stayed: February 2017, travelled with friends
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krugerandmore, Owner at Old Vic Traveller's Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 10 February 2017

Thank you.
These kind words mean a lot to us ,thank you for staying in a backpackers and enjoying it for what it is.
It was great to show you Kruger and also to help you with your travel plans.
Thanks and hope to see you back here again one day.
Dave and Bella

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Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

We expected a bad experience based on the reviews we read, but to out surprise it wasn't that bad, or rather it didn't bother us much because we were always out we just went back to sleep. Yes they don't allow alcohol in the premises, and they have rules like any other place however they're not as rigid as we expected them to be.

What dissapointed us was the room service, it was great first day and then the person who did it the next time didn't clean properly. Maybe room service isnt part of the package but the person who did it the first created an expectation.

Another not so major dissappointment was the lack of full length mirror (you know how important that is to the ladies! Lol)

Stayed: September 2016, travelled with friends
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krugerandmore, Owner at Old Vic Traveller's Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2016

Thank you.
You are some of the first South Africans who have stayed in a backpackers and appreciate it for what it is.
Yes every place has rules thus we try to make it enjoyable for all who stay with us
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Dave

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Reviewed 22 August 2016

On arrival, we were told that it was not a hotel it was a backpackers place with bar only. Deposit was required for keys - strange. When we were shown to our rooms, we thought the gentlemen was joking. it consisted 2 double bunks in corner and a double bed in centre of room. No showers on suite only a bath. There was no hot water in certain rooms which was given to some of our ladies in our group. if this accommodation was clearly advertised as a backpackers, we would never had made reservations. '3/4 star establishment. Rating no where close to it. False advertising. The
previous evening we stayed at the Bundu Inn. So much more suitable.

  • Stayed: August 2016, travelled with friends
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krugerandmore, Owner at Old Vic Traveller's Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2016

Thank you for taking time to review our Backpackers. Yes we are a backpackers and know where do I ever state anything differently. It is clearly marked on all websites as a backpackers. You stay with us over the weekend of the rugby a busy time and booked a en suite room for 560 rand which had a double bed and a bunk bed and bathroom,it was clean good valaue for money.
South Africans book the cheapest rooms then want to compare it with four star hotels,why do this to yourself rather stay in hotels and not backpackers.
We have high standards for backpackers we are not graded no star grading. I am proud to be a good Backpacker in South Africa
Yes we take key deposit of 50 rand which we return on your departure.
Please note we have signs up stating we run our hot water on gas,so when the other ladies in group told us this we changed the gas and they had hot water.
Thank you for supporting our bar and enjoying the rugby.
Thanks Dave

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