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    Karma Backpackers

    2 Piet Retief Street, Kestell 9860, South Africa
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    2017-12-24 2017-12-25
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    • Excellent90%
    • Very good9%
    • Average1%
    • Poor0%
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    “vera ann” (24 reviews)
    “the kitchen” (13 reviews)
    Free Parking
    Non-Smoking Rooms
    Family Rooms
    Laundry Service
    Breakfast included
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    Reviewed 9 May 2017

    Come for some good karma! Vera Ann's place is so welcoming,laid-back, delicious and cosy - I enjoyed every minute. From her lovely garden, comfortable common areas, clean bathrooms to her super tasty muffins and jam it is a place you don't wanna leave. For travellers...More

    Thank chris2017905
    Reviewed 7 April 2017

    We really enjoyed our stay at Karma Backpackers! Not only because of the beautiful Sentinel Hiking trail closeby, but mostly because of the conversations with Vera and other guests in the kitchen, her lovely jams, bread and muffins, and the amazing and delicious Ethiopian place...More

    Thank Annick v
    Reviewed 28 March 2017

    Of many hostels we have already seen, not only in South Africa, but all over the world, we have never been to one that was so special, with so much love and with such a nice host! Placed close to some really wonderful hikes close...More

    Thank Franziska H
    Reviewed 25 March 2017

    This hostel is the best option to use as a base for the sentinel peak hike and others in northern drakensberg, as they're about 45 minutes away. The town of Kestell is actually really run down though so be sure to bring food to cook...More

    Thank Hugh S
    Reviewed 16 February 2017

    We were expecting a bit more after reading all the good reviews, but left a bit disappointed. Firstly, the biggest disappointment was that it is further from the North Drakensberg mountains than we hoped. It takes about an hour and a half to drive to...More

    Thank Komodosam36
    Response from KarmaBackpackers, Owner at Karma BackpackersResponded 17 February 2017

    Im really sorry you didn't enjoy your stay with us. We are the closest backpackers to the hike. But it isn't on our doorstop. The Ethiopian restaurant is completely safe but as explained it is a restaurant for the Ethiopian community in Qwa Qwa and...More

    • Top amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Bar/Lounge
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    • Free Parking
    • Laundry Service
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    • Bar/Lounge
    • Price range
    • US$31 - US$33 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Room types
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Family Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 5
    • Location
    • South Africa >
    • Free State >
    • Kestell
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    "Go with the indoor showers rather than the out-house"
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    "Rooms in the main house"
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    "We had a four bed dorm - which was perfekt!"
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