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    Karma Backpackers

    2 Piet Retief Street, Kestell 9860, South Africa
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    Traveller (12)
    Room & Suite (6)
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    • Very good9%
    • Average1%
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    “the kitchen” (13 reviews)
    Free Parking
    Non-Smoking Rooms
    Family Rooms
    Laundry Service
    Breakfast included
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    11 - 15 of 90 reviews

    Reviewed 4 September 2016

    The best hostel we lived in for this time. Very helpful chief (wifi starting, directions, Etiopean Reastaurant in Phuthaditjhaba...) . Kitchen maximally equiped. Nice showers. Confortable beds, not cold (we have slept 2 nights in 6dormitory), for more delicate is electric heating by the door....More

    Thank Tomáš N
    Response from KarmaBackpackers, Owner at Karma BackpackersResponded 3 December 2016

    I'm so glad you appreciated our new wall heaters we alwayse thought hot water bottles was enough for cold nights but we were wrong and by next winter all the rooms will have wall heaters thank you for your review

    Reviewed 21 August 2016

    The house is so nice and so is the room we slept in, and its owner helped us in whatever we required from her. Jams were delicious! The only con: it has no heating, and it was quite cold at night. Wi-fi was free for...More

    1  Thank Javier S
    Response from KarmaBackpackers, Owner at Karma BackpackersResponded 30 November 2016

    We heard you and now have heaters in the rooms we always have hot water bottles and extra blankets but decided to install heaters

    Reviewed 9 August 2016

    We chose Karma backpackers because it had very good reviews compared to other places we were looking at near the Ampitheatre. We were not disappointed. It was in an old house with a beautiful graden, a couple adorable staffies (that my partner immediately fell in...More

    Thank safasandra88
    Response from KarmaBackpackers, Owner at Karma BackpackersResponded 4 December 2016

    We have listened and now have wall heaters as well as hot water bottles. Thank you for the review

    Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

    I visited Karma for the first time over three nights and I was pleasantly surprised from the time I made my booking. When people write that they feel the host, Vera, is like their grandmother they are not joking. Vera is very friendly and polite....More

    Thank Nolin R
    Response from KarmaBackpackers, Owner at Karma BackpackersResponded 4 December 2016

    I'm so glad you had a lovely time and your little brother enjoyed the big big hike up the chain ladders

    Reviewed 24 February 2016 via mobile

    Was recommended by another hostel owner and was not disappointed. Very homely place to stay for a few nights or longer, good location to the mountains, friendly owners and general nice vibe! The only downside was leaving! You must try the jams..... ...and Ethiopian restaurant....

    Thank Kitesurfing_dudes
    Response from KarmaBackpackers, Owner at Karma BackpackersResponded 5 December 2016

    Hi John thank you for leaving a book behind we all enjoyed it I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay at karma

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    • Top amenities
    • Free Parking
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    • Free Parking
    • Laundry Service
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    • Bar/Lounge
    • Price range
    • US$30 - US$34 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Room types
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Family Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 5
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    • Free State >
    • Kestell
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    Traveller (12)
    Room & Suite (6)
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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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    "You can't lose- they are all awesome rooms and beds!"
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