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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 30 December 2013

This place looks straight out of a horror film from the outside. The inside is slightly nicer, but totally not kept up. The owners/manager guys running it are super racists and called the black people in the town, "a special kind of animal" and told that we needed to come back before the sun set or we would get robbed,...

7Thank PettersenKJ
Sidney, NY
Reviewed 3 October 2012

This place is scary. The operator is a drunk chain smoking guy who falls asleep on the job. The place is out of control in terms of drugs, and sexual perversion. One guy was moaning and masturbating all night long and have cell phone sex. Rail workers rent rooms here and it's more like a company dorm. People go to...

5Thank Robbiec1964
Wivenhoe, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 July 2010

The place is a residential hostel for railway workers and railway students. It's in one of the worst parts of Bloemfontein (think of the film Deliverance). To be fair, the hostel asked an external party (Terry) to rent it out. The hostel received between R50 to R100 per person per night (which would have been fair), while the agent, called...

5Thank BMU91
Reviewed 22 July 2010

AVOID!!! Before I commence with my review, do a search on the internet about this place and read into what other people say. Nothing is good! 8 of us were booked into the place for 27th, 28th June 2010. We were travelling up from Jeffrey's Bay to take in the England v Germany game in Bloemfontein. Due to the lack...

1Thank inthesunshine
Cagliari, Italy
Reviewed 22 February 2010

I woubld'nt reccommend this place not even to my worst enemy. It's filthy,unkept...dull..we had to check out less then an hour after we'd checked in, because we felt bed bugs all over us.The batrroms shower had some soaps sitting there probably since the '80 s..not to mention the toilet stick holder,full of Sh*** Last,but not least the guy who runs...

1Thank TheGlobetrotter71
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Reviewed 14 January 2010

When you approach the very cool converted warehouse, there is a large sign telling you they are not responsible for your belongings. Who knew that the sign actually was warning us that they would actually rifle through my backpack? As it turns out, I had nothing worth stealing, but it's disconcerting to come back after a long day of exploring...

3Thank Chiyojoy

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Additional Information about Naval Hill Backpackers

Address: 3 Delville Drive, Bloemfontein 9301, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Free State > Bloemfontein
Price Range: $17 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
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“There are no amenities, no pool or fitness center or anything, just a large warehouse.. that kinds looks abandoned from the outside. Rooms are just small mats with possibly not the cleanest sheets. Showers may have peeping tom holes... not very clean or nice.”
 of 5 bubbles PettersenKJ, 30 Dec 2013 | Read review
“Preserve your sanity and dignity. Do not go here.”
 of 5 bubbles Robbiec1964, 3 Oct 2012 | Read review
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