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Hout Bay Backpackers

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Reviewed 20 January 2016

Three of us stayed for two nights in one of the 4 bunk bedrooms. The beds were comfortable, towels and bedding were provided. All was neat and clean. The room had an ensuite bathroom and the cupboards were equipped with clothes hangers.The room was a bit stuffy at night even though a fan was provided. It did help when the...

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 13 January 2016

The enterprise is well run.The staff are very friendly and helpful.Rooms are clean and well serviced well worth a visit.Literally on the beach with easy access to amenities and the vibrant Hout Bay Harbour.

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Cairns, Australia
Reviewed 12 January 2016 via mobile

This place is located in a great spot with lots of large windows to see the amazing view. Our host was extremely nice and organised our tours for us. We met other people at the place and shared experiences. The rooms are nice athough having a bathroom in the bedrooms can lead to unwanted smells. Another is if you are...

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Schoemansville, South Africa
Reviewed 12 January 2016

What a surprise on our arrival at Houtbay Backpackers. Did not know what to expect. A pleasant surprise with very fond memories of Houtbay Backpackers, and will surely visit this establishment again. On arrival we were met and greeted by Sarah, our host and Molly, her friendly German Shepard. We never felt like guests but more part of a family....

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Prague, Czech Republic
Reviewed 7 January 2016

We only stayed one night on our way. It is more a hostel than a hotel but for decent price and at a great spot right at across the road from the beach and the pier with the restaurants, boat trips departure point etc. The accomodation is fine for budget travellers, it offers a shared kitchen which is very well...

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Sarah G, Manager at Hout Bay Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, the ground floor rooms as you said have not got a view but we do have some dorm rooms in the main house, which were full when you came but hopefully next time you will book one off those and do have large family/doubles and all have sea views!

Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 3 January 2016

I can really recommend Hout Bay Backpackers. It's a fantastic location. My girlfriend and I stayed in a private room. It was large, clean comfortable with a great bathroom. The owner was very friendly and helpful and we thought the whole experience was excellent value for money.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 29 December 2015 via mobile

The backpacker has amazing views on the Hout Bay harbor and beach. We stayed in a family room with a big bathroom: shower and bath tub, all very clean and lovely! I recommend the rooms overlooking the beach on the kitchen/ common areas floor, as the rooms below this floor don't get such amazing views. It is a pity the...

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Sarah G, Manager at Hout Bay Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi, So Glad you enjoyed and yes we are in the process of building a braai area off the lounge, due to high winds and decking cannot use front balcony but on good days great to have such a fantastic views! Thanks Laura hope to see you again soon!

Brighton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 November 2015

Hout Bay Backpackers looks right across the road to the most stunning beach. It's also really close to bars, restaurants and cafes. And inside it is so much more comfortable than the name suggests. Sarah, the manager, is a great host and runs the place brilliantly. The bedrooms and en suite bathrooms are high spec and everything is spotlessly clean....

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Sarah G, Manager at Hout Bay Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi, thank you so much for your kind words and so glad you liked staying with us, welcome back anytime!!!! :O)

Middletown, New Jersey
Reviewed 27 October 2015

This backpackers provided a great spot to stay one night as we made our way through the Garden Route. We were given great suggestions for how to spend our day and the accommodation was as expected for the low price we paid. It was quiet and well-suited for families as well!

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Patensie, South Africa
Reviewed 13 October 2015

Sarah and Chad assisted us from night one, even though we arrived at 21:30pm the first night. Very clean, friendly surroundings, very homely. Would recommend this backpackers to anyone looking for accommodation in Hout Bay.

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
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  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hout Bay Backpacker Lodge is situated a stone's throw away from Hout Bay Beach with uninterrupted views of beach, habour and the majestic Chapman's Peak. The Lodge is quiet and comfortable, just 20 minutes from Cape Town and on the public transport route. Our hostel suits budget travelers wanting to experience Hout Bay (restaurants, harbour, beach, Seal Island, World of Birds, etc), discerning backpackers requiring a base from which to hike Table Mountain National Park, bike Chapman's Peak, surf Llandudno and travelers interested in township tours and meeting volunteers working on community development projects.The dormitories all have en-suite bathrooms, sleeping a maximum of 6 people per dorm, we also have 4 en suite private rooms and the communal lounge area has DSTV and a large fireplace. Knowledgable staff are on hand to advise and assist in planning a vast range of activities for you, including: surfing, fishing, diving, sailing, hiking trails, top restaurants, wine and township tours, pubs and if that's not enough, there's loads of live entertainment!Loc al volunteer and language courses are also available. Dune's Lodge, Hout Bayis a 3 star lodge run together with Hout Bay Backpackers and comprises of 4 luxury en-suite rooms with DSTV and tea and coffee making facilities. All rooms lead out on to a private wooden deck with views of Hout Bay beach, habour and the majestic Chapman's Peak. ... more   less 

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Address: Corner of Harbour and, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Hout Bay
Price Range: $16 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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“Tip: Splurge for a single or double room, comfortable and quiet.”
markn611, 7 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Upper floor rooms have the better views, of course”
, 9 Oct 2016 | Read review
“for families the family room!!”
francis_schinkel, 22 May 2016 | Read review
“The rooms on the top floor have a nice view over the bay.”
Amy880211, 13 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Chose a room with one of the decks stunning sunrise and views”
francois208, 13 Jan 2016 | Read review
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