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Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 14 December 2015 via mobile

We stayed at Swellendam backpackets for only one night. ok backpackers if you are desperate for a bed. Got very little sleep due to chickens going off from 3 am. No laundry facilities that can be used by the guests. Internet is extra also.

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Anna Paulowna, The Netherlands
Reviewed 23 November 2015

Nice accommodation but the management is not involved with the guests. The rooms are small but clean and cosy. Internet is available but not for free. There is no bar in the hostel. Dinners are not being served however you can cook by yourself.

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Den Bosch, The Netherlands
Reviewed 14 October 2015 via mobile

The room was clean and nice but a bit smelly after showering. But the owners of the lodge were not talking to guests, not there very often, sometimes the hosts makes your stay but this was the opposite and we agreed to pay on arrival but they charged the creditcard before. Swellendam itself is a nice little town but my...

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Ingolstadt, Germany
Reviewed 23 August 2015

We stayed in a little wooden hut in the garden which had no electricity and only two very poor solar lamps. The shared bathroom was on the other side of the garden. The garden was actually quite pretty, the hut was very basic. Shared bathroom was okay, we didn't use any other communal space or the kitchen as we arrived...

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Reviewed 16 July 2015 via mobile

I had a fabulous stay at the backpackers. I stayed in the garden cottage which was comfortable and cosy, good quality linen. Had dinner in the communal braai area with another couple which is the great thing about backpackers:you always meet new interesting people as opposed to staying in more formal accommodation. The ablution facilities are across the courtyard and...

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Reviewed 25 June 2015 via mobile

We spent the night here and had a good time. We could come and go as we pleased and kirk was a great host. The pets are friendly and add to the place. The room was nice and the showers were warm. All amenities are great however there was no tea coffee or milk which I would say is a...

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Reviewed 30 May 2015 via mobile

My lady and I spent 2 nights in the en suite room next to the common room. The owner was friendly, kind and accommodating. The property is a large and beautiful one with many different giant trees and comfortable chill spots spread out in the garden. They have three beautiful and shy dogs and a very loving ginger cat. The...

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Reviewed 15 April 2015 via mobile

We stayed in the garden hut, which was perfect for us. The hut was clean and warm and cosy, and we spent a lot of time in the main house by the braai in the evenings. Stephanie is very helpful and friendly and made our stay very enjoyable and comfortable. There is a lovely atmosphere here and we would highly...

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Munich, Bayern, Germany
Reviewed 24 March 2015

We stayed for one night at this Backpacker in a double room. The room itself was rather common and the cleanness was OK. However, the main facilities closed at 10pm so that there is no option to use any inside common room or even the fridge and kitchen after 10pm. Fürther, I'd like to point out that there are three...

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Reviewed 16 February 2015

We were excited to stay in beautiful Swellendam and the lodge is in a great spot with a lovely garden. Unfortunately we experienced racist and offensive comments made by the owner and family members which was enough to marr our stay. (We still don't even know the names of the owners as they didn't bother to introduce themselves.) We later...

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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Cosy wooden cabins and luxury en suite rooms lie in a lush bird filled garden fringed by its own gurgling mountain stream and the Marloth Nature Reserve. Halfway between Cape Town and the Garden Route it is ideally situated to hike or horse ride through indigenous forests or wander through the picturesque village. Beneath the most spectacular peaks of the Langeberg Mountains Swellendam is the 3rd oldest magisterial district in South Africa with plenty of inspiring and peaceful experiences. Sit around our welcome fire under starry skies and enjoy the countryside. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Swellendam Backpackers Adventure Lodge

Address: 5 Lichtenstein Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Swellendam
Price Range: $54 - $58 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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“Book any, make a fire, have a drink and enjoy”
 of 5 bubbles Furbrain2015, 29 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Garden cabins give you privacy but you have to cross the garden to get to the ablution facilities.”
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 of 5 bubbles Mina-Vianne, 5 Jun 2014 | Read review
“Definitely ask for one of the new rooms especially Room 6.”
 of 5 bubbles Mauveen350, 10 May 2013 | Read review
“check out the prices of local b&b's, you might get more for your money”
 of 5 bubbles XJJC, 22 Nov 2012 | Read review
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