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Reviewed March 1, 2017 via mobile

What a miserable experience in all respects ! Made to feel very unwelcome . This is not a reflection of true Backpacker travel and tradition . Too many insulting signs all over on the do's and don'ts !! Please invest in some equipment for your guests to prepare their meals as this is what happens in a real Backpackers !

Date of stay: February 2017
Trip type: Travelled solo
1  Thank Businessstaya
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Reviewed January 30, 2017

Comfortable, clean rooms. Lacks that welcoming backpacking atmosphere. Too many rules makes one feel like a child in someone else's home. Kitchen is available but one is not allowed to cook fatty meat!? So forget about your bacon and eggs. Kitchen equipment could do with an upgrade. When we inquired, we were made to feel that the wifi not reaching our room was somehow our fault!?

Date of stay: January 2017
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed January 16, 2017 via mobile

The venue itself is beautiful and the rooms are lovely, but the woman who received us was unfriendly and rude. It advertises a bar and lounge but this area has been marked off as a family room and all guests are banned. We got a horrible scalding from the rude woman for walking through it, they make the guests pass through via an alley out the kitchen to ensure their space is not invaded. There was no one to receive our key so I had to leave it on a block and run through the gate before it closed on me. By the time we finished eating and wanted to pack up and wash our things they had locked the kitchen. They treated us like children. Not to mention the husband was welding until 8 oclock which was noisy. This venue would work with new owners.

Date of stay: January 2017
Trip type: Travelled on business
1  Thank K3573JXmichelled
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Reviewed January 14, 2017 via mobile

We stayed for 3 nights and loved it! Stephanie and Kirk who run the place are brilliant; so helpful and friendly, highly recommend staying here. The rooms are comfortable and the bathroom fittings are really cool. The whole setting is great, the big garden is peaceful and plenty of places to relax. Swellendam is a really nice place, very quite town and a beautiful setting with the mountain backdrop. We didn't do much while we were there other than go to the local gym which was great and the locals made us feel most welcome.

Date of stay: January 2017
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
1  Thank Cazzagilly
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Reviewed January 8, 2017

The owner is exceptionally unfriendly and unhelpful, it ruined the whole feeling of our stay. Addtionally, although room and facilities clean and nice - this place is NOT a backpackers. The atmosphere is stiff and formal and one gets issued with 'rules' upon arrival in a patronising and rude tone. I would not recommend this place to anyone, whether they're looking for a backpackers or otherwise.

Date of stay: January 2017
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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2  Thank AnonTraveller9
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