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Away with the Fairies Reviews

Hydrangea Lane, Hogsback, South Africa

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76 Total Reviews
  • 84%Value For Money
  • 80%Security
  • 100%Location
  • 76%Staff
  • 96%Atmosphere
  • 88%Cleanliness
  • 84%Facilities

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Overall had a great stay there. The facilities were nice and we hiked to the Madonna and Child waterfall and did abseiling which was a lot of fun. The only thing that I found misleading was when arranging for shuttle pick up, they did not disclose the amount which I found to be pricey compared to what other hostels charge. It cost me another night in a sense to get there and another night to get back. Other than that, we had a great time!


it was so cold! even with the heater on. but everything else was amazing!


The hostel was a great atmosphere. Very easy going with great views of the mountain (and the stars were incredible at night). The facilities were average to good. Very clean. Great place to stay in Hogsback.

  • 10th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


My brother and I had a wonderful stay at "Away with the Fairies". There simply is no place quite like it. Everyone was very friendly and the facilities were great. Landscape views are unimaginably beautiful and there are nice places to explore on the premises (forest camp, treehouse, bath on the edge & braai on the edge). Pity that cleaning staff wake guests by shouting loudly at each other across the passages. We also enjoyed the diversity and the company of the other guests. Amazing place!

  • 27th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • South Africa
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Stayed at Strider's ensuite rooms. A short walk away from the main backpacker's building. Excellent location. Great view. The hostel has some serious good vibes happening. Would recommend and stay again.

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