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Backpackers Paradise Reviews

PO Box 381, 6620 Oudtshoorn, Oudtshoorn, South Africa

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89 Total Reviews
  • 88%Value For Money
  • 88%Security
  • 87%Location
  • 88%Staff
  • 90%Atmosphere
  • 90%Cleanliness
  • 88%Facilities

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Had a good time at Backpackers Paradise. The staff is friendly, outgoing and eager to advice you on what to do in the area. The bar is nice (and far from any sleeping facilities), the nightly fire is cosy and the restaurant for breakfast and lunch are from a quality i've never seen in a backpackers before. The dinner is also good. Don't forget to ask for discount vouchers if you are going to visit an attraction in the area. Recommended!


This Backpackers is located on the main street of Oudshoorn, within a nice garden. It has a sitting area under the trees with a table, and more tables around the small pool. There is a big communal kitchen, good equipped and clean. The front desk person was nice and gave us advice about the town and area around. The room we had was simple but clean with a fan. There was also an option for breakfast which was good and inexpensive. The atmosphere of the place is very pleasant. I would come again.

  • 30th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Israel
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


Nice place, but more expensive than other hostels. Breakfast should be included for that price.


The Ostrich Eggs for breakfast were awesome, as well as the vouchers for the trips in the area.


A very nice property that is about an hour north of George. The kitchen is large and equipped with the basics. The front of the property can be noisy as it faces the main road and cars can be frequent between 6 am and late night. The main drag is about a kilometer away, which means you'll have to walk a while if you want to head into town. Overall, a good experience. Staff is great at arranging tours. Do the Meerkat Experience with the "Meerkat Man" as well as the Cango Caves for sure.


Nice place...very big. We got a private room with ensuite and it was comfy. Nice Common area with TV, sofa and tables and you can get a good valued meal there as well. The girls at the desk are pretty nice although the guy at the bar can be pretty obnoxious. Oudtshoorn is definitely a place that's better with a car as those without it have to stick with the tours offered by the hostel, at a price...

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