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Backpackers Paradise Reviews

PO Box 381, 6620 Oudtshoorn, Oudtshoorn, South Africa

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84 Total Reviews
  • 89%Value For Money
  • 91%Security
  • 86%Location
  • 86%Staff
  • 89%Atmosphere
  • 91%Cleanliness
  • 89%Facilities

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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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We had a nice stay in Backpackers Paradise. The location is pretty good : close from many restaurants and a small mart. In April, we could get a (non-free) breakfast. You can also get dinner in the hostel if you book it before 5pm. Room was clean and quite quiet (as for every backpackers place, there is always a good party in the common part ;) ). Be aware that the laundry is actually not inside the hostel


We had a great time, staff is really nice and helpful and evenings at the bar were fun! Would definitely stay there again!


The rooms don't seem to be very clean but the hostel is definitely worth a visit! Awesome breakfast (not included)


Amazing welcome and such helpful staff/ owners. So many highlights of South Africa not to be missed near this hostel, great food, only clean hostel I found in South Africa with ample charging points that won't electrocute you! Don't miss this part of SA if your backpacking


Had a wonderful time at the hostel. Staff went out of their way to assist - always with a smile.Were never fazed by the numbers of persons present or the requests made.

  • 3rd Jan 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • South Africa
  • Couple, 41+
  • (1 review)


Very well kept, looks fresher and newer now than six years ago. All staff very friendly.


Excellent staff and awesome Ostrich BBQ....highly recommend.


Staff were extremely helpful and friendly. Location perfect! An ideal hostel to meet others and socialise or relax, chill and take it easy, whatever you fancy!! A very cool place to stay, I loved it :-)


Very helpful owners and staff. Nightly braais were especially excellent, must go for the ostrich at least once!


We had a great stay! The staff and the owners were very helpful and dedicated. We felt at home right away. Everything is very clean and even in winter the rooms are warm. The kitchen ist spacious and well equipped. They offer a ostrich Braii that is very delicious and worth its money.


Proprietors provided a wonderful BBQ with ostrich, chicken or vegetarian. Atmosphere was warm and friendly. I highly recommend it for a comfortable stay.


A fabulous place to stay the owners, their family and staff made my stay feel like home away from home. Breakfast was excellent my room very comfortable and clean. Sunset on the balcony superb. Breakfast delicious didn't manage a dinner as minimum of 3 required but restaurant across the road very good had a lovely pizza and the ostrich fillet was excellent. No laundry on site but the washing ladies a short walk away do an excellent job. The mere cat experience is a must and the caves are good.


excellent travel desk , you can do some biking tour from cango caves (34 km) or up to the pass (52 km) and visit an ostruch farm in the same day GREAT !!! schuttle service from the BAZBUS stop in Georges , amazing vue during the drive possibility to have a BRAAI at the night time (minimum 3 people) breakfast not expensive nice little town to walk in


Clean hostel with all facilities you need. The staff were very friendly to recommend us what do around there.


Incredibly helpful and friendly owners! Felt welcomed straight away. Would recommend to all!


Great hostel with great facilities! Fully functioning kitchens, a chilled bar and the option of having a well cooked ostrich braii for dinner. A great location to check out the middle of town and a short drive from the cango caves. The hostel also offered great discount vouchers to everything the town had to offer! Thanks.

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