Blue Sky Mining Backpackers & Lodge Reviews
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Becoming my home away from home. Great stay
My stay at Blue Sky Mining Backpacker's lodge was a disappointment. . In reality, the hostel is at least 45 minutes away from the city, and the only options for getting there are a R300+ shuttle, or a (very) sketchy MetroRail ride. The facilities of the hostel are good, and I enjoyed the two swimming pools. However, the lack of atmosphere and the SALE of forgotten items in the reception indicate that this hostel with a nice look is, unfortunately, ruined by an overly profit-driven management.
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 18-24
- (1 review)
Just getting better the more I visit them
Always great to stay with them. Great food too!
After returning from backpacking in Israel for 3 weeks I wanted to experience the same in SA. I must say Blue Sky far exceeds the standards of the backpacking places I found abroad. The place is fantastic and caters for all a backpacker could ever need. The bathrooms are 5 star - something normally neglected at other places. There is also a woman's touch in the decor which is nice. All in all the place is very well run and the food is great.
I think I may have been the only traveller staying there. Lots of friendly older locals but I was pretty bored. The rooms were nice though. Nice showers, great restaurant, and great views
We really enjoyed our stay in Blue Sky mining. Everyone from the staff was friendly to us and we got a very good possibility to cook our meal in the evening (communal kitchen). The beach is next to the hostel. At our stay the beach was very empty and we didn't feel so safe there. So better you go to Durbans beaches. The location was very good except some small details (problems with locking the door, no working power outlets in the sleeping room). But for the low prizes, it was more than good.
Too far from city centre.
Beautiful view! Nice pools and good bar and braai.