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Cape Agulhas Backpackers Reviews

C/O Main and Duiker, STRUISBAAI, Western Cape, Box 162, Cape Agulhas, South Africa

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63 Total Reviews
  • 85%Value For Money
  • 75%Security
  • 83%Location
  • 83%Staff
  • 85%Atmosphere
  • 83%Cleanliness
  • 82%Facilities

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I was there in low season so the hostel wasn't full. There's no security at all but the city seems very safe, so maybe it's not necessary. When I was leaving there's no one to receive the money or the keys so I spend some time trying to find someone and after all writing a note with the keys and money...


We only stayed one night, but our double room was clean and comfortable, though we happened to be here when it was freezing cold! Nice communal area but too many people smoking for us to enjoy. Good kitchen for self caterers and just a short drive to Cape Agulas. Would be a perfect place to stay in summer.


Very nice place, great decoration and atmosphere. The bar area is really nice to meet other people or just have a good bier before get to the room. Acommodation for 2 people very spacious and clean, good hot shower, staff friendly and breakfast very good (however not included). For sure would recommend to anyone!


Absolutely loved this place!!! Such a great location, relaxing and inviting.

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  • 24th Sep 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


This is hands down the best hostel we've ever stayed at. The staff was wonderful. The ensuite double we rented was clean and comfortable and situated in a building with the other ensuite rooms complete with its own lounge and well-equipped kitchen. In the evening everyone still hung out in the main building/bar around the fire so you still got to meet everyone. The vibe was pretty low-key, not your best choice if you are looking for a party.


nice place and good value for money.


Big huggz to the staff of Agulhas Backpackers. You guys are awesome !!!!


We stayed only for one night in a doubleroom but we liked it there a lot! Great vibe and atmosphere, an inviting bar & common area and helpful staff! We also really appreciated the free coffee and tea & the very well equipped kitchen. Only minus - the wall in our bathroom was so thin that we could hear every single word that was spoken in the neighbour's room ;)


Beautiful place with awesome vibe. Staff gave great advice on where to go in the area. No complaints - though there are insects in the area at night so remember to shut your windows to prevent being bitten!!

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The insects referred by Emily is the normal mosquito. Please have insect repellent handy when visiting south africa during summer season. Also not that we are a malaria free area.


A great hostel with a good kitchen and plenty of common areas. Definitely need a car to get here. Staff were very helpful!


Very nice and unique hostel. Perfectly located close to the beach and supermarkets. Very cool pool and bar area.


large common space and good facilities (Parking, swimming pool,Wi-Fi, all you need if you want to stay and relax) Staff's great, thank you!


Milo and Coco the Dogs welcomed me happy and friendly, Erin checked me in and provided tons of good recommodations to make as much out of my stay as i could. The bar and lounge are cosy and the staff is more than happy to put some meat for you on the braai (barbecue) Looovely rooms, good bathroom facilities, clean sheats and towels. The kitchen gets a good clean every day. All in one a very inspirativ place thanks to all the love which was put in, the lovely atmosphere and the staff! cu soon!


a very good atmospher in this hostel! For lovers, friends or alone you must have a goof time. It's clean, cosy, peoples are very very nice.


Loved this place and felt immediately comfortable. Only wish we had more time to stay longer! Great spot to stay when visiting the southern tip of Africa!


this hostel is in a good direction to the most southern point of sa. It´s a great place to stay. the only problem was, that we have our room in front of the bathroom, so it was a little bit noisy...


Thanks for a very nice stay! Our room was quite spacious, very clean and much better then we had hoped - a pleasant surprise.

  • 22nd Jan 2012
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Thank you for the wonderful time! Coming back soon. Cape Agulhas Backpackers has been the hostel highlight of our trip, as always. Please stay as you are and where you are!!!


We were warmly welcome and personally shown around the premises. The rooms and facilities were fresh and absolutely clean. The bar area was big and cosy, the pool was clean and inviting. An open fire was burning in the evening. Do not miss a motorboat trip with the hostel in the morning! There is not much a fence or gate around the premises. The village itself has a lovely white-sandy beach and a vintage harbour with a nice busy little cafe. If you came to relax - this is the place.

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