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Hermanus Backpackers Reviews

26 Flower Street, Westcliff, Hermanus, South Africa

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157 Total Reviews
  • 93%Value For Money
  • 88%Security
  • 88%Location
  • 95%Staff
  • 92%Atmosphere
  • 85%Cleanliness
  • 85%Facilities

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Good location near plenty of shops and not far from the harbour. Hostel is clean and also seems quite lively. Offers great shark diving and room packages (cheapest we saw). Unfortunately the hostel had overbooked the dorm which led us sharing a single bunk however the staff willingly compensated us for this hiccup in the morning with no problems. Was overall happy with service.


You cannot pay with credit card and they have no licence to sell alcohol in the hostel.

  • 3rd Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi Monika, Thanks for taking the time to give us a good review. It's a shame about the alcohol thing, we might be able to apply eventually, but in the meantime, the town centre is close and easy for people to buy their own wine & beer for drinking in our 'bar', this also makes it much less expensive than buying from us :-) Credit card option would put the prices of accommodation up, the banks charge around 3.5% to make a transaction in SA, so we thought we'd rather keep the prices low. H xx


This is a wonderful place to stay. The staff is very friendly and helpful. It was very full of young boys when we were there and the staff was able to keep them under control graciously. It was amusing.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks so much for the lovely review, we really appreciate it. I know the time you stayed we had the young cricketers here, thanks for being such good sports about them all being here at the same time. Some of those boys will represent South Africa one day, so you'll be able to say you know them when they were only youngsters :-) Kind regards, Hayley & crew, Hermanus Backpackers


The best hostel where i have ever been. Friendly straff, beautiful area. I should recommend it to everybody.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you so much for your lovely review, it's so appreciated! We hope to see you again one day at Hermanus Backpackers. Hayley & the crew xxx

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