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Hermanus Backpackers Reviews

26 Flower Street, Westcliff, Hermanus, South Africa

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164 Total Reviews
  • 82%Value For Money
  • 84%Security
  • 78%Location
  • 86%Staff
  • 88%Atmosphere
  • 80%Cleanliness
  • 78%Facilities

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Our experience at the hostel was terrible. I'll list why 1. Noisiest place I have ever stayed in. Trying to get an 8 hour sleep we got three hours. People smashing doors, laid music, people laughing and screaming until around 4am. No respect for sleeping whatsoever. 2. Smelly dirty sheets. We found hairs. 3. No respect for people's food. Someone eat out that was in the shared fridge. Just terrible...

  • 8th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Colombia
  • All Female Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi , so sorry about your experience on Saturday night - we had a huge group staying as it was the annual Food & Wine Fair and also the Kalfiefees (Calf Festival), which ran at the same time, also an annual event - the group behaved badly and were very noisy and disrespectful to people. We wash the linen every day, so I'm worried that you found them smelly, I hope this was just a one off experience (I've chatted to the cleaning girls, perhaps there was a mix up with the cleaning detail). H x


Great staff at check in, gave us maps, ideas of where to eat, great tour, etc. Had a double ensuite - huge room and huge bathroom. There is a pool, bbq area, lovely garden, bar area, etc. However, there is no alcohol sold on site.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi Aisling, thanks for your lovely review, we appreciate it. We're going to try and get a liqueur licence, but in the meantime, we're really happy for guests to bring their own wine and beer into the bar and enjoy the facilities (and it's cheaper!), pool table, fridges etc. Hope to see you again some time. Hermanus Backpackers xx


Great hostel, friendly staff who are willing to assist and organise activities. Hermanus is a stunning town with lots to do as well


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.

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