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Karma Backpackers Reviews

2 Piet Retief St, Free State, Kestell, Drakensberg, South Africa

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53 Total Reviews
  • 97%Value For Money
  • 93%Security
  • 80%Location
  • 97%Staff
  • 97%Atmosphere
  • 100%Cleanliness
  • 93%Facilities

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We had an excellent stay at Karma. It's a 45-60 minute drive to the Amphitheatre walk (which is stunning btw), and within 30 minutes of Golden Gate National Park and Clarens. Karma is a very cozy home with a relaxed atmosphere and two very energetic dogs. If you want to do some hiking and experience a guesthouse more than a backpackers, this is the perfect place to do so! Plus the jams are delicious


Where else does the owner hug you when you leave? Vera-Ann does a very good job in this cosy backpackers (only 17 beds). She takes her time to sit down with you to talk about your plans or just for a chat. Take care of the enthousiast dog puppies. They will be very happy to see you ;). The location is relatively close to both the amphitheathre and the golden gate. Bear in mind that during summer, you may not be able to climb the amphitheathre every day due to the weather.


Best hostel during our 3 week backpackers trip! Super cozy, very clean and best self cooked breakfast we had... Super nice owners who we're super helpful in planning our day's activities and always open for a nice chat. Not a party hostel but more of a family feeling which was really a nice change... Always again, highly recommendable!

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