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Sondzela Backpackers

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7.5
Very Good 126 Total Reviews
  • Value For Money 7.9
  • Security 8.0
  • Location 8.3
  • Staff 7.3
  • Atmosphere 7.3
  • Cleanliness 6.9
  • Facilities 6.8
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7.5
Very Good 126 Total Reviews
  • Value For Money 7.9
  • Security 8.0
  • Location 8.3
  • Staff 7.3
  • Atmosphere 7.3
  • Cleanliness 6.9
  • Facilities 6.8

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  • Anonymous
  • USA, Female, 41+
  • Novice Nomad
  • 1 review
13th Mar 2017
8.6

Write better directions. Use the current name of the petrol station - or just say petrol station. Also say road is bad. And ugly road brings you to a magnificent site with great people on staff.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Spain, Male, 31-40
  • Novice Nomad
  • 1 review
11th Mar 2017
2.0

Poor service, was given an invoice for an amount below of the amount I paid, they tried to charge me twice for the conservation fee, they didn't explain the payment process upon arrival, they shows total ignorance of how to handle a client

    • 2.0Value For Money
    • 2.0Security
    • 2.0Location
    • 2.0Facilities
    • 2.0Staff
    • 2.0Atmosphere
    • 2.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands, Female, 41+
  • Novice Nomad
  • 1 review
25th Feb 2017
3.4

Booking got cancelled week before. Could stay instead in main camp in the park for same price. Arriving there turned out not possible. Drove through to Sondzela. They took lugguage of other guest out of a room and gave room to us. Turned out other guest also had confirmed booking, ended up sleeping on the couch. There were around 60 local kids age 10 to 14 staying there for a church meeting. Bar closed at 6 without warning. No staff on the premises anymore. More to tell, not enough space.

    • 2.0Value For Money
    • 2.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 4.0Facilities
    • 2.0Staff
    • 2.0Atmosphere
    • 4.0Cleanliness
25th Feb 2017
9.1

My booking was cancelled due to a computer failure-apparently-, and I slept at a coach, after insisting I needed a place for the night. Gertrude, at reception, was so helpful, but I believe the hostal should have been able to help a bit more, information wise at least, since I didn't have access to internet in the previous days, and didn't learnt about the cancellation until it was too late... On a positive note, the location is superb. Careful in the rainy season, the place may be unreachable.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • backhouse_d7894
  • Germany, Male, 31-40
  • Novice Nomad
  • 1 review
3rd Feb 2017
8.6

The location of Sondzela Backpackers is one of the most beautiful places fpr a hostel I have ever seen. It is a very nice and calm place.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Germany, Male, 25-30
  • Novice Nomad
  • 1 review
15th Dec 2016
8.3

A very nice and affordable accommodation to spot and monitor wildlife animals. The backpacker is situated on a small hill overlooking a valley.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands, Female, 25-30
  • Novice Nomad
  • 2 reviews
26th Nov 2016
4.6

My experience was not so good. I arrived @ 5PM after a long drive and had to wait for 1hr for the lady from reception to arrive. Then they found out that they had put other people in my private room. Eventueally I ended up in their seperate building with a very loud group of ZA friends, something she did not mentioned before. Worst night ever, being woken up @4AM. Service was poor and the place was far from clean. Location is nice but I would not recommend.

    • 2.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 4.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 4.0Atmosphere
    • 2.0Cleanliness

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