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Excellent hostel, only complaint is that they had quite a relaxed attitude to the providing the shuttle from Malandelas at the the time we had agreed so I ended up having to stay at Malandelas on my first night having been waiting in the dark in the car park for half an hour. Obviously not an issue if you have your own transport but i would recommend just getting a taxi to take you the whole way to avoid this!
How original to wake up in the middle of a group of zebras !
This was a rather horrible experience for us. After coming in from a 5 hour drive, we needed a welcoming place to rest. Instead after struggling to find the place, we were greeted but a shady looking joint with 4-5 young, rather gangsta'-esque (at least to my American eyes), young men running a haphazard operation. We stayed the cold night, but cancelled our second day's reservation and went to the Mercure Hotel. The extra $25 per night was so, so worth it!
Staff were very helpful and friendly. Fellow hostel goers could be more considerate at the bathrooms and keep it clean not leave it soaked because they do not close the showercurtain. Thanx for a nice stay.
- Novice Nomad
- South Africa
- Couple, 41+
- (1 review)
Nice place to enjoy Swaziland, beautiful views. Staff were very nice but a little clueless. Good stay overall
An excellent place to stay in Swaziland. I arrived in the evening and the guard let me in. Dorm beds were comfortable and the shower was warm. You do pay for breakfast and other meals. Dinner was a great value! Plenty of wildlife outside and good travel advice from the staff. Sitting and watching the landscape was very relaxing.