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Sondzela Backpackers

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8.5
Fabulous 90 Total Reviews
  • Value For Money 8.8
  • Security 8.8
  • Location 9.4
  • Staff 7.8
  • Atmosphere 8.2
  • Cleanliness 8.8
  • Facilities 7.8
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8.5
Fabulous 90 Total Reviews
  • Value For Money 8.8
  • Security 8.8
  • Location 9.4
  • Staff 7.8
  • Atmosphere 8.2
  • Cleanliness 8.8
  • Facilities 7.8
Sondzela Backpackers Located at Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary, , Malkerns.
Sondzela Backpackers
Swaziland
Malkerns Manzini M204 Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary
85% 90
-26.4957521 31.1958718
Sondzela Backpackers
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  • Anonymous
  • Australia, Male, 18-24
  • Novice Nomad
  • 3 reviews
2nd Jun 2016
8.6

Great place to stay. Location was perfect for hiking and for getting to other parts of Swaziland. Only thing was we arrived a little late and already by 6:30-7 the bar and restaurant was all closed so no where to get dinner. So I highly recommend staying here especially as a cheap option, just make sure you have an alcohol stockpile for the evening and have your own food or organised in advanced. Or there is a lovely restaurant about 15 minutes walk away which does a very nice lunch.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
26th May 2016
9.4

Sondzela is in a super neat location in a wildlife sanctuary. This means it's got awesome beautiful surroundings and also that it's kind of tough to get to. If you don't have a car, ask them about the best way to get there. Nice staff, grand old house, good value for money. They operate a free shuttle to a fruit stand near House on Fire (where you can grab a share taxi) once a day at 8 AM.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • USA, Female, 41+
  • Novice Nomad
  • 1 review
26th May 2016
10.0

Fabulous !

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Canada, Female, 31-40
  • Novice Nomad
  • 1 review
5th Apr 2016
6.6

The shuttle is not FREE. We were charged 60 rand to be drop at the main road near Vickeries a 3 minute drive from the hostel. The staff are not interested and have very little knowledge of the part and surrounding areas. At times it felt like we the guests were intruding on the staff as they wanted to use the facilities. The Park and setting are beautiful, the hostel clean, but there is a problem with security in the dorms.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 2.0Staff
    • 4.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • France, Couple, 25-30
  • Novice Nomad
  • 4 reviews
8th Feb 2016
8.6

Sondzela Backpackers is inside Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary, it is wonderful to wake up and look at zebras through your window, and then have a hike to the Execution Rock. We also loved the breakfast and dinner, cooked on the fire, and making us discorver Swazi food! Thank you

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Germany, Couple, 25-30
  • Novice Nomad
  • 1 review
1st Feb 2016
7.1

Incredibly located in the middle of a Game reserve, sorrounded by Zebras with an breathtaking view. Unfortunately the facilities are not in the best condition anymore and would need some renovations. Staff does what it needs to do, not more.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 4.0Cleanliness

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