Home to the world's greatest Hostels

33,000 properties, 170 countries Over 3.5 million guest reviews 21 million bookings

Swellendam Backpackers

5 Lichtenstein Street, p.o.box 703, Swellendam, South Africa


  • 60%Value For Money
  • 60%Security
  • 100%Location
  • 80%Staff
  • 80%Atmosphere
  • 100%Cleanliness
  • 80%Facilities

Property Information:

Swellendam Backpackers, established in 1995, is within easy walking distance of the local shops, banks and a variety of exquisite Swellendam Restaurants. Situated in a ambient part of the village, on a large property with its own gurgling mountain stream and close to the Marloth Nature Reserve to enjoy birding and hiking, it is a green paradise and a lovely and safe choice to relax and recharge.

The lodge has an established vegetable garden from which you can purchase seasonal produce or get your hands dirty and help with daily garden tasks.

Swellendam is centrally located to all of the adventure activities of the Overberg, but here it is all about mountain horse riding, at its best. We depart from our stables in the mountain every morning to explore the foothills of the Marloth Nature Reserve.

For Novice riders we offer a walking trip and advanced riders a trot and canter excursion. All rides are guided and we provide hats.

Swellendam Backpackers Hostel features quality facilities, ensuring a memorable stay:
Lounge and Fire Place
Broadband Internet
Linen Supplied
Housekeeping facilities
Outdoor Braai or BBQ facilities
No Curfew
Large Garden and Picnic Areas
Indoor Fire place for the cooler winter evenings
Coffee Station
Laundry Facilities
Credit Card Facilities

Search for availability

  • Latest Review

    Really felt there should be coffee & tea available in communal kitchen
    Read More
      Anonymous, South Africa, Female, 41+
  • See all reviews »


  • Bar
  • BBQ
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Free Parking
  • Games Room
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Pool Table
  • Reading Light
  • Restaurant
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Towels Included


  • Child Friendly
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Lockout
  • No Curfew
  • Taxes Included

Cancellation Policy

This property has a 1 day cancellation policy.
Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay, unless otherwise stated below (see 'Things to Note' information).

Swellendam Backpackers Located at 5 Lichtenstein Street, p.o.box 703, Swellendam.
Swellendam Backpackers
South Africa
Swellendam 6740 5 Lichtenstein Street,, p.o.box 703
80% 21
-34.0127735 20.4557061
Swellendam Backpackers
    Rooms available     Standard Double Bed Private Ensuite     Standard Double Bed Private Ensuite     Standard 3 Bed Private Ensuite     Standard Twin Private Ensuite
Please give us your feedback