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Tube 'n Axe Backpackers Lodge Reviews

Saffron & Darnell Streets, PO Box 19, Storms River Village, Tsitsikamma, South Africa

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32 Total Reviews
  • 84%Value For Money
  • 92%Security
  • 88%Location
  • 76%Staff
  • 88%Atmosphere
  • 84%Cleanliness
  • 80%Facilities

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Unsure of our welcome as we were recommended by our kids to visit Tube 'n Axe. Our fears were unfounded. We were made welcome. Everything was excellent and we really enjoyed ourselves.

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the stay was pleasant an I'll do so again when I am in that area.

  • 10th Jun 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • South Africa
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


I had a good sleep and enjoyed my stay at this accommodation. The staff is very friendly, but the place is poorly run. When calling upfront for rate information, they tried to book me a room at a rate higher than advertised. Internet was not working. Lacking change to take R100 notes. Credit/debit card reader defective. Then there was a barkeeper who repeatedly couldn't resist to crank up the music volume even when everyone at the bar was reading or having a conversation. A bit clueless.


A nice area for camping and dorming. Food is ok and the staff were helpful. There were odd times where they could have been MORE helpful but on a whole I had a pleasant stay.


The staff at no point smiled or offered us any help when we asked for assistance in organising activities. We paid for a private room with linen and towels provided. not only were these dirty but it took the staff two days to provide one towel - not really adequate for 2 people. Staff walked in on us without knocking and never apologised. The internet was not working & tea and coffee costs. When raising the issues staff did not care. This hostel is a waste of money - DO NOT STAY HERE!!


Mice in the roof - foul-smelling accommodation - no attendance for a discount.

  • 17th Aug 2012
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Amazing place to stay! staff are really friendly, great location and bonfire every night. what more can you ask for? :-)

  • 26th Jun 2012
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Har to sleep with all the noice in that big dorm room.


very nice!


very nice place to stay!


Great bar, but that masks quite a few problems. Dirty and small double rooms and horrible toilet and shower block.


Of the two staff members, one had just started and seemed very flustered while the other seemed completely uninterested in helping us book excursions, providing information, etc.


great place to stay while in storms river, they can arrange all kind of activities that take place in near by locations and more, great, helpful and friendly staff, no wireless internet though but it is the best in village as far as i can tell, definitely will be back there again


Staff went out of there way to help us. Our toilets were outside which was a bit inconvenient. If you're going to do the bunjee it's quite out the way and you need to pay extra to get the shuttle there.


A very good hostel, A little quiet in off season but a great set-up and staff.

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