May 25, 2009
Lions Tour 2009
Booked flights but not accommodation - don't panic with Hostelworld.com's guide to five hostels with last minute rooms
With the 2009 Lions tour just around the corner, Hostelworld.com has released a set of five hostels in the main cities in which they are playing. At this late stage all of the hostels still have availability and all at very reasonable prices. So why not pack up your bags and follow what could be the most successful Lions tour yet, if Irish rugby is anything to go by lately!
Accoustix Backpackers Hostel, Johannesburg
For something slightly different come and try this hostel that enjoys all the facilities of a hotel. Meet fellow travellers in the buzzing cellar for a drink or a game of pool. Alternatively relax and unwind around a cool, sparkling swimming pool or read a book from our large selection. Based in a great location in Gauteng there is easy access to theatres, sports stadiums and major shopping centres.
Accommodation from €8.00/night
Golden Lions v British & Irish Lions, Coca Cola Park, 3rd June, K.O 19.10
Final Test - South Africa v British & Irish Lions, Coca Cola Park, 4th July, K.O 15.00
Gibela Backpackers Lodge, Durban
Gibela Backpackers Lodge is conveniently located in the hip, residential area of Morningside. Gibela is within walking distance to the centre of Durban's entertainment life, Florida Road. Here, there are plenty of restaurants and coffee shops while for those looking for things to do in the evening, there are cocktail bars and nightclubs galore. For the best entertainment guide our 'what's hot' list will fill you in on the top spots in town. Our rooms are neat and well equipped with comfortable beds, ceiling fans and ample pack space.
Accommodation from €14.00/night
Sharks v British & Irish Lions, ABSA Stadium, 10th June, K.O 19.10
First Test - South Africa v British & Irish Lions, ABSA Stadium, 20th June, K.O 15.00
5 Third Avenue Guest House, Port Elizabeth
Set in the garden suburb of Walmer, 5 Third Avenue Guest house offers visitors comfortable self catering accommodation complete with its own kitchenette and shower-ensuite. With a pool and BBQ facilities also available it's the perfect place to relax and unwind after a hard day chasing the lions!
Accommodation from €25.00/night
Southern Kings v British & Irish Lions, PE (Nelson Mandela Bay) Stadium 16th June, K.O 15.00
North South Backpackers, Pretoria
This home away from home offers a relaxed vibe where you can chill out and leave work behind. Just a short 5 minute stroll from the hostel lies a cinema along with plenty of restaurants, bars and coffee shops. The hostel itself may be hard to getaway from though with a swimming pool, lush shady garden, pool table, indoor bar and bbq facilities all at your disposal. When taking a break from the rugby the hostel can arrange day tours to day tours to Soweto, Diamond Mine, Apartheid Museum, Gold Reef City, Lesedi Cultural Village, Ndebele Village and more and is also a pick up point for all major Kruger safaris.
Accommodation from €10.00/night
2nd Test - South Africa v British & Irish Lions, Loftus Versfeld, 27th June, K.O 15.00
A Sunflower Stop, Cape Town
Based just 400 metres from the city's main sports stadium, A Sunflower Stop is the perfect location for those wanting to feel part of the action. Hosting a friendly and relaxed atmosphere, guests can enjoy the outdoor pool during the day and a beer in the courtyard after the sun has gone down. Accommodation is available to suit everyone with a choice of private en-suite rooms up to 6 and 8 bed dorms.
Accommodation from €10.00/night
Western Provence v British & Irish Lions, Newlands, 13th June, K.O 15.00
Emerging Springboks v British & Irish Lions, Newlands, 23rd June, K.O 19.10
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