Brown Sugar is a true backpackers/hostel. They offer lots of great services like an ATM, post and postage, laundry and shuttles that other places don't. There was a nice group of people and good atmosphere. The internet, both wifi and wired was really slow and only worked from one place. No wifi in rooms. Soweto tour was great.
Had such a great time here - the view from the garden is beautiful (including the bathtub in the cliff), easy access to great hiking and the town and the pizza is amazing. There was a great atmosphere in the bar both nights we were there and it looked like everyone genuinely enjoyed themselves. The facilities were very clean and new.
Michelle was the best during our stay at Dijembe. She is warm and friendly and really makes the place special. She runs it very well for sure, a true professional. She helped us to book our ziplining and helped us to visit the local school which was great. The place is small but not too small and all the guests were really nice. The food was excellent and sitting around the fire talking with the other people at the hostel was enjoyable. A great place to stay in Storm's River!
- Avid Traveller
- Couple, 41+
- (19 reviews)
Matthew, Vicki and Wayne were amazing hosts at African Array. We practically had the place to ourselves which was wonderful. The outside areas were great for groups, sitting around the fire and looking at the amazing views from up on the hill and at the stars at night. Matthew's breakfast was one of the best we've had in a long time. The place was clean, spacious and had clearly been cared for. Matthew and Vicki are true professionals! You will surely enjoy a rest here - highly recommended.
Matt was super helpful during our stay and had great tips and ideas for what to do around Outdshoorn. He helped us hire a car which we ended up keeping for a few weeks. Best part of location is that it is near Rococo, a great Belgian chocolate shop with a very friendly owner. Hostel is a little rough around the edges and could use a dusting and spruce up. Was very loud due to thin walls one evening.
Location was great, right in the medina, close to all of the souks and the beach. Staff was wonderful and helpful. Breakfast was pretty good. Room was large (we even had an extra bed in a loft space) but the bathroom was very damp so nothing dried in there and it made the room a bit damp too. We liked Essouira and Caverne d'Ali Baba so much we ended up adding 2 nights to our stay.
The owner and his son were SO helpful and very warm, making sure we had everything we needed for our stay. We loved talking with them! Breakfast was excellent, room was huge and comfortable bed, facilities were very clean. Right next to the bus stop so no walking up the hill with luggage which was a plus. Only negatives - no hot water for 2 of our 4 days, wifi was intermittent though we were allowed to use the staff computer and there was construction across the street so it was loud sometimes.
Ben personally came to the train station to pick us up, which was really nice after an 8 hour train. When we got to the beautiful Riad, our room was not ready for us, and Ben was nice enough to ask another couple to move so we could have their room. Ben was very helpful and always checked to see that my wife and I were finding the places we wanted to see in the city. He also gave us information on a possible trip to the Sahara. Good breakfast also, but internet was spotty in our room.
Marchin and his wife were wonderful. They spoke English well and were super helpful about trams and getting around Gdansk. Private parking a plus. Room was spacious and clean and so was the bathroom. While the hostel (which was once a private house) was big and newly remodeled, it was very loud because there is no carpeting (or insulation?) so when people closed doors, it sounded like everything was slamming shut. Tram to Gdansk center is a 2 min walk and a 10 min ride. Not walkable to Gdansk.
Michael and Magda were really helpful upon our arrival. Room was spacious and clean, bathroom was a bit small and sometimes hard to share with all the people on our hall. Location great - a 5 min walk into center of Krakow. It was loud though in the evenings and sometimes really late too, even during the week. The rooms could use some more hooks to hang things and some fans so windows don't have to be open with loud, drunk hostel guests and all the construction going on around the hostel.