Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

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  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

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  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

After 18 years in the business this friendly hostel still offers excellent service from staff who will happily share the secrets of the little Karoo and arrange a wide variety of activities from their adventure and travel centre.
Stretching over four properties, nothing will cramp your style during your stay here. In fact, the relaxed atmosphere is a little addictive, so don't be surprised if you end up staying longer than planned.
Once you've settled in, stay up to date with social networks via free wi-fi, grabba beer from the pub (which is far from any sleep desiring bodies), plonk your hot bod into the cool pool, chill in one of the hammocks and order something from the coffee shop and dig into some awesome home baked cakes! Sloth out in front of the telly or lay claim to the balcony and watch the sun blaze its way to bed.

The diversity of Oudtshoorn and the Little Karoo is so spectacular we have in the Fauna and Flora sector from semi desert, to farmland, to mountain ranges, rocky landscape, to a little rain forest leading to waterfalls, all compacted in a 54km radius and the beach is only 70km away. The activities available in our area and region are unique to us. Greet the day with a meerkat family as they wake up, pat a cheetah or ride an ostrich, hot air balloon over the basin that is Oudtshoorn and enjoy spectacular views. Cycle down the Swartberg pass and feel what it is like to cycle on top of the world! The Cango Caves are so unique in its size that it welcomes hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. There are hiking trails, 4X4 trails, quadbike trails, ride an ostrich at one of the show farms, horse riding trails, elephant walks and fishing! Hope you are not in a rush and hope that we can host you in our little magic corner of the world where our sunny days fill you with vitamin D and you will leave with a healthy glow that will be your lasting memory alongside all your photos! View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.0

  • Security 9.0

  • Location 9.0

  • Staff 8.5

  • Atmosphere 8.5

  • Cleanliness 8.0

  • Facilities 8.5

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    11 Feb 2019
    We loved everything about this backpackers. Very helpful, knowledgeable and friendly staff, self catering for those that want it or you can buy meals from them, or walk to a local restaurant. Try the Ostrich kebobs! Rooms were comfortable and clean and they have options for every type of traveler. Say hi to Zeus if you go!
    Canada, Couple, 41+
  • 10.0


    24 Aug 2018
    At first we wanted to stay here for only one night but we ended in staying two nights. The staff is really great and we enjoyed sitting at the fire at night. Loads to do here, I totally recommend the caves and doing a bike tour. Also the wildlife ranch is great.
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    17 May 2018
    One of the best Backpackers I’ve stayed in. The owner and his son are extremely helpful and even more welcoming. Recommend doing the bike tour, it’s something different to the usual stuff on the garden route.
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    29 Aug 2017
    One of the best hostels I have ever stayed in. That made us feel like part of the family.
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7


    26 Nov 2017
    Great hostel! Very open and welcoming and had a good sense of security. Also appreciated the discounts you get for some restaurants and garden route destinations. A definite go to if you're planning your garden route!
    USA, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 9.4


    12 Feb 2019
    I loved this hostel. Great vibe and spacious. Wonderful bar and campfire.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 8.3


    23 Feb 2018
    Hi the person in charge was extremely helpful the other one young guy was terrible unfriendly
    Austria, Male, 41+
  • 8.3


    16 Feb 2018
    Nice place to stay, would go there again.
    Switzerland, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 8.0


    03 Jan 2018
    Rooms were clean but extremely hot compared to other hostels, I never got any sleep. Also we had added costs of a shuttle from George which was arranged for us (we was traveling with baz bus which has the hostel as one of the stops) when we checked out we got asked to pay almost R400 for this which we was never told was an extra charge or even asked if we wanted to provide our own transport. Also don't go on their trips, waste of money.
    Scotland, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 5.7


    10 Dec 2017
    Really displeased - we were quoted 100 rand for a ROUND TRIP ride to the meerkats from the guy that works at the hostel but when the tour was over he didn’t answer his phone and we had to find our own ride back. Then the hostel still insisted we pay full price. It was a five minute drive. Also felt like they push the pricey bike tours and you just have to cycle back the way you came on the narrow highway. Would've been good otherwise - kitchen was really well equipped and the dorm was spacious.
    Canada, Female, 31-40
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Hot Showers
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Swimming Pool
  • 24 Hour Security
  • ATM
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Fax Service
  • Housekeeping
  • Luggage Storage
  • Postal Service
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games
  • Games Room
  • Pool Table