Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • 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
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description


For kite boarding & kite surfing enthusiasts, extreme sports lovers, surfing fanatics, SUP (Stand up paddling), windsurfers, backpackers and travelers from all around the world!​

If you enjoy the relaxed way of the beach culture in a chilled out environment The Surf Shack - Backpackers/ Hostels is the one for you. We offer excellent service and facilities with an extra touch of luxury to make your stay, as comfy and memorable as possible, our spot features accommodation from Shared Rooms. Budget Rooms. Standard Rooms to Private Rooms, our place have a spot that can suit all. We have fully equipped communal areas you can use as you please. Communal Kitchen Area, Lounge Area, Pool Table Area, Outside Patio & Braai Area, a tropical style garden, an awesome pool, with a cold drink in hand, in the Summer Season to enjoy.

Come Join us at the Best Rated Backpackers/hostel in Blouberg, Cape Town!

Our place is specially setup with surfers, kite surfers & windsurfers in mind!

Making us one of the best Surf & Kite friendly Places around View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 10.0

  • Security 10.0

  • Location 10.0

  • Staff 10.0

  • Atmosphere 9.3

  • Cleanliness 9.3

  • Facilities 9.3

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    06 Dec 2019
    Very chilled out place with welcoming hosts and great fellow travelers. Highly recommended.
    England, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    04 Nov 2019
    Very nice hostel. Specially for (kite)surfers.
    Belgium, Couple, 25-30
  • 10.0


    30 Dec 2018
    This is one of the best hostels I have ever stayed at in terms of atmosphere and value. The hosts are very friendly and quite flexible, the place feels like a home and the other guests are interesting and respectful. I am a board surfer, and did not realize what a kite surfing Mecca there is in Big Bay. Nearly every other guest was here to kite surf. After seeing how much fun it looks, I plan on taking some lessons to pick it up for those days after the surf is blown out. Thank you M & C!
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    19 Nov 2017
    I really enjoyed my time at the surf shack ! Felt like home away from home. Can’t say enough to describe how much I recommend this place . Just go and see
    Israel, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    11 Feb 2018
    This is one of the sweetest little hostels I've ever stayed at in all my years of traveling. There is a reason people keep coming back here year after year and for weeks/months at a time! The guests are wonderful, kind, generous, helpful, interesting, and more like family. The hosts are present and responsive. Location is a few minutes drive to the beaches and cafes. The house is filled with unique touches, like the charming windsurfboard showers. Really nice bunk room. Will return for sure!
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 9.4


    03 Jan 2019
    I had a great stay at the surf shack! I chose the location because it was near Blouberg beach. It's not particularly close to the centre of Cape Town but is a cool area to explore with great views of table mountain. The place was amazing, loved the pool! I didn't windsurf but practically everyone else did. Great atmosphere, loved the braai evening, everyone staying was super friendly. Owners were lovely and helpful and even drove me to the supermarket once. Would defiantly stay again!
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    01 Dec 2019
    Great for surfers/wind surfers
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    30 Oct 2017
    Really nice place Very clean and modern My room was very well decorated, very comfortable bed and just a lot of detail ie lots of very comfortable pillows on the bed, more boutique hotel than back packers. Wide screen TV (only a couple of channels ) Wi-fi Got a small swimming pool not really swimming more sitting in and cooling off but a nice touch. Price was great Gated ,Off road parking I left my car on the road and it was fine. For my own convinience. I would stay again.
    England, Male, 41+
  • 9.1


    14 Apr 2017
    Lovely backpackers. We stayed in the private room and was extremely tidy and clean. Even had a TV with DSTV Very cosy and quiet back packers. The bus stop is right opposite the back packers. Also private parking available and offers a large variety of sightseeing options.
    South Africa, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9


    29 Apr 2017
    This is a beautiful Hostel with super clean facilities. The staff were also very knowledgeable and helpful. The reason for the lower rating in location and atmosphere is that we came during low season and therefore it was quite quiet. This is a great location if you have a car to get around, but otherwise it is far out of the city centre. Overall great stay!
    Canada, Female, 25-30
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  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Hot Showers
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Parking
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Swimming Pool
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • PlayStation
  • Pool Table