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Obviouzly Armchair Backpackers and Pub

04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Port Elizabeth
Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

Great place good staff and dam comedy nights are the best ever really hilarious worth every cent spent !! Must do when in obs !! Made some good friends here hanging with couple of drinks at bar! Place might need some TLC but can work around it with comedy night wont even realize as will be entertained all night or...

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Harare, Zimbabwe
Reviewed 3 July 2015

Obs is a really happening area in Cape Town, a very young vibe. I stayed here for a few nights, the place is decent and good value for money. Stay here if you want to stay in a cool area with good pubs and a mixed crowd (lots of students hang out in Obs too).

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Leicester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 June 2015

this is a top place to stay, nice and clean and the right price. great African Indian restaurant near by---staff very helpful when i was booking my excursions--i did the great white cage diving---went diving in simons town and that was one of the best dives ive ever had--i did the 3 day garden route tour and did the highest...

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Thank Tim m
Reviewed 20 October 2014 via mobile

The Sunday night comedy show was definitely worth the 15R to get in. The host is hilarious, and a couple of the comics were really good! Great vibes. Felt like a real community of artists working together. Warning: don't come late ;)

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Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 20 January 2014

Stayed here for 2 nights last year, don't think I will be coming back in a hurry. Don't get me wrong it's in a good location (obs) wise and the lady on reception was nice to us. If your after a quiet night, look somewhere else, this place is above a pub. The rooms are fairly cramped, the whole building...

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 21 February 2013

This hostel is over a pub which is great if you're only staying in obz to party but not so great if you want to sleep at all. The pub itself is a good place for a few drinks and is quite cheap. I was very unlucky to be staying in a dorm where 2 different girls on 2 different...

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Hamburg, Germany
Reviewed 29 January 2013

One of the safest and backpacker friendliest places in Cape Town! The combination of a very safe place to sleep, the very helpful, friendly staff + a great location are making this place recommendable. Entertainment, like public viewing, live music, comedy night, restaurant, braai or or or... are within spitting distance of the backpackers.

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Thank Carolina W
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 28 February 2012

I filled out the online booking form and called to confirm my reservation a week ahead. the night before I leave they send me an email saying I need to make a deposit and one of the rooms which I had requested is now full!! So at midnight the day before I leave I am trying to pack and book...

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Thank Walker184
Evanston, Illinois, United States
Reviewed 18 October 2011

Amazing place to stay. Faith and Mike are amazing, as are the rest of the staff. They'll give you great recommendations of places to eat, visit, shop, etc. AND there's a bar downstairs w/ equally friendly staff (hard to find at bars!!) who'll gladly tell you when it's happy hour and the drafts are only 14 Rand. In the heart...

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Manaus
Reviewed 2 February 2011

I spent 2 week on this place and I definetly loved it! The Staff is very very helpful and friendly, Michele is always smiling, Faith is very kind and all the guys attencious and helpful. It is located on the best spot of Obvservatory and surrounded by restaurants, pubs( there is one on the entrance of the hostel, and you...

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  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located in the heart of OBZ. Ahoy partygoers. The Red Giant Obviouzly Armchair Backpackers and Pub is a Funky,Vibey, Cool Place-To-Be! The doorstep to Obz’s buzzing night life with a variety of restaurants, pubs, shops and coffee bars on the same strip. Dorm rooms, single or double. Get a drink Special on arrival to enjoy in our fabulous pub or at our beer garden under the Southern sky. We offer comfortable beds, friendly service,transport, tours, 24 hour security, Internet access, international calls, big screen live sports , South African flavoured meals and many more great offers. Centrally located, we are 10 minutes from the airport, close to the mother city, beautiful beaches and majestic table mountain.What will you take home with you? An unforgettable African travel experience to add to your memoirs - OBVIOUZLY!! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Obviouzly Armchair Backpackers and Pub

Address: 135 Lower Main Road, Observatory 7925, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Observatory
Number of rooms: 5
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“Rooms on the left are right above the bar, so...ask if you can get one towards the back. But don't worry about getting enough sleep--there's always excitement going on, and you won't want to miss it!”
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