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Changwon, South Korea
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Thoroughly enjoyed my stay. Great location in obz with good vibes. Checkout the newton gallery a few doors down for some dope African art! I'll definitely be back! Thank you to everyone at African heart who made sure I had everything I needed. It is appreciated.

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Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 13 January 2017

The place is ok if you not looking for fancy. There is a feeling of home and family though which is nice if you far away from home. Staff make it easy for guests to mingle as they set the example. Thanx

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Austrian Alps, Austria
Reviewed 12 January 2017

A small backpacker´s like it should be. Friendly people, a big kitchen and a living room and shops and bars nearby. into the center it´s just a few minutes with taxi or bus!! they staff gave us all the information we needed for our daytrip.

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Cape Town
Reviewed 21 December 2016

The backpackers is situated in the heart of Observatory, Cape town. Area is great. Easy access. Everything at walking distance ( resto, coffee places, supermarket..) It is totally obz, good vibe, great staff! Thank you

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 21 December 2016

My friend and I stayed here while we were in town for a weekend rugby tournament. At first, we were a little surprised that the 4-person room didn't have an en suite bathroom, since we thought that it did. But other than that, the place was lovely. Nothing fancy, but very cozy and inviting with a great wifi connection. The...

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Cape Town
Reviewed 4 December 2016

The room lacked cleanliness, staff not particularly present especially to regulate the lack of respect for other guests. Breakfast is poor. It was too noisy and bright, so you can't sleep very well. The place is less warm than it seems at first.

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Jamie-African, Manager at African Heart Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to review African Heart, we value all feedback. I’m sorry to hear that your stay was not satisfactory. I wish you would have brought your gripes to my, or other staff members’ attention during the 6 days you stayed with us, we could have helped you make your stay more pleasant. Our...

Cape Town
Reviewed 21 August 2016

We stayed for four nights and were very satisfied. Staff was really friendly and helpful, lovely furniture and big kitchen with everything you need... only bad point is that the rooms are badly soundproofed. All in all we loved staying here.

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Cape Town
Reviewed 10 August 2016

Had a lot of snags and i was never sure who worked there and which one of the young foreigners was just staying there. The toilet in our room was not working, but they did compensate us for that which was greatly appreciated. On check out there was no one around to leave the key with and seeing i did...

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Cape Town
Reviewed 2 August 2016

As you book at a backpackers hostel you have to know what to expect and what not. We were lucky with the other guest who also went aan bit earlyer to bed. So it was quiet when we went to sleep. It is ideal to make your own dinner, alsof because of the Spar in the neighborhood. The breakfast in...

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Bloemfontein, South Africa
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Made an otherwise dreary business trip enjoyable. Friendly staff and convenient location close to the venue within walking distance. I would definitely use it again for traveling for business or pleasure

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
African Heart is a backpackers lodge with a difference. Vibrant colors, retro furniture, original artworks, spotless modern bathrooms and ultra-comfy beds. We are a small lodge offering a high quality standard of backpackers accommodation and facilities. We also offer superior guest service from our Reception, taking care of anything you need, from booking adventures and onward travels, to where to find the best local music, entertainment and food. ... more   less 

Additional Information about African Heart Backpackers

Address: 27 Station Road, Observatory 7925, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Observatory
Price Range: €32 - €63 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — African Heart Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 7
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“I enjoyed the Pink Leopard room for my family myself and husband slept on the dubble bed and two young kids slept on the bunk bed. I also liked having the shower in the room, made it more comfortable for the kids.”
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