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Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

I did not end up staying at this establishment due to a booking mistake made by myself. They agreed to pay back my deposit, which is normally not refundable. Very happy. I will definitely stay here in future.

Thank jancok2016
Munich, Germany
Reviewed 25 May 2013

Stayed here for two nights. Basic dorm rooms. Poorly equipped common room with pool table and TV. Very poorly equipped kitchen. Very basic tables and chairs. Bathrooms seemed to never be cleaned, Cigarette butts all over the place + lighting terrible. Staff seem to live in on the rooms and also use all facilities with guests. Never meet manager or...

4Thank James T
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 January 2013

My girlfriend and myself stayed over at Buffalo Backpackers mid December and found the place the cleanest out of all the places we looked at in East London. The manger, Nelson, was a great help with sorting out a problem we had with our car. Would recommend this place to other travellers.

1Thank David J
Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 8 January 2013

First of all, this budget accomodation is fine for what you pay for. My bad review is definitely regarding the staff and the management. The night we were there, the guests next to our room got robbed and the robbers tried to break-in into our room too (If someone knocks on your door during the night telling you it's management,...

Thank Nini2686
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 24 October 2012

I was looking for budget accomodations in East London in a central location. This fit the bill. Staff was pretty friendly, the place was pretty empty except for a friendly group from Gauteng, the location is safe and central, and there was plenty of secure parking. I am only giving this a 3 because I had the feeling that the...

Thank KincsZoltan

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Additional Information about Buffalo Backpackers

Address: 1a Turnberry Avenue | Bunkers Hill, East London 5241, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > East London
Price Range: €55 - €60 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Buffalo Backpackers 3*
Number of rooms: 13
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?