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Harare, Zimbabwe
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed there for a month, if were not for the company it would have been hard for me to pull through. The lady intern had zero customer care.The place would not have been the same if Johhny was not there. He is friendly, warm and available to assist. There a number of people who just lurk around passing weird remarks...

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Harare, Zimbabwe
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

At first was unsure of the multiracial setting. In time clicked with everyone. Jonhnny was exceptional. Always checking on us. Lionel was also good, exaiming everything. The owner is out of this world, very friendly, caring and always there. The manager, reserved but good with customer satisfaction. The whole experience was excellent. Will certainly make it my home every time...

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Kathu, South Africa
Reviewed 10 January 2017

For my 1 st back packers experience this was the best will defnitely recommend to friends and family.We all feeled save and they went out of their way to make us feel very welcome specially the hostes and Johnny .

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Bloemfontein, South Africa
Reviewed 28 December 2016

The place looks like a brothel , fullbof men that look like they permanently stay there and girls who are just scary. It smells of mould, the bathrooms are across the enetrtainment area with alm the men playin snooker and drinking. Its also in the shady part of town. We didnt sleep there we left and made altetantive arrangements. It...

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Alyth, Scotland
Reviewed 16 November 2016

I am so glad that we decided to book at Nomad Backpackers. What a lovely place! Our room was large and had a little balcony where I sat in the morning with a cup of coffee. Later I wandered around the pretty gardens and wished we were staying longer so that I could enjoy the little pool that was so...

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Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Myself and my friend originally planned to stay for 2 nights but as we love a city we extended it to 4 and it was the best decision we've made! The first day we went on a tour of Durban with Johnny the guide, which was really fun and informative and he made us feel really safe our entire stay!...

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Johannesburg
Reviewed 3 October 2016

I was in Durban to do reporting. Between the loud music played at reception until midnight and the loud guests, little sleep was possible. Rather dirty, old-fashioned hostel; can barely charge phones.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 September 2016

Overall a good stay in Durban can be found here at Nomads. Johnny's tour of Durban was the perfect way to see the city and experience everything Durban has to offer. Don't believe the rumours that there is nothing to do in Durban as there is lots! You can visit the Durban stadium and have a sky car up to...

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Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

We spent three nights in the dorm. Our stay was made unpleasant by loud music playing most of the day and night. People at the reception area were quite inconsiderate at nightime (up to midnight shouting in loud voices over music) and we could not sleep. Bathrooms should have handwash available to use. We enjoyed good breakfast. Good location near...

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New York
Reviewed 19 March 2016

Bar closes at 10PM and they pretty much force you out of the common area at that time for the staff to be able to leave. They have a 24/7 washer and dryer available. 1 full bottle of wine is only 50R and the bar.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast Available
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Situated minutes away from pubs, restaurants, movies & shops, Nomads is a friendly, homely spot run by Leigh & her team. After 15 years of being in business, they promise to provide efficient service in a welcoming atmosphere. They will go out of their way to make you feel at home, help you with travel info & answer any other questions you might have. While you chilling around the pool or hanging out at the Bambooza Bar you'll more than likely make a bunch of new friends, experience some memorable moments and have fun. Nomads offer all the facilities you would expect, to suite every travelers needs. The bar, pool table and swimming pool are located in the original house whilst the two adjacent houses offer a quieter atmosphere with large, comfortable doubles and fans in all the rooms. Our Urban Brew restaurant offers meals with African and Indian theme nights to tempt your taste buds. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Nomads Backpackers

Address: 70 Essenwood Road | Kzn, Durban 4400, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Durban
Number of rooms: 9
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“We just relied on the knowledgeable and helpful staff”
 of 5 bubbles ConnieG69, 16 Nov 2016 | Read review
“stay away from the dorms, it is quite cramped.”
 of 5 bubbles Queerkl, 8 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Join in or you won't enjoy it haha”
 of 5 bubbles stuartc691, 16 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Book a suite. Avoid the dorms.”
 of 5 bubbles michelles377, 16 Oct 2013 | Read review
“Ask to see it first”
 of 5 bubbles MKSimons, 17 Jun 2011 | Read review
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