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Fairy Knowe Backpackers Lodge

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Vienna, Austria
Reviewed 24 May 2015

the hostel is an exceptional place, very old building, has it's own Spirit, very nice People, great breakfast, best place to have a drink when the whole City is closed already, great place for starting treks and tours... just go there you won't regret it!!

Thank Do_Ris_Ka_Ro
Reviewed 4 May 2015

Stayed for 5 nights, and was lucky enough to get one of the beautiful "suites" with an ensuite bath in a thatched roof cottage. Very lovely. Comfy bed, warm duvets to fight off the winter chill. Friendly and accommodating hosts. Camping permitted, and the grounds are spacious and filled with many local birds. It's really too far from Wilderness to...

Thank RyderDA
Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 16 April 2015

We spent one night in a private room of the old farmhouse. The house is beautiful and nicely kept up with a communal kitchen and shared bathrooms. Our room was huge with high ceilings and nice clean linens. The bed wasn't very comfortable but for such a good price I don't expect everything to be perfect! The employees were super...

Thank Nicola778
Sharm, Egypt
Reviewed 21 March 2015

Fairy Knowe classifies itself a s a backpackers resort but really caters for everyone. We found the place charming, yes somethings could do with a little improvement but remember you get what you pay for. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. Our room was an ensuite and perfect for our needs. Breakfast was great; plenty of fruit and yogurt along...

Thank Flashpacker60
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 16 March 2015

Wilderness and the region is very beautiful and worth visiting. The bar and the fireplace is nice, but the room we rented was very dirty, stinking and very overpriced. It looked like it hasnt been cleaned in years. We were happy to leave here!!

Thank jos V
Hannover, Germany
Reviewed 9 March 2015

We stayed for four lovely nights in this great backpackers. We really appreciated the Hostel owner's tips for daytrips. Wilderness is full of activities! Beach and ocean, lakes and mountains, horse trails, paragliding and more. We couldn't do everything but would really recommend this place for every age. If you're looking for a vibey place to get to know new...

Thank RockPaperScissors23
Canterbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 February 2015

We phoned and booked a double with shared bathroom a day before, due to the positive reports on TripAdvisor. We arrived excited, walked into reception where a staff member confirmed the booking and asked for payment, we asked to see the room first. We confirmed a double room with shared bathroom. She walked us up the hill to the top...

2Thank AlisaFlan77
Seoul, South Korea
Reviewed 3 February 2015 via mobile

Basic private rooms and dorms in a couple of houses. Large grounds for camping and playing including volleyball, darts, and pool table. Decent chill bar with people in guitar and drums at leisure. Clean and decent bathrooms and kitchen. Owner knows the area well and has all your and activity info.

Thank Bob K
Reviewed 24 January 2015

After arriving in Wilderness at the Fairy knowe backpackers lodge we were given a talk about the backpackers and some of the activities that they had to offer. If we needed any help with booking or anything we could always ask. The property is quite big so there is lots of space to camp. The bar area looks very inviting...

Thank Onno K
Plettenberg Bay, Western Cape, South Africa
Reviewed 22 January 2015

I am in the industry and came here for a break after hectic seasen. Found all the staff , Digby Delainy Sarah very helpfull in all aspect. They become like family to the guests. Will come back and the backpakers is highly reccomendable

Thank 25charles

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Additional Information about Fairy Knowe Backpackers Lodge

Address: Dumbleton Road, Wilderness, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Wilderness
Price Range: €17 - €49 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
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“Stay in a private room with ensuite - little thatched chalet huts”
 of 5 bubbles estill88, 13 Feb 2016 | Read review
“The en suite roops are great”
 of 5 bubbles BDP_001, 12 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Stay away!”
 of 5 bubbles DiemsDay, 6 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Definitely upstairs in the old house.”
 of 5 bubbles theod609, 8 Jul 2015 | Read review
“If you can get one of the cottage suites, they are wonderful.”
 of 5 bubbles RyderDA, 4 May 2015 | Read review
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