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Fairy Knowe Backpackers Lodge

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Reviewed 19 November 2015 via mobile

What a great staff. The owner was able to tell us everything we wanted to know. He really helped us plan our paragliding adventure. The breakfast was really good and you can also prepare your own meal since there's a communal kitchen. We had an ensuite cabin with an amazing shower and enough space. We felt at home straight away....

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Beveren, Belgium
Reviewed 12 November 2015

We stayed for 2 nights in the en suite rooms of Fairy Knowe. This backpackers lodge offers everything one might expect from a backpackers. Very affordable prices for the lofging, the breakfast and the bar. Very friendly staff Great things to see and to do in the neighbourhood

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Salzburg, Austria
Reviewed 9 October 2015 via mobile

Pleasant surprise staff real friendly. We had a bungalow really comfortable. Dinners and breakfast great great. Hot bake cookies in the Afternoon were great. They help arrange activities and great tips for to do in the area. afternoon were perfect

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Lucerne, Switzerland
Reviewed 22 September 2015

Fairy Knowe is a very nice and clean Backpackers. The stuff is very friendly and there are many things to do in and around the Backpackers. The meals are also very good. They help with organizing adventures

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Mossel Bay, South Africa
Reviewed 6 September 2015

Would not recomend a stay with the Fairy Know backpackers!!! A Rave party went on the whole night at the backpakers. So much for Idylic Wilderness!! This is a residential and nature conservation area, i feel very sorry for animals and home owners. Have some respect Fairy Know Backpacker.

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Nowra, Australia
Reviewed 6 September 2015

A truly horrid place. Appears to be nice from the outside, but wasn't. These people don't respect anybody. Terrible service. A nightmare to try and get any help. It seemed like they were more interested in their own needs.

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Reviewed 2 September 2015 via mobile

What a delightful little surprise... We expected 4 star and we recieved 5 star. Beautiful. Friendly staff and amazing vibe and views - lovely lovely lovely... The trails are fun as well and the staff made sure to tell us about the place and is activities

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Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 3 August 2015

Stayed here while on the garden route in 2013. The location is perfect , lovely surroundings and easy to access. The staff really made the place for us. They were so helpful with anything we needed and so lovely and friendly. We had great fun with the staff and the other residents. The atmosphere here was brillant, laid back and...

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Hamburg, Germany
Reviewed 2 August 2015 via mobile

We had a great experience at the Fairy Knowe Backpackers. The Double Rooms and the Dorm Rooms are in an abandoned house with a very rustic but cozy feel to it. The room was very clean and had an amazing view over the Touws River. We woke up to a beautiful sunrise over the river with deer right outside our...

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Reviewed 8 July 2015

What an awesome surprise to find such a high level of service and personal attention at a backpackers! This beautiful home from home is situated smack bang in the centre of where you want to be in the Wilderness area, close to the beach, walking distance from shopping and virtually next door to cool waterfalls and incomparable walking trails. Wilderness...

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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: €15 - €36 (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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