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Hout Bay Backpackers

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We loved our stay at Hout Bay Backpackers. The location is unbeatable, right on the beach and walking distance from shops, restaurants and the harbour. And Sarah makes you feel like you're at home, always ready with a smile to help wherever she can. Our family room was spacious, had everything we needed and was cleaned (well) daily. We would...

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Meerbusch, Germany
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a pleasant stay at Houtbay Backpackers. The location close to the beach and harbour is amazing, the vibe is good, clean facilities and lovely and helpful staff. I enjoyed my time here and would highly recommend this backpackers.

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Sarah G, Manager at Hout Bay Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Rebecca Thank you so much for sharing your review with us. It was great having you and we hope you will visit again. Thank you!

Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 14 March 2017

The location is very good. Beach & harbour across the street, stores & hout bay harbour market within short walking distance. The staff is super friendly and helpful. It is a place where I met some very nice people and would go back to any time.

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Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Spent 1 week there, instead of the intended two weeks there . I've been to many backpackers and this really wasn't the greatest. However choices are limited . I met lovely people there but the organizing and cleaning was below average. Great view and great location which is such a pitty ....

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Sarah G, Manager at Hout Bay Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Lea Thank you for the review. We take this as constructive criticism and we will do our best to improve our standards. It's a pity that this was not brought to our attention sooner. We apologise that you did not have the greatest experience with us. Kind regards,

Sao Paulo, SP
Reviewed 12 February 2017

I was extremely well attended by the people working at the house, the location is great with a beautiful view and the house is very cozy, I had the opportunity to meet amazing people at the backpackers and would definitely go back.

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Lausanne, Switzerland
Reviewed 23 January 2017

Even though we've travelled back to Europe since our 3 day stay at the Hout bay backpacker, I'm still enjoying it with my souvenirs and with the good that place and the setting did to me. Very well managed backpacker, all round windows, a real cure for people suffering from claustrophobia. And the pleasure of being in the safe walking...

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Reviewed 7 December 2016

This is backpacker accommodation at its best. Beautiful, spacious rooms with ocean and mountain views. Plenty of shared common room for chatting and cooking. Walking distance to restaurants. Fast wifi. Knowledgeable, friendly host. Truly, a place to relax and unwind.

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Sarah G, Manager at Hout Bay Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Mark Thank you so much for the review. We hope you will stay with us again soon. Cheers,

Fredericia, Denmark
Reviewed 20 November 2016

Situated in the heart of Hout bay, with an amazing view of the bay. The harbor is just across the road and also the Hout bay harbor market is within walking distance (around 15 minutes). A bit expensive for a backpackers since you also have to pay for the wifi (you get a voucher when checking in – but when...

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Reviewed 16 October 2016

Me, my two teenagers and my mum stayed there for a week and would go back any day! Lovely location, safe and very clean More like a guest house than a backpacker! Our room was very spacious, cleaned daily and we had clean towels daily.Rules are clear and obeyed by all residents.Value for money indeed! Sarah, our host, was very...

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Reviewed 9 October 2016

Our group of 22 (geology students, Germany) took essentially possession of Hout Bay Backpackers for four nights. We had a great time and felt very comfortable there. The location is very convenient (beach, shopping, transport all within walking distance), and several major attractions can be reached within 15 minutes driving. Sarah and her staff were relaxed, helpful and competent. Check-in...

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Sarah G, Manager at Hout Bay Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Christoph, Thank you for your wonderful review and we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at our fantastic venue and hope to see you all again soon. Cheers Sarah, Molly and the team!

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
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  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hout Bay Backpacker Lodge is situated a stone's throw away from Hout Bay Beach with uninterrupted views of beach, habour and the majestic Chapman's Peak. The Lodge is quiet and comfortable, just 20 minutes from Cape Town and on the public transport route. Our hostel suits budget travelers wanting to experience Hout Bay (restaurants, harbour, beach, Seal Island, World of Birds, etc), discerning backpackers requiring a base from which to hike Table Mountain National Park, bike Chapman's Peak, surf Llandudno and travelers interested in township tours and meeting volunteers working on community development projects.The dormitories all have en-suite bathrooms, sleeping a maximum of 6 people per dorm, we also have 4 en suite private rooms and the communal lounge area has DSTV and a large fireplace. Knowledgable staff are on hand to advise and assist in planning a vast range of activities for you, including: surfing, fishing, diving, sailing, hiking trails, top restaurants, wine and township tours, pubs and if that's not enough, there's loads of live entertainment!Loc al volunteer and language courses are also available. Dune's Lodge, Hout Bayis a 3 star lodge run together with Hout Bay Backpackers and comprises of 4 luxury en-suite rooms with DSTV and tea and coffee making facilities. All rooms lead out on to a private wooden deck with views of Hout Bay beach, habour and the majestic Chapman's Peak. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hout Bay Backpackers

Address: Corner of Harbour and, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Hout Bay
Price Range: €11 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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“Tip: Splurge for a single or double room, comfortable and quiet.”
markn611, 7 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Upper floor rooms have the better views, of course”
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“for families the family room!!”
francis_schinkel, 22 May 2016 | Read review
“The rooms on the top floor have a nice view over the bay.”
Amy880211, 13 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Chose a room with one of the decks stunning sunrise and views”
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