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Kimberley, South Africa
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Travelling through Barrydale we decided to stay at the backpackers. We had our own room and bathroom. The barman did forget to put the geyser on but that wasn't a huge issue. Bar service and vibe absolutely FANTASTIC!! We loved our stay

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Thank MsalicatD
Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

Slept there for one night in the room not the dormitory. Definitely value for money , but no luxury. Definitely the place to be in Barrydale after hours. People are very friendly and food is good. I will be back...

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Thank Francois O
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 11 April 2016

Fantastic vibe and good service. Located along Route 62, The Barrydale Backpackers and Dung Beetle Bar was a delightful surprise. Great atmosphere at the pub where you can meet people from all over the world. Popular with motobikers.

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Thank Antas17
Barrydale, South Africa
Reviewed 8 March 2016 via mobile

Excellent stay! The backpackers are under New Management! The rooms are clean and cosy, especially the private room wich allows couples the privacy of a double room, however, it is a backpackers and not a b&b. You can easily get confused with the two because of the quality of the rooms and service. With the New restaurant open @ Dung...

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Thank Jen S
Reviewed 22 December 2015 via mobile

Girlfriend and I decided to take the more scenic route for our trip to CT and sadly stopped off at the dung beetle. We were immediately offered a private room and made to feel at home. However only later did we realise the private room is directly underneath theain hostel. So for the rest of the evening into the early...

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Thank georgen304
Reviewed 28 September 2015

A group of us stayed here in September 2015 and as backpackers go, there isn't much bad to say about this place. You're obviously not looking for the creature comforts such as your own room or bathroom en suite (all though I think this place does have private rooms), but the setting of Barrydale backpackers is a surefire winner. It's...

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Thank DelboyZA
Ashton, South Africa
Reviewed 13 July 2015

The dung beetle bar at first glance looked quaint and cozy. My boyfriend and I decided that it would be a perfect stop for lunch as it was bitterly cold and they had a warm fire going. This turned out to be the exact opposite of a cozy lunch. We sat at the bar and immediately we could see that...

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Karen B, Owner at Barrydale Backpackers & Dung Beetle Bar, responded to this review

I am SO sad to read about your experience at our place! There really is no excuse for poor service and being smoked-out! But I would like to offer some feedback from our side: Unfortunately just over a year ago I was in a nearly-fatal motorbike accident. As a result our energies have been focused on surgeries, hospital visits and...

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Reviewed 2 February 2015

We stayed here for one night in the family room which can sleep 4. It is upstairs which is a bit more secluded with beautiful views.The rooms were clean and comfortable. Much higher standards than a lot of other backpackers. They have a nice bar downstairs where we enjoyed a YUUUUMMY burger :) you can also relax outside under the...

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Thank Nicole V
Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 24 November 2014 via mobile

Not only was the drive there absolutely spectacular, but hitting the pool with some ice cold beers afterwards - even better! Affordable, good restaurant and bar, plus an awesome dog! Highly recomended, nothing quite as awesome as the Karoo.

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Reno, Nevada
Reviewed 20 February 2013

We stopped in for a quick lunch at the Dung Beetle Bar/Barrydale Backpackers, and couldn't have been more pleased. The service was the best we've had in 2 weeks in South Africa, and the food was great! The chips are home-made, sandwiches as well. The friendly yellow lab Bella was an awesome addition to the atmosphere. If it'd been anywhere...

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  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Barrydale Backpackers & Dung Beetle Bar

Address: 4 Tennant Road | Route 62, Barrydale 6750, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Barrydale
Number of rooms: 3
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