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Away with the Fairies Backpackers Hostel

Hostelworld.comUS$24*
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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Kelowna, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago

Highlight of entire South Africa trip. Amazing and friendly staff. Excellent food for great price. Adorable cabins and best bath in the world. Best sleep I had in weeks. Great hikes and little town shops to explore. Bonfires each night we were there for guests and a night of live music. Games provided in bar...wonderful owner, Dan!!!

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FairiesMiki, Manager at Away with the Fairies Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for this wonderful review. I have to agree, we definitely have the best bath in the world! We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and would like to welcome you back any time.... Back to where the Bon fires are always burning. Miki Kruger, Manager, Away with the Fairies

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The name of the place says it all. It pretty much feels like a fairly land. We stayed in a basic en-suite room which was private and close to the amazing lookout point which which boats with green mountain tops. Sort of feels like you're on top of the world. The beauty lies in the view and amazing hike! There...

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FairiesMiki, Manager at Away with the Fairies Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Thank you for this great review. So glad you experienced the hikes and waterfalls and appreciated the view as much as you did! We had a look, and couldn't find the words "strict", "fussed" and "rules" in our fairy dictionary, so I'm not quite sure how to respond to that part. All I can say is that our staff...

Delft, The Netherlands
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had an amazing stay over here. My review is kinda overdue but I only just found the time to write one. The rooms are great, the scenery are absolutely stunning (monkeys running around the premises is definitely a plus), but the best part was the staff. Had lots of fun at the bar and the owner (Dan) driving me and...

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Ben S, General Manager at Away with the Fairies Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Good day Pie-Eater, I trust you are well Thank you so much for taking the time to write us such a fantastic review, it is very much appreciated. Dan still goes the extra mile after owning this business for almost 20 years, he enjoys being able to show people a good time. We really hope you will return to the...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was by far the best place we have stayed in our 2 month trip so far! From the moment that we got there, the staff was amazing. We took the shuttle with Rory who was very friendly and accommodating. After enjoying a nice bath on the mountain side we spent the evening in the bar and enjoyed the pizza,...

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Ben S, General Manager at Away with the Fairies Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Hello Kristen, Thank you so much for your extremely flattering review. We have a great team at the moment and everyone works hard to make sure people enjoy their stay. This is why we all feel great pride in reviews like these. We are very happy that you had such a great stay with us, and hope you will come...

Cape Town
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at Away with the Fairies before and after our hike, and they also drove us to the start of the hike. Rooms were clean, comfortable and good value. The place was fully booked so it's very popular. They also have a nice pub that also sells Pizzas, and there is free wifi.

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Ben S, General Manager at Away with the Fairies Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Good day Erlend. Thank you very much for the great review. Away with the Fairies is in partnership with the Amatola booking agent, we try very hard to accommodate hikers and we try to avoid people having to go through the trouble of dealing with DAFF directly. We are glad that you enjoyed your hiking experience in Hogsback, and are...

Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Absolutely beautiful. A little magical world where you see smiles at every step. The best place at the backpackers (besides the bath and hiking trails ) was the homely bar. A place where we could all congregate. Eat. Plan. Share experiences. Meet new people. Garth and Micky are a great team and truly complete the fairies experience. Smiling from the...

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Ben S, General Manager at Away with the Fairies Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Good day, I trust you are well. Many thanks for the stunning review. We truly appreciate when people take the time to share their awesome experiences with us. We are thrilled that you have had such a great time with us. We look forward to the pleasure of being able to host you again. Always welcome & kind regards Ben

Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Away with the fairies is such a delight! The staff are very friendly and helpful everything. The yoga lessons are great, the food is GREAT... especially the pizza and the atmosphere is amazing. So peaceful and relaxing. We spent our days hiking and swimming in the waterfalls, relaxing in the cliff side bath tub and sipping drinks around the fire....

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Ben S, General Manager at Away with the Fairies Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Kayla, Thank you very much for the great review. Our Yoga lessons are new to the Fairies and Micki (the teacher) was very excited to read you enjoyed it. Adam and Izzy, the native American shaman we had as guests, did indeed put up a great fire ceremony. They were two great guys and we were honored to be...

Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 4 April 2017

This is the must-stay backpackers in Hogsback. The staff and super friendly, the inside lounge by the fireplace is very cozy. They offer great meals at the restaurant. My only negative is that the camping bathrooms could have been cleaner! We'll definitely return here again, though.

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Ben S, General Manager at Away with the Fairies Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Good day Julie, I trust you are well. Many, many thanks for the awesome review. And another thanks that you did not let a single negative influence your time spent here in Hogsback. We try very hard to keep the all bathrooms sparkly, they get a top to bottom clean twice a day. If they were dirty that day it...

Bridgetown, Barbados
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

Location - heart of the frigging hogs back mountains baby! Hikes for days of all kinds and levels, views to live for ! Food to buy and make or have made for you easily accessible, veggie friendly and amazing quality Staff - like family from moment one and the most magnificent friendly dog The place itself - wonderful nice bathrooms,...

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Ben S, General Manager at Away with the Fairies Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Good day Tom, Thank you so very much for the excellent review. It are comments like these that keep us motivated to continuously improve. Regarding the dogs; for any potential readers, please be warned that the big dog does not like being woken up when she is sleeping, otherwise she is lovely. The little one is a cantankerous little prat,...

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Away with the Fairies is such a gem of a hostel. Some of South Africa's most beautiful hikes are right on your doorstep here. They have a stunning view point that overlooks endless stretches of grade 1 indigenous forest. Sitting there one evening, we actually saw a flock of about 20 cape parrots flying over head. This was the #1...

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Ben S, General Manager at Away with the Fairies Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Good day Sofia, Thanks a million for the superb review. We are thrilled you had such a great stay with us in Hogsback. The parrots visit almost daily, but you definitely were fortunate to be able to witness such a large company. Thank again and can't wait to have you with us for your next stay in Hogsback, Kind regards...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Parking
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  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Away with the Fairies is a backpacker hostel with one of the best views in the country from our garden. We have all sorts of accommodation ranging from En-suites to Self Catering cottage, doubles, twins, dorms and camping. The hiking trails through Auckland Nature reserve start and finish in our back garden. On the hikes you can see ancient forests and endless waterfalls. Our atmosphere is relaxed and friendly, with nature and views what we are all about. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Away with the Fairies Backpackers Hostel

Address: Bag End, Ambleside Close, Hogsback 5721, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Hogsback
Price Range: R159 - R423 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 14
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