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    Away with the Fairies Backpackers Hostel

    Bag End, Ambleside Close, Hogsback 5721, South Africa
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    2017/11/26 2017/11/27
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    • Excellent62%
    • Very good26%
    • Average8%
    • Poor3%
    • Terrible1%
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    “pizza” (26 reviews)
    “hiking trails” (14 reviews)
    “the cliff” (12 reviews)
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    Non-Smoking Rooms
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    Multilingual Staff
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    1 - 5 of 173 reviews

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    I came to Hogsback for a short stop over that became five days and I wish I would have stayed longer. Away with the Fairies Hostel is situated in the perfect location with amazing views of all three hogs and of course the bath on...More

    Thank Amy M
    Response from FairiesMiki, Manager at Away with the Fairies Backpackers HostelResponded 1 week ago

    Thank you Amy. Come back anytime you need to escape city life again. Fairy Regards

    Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

    My husband, daughter and her boyfriend spent a weekend at Away with the Fairies. It was our most favorite place we visited during our two week trip to South Africa. We were made to feel at home right away. There are great hiking trails next...More

    Thank kathryn w
    Response from FairiesMiki, Manager at Away with the Fairies Backpackers HostelResponded 3 weeks ago

    Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. We feel honored to be called 'your most favorite'. We have since switched the sheer curtain for one less see through and will be putting a door in shortly, thank you so much....More

    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    We had a great time at this hostel. The view is beautiful and if u want to have a relaxing day/evening by the fire u can do that in the lounge or a very fun night in the other half of the hostel which had...More

    Thank mikegriffin16
    Response from FairiesMiki, Manager at Away with the Fairies Backpackers HostelResponded 3 weeks ago

    Thank you Mike!! That is a great review and makes us remember why we do this! I will be sure to pass your compliments on to Sinethemba and Bonga. Fairy Regards, Miki

    Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

    We hiked the Amatola in October 2017 and Miki arranged our over night stay at Away with the Fairies. Miki prepped us for the most challenging hike in SA, we appreciated her input and availability throughout the hike. We stayed in the cottages, each cottage...More

    Thank Ninke1
    Response from FairiesMiki, Manager at Away with the Fairies Backpackers HostelResponded 3 weeks ago

    Thank you so much!! And it was my absolute pleasure! I am glad you enjoyed your stay and please come visit us again soon! Fairy Regards, Miki

    Reviewed 19 September 2017

    Away with the Fairies has always been one of my favourite places in Hogsback, I have spent many wonderful times there and the food is amazing. The hiking is absolutely stunning and you can literally walk into the forest from their garden. The staff are...More

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    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Free Internet
    • Free Parking
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Shuttle Bus Service
    • Laundry Service
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Price range
    • US$25 - US$32 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Room types
    • Kitchenette ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Family Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 14
    • Location
    • South Africa >
    • Eastern Cape >
    • Hogsback
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    Traveller (114)
    Room & Suite (12)
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    Bathroom (5)
    Family and Play Areas (1)
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    Inge M
    7 June 2017|
    AnswerShow all 2 answers
    Response from Daniel C | Property representative |
    Hi Inge, I am afraid not. We have a big Boerboel who is pretty territorial, when I say pretty I mean she is very. Nothing is much less atmospheric than a dog fight. I'm really sorry. Yours Dan
    Bailey M
    22 May 2017|
    Response from FairiesMiki | Property representative |
    Good morning, thank you for your questions. The bath is practically next to our view point, which is right here on our front lawn. There are many moderate hikes and even a light walk to 39 Steps waterfall. Looking forward to... More
    9 October 2014|
    Response from Daniel C | Property representative |
    No problem at all. The bath with the incredible view is still going strong. You just need to let us know when you want to bath and we'll light the fire for you. We can organise mountain bike rental for you, also when... More
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