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    Away with the Fairies Backpackers Hostel

    Bag End, Ambleside Close, Hogsback 5721, South Africa
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    Overview
    • Excellent61%
    • Very good27%
    • Average8%
    • Poor3%
    • Terrible1%
    Travellers talk about
    “pizza” (24 reviews)
    “hiking trails” (13 reviews)
    “the cliff” (10 reviews)
    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Pool
    Non-Smoking Rooms
    Restaurant
    Family Rooms
    Bar/Lounge
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    Multilingual Staff
    Laundry Service
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    Elundini Backpackers
    36 reviews
    #4 of 10 Speciality lodging in Hogsback
     
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    32 reviews
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    1 - 5 of 165 reviews

    Reviewed 16 June 2017

    - Nice staff. They´re very helpful and warm. - Room and bath are clean. - Towels and soap in the lavatory. - Nice Kitchen. Place to do your BBQ. - Wi-fi only near the reception and bar. - Great Pizza in the bar. - Hike...More

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

    Thank you for this great and informative review! Please come visit us again if you are ever back in SA. Fairy Regards, Miki

    Reviewed 29 May 2017

    We accidentally booked the owners home for less than 100 euros (split three ways) and we got two bedrooms, a shower and a bath, plus a gorgeous view and a fire (and kitchen). Although if I were to travel here again I am sure the...More

    Thank Bailey M
    Reviewed 18 May 2017

    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...More

    Thank tkfrowni
    Response from FairiesMiki, Manager at Away with the Fairies Backpackers HostelResponded 19 May 2017

    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...More

    Reviewed 11 May 2017 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...More

    Thank doriannem2015
    Response from FairiesMiki, Manager at Away with the Fairies Backpackers HostelResponded 13 May 2017

    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...More

    Reviewed 5 May 2017

    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...More

    Thank Pieter L
    Response from Ben S, General Manager at Away with the Fairies Backpackers HostelResponded 6 May 2017

    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...More

    Elundini Backpackers
    36 reviews
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    32 reviews
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    Maple Grove
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    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Free Parking
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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    • Shuttle Bus Service
    • Free Parking
    • Laundry Service
    • Multilingual Staff
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    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
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    • Price range
    • US$12 - US$24 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Room types
    • Kitchenette ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Family Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 14
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    • Location
    • South Africa >
    • Eastern Cape >
    • Hogsback
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    Traveller (111)
    Room & Suite (11)
    Dining (2)
    Hotel & Grounds (91)
    Bathroom (5)
    Family and Play Areas (1)
    Business Centre & Event Rooms (1)
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    Inge M
    7 June 2017|
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    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
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    Bailey M
    22 May 2017|
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    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
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    Powderbucket
    9 October 2014|
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    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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