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Lidwala Backpacker Lodge

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103 Main Road MR, Ezulwini H106 Eswatini (Swaziland) See on map
Free Parking
Non-Smoking Hotel
Airport Transportation
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A nice lodge surrouned by nice gardens, with a mainbuilding with dormitory, double rooms with bathrooms and chalets. The staff is very friendly and also helpfull also for planning a tour. There is a central kitchen for cooking and a bar. So everything you need...More

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Date of stay: January 2019
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Reviewed 31 July 2018

Hi, I showed up unannounced and luckily room 3 was available.Its came handy as the hoteI I was supposed to stay , I did not like it and hotels around were fully booked. So I stayed two nights there with my pal it was nice...More

Date of stay: July 2018
1  Thank Rommy D
Response from LidwalaLodge, Manager at Lidwala Backpacker LodgeResponded 20 August 2018

hi Rommy Thank you for the review. It is a busy time of the year and we were lucky to have a room available for you without a reservation in advance. i will speak to Pamela t follow up on what exactly happened but we...More

Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

We had an option through the travel agent for August and when we wanted to confirm the next day they already rented the accommodation to someone else. I would not recommend lodges that do that. I think it’s a bloody shame to treat your (possible)...More

Date of stay: June 2018
1  Thank Paul B
Response from LidwalaLodge, Manager at Lidwala Backpacker LodgeResponded 17 July 2018

Hi Paul We deal with customers on a first come first serve basis and we do not confirm your reservation until payment. In some cases customers contact many other lodges, which they have right to do so and is part of healthy competition, before they...More

Reviewed 11 February 2018

A very nice backpackers, lot of things nicely organised, hiking trail right behind the property. We stayed in a double behind the reception area, quite noisy, beds not so good, but good enough for a night. Nice communal area with bar and ok kitchen.

Date of stay: January 2018
Thank Annikatmt
Response from LidwalaLodge, Manager at Lidwala Backpacker LodgeResponded 17 July 2018

Hi Annika Thank yo for the review and we have noted your concern of the bed and we have replaced the mattress. The noise however is due to the close proximity of the room you were in to the main deck. regards Phumie

Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

We stayed two nights at Lidwala and we were very disappointed. The first morning we tried to talk to the woman from the reception, but there was no reaction. In our opinion the volunteers (from all out Africa, the company who's also running the backpackers)...More

Date of stay: November 2017
3  Thank MrsPalmers77
Response from LidwalaLodge, Manager at Lidwala Backpacker LodgeResponded 6 November 2017

Hi Nina As we replied to this in your e-mail, first of all the volunteers are paying guests at the Lidwala and not there to welcome other guests and do our job which i think we do quite well as we did for you when...More

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Lidwala Lodge offers award winning affordable accommodation in the heart of the Ezulwini valley nestled on the slopes of beautiful Sheba's breast mountain. A range of accommodation is available More including en-suite twin and double rooms, dorms, self catering private chalets, camping sites and camper van sites. Less
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Airport Transportation
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Laundry Service
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
Refrigerator in room
Self-Serve Laundry
Room types
Suites, Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Room types
Suites, Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
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US$27 - US$58 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Eswatini (Swaziland) > Hhohho District > Ezulwini
Room types
Suites, Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
Price range
US$27 - US$58 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Eswatini (Swaziland) > Hhohho District > Ezulwini
Traveller (62)
Room & Suite (10)
Pool & Beach (2)
Dining (1)
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29 October 2014|
Response from A N | Reviewed this property |
Yes. I didn't use it, but it looked reasonably well equipped. They put on breakfast and dinner for a fee. I can't remember how much, but I seem to remember thinking breakfast was overpriced for what it was. Have a good... More
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"Dorms are decent rooms, but if you are looking for an upgrade ask for a double private."
16 Aug 2017
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"The newer individual cottages offer more privacy and more modern facilities."
13 Dec 2016
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"Luxury rooms set far away from the tents are quieter."
02 Jul 2016
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"Take your tent there and go camping! You will love it!"
11 Mar 2016
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