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Pumbas Backpackers

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I really had a good time in Pumba Backpackers during last august. It has a lot of good things. It's located in a safe and a peaceful place, it's very close to Gautrain and "local train", it has a nice swimming pool, it's economic and...More

Thank agcastanyo
Response from Craig_PumbasManager, Manager at Pumbas BackpackersResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi agcastanyo Thank you for your kind review and we are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us! We try maintain a very peaceful environment and I am glad to hear it was portrayed to you as such :) We hope...More

Reviewed 28 November 2017 via mobile

The whole setup at the place is so nice. Really enjoyed the cabin where slept. There was a pool, good showers and a nice eating area where you can watch Dstv. The staff at the pace is friendly and helpful.

Thank Christiaan v
Response from Frank d, Owner at Pumbas BackpackersResponded 29 November 2017

Glad you enjoyed your stay Christiaan! Hopefully we'll see you around again. Regards Frank

Reviewed 14 September 2017

What a wonderful hostel right in the heart of the capital. The staff are so accommodating. I immediately felt so welcome and they were able to help me with all my questions. The rooms are colorful, spacious and clean. There is a massive blue swimming...More

1  Thank katievo96
Response from Frank d, Owner at Pumbas BackpackersResponded 18 September 2017

Hiya Katiev! Thank you so much for your kind words and I'm really glad you enjoyed your time with us! Th puppies are growing up so fast it's crazy, but they are still super cute and totally love all the attention. Happy travelling Frank, Dani...More

Reviewed 12 September 2017

Probably the best backpackers I have been to in my travels in southern Africa so far. The staff are very nice and helpful. The place is decorated tastefully and everything is in good shape. Perhaps it is a newer backpacker. Very nice inside bathroom. Smaller...More

1  Thank Loxa1a1
Response from Frank d, Owner at Pumbas BackpackersResponded 13 September 2017

Hiya Loxa! Thanks for the awesome feedback and I'm glad you enjoyed your stay with us! If you come back in a month our new mattress order will have arrived :-) We can't seem to win with those but I hope you managed to get...More

Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

Every staff here is super friendly and helpful. My best experience in South Africa. And after she made a small mistake on my booking, she immediately give a free upgrade to my room. The atmosphere here is very good as well. Recommend to a great...More

Thank spritesun
Response from Frank d, Owner at Pumbas BackpackersResponded 22 August 2017

HI Spritesun! Thanks so much for the positive feedback! We really enjoyed having you with us and maybe we'll see you one day again in future. Enjoy the rest of your travels! Frank and the Pumbas Team

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Pool
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Breakfast included
Bar/Lounge
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Free Parking
Breakfast included
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US$26 - US$29 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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"Garden Cabins are too sweet"
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"If you're looking for a bit more privacy choose to stay in one of the cabins."
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"I had the noise of the gate opening and closing in the evening as well as quite a bit of light coming in."
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"Take the "Birdcage" single room"
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