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Wish U Were Here Lodge and Back packers

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Better to call WISH YOU WERE NOT HERE. I've been searching nice place to stay In Cape Town and this looks like a good and cheap option. But, the cheapest thing are the most expansive things always. The stuff took money from my single room,...More

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Response from louki62, Manager at Wish U Were Here Lodge and Back packersResponded 2 weeks ago

In all the time that we operate; our staff has never stolen/ taken or removed any money, wallets or even jewellery that is from any guests rooms. They service these rooms daily from Deluxe Double en-suite through to dorm rooms. Our track record speaks for...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I loved it, its one of the best holidays we have had in South Africa. We liked the rooms, the breakfast was really enjoyable. The staff couldn't have been more helpful and they were so friendly, something we are certainly not use...More

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Reviewed 10 January 2018

The location is terrible and quite dodgy but you forget all of that once you're inside. It is very secured and safe, very friendly staff, décor is modern vintage which is very nice, breakfast is terrible.

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Response from louki62, General Manager at Wish U Were Here Lodge and Back packersResponded 11 January 2018

Hi Nanades. Thank you for your reveiw. We will work on a better breakfast menu Greetings Lourens

Reviewed 9 January 2018

Our little Beach hut was great for the 2 nights that we stayed slight traffic noise but that can't be helped, the breakfast was basic but a great way to start the day. All in all a nice spot to walk to the Neigbourgoods market...More

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Response from louki62, General Manager at Wish U Were Here Lodge and Back packersResponded 11 January 2018

Hi Hanna. Thank you for your reveiw Greetings Lourens

Reviewed 8 January 2018

The accommodation suits students and cleaners but not business or family holidays. Sleeping arrangements are so bad. The beds are so uncomfortable. The bedding is almost that of prison. No bathrooms , no Tv's in the rooms. The are using grey prison blankets. There is...More

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Response from louki62, General Manager at Wish U Were Here Lodge and Back packersResponded 5 weeks ago

Hi Dedrick. Thanks for your veiws. This is a quircky Lodge not a guest house. Yes; it is not in everyone's taste. We state up front there is only a tv in the tv lounge and bar area.

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Bryan K
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Hi Bryan, It would take you about 20min to get to Lion's Head by car and about 15min to get to Kirstenbosch, from which you can hike Table Mountain. Regards, Emma
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"rooms closest to parking area seems convenient however very "away" from main part of hotel"
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"the red room is not all what is shown on the website!!!!!!! Except the walls maybe but it is seriously a nice..."
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"Try the boat room!"
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"All the double en suites are great and we loved the Lord Pickerby room with the massive balcony!"
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