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Hermanus Backpackers

26 Flower Street, Hermanus, Overstrand 7200 South Africa
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#4 of 79 Speciality lodging in Hermanus
Hermanus Backpackers and Budget accommodation offers spacious chill areas, swimming pool, free WI-FI and free Breakfast to all guests. With a variety of room styles incl: Dorm rooms, twin rooms, triple rooms, double, double en-suites & en-suite family rooms, there is a room for every budget traveler.Room Rates start at R130 per person/per night with discounts for guests doing shark cage diving (enquire when booking)The Backpackers Budget accommodation is separate from the backpackers accommodation with it's own kitchen, garden, braai facilities and private bathrooms it offers excellent family and budget accommodation for the more discerning budget traveler.Hermanus Backpackers is a 5 minute walk into town and the famous cliff paths where Whales can be seen in season.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Free breakfast
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Jan wrote a review Yesterday
Hermanus, South Africa1 contribution
Awesome place to stay,great and well mannered staff Very neat and organised "Feel like home" atmosphere Very pleasant staff Great location (walking distance from town) Very enjoyable (pool,bar and braai facilities)
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Date of stay: November 2020
jenny wrote a review 12 Apr
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The Manager Jaqueline, was racist and disturbed our family by her racist and dehumanizing comments. We only stayed one night, Saturday 11th April 2021. On our arrival she described the lowering of international tourists and the increase in SA tourists as bad. She then started pointing to her skin, as if she was shading in her skin and stated that "those type" of South Africans were the worst- as they were extremely rude and rowdy. She went on for a while, pointing to her skin and dark top- to suggest by her manner that "those" dark skinned South Africans were terrible people. She was very deliberate in not using Racist words, so as not be be heard by people around us. We were highly disturbed by her comments and left her a letter stating that we would be reporting her racist behavior. We are wanting to report her racist attitude and behavior, so as to protect others, who want to support backpackers that are truly diverse and non-racial.
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Date of stay: April 2021
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: The family room had uncomfortable beds and located next to noisy shared room.
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Response from Hayley Van Der Walt, Owner at Hermanus Backpackers
Responded yesterday
Thank you for bringing this to my attention, I have spoken to Jacqueline and we apologise for unintentionally offending you.
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KateP wrote a review Jan 2021
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Wonderful people, and a lovely cosy house. Room was upgraded to the family room for free as it was a quiet season. Bedroom was fresh and bright with an amazing mountain view and a chic bathroom. Also had a private little balcony to have tea on in the morning
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Hayley Van Der Walt, Owner at Hermanus Backpackers
Responded 10 Feb 2021
Hi Kate, thanks so much for the fab review, we're so happy you enjoyed the stay and the little upgrade :-) Always nice to give guests a little more than they anticipated. Hope to see you again soon! Kind regards, Hermanus Backpackers
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Storm wrote a review Oct 2020
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What a fabulous weekend. On arrival we were upgraded to a double room with on suit bathroom as their was space available, and what a lovely room it was. Light, clean, ocean themed room overlooking the garden and pool. The backpackers had a laid back, homely atmosphere with all we needed for our stay. The staff were very friendly, welcoming and helpful and provided us with a town map as well as local activity recommendations. Just a short walk to town, nearby restaurants and the sea. So safe and accessible. Not to mention, free parking! We'll definitely be back again! 10/10 if you're looking for an affordable, comfortable, central, relaxed stay in Hermanus!!!
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Hayley Van Der Walt, Owner at Hermanus Backpackers
Responded 12 Jan 2021
Oh StormyAdventures, we're so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and are happy to recommend a stay to others. Really hope to see you again soon! Kind regards, Hermanus Backpackers
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Ruan wrote a review Oct 2020
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We had a fantastic time at the backpackers. Jacqueline, the manager, is doing fantastic and has so much information on what to do around Hermanus and just an amazing lady. I would definitely recommend the backpackers for your stay in Hermanus!
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Hayley Van Der Walt, Owner at Hermanus Backpackers
Responded 12 Jan 2021
Hi Ruan, thanks so much for this great review, super happy that you enjoyed your stay here. Hope to see you and Fran again soon. Good luck on your adventures. Kind regards, Hermanus Backpackers
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US$29 - US$36 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
South AfricaWestern CapeOverberg DistrictOverstrandHermanus
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hermanus Backpackers
Which popular attractions are close to Hermanus Backpackers?
Nearby attractions include Hermanus Cliff Path (0.8 km), Cape Whale Coast (0.6 km), and Hoy's Koppie (0.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hermanus Backpackers?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Hermanus Backpackers?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Hermanus Backpackers?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hermanus Backpackers?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Gallery Cafe & Deli Food Store, Betty Blue Bistro, and Pear Tree.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hermanus Backpackers?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.