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Mossel Bay Backpackers

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14/05/2017 15/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Brits, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had an amazing time. It is central and we loved being so close to Point. Many interesting restaurants within walking distance. The breakfast room is lovely. We enjoyed the company of the other guests as well

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Orebro, Sweden
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a really amazing hostel, the dorm looked more like a hotel room and the garden is really beautiful, kitchen had a lot of facilities and a nice ocean view. The staff in the bar/adventure office was so great and personal which I really appreciated. Also really nice vibes. Would absolutely recommend this to everyone!

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Gabes Governorate, Tunisia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent our first night of our Garden Route Road Trip at Mossel Bay Backpackers, great hosts that told us a bit about the town and recommended a couple of fun activities and offered security over our parked cars.

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craigavon
Reviewed 23 March 2017

We stayed here for 5 nights and the staff really go out of their way to help in any way they can. Because we stayed for 5 nights we were given a free breakfast which was a very thoughtful touch. I would definitely recommend this Backpackers. Its really clean and the kitchen was spotless, and the rooms are kept to...

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Thank dorothy m
Reviewed 8 March 2017

We had issues on our way up and they gladly catered for us providing a late check in. lots to do on site and in the surrounding areas. we got a bigger room then we booked because of some or other issue. curfew if you on siteis a bit silly. will be returning.

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Thank Allen D
Reviewed 5 March 2017

We stayed here for 3 nights during September - this really is down season for travelling in South Africa. But still the staff tried to make our trip as fun as possible, with BBQ's, great social area (pool table, table football, chill out zones, music and a great little bar with happy cocktail hour). There is even a small swimming/dipping...

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Thank Ryan T
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Amazing place for a backpackers hostel. The guest house next door went bust some time ago so the hostel took it over, meaning the whole place is now more like a boutique guest house than a backpackers hostel. Super friendly and helpful staff. You can buy food on site or use the big communal kitchen to rustle up your own...

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Thank Joe H
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

We were in Mosselbay to surf and booked a private double room here. First of all we got a bigger one, because it was free. So that was cool. The vibe, areas and facilities are perfect and creative too. They put a lot of work in every single detail to make it look like this. I think. It looks nice...

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Thank Kim A
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

We stayed in a private room. The rooms are big and the bed was comfortable, the bathroom is also big with a great shower. The fan is very welcome on hot evenings. The staff are very friendly and helpful. There is limited fridge space but lots of cooking space. Location is good for getting about, we didn't have a car...

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Cape Town
Reviewed 11 January 2017

Was a really great place to stay with great staff. Everything was clean and they had everything you need. Very close to all the shops and restaurants and beach. We will definitely be back again in the future!

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Aaah, The Bay of Diamonds. So called for the sea that shines night and day, this bay is so scenic you won't be able to close your eyes at night. But if you do, come try our vibrantly upgraded backpackers! Run by two brothers raised in this very backpackers, we know what it’s about, whether sea salt, tequila or an adrenaline shot, you'll get your fix here.Mossel Bay Backpackers proudly offers the best of a 3rd World country:Situated next to one of SA’s most consistent surf spots, so GET WET!Cooking with a view! We have stylin’ Sea view self service kitchen,In-house restaurant serving home cooking or traditional meals and braais from our fancy Chef, come hungry and settle in around the fire with local live musicians.So your mother is gravely worried about her Precious Flower in wild Africa, well keep in touch via FREE wifi and PC facilities. Loads of advice on everything from surf tides to girl hides.Pool table, foosball and fully functional sleepers bar, like uh.. Fully bru.Ensuite doubles overlooking the swimming pool.Please book in advance, so we can organise you nice weather! Much love.. Management x ... more   less 

Additional Information about Mossel Bay Backpackers

Address: 1 Marsh Street, Mossel Bay 6506, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Mossel Bay
Price Range: R558 - R891 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 65
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“We had a double room with our own bathroom on the ground floor but I would assume all the rooms are really clean”
dorothym849, 23 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Get an ensuite, the towels were nice for a hostel”
amycD7797QP, 8 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Request a room overlooking the pool, these looked great.”
Kaydashleigh, 4 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Room 7 - spacious, jacuzzi bath with french doors opening on to garden and pool area.”
936happycamper, 25 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Backpacker beds for budget minded travelers, private rooms for those wishing more quiet and intimate stay.”
fiftystatesevenconts, 28 Oct 2015 | Read review
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