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Mossel Bay Backpackers

1 Marsh Street, Mossel Bay 6506 South Africa
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#8 of 93 Speciality lodging in Mossel Bay
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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
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Airport transportation
Meeting rooms
Outdoor pool
Game room
Horseback riding
Mini golf
Evening entertainment
Nightclub / DJ
Car hire
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
Dry cleaning
Ironing service
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Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, German
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nthero990023 wrote a review Mar 2020
Cape Town Central, South Africa1 contribution
I've traveled the world and can honestly say this place is one of the best Backpackers I've ever stayed at. Friendly service, clean, nice breakfast and awesome facilities. Will be back for sure. Just a pity we were about to go on lockdown for covid19 which meant the bar had to close at 6pm which obviously was the right thing to do.
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: March 2020
Sleep Quality
Camilla R wrote a review Jan 2020
7 contributions1 helpful vote
If you're looking for accomodation in Mossel Bay - look no furter! This is one of the best hostels I’ve ever stayed at! The service is on point, the location is great and the hostel has the kind of soul that instantly makes you feel at home. I had the pleasure of staying here as part of my Garden Route itinerary, and this was by far the cosiest place my friends and I stayed at. The morning of our departure, I got hit by a real bad stomach virus, which left me unable to travel anywhere. Whilst the hostel was fully booked at this point, the wonderful staff provided me with a couch to rest on and full access to a bathroom. They checked in several times to ensure that I was doing okey, and I never once felt unwelcome there (despite having checked out of my room, and not exactly being a pleasant sight for other guests). They let me stay here until I was feeling better and my friends came to pick me up. A special warm thank you to Warren for tucking me in with a blanket, and for making me feel better in a vulnerable situation. You are an absolute GEM!!!! Also - my friend forgot some of her stuff in our room, and the lovely staff kept it safe for her until we returned almost a week after, without any issues. The lovely lady in the counter even remembered me, and welcomed us back in such a warm and variant way. If I ever go back to Mossel Bay, I’m definitely staying here! Lots of love
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Date of stay: January 2020
Sleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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BenjiTU wrote a review Jan 2020
Cape Town Central, South Africa6 contributions
We booked for 7 nights we Google the place and the pictures on the website is what made us booked the place .We payed over R26 000 for a family of 9 pax .When we arrived we where so disappointed .None of the rooms that we booked look like the photos the VIP room that’s was R1100 per night my room at home was more VIP then this room the dorm o my word l don’t even want to go there .The toaster looks like it come out of Noah ark .They said the room got a small fridge in and a tv there was no tv and no such thing in the room. We wanted to cancel the booking but we where told they don’t give refunds .Totally disappointed they owe us half of the money back .
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
Suna van Zyl wrote a review Nov 2019
Tbilisi, Georgia244 contributions10 helpful votes
Very good service and excellent facilities. Really good vibe and would recommend this very highly. Just missed a washing machine as my stay was for quite a long time. Great guest area to mingle around a fire every night, play pool or have a drink or just soak up the sun by the pool
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
Ivy A wrote a review Nov 2019
Cape Town, South Africa5 contributions
What a tranquil place for a backpackers. It was nothing that I expected! I was completely blown away by its beauty and creative use of space. I would highly recommend this hotel for private and dorm style stay
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: November 2019
Sleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
US$24 - US$65 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mossel Bay Backpackers
Which popular attractions are close to Mossel Bay Backpackers?
Nearby attractions include St. Blaize Trail (0.5 km), House of Maria (0.3 km), and Made with Luv (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Mossel Bay Backpackers?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Mossel Bay Backpackers?
Guests can enjoy a lounge and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Mossel Bay Backpackers?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Mossel Bay Backpackers?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Blue Shed Coffee Roastery, Kingfisher Restaurant, and Delfino's Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Mossel Bay Backpackers?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Mossel Bay Backpackers have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Mossel Bay Backpackers offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Mossel Bay Backpackers?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, and German.