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1 Marsh Street, Mossel Bay 6506 South Africa
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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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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Canoeing
Diving
Airport transportation
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Outdoor pool
Game room
Hiking
Horseback riding
Mini golf
Snorkelling
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Fishing
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BBQ facilities
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Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
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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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Date of stay: March 2020
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Camilla R wrote a review Jan 2020
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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
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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
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Suna van Zyl wrote a review Nov 2019
Tbilisi, Georgia244 contributions11 helpful votes
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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
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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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Date of stay: November 2019
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Courtney Haight wrote a review Nov 2019
3 contributions1 helpful vote
One of the most elaborate and wonderful backpackers I've ever stayed at- the place was huge! We stayed in a private room which was spacious and comfortable. There is a wonderful kitchen where you can self cook, several seating and hangout areas, and they do a nightly braai which you can choose to join, and breakfast is included in your stay. There is also a pool and lovely gardens. The location is excellent and in walking distance of a few restaurants, the beach, and other fun things. The staff is kind and helpful and there is a large activities desk to help you with anything you are looking to do. I would stay here again and again if I could! Highly recommend!
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Date of stay: November 2019
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@lostoutside wrote a review May 2019
17 contributions6 helpful votes
We arrived there and the staff were very friendly. They welcomed us in and showed us the great facility’s. Free pool, free breakfast, great kitchen and dining area. Due to the season we were there the pool was out of use. It was one of our friends birthdays so on one of the nights were very irritating but they were very forgiving and understanding.
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Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Jaunesse B wrote a review Feb 2019
31 contributions6 helpful votes
Such a beautiful room with private pathway overlooking the pool area. Very spacious rooms and a beautiful hotel overall. Staff were very helpful and breakfast was very good with a wide choice on the menu. Hotel is very secured. In the evening there is not so much to do in general at Mossel Bay as restaurants, though hotel is walking distance from the main centre.
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Date of stay: February 2019
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Riaanjordaan, Public Relations Manager at Mossel Bay Backpackers
Responded 21 Feb 2019
Good Day JauesseB Thank you for the review, so glad to hear you found our room spacious and beautiful. Come back soon. Regards
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Jenny S wrote a review Feb 2019
Enfield, England, United Kingdom29 contributions5 helpful votes
Really loved this backpackers. Is a cool and fun place to hangout. Damien works hard doing various roles in the hostel to make sure the guests have a great stay. Just watch out for the jenga drinking game - it’s lethal!
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Date of stay: February 2019
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Response from Riaanjordaan, Public Relations Manager at Mossel Bay Backpackers
Responded 13 Feb 2019
Hi Jenny S - Thank you so much for the review. We are so glad to hear you had a fun time! Thank you for the kind words about Damien, we will pass the message on. Regards
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Vivek R wrote a review Jan 2019
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We stayed here for 1 night in a private room. It is an ideal place for backpackers. The manager (I forgot her name) was very helpful. She allowed us to check out early and kept our baggage for our tour guide to pick it up later while roamed around a bit in the morning. Breakfast spread was nice and delicious. For dinner we had a Chicken Boboitee (Not sure If I spelled it right) which was good. It is very close to the Cape St Blaize Lighthouse. We checked out the Dias museum as well. Since we didn't have a car - we walked to both of them.
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Date of stay: January 2019
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Response from Riaanjordaan, Public Relations Manager at Mossel Bay Backpackers
Responded 03 Feb 2019
Hi Rockstar_Supernova Thank you for all the kind words. we hope to see you back soon!
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US$163 - US$168 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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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 airport transportation?
Yes, Mossel Bay Backpackers offers airport transportation 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.