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Robertson Backpackers
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Reviewed 30 November 2017

The room was decent for the price, basic amenities and enough space for us to hang out together. Kitchen was fully stocked and the lady who hosted us was reasonably welcoming. Unfortunately we had a bit of an incident with driving into the property with loud music playing for our radio. After banging on our window to get us to turn it down, the male host proceeded to 'kick us the f*ck' out after we complained about how rude and unacceptable his manner was.
Definitely not a 'the customer is always right' kind of place. The owners are opinionated and not very welcoming of cultures that are different to theirs. If you are White Euro/White Afrikaans however,you have nothing to worry about :)
Needless to say, we wont be staying here again.

  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled with friends
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Thank ednafsibanda
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KevinG1Cape, Owner at Robertson Backpackers, responded to this reviewResponded 9 December 2017

Drunken anti-social behavior that disrupts and disturbs our other guests is not acceptable and will not be tolerated at Robertson Backpackers, no matter what race or colour you are. To pull the race card when faced with eviction is disingenuous. Your behavior was an absolute disgrace and embarrassment to all South Africans, especially in front of our foreign guests.
The audacity to write a complaint, when we have photos of them, passed out and wasted, in the public communal area is absolutely shameful. This is further documented in the blogspot kevlyninafrica .

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Reviewed 15 November 2017

This accommodation is a "home-away-from-home" in the true sense of the word. Clean lodgings, comfortable bed and friendly and helpful hosts.
The most quiet we've had in a long time.
We will definitely be back!

Stayed: November 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank Yolande H
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Reviewed 12 November 2017

We found everything clean and neat. Lovely swimming pool. We really appreciated the very "rustige" atmosphere and that there was no loud music. We enjoyed our stay and will be using this facility again in future.

Stayed: November 2017, travelled with friends
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Thank elzanav
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Reviewed 30 August 2017

Really lovely backpackers. The suites are very clean and perfect for a couple. The whole space is laid out really well, with a nice pool, backyard and large shared kitchen. The hosts are very friendly and keen to help.

  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank emiVietnam_australia
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Reviewed 31 July 2017

Check in at 14:00 - Friendly host and showed us around. Secure parking provided. There is braai facilities and they provide free wood for guests. Can take your own drinks as well. Self catering. Will definitely recommend the Garden suites. We had the rooms with shared bathrooms. Nothing wrong with the room itself but the bathrooms wasn't great at all. The braai area is very nice with nice vibes. The Backpacker is located in the residential area which is very quite and peaceful. I won't recommend to friends.

Room Tip: Highly recommend the garden suites
  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled with friends
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Thank _taliedutoit
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