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Robertson Backpackers
Reviewed 25 December 2017 via mobile

Kevin and his team is awesome. Cool place, good vibes and happy people. One of the best I've been to this year and I visited about 30 backpackers. Beds are clean, toilets neat, braai area is sick and close to everything you need.

Stayed: December 2017, travelled solo
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Reviewed 10 December 2017

Never stayed at a backpackers before and was very impressed with the experience. Our en-suite room was spotless and very comfortable, perfect for our needs, the free wifi was very handy. Kitchen available for guests and breakfast can be ordered at a small extra cost. Very reasonable price overall. Very hot the day we arrived and the pool was very welcoming. Our accommodation was very quiet and peaceful.

  • Stayed: December 2017, travelled as a couple
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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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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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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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Additional Information about Robertson Backpackers

Address: 4 Dordrecht Avenue | on Route 62, Robertson 6705, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Robertson
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #6 of 22 Speciality Lodging in Robertson
Price Range: R 386 - R 468 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a quite country backpackers situated in the town of Robertson.Our accommodation ranges from large dormitory and double rooms to luxury en-suite garden rooms. We have 3 communal lounges and a wonderful garden to enjoy so there is always a place to find a quite spot, so it never seems crowded. The kitchen is well equipped and meals may be ordered on request.We also offer River Rafting and Wine Tours which must be booked in advance. ... more   less 

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