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Reviews of Afrique Du Sud Backpackers

Hostel | 5A St Johns Rd, Sea Point, Cape Town Cape Town, South Africa 8005

67.9% Overall Rating

6 out of 9 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (30/01/2014)

"Good location if you don't want to stay in downtown Cape Town. You can travel quite easily with the minitaxi's for 7 rand 1 way."

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Facilities

  • Bar
  • Car Parking
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Games room
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Laundry service
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • BBQ area
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Outside area
  • Television room

Purchasable Extras

  • Airport Pickup USD 17.11

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen
  • Towel

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Group of 15 or more traveling to Cape Town?

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67.9%

Overall Rating

6 out of 9 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Afrique Du Sud Backpackers'

Atmosphere
64.4%
Location
84.4%
Facilities
64.4%
Cleanliness
60.0%
Staff
64.4%
Value
64.4%
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54.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 20% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 40%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Romantic getaway
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

30 January 2014

Liked: Good location if you don't want to stay in downtown Cape Town. You can travel quite easily with the minitaxi's for 7 rand 1 way.

Disliked: First of all, everything looks really dated. Beds are probably about 25 years old. If you're allergic to dust mites be careful. Second, the staff is horrible and uncapable of running a hostel (if you have any problem). We booked 6 nights straight for a twin. We paid for one night (at the manager). Second day we paid the rest but the guy told us it was just for 4 nights.... and then he saw that we got moved to a dorm room for the last night. I told him and showed him the Hostelbookers booking but no that was not how they received it. He also started laughing at the price we paid, apparently we paid the price of the dorm... I told them they can set their own prices on HostelBookers but he kept on saying we were 'really lucky'. Next day we spoke to the manager, she said ohh yeah I should've told you (duh). She was going to try and arrange something for us. Well offcourse nothing happened we asked them every single day and only the last day while we insisted she finally called another hostel for us to have our last night. The staff seems to be nice but if there's any problem they've got NO Resposibility. Then unfortunately my girlfriend forgot her ring in the hostel, we called and tried to arrange that they send it over through registered post to Johannesburg where we were staying for the time being. Unfortunately this was the exact same story again, no responsibility at all and after 15 calls they didn't do anything and kept on saying yeah today I'll call you back.... Conclusion: be carefull with this place. Even your hostelbookers booking can go wrong apparently and they WON"T HELP YOU if that's the case. For about 50 rand more you can find way better places!

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Maik Diekmannshemke

Alone

Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

28 November 2013 Maik would recommend this property

Liked: location: on the corner of Seapoint in Cape Town The staff Single Rooms (where I have my privacy) for a very small price Travel/Tour desk

Disliked: To my view, bathroom needs renovation. - owners are already working on renovation of the place.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

AMANDA WILLIAMS

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

26 January 2013 AMANDA would recommend this property

Liked: The staff were excellent, so friendly and well informed. The place was relaxed.

Disliked: the bathroom could have been a bit cleaner

60.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 40%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

14 January 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location.

Disliked: Decoration and furnishing are very tired. The place needs renovating. There are new owners who are aware of this.