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Blue Skies Backpackers

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R350 Cradock Road 33°17'27. 2S 26°29'41. 7E, Grahamstown 6140 South Africa See on map
Free Parking
Non-Smoking Rooms
Airport Transportation
Wheelchair Access
Self-Serve Laundry
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Reviewed 19 July 2018

Lovely chilled and relaxed spot. Great host and met amazing people. Wonderful stay, thank you. What I liked best was that it was just outside Gtown, so one could get away from the busy town and feel as though you were in the bush somewhere.More

Thank LaurenN1236
Response from Sean H, Guest Relations Manager at Blue Skies BackpackersResponded 20 July 2018

Thank U Lauren!!! im glad U appreciate the space and peace...it really does it for me, being away from the rush and being able to just sit and listen to the other sounds...the some what unusual sounds of nature, which are always there..,and so often...More

Reviewed 17 July 2018 via mobile

Met the most amazing people at blue skies. Everyone is friendly and wants to interact with each other . Truly one of the best backpackers I've been to where so much love and care is put into the environmentMore

Thank laurend2888
Response from Sean H, Owner at Blue Skies BackpackersResponded 20 July 2018

Aaah cheers Lauren... Thank U very much, it was a very lakker festival and really fantastic guests... i had such a good time... im so happy U and Your little one had a great time here... Looks like festival is reviving itself Thank God... Thank...More

Reviewed 28 May 2018

One of two backpackers' in Grahamstown, this is by far the better choice. Although a bit out of town by the airstrip, it's quiet and run by a very enthusiastic owner. Sean is a great guy to sit and chat with as the sun goes...More

Thank Mark R
Response from BlueSkiesBackpackers, Owner at Blue Skies BackpackersResponded 29 May 2018

aaaah Mark The Traveling Guru...i really wished U had stayed a lot lot longer...i may even have taken up writing...such a pleasure sitting back and listening to alll Your interesting incredible on the road stories...U have inspired me even more to get my a into...More

Reviewed 17 April 2018

Blue Skies is peaceful and quite located on an airfield. At night you can see the stars like you are far away from civilization and at daytime you can look across the beautiful field and maybe even see a little plane take off every once...More

1  Thank Christian P
Response from BlueSkiesBackpackers, Owner at Blue Skies BackpackersResponded 8 May 2018

Aaaaah, such lakker comments...sorry its taken so long to reply...(computers) Thank U for that, U have summed it up, and now U know my secret, somehow i've been Blessed in earning a living by living exactly how i Love to Live... the privilege of meeting...More

Reviewed 22 February 2018

I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at Blue Skies Backpackers. The backpackers is located at the local air strip which provides a natural and tranquil setting in which the local birdlife and landscape can be enjoyed. Sean is a warm and interesting host. From his succulent...More

Thank Ras_Safari_Guide
Response from BlueSkiesBackpackers, Owner at Blue Skies BackpackersResponded 24 February 2018

Cheers Dale...i Love meeting interesting awake people... Very cool getting to know U and Your help the Wonderful World energy...nice to know there are Teachers with wise open minds teaching the youngsters :) And congratulations again, New Dad, now U have Your own precious little...More

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Set on the outskirts of the small Grahamstown airfield is Blue Skies Backpackers. In a quiet & secure space, surrounded by open fields and beautiful views, the night sky will leave you breathless. Spacious lapa More area with a pool table as well as a braai/bbq area. Two Private Cabins offering 6 and 4 beds priced at ZAR400.00 Per couple sharing per night, 3 people or more the prices drop to ZAR150.00 Per person per night. Dorm room sleeping max 16 people at ZAR150.00 Per person per night. Breakfast, lunch and dinners can be provided with prior notice. Drinks and snacks are available for purchase. Skydiving is on offer for those interested, tandems as well as sports jumps. Special tours such as: Black Rhino Search, Horse Riding, Elephant Back Safari, Albany Museum and Location Tours can be organised. Coordinates: 33°17'27.2"S 26°29'41.7"E Less
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Free Parking
Airport Transportation
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Self-Serve Laundry
Wheelchair Access
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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South Africa > Eastern Cape > Grahamstown
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
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South Africa > Eastern Cape > Grahamstown
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Room & Suite (2)
Dining (1)
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"I slept in the dorm and had no chance to see the other rooms."
10 Jan. 2016
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"Next to airfield for parachute enthusiasts"
12 Dec. 2015
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"Just take all!"
1 Feb. 2015
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"Backpackers so choices are double Private rooms or individuals can stay in dorms"
31 Aug. 2014
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