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    Fairy Knowe Backpackers Lodge

    Dumbleton Road, Wilderness, South Africa
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    03/09/2017 04/09/2017
    USD 24*
    USD 24*
    Traveller (36)
    Room & Suite (7)
    Dining (1)
    Overview
    • Excellent43%
    • Very good30%
    • Average11%
    • Poor7%
    • Terrible9%
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    “pool table” (11 reviews)
    “fairy knowe” (18 reviews)
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    Deals (8)
    3 Sep.4 Sep.
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    1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
    • Basic 6 Bed Mixed Dorm
      USD 24
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    • 2xSingle Bed in 6-Bed Dormitory Room - Non-refundable
      USD 24
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    • Basic 6 Bed Mixed Dorm
      USD 24
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    • Basic 8 Bed Mixed Dorm
      USD 24
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    • 2xSingle Bed in 6-Bed Dormitory Room - Non-refundable
      USD 24
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    • Standard Double Bed Private Ensuite
      USD 46
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    • 3 Bed Private Shared Bathroom
      USD 71
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    • 4 Bed Private Shared Bathroom
      USD 76
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    • Standard 4 Bed Family Room Ensuite
      USD 91
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    • 5 Bed Private Shared Bathroom
      USD 118
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    1 - 5 of 132 reviews

    Reviewed 4 days ago

    We ended up staying for a week here, its impossible to leave this amazing place. The staff treated us like family. Taking us out and showing us around Wilderness and surrounding areas. The best backpackers we stayed in around South Africa for sure, would highly...More

    Thank Lauren K
    Response from Didi T, Manager at Fairy Knowe Backpackers LodgeResponded yesterday

    Hey Lauren! Thank you so much for your feedback and kind words! We hope to see you soon! Didi

    Reviewed 1 week ago

    We stayed in the rondavel which was spacious and had a separate bathroom, a little bit away from the bar noise. The staff were friendly and helpful. Cleanliness of the room and the communal kitchen could be improved.

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    Thank Uta K
    Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

    Had a great time at Fairy Knowe passing through the town. Stayed in the old hotel which was built in 1800's. Booked on Agoda. Some confusion as to room allocation but sorted out. Staff very helpful. Camping facilities available as well are decent. Very nice...More

    Thank KyleMartin83
    Response from Didi T, Manager at Fairy Knowe Backpackers LodgeResponded 16 June 2017

    Hey Martin!! Thank you for your feedback!! We just love our old house. She is very charming indeed! :) I am so pleased that you had a lovely experience of the area. Hope to see you again soon!!

    Reviewed 28 May 2017

    Fairy Knowe is situated in a very nice environment. There is a lot of nature and the staff is really helpfull in planning activities. The dorm we slept in was nice, but looked a little bit old. The kitchen was fine. The only thing we...More

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    Thank lisette123452017
    Response from Didi T, Manager at Fairy Knowe Backpackers LodgeResponded 30 May 2017

    Hi Lisette! Thank you so much for your visit!! Oh indeed, our hostel is very old! The main house was built in 1874, and is the first house ever built in wilderness! 😊 we are busy with renovations. I do hope that you will pop...More

    Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

    I stayed two nights at Fairy Knowe. Its a very cute hostel with beautiful surroundings! They offer activities and are very helpful. Breakfast was very good! The only cons is the size of the dorms, they are small and also a bit cold in the...More

    Thank Mkleive
    Response from Didi T, Manager at Fairy Knowe Backpackers LodgeResponded 17 May 2017

    Hey there!! Thank you for your review :) We do drop staff off avery afternoon at 4pm and we also have a shuttle service running into the village (the notice is up at the front desk). I think you were perhaps in the 8 sleeper...More

    The Wilderness Hotel
    668 reviews
    #2 of 5 hotels in Wilderness
     
    Cinnamon Boutique Guest House
    512 reviews
    #1 of 5 hotels in Wilderness
     
    Views Boutique Hotel & Spa
    341 reviews
    #3 of 5 hotels in Wilderness
     
    Protea Hotel by Marriott Knysna Quays
    834 reviews
    #9 of 30 hotels in Knysna
     
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    • Free Internet
    • Free Parking
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    • Price range
    • USD 22 - USD 39 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Room types
    • Kitchenette
    • Number of rooms
    • 12
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    • South Africa >
    • Western Cape >
    • Wilderness
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    Traveller (36)
    Room & Suite (7)
    Dining (1)
    Hotel & Grounds (39)
    Family and Play Areas (2)
    Bathroom (1)
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    "Stay in a private room with ensuite - little thatched chalet huts"
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    "The en suite roops are great"
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    "Stay away!"
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    "Definitely upstairs in the old house."
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