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    Fairy Knowe Backpackers Lodge

    Dumbleton Road, Wilderness, South Africa
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    Overview
    • Excellent43%
    • Very good30%
    • Average11%
    • Poor7%
    • Terrible9%
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    Wilderness Beach house
    166 reviews
    #9 of 36 Speciality lodging in Wilderness
     
    The Wild Farm Backpakers
    116 reviews
    #22 of 36 Speciality lodging in Wilderness
     
    Fairy Knowe Hotel
    488 reviews
    #23 of 56 B&Bs / Inns in Wilderness
     
    The Wilderness Hotel
    657 reviews
    #2 of 5 hotels in Wilderness
     
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    1 - 5 of 130 reviews

    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 5 weeks ago

    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

    Reviewed 14 May 2017

    Arriving at Fairy Knowe Backpackers, I immediately sensed that this would be a magical mid-week stop-over experience. The service was a bit slow on checking in, but I did arrive quite late (20:00) so it can be excused. After a quick tour, I was taken...More

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    Reviewed 11 May 2017

    Bathrooms and Kitchen in poor quality, filthy and on the verge of disgust. Staff is very friendly and helpful, location is beautiful, but the place would need some more love! Its a pity to let it get to this point..More

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    Thank 483nicok
    Response from Didi T, Manager at Fairy Knowe Backpackers LodgeResponded 13 May 2017

    Thank you for your feed back! I think you might be refering to the building materials that was around the main house upon your arrival. May is usually our month of building maintenance, and I must admit that the maintenance staff did not tidy up...More

    Wilderness Beach house
    166 reviews
    #9 of 36 Speciality lodging in Wilderness
     
    The Wild Farm Backpakers
    116 reviews
    #22 of 36 Speciality lodging in Wilderness
     
    Fairy Knowe Hotel
    488 reviews
    #23 of 56 B&Bs / Inns in Wilderness
     
    The Wilderness Hotel
    657 reviews
    #2 of 5 hotels in Wilderness
     
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    • USD 22 - USD 40 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Kitchenette
    • Number of rooms
    • 12
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    • Western Cape >
    • Wilderness
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    Room & Suite (7)
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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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