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Gecko Backpackers

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Overview
R536 Plot S13, Sabie Road Kiepersol, Hazyview 1242 South Africa See on map
AMENITIES
Wifi
Free Parking
Outdoor pool
Non-Smoking Hotel
Airport Transportation
Bar/Lounge
Shuttle Bus Service
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Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Free Parking
Bar/Lounge
Airport Transportation
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
Shuttle Bus Service
Number of rooms
8
Price range
USD 24 - USD 33 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
South Africa > Mpumalanga > Hazyview
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Room & Suite (2)
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Reviewed 20 July 2018

My previous experience of backpacking in South Africa has been quite pleasant. One doesn't expect much, but a little bit of common decency and respect always goes a long way. The location of the bar to the sleeping quarters means that if you intend on...More

Thank KristianG396
Response from anjab7266, General Manager at Gecko BackpackersResponded 27 July 2018

Dear Kristian We are sorry to read about the bad experience that you have had with us. We have also taken into consideration the points that you have mentioned. From here forward we offer our apologies and we would like to wish you safe travels...More

Reviewed 11 January 2018

We loved staying here over New Year. Patch, the temporary manager was very friendly and helpful despite our group being so massive and chaotic. Gecko Backpackers is a lovely base for adventure activities in the area, however is is looking a little run down and...More

Thank shanehodges55
Response from anjab7266, Owner at Gecko BackpackersResponded 23 January 2018

Dear Shane, Thank you very much for your review and we love to hear that you and your friends enjoyed your stay! Thank you for bringing such Happiness and fun to our New year Party :-) we are aware that Gecko Back packers needs a...More

Reviewed 28 December 2017

Is not easy to get there if you don't have a car (as me), from Hazyview Juntion are 35 minutes for the Sabi road by foot, is not so bad but try to avoid during the hot hours. The Backpackers is very nice, nature around...More

Thank GUATELINGA
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

We stayed here one night before heading into Kruger the next morning. It was fairly cheap, but not THAT cheap and would have expected better for the money. (In some places in SA we only paid a few hundred rand more for an amazing room)....More

Thank Nataliecosette
Reviewed 28 September 2017

Gecko is located close to Kruger in Hazyview and close to Panaroma route for sightseeing.Staff are so friendly and helpful and this is wonderful to see as they really accommodated us,thanks to Ralph for all his assistance .Facilities and rooms are clean and basic.Public transportation...More

Thank Flitz8
Response from anjab7266, Owner at Gecko BackpackersResponded 4 October 2017

Thank you so much for your review and it is great to read that you enjoyed your stay! We hope to see you again Kind Regards Anja Gecko Backpackers

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mimivanzyl
14 May 2015|
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Response from anjab7266 | Property representative |
Hi Mimi Skies die laat terugvoering. Ek weet ons het ook intussen telefonies gepraat. Soos belowe, ons hou die kamer net vir julle:) Sien uit vir jul kuiertjie hier by ons! Groete Dennis
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"Choose a room outside the main building for better value"
anonn256
21 Aug. 2016
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"Ask for a dormitory or singe, depending on budget. They even have a camp site"
42markbriggs
20 Aug. 2016
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"Our room were outside - 8 bed dorm with private toilet and basin in our room."
mimivanzyl
29 Jul. 2015
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"We camped so didn't stay in the rooms, but they looked clean and well-kept (a thousand times better..."
27lindsayw
11 Feb. 2014
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