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Backpackers Paradise & Joyrides

1.5 km from Oudtshoorn centre
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
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148 Baron van Reede Street, Oudtshoorn 6625, South Africa
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New York City, New York
Reviewed 6 October 2016

The night we stayed there was an Ostrich Braai which was absolutely delicious! The only downside is that there was not wifi in the room and there were too many people on the wifi in the common room so I could not connect until breakfast time. Had a great night hanging out by the fire and having a few drinks...

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Exeter, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Spent two nights here on the way through the garden route, and had an incredible time. Loads to do around the area, and given a lot of advice by the owners who called up a few places for us. Great dinner of ostrich sausages and kebabs cooked on the open fire, and a bar with a pool table. Rooms are...

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Thank Olly B
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 September 2016

Oudtshoorn is one of the most beautiful places in SA and BP is the place to experience it from! The bike rides, cango caves, ostrich wildlife farms and cango wildlife ranch kept us busy for 2 full days and there was plenty more on offer. The staff are extremely friendly and were able to help upgrade us for 2 of...

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Bath, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 August 2016

We arrived as a family to a cold welcome from the lady at the front desk. We had changed our dates a few months before and received email confirmation from both the Backpackers email itself and Booking.com that the change had been made. When we arrived the lady at the desk said we did not have a room because we...

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MariusWilken, Owner at Backpackers Paradise & Joyrides, responded to this review

I am really sorry to hear about the cold reception you received.We pride ourselves in being warm and friendly and if there is a problem we can usaully sort it out amicably. The person has left our employ and no longer works at Backpackers Paradise.

Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 9 August 2016

Had a wonderful experience at Backpackers Paradise and Joyrides! They were very accommodating and helped us with recommendations for the area for dinner, activities, etc. The room was great for a big group of people, however the bathroom was not attached to the room. It was a little chilly walking from the bathroom to the room after taking a shower....

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Thank claire0496
Grahamstown, South Africa
Reviewed 29 July 2016

Really a good place! All are perfect! Especially the big fireplace. So warm and so generous! You just want to spend whole night there with wifi, TV and soft sofa with blankets. Owner's whole family are quite warm-hearted and helpful. Like their trip tour!

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Thank 317sophiasxu
Africa
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Arriving in Oudtshoorn, we planned to spend only 1 night but had to stay another to enjoy this stunning backpackers. After spending a week camping with no amenities this was a welcome home for a stay. Great dinner recommendations with vouchers for free wine and a welcoming atmosphere from the staff and owners. Very helpful with all activities or information...

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Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

They really have a great and helpful staff, willing to help you in any way, good accommodation (dorm), the ostrich for dinner is really good (you must try it!) and the cycle-trips from Swartbergpass and Cango Caves which they organize are awesome!

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Thank Bart t
Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

My girlfriend and I spent one night in this backpack hotel. Here are the advantages and what to improve: Advantages: -people are very kind -The food is just amazing! They cook ostrich and bread on the fire and it was amazing! Improvements: -the ensuite room looks very old, the floor is not flat and the toilets's door is almost inexistant...

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Thank JVi91
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 May 2016

Everyone I met at this hostel was really great, especially the staff who were really helpful. Would recommend anyone who is going to Oudtshoorn to stay at this hostel. Couldn't praise this hostel more!

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Address: 148 Baron van Reede Street, Oudtshoorn 6625, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Oudtshoorn
Price Range: $31 - $35 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 16
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“Top Floor rooms have access to the balcony which overlooks the main road. Quiet nice for sundowners”
 of 5 bubbles rudyadams, 5 Jan 2017 | Read review
“all rooms are good”
 of 5 bubbles dorothym849, 24 Jan 2016 | Read review
“The dorm rooms were nice all of them.”
 of 5 bubbles fbionly, 24 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Tell the manager what you are interested in. He will make sure he gives you the best he has to offer.”
 of 5 bubbles TourTeacher, 24 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Very good location, spacious and clean common area. You just turn up and they would be able to help you with information.”
 of 5 bubbles diorshan, 22 Nov 2015 | Read review
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