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Bohemian Lofts Backpackers is one of a number of backpacker hostels in the southern suburb of Cape Town called Observatory or "Obs" to the locals. The Location Located above two cafes right on Lower Main Road, the social hub of Observatory, Bohemian Lofts occupies an old building with an impressive balcony. Less than ten minutes' walk from the train station, it's an easy journey by public tr...

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One of around half a dozen backpacker choices in the Observatory suburb of Cape Town, Observatory Backpackers is a popular haunt for budget travelers to Cape Town. The Location Observatory Backpackers is about three hundred meters from the Lower Main Road bars and cafes, so it's nice and handy but away from the noise and hustle. It's a ten-minute walk from the train station and trains to the...

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Mousebird Backpackers & Safaris CC is one of two backpackers' in Tsumeb at the time of writing, and offers a completely different experience from the other. Altogether more basic and a lot cheaper, it's pretty good value for money. The Location Mousebird is located on the corner of a quiet street, just around the corner from the Tsumeb Museum. It isn't signposted around town, so get directio...

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Observatory (or "Obs" to its residents) is a southern suburb of Cape Town, but is blessed with more than half a dozen backpackers hostels all within about two hundred meters of each other -- The Green Elephant Backpackers is one of the most popular with a mix of tourists and locals. The Location Observatory is very easily reached by metro from Cape Town center and by the many minibuses tha...

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Bothy Hostel provides a cozy stay in downtown Arequipa. Staff are friendly, rooms are well-priced, and there are plenty of places to hang out. The Location The hostel is located a few minutes' walk outside Arequipa’s historical center, five blocks from the main plaza. Several parks can also be found within a short jaunt. Directly outside the hostel, travelers will encounter multiple restaura...

2018-05-21 Bothy HostelArequipa, Peru
Frommers

Aham Backpackers Hostel is a small hostel spread over two floors with several air-conditioned dorm rooms with inclusive breakfast, towel, and free Wi-Fi throughout. The Location The hostel is located just a few minutes' walk from the start of the Mount Phousi Trail, and five minutes from the night markets and the popular Utopia Bar. Surrounded by many shops and restaurants, it has a great l...

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Sunset Homestay is very small, but it makes up for this with character, friendliness, and cleanliness. The Location The entrance to Sunset Homestay on Jalan Hill is along a concrete walkway above an area with lots of warungs (food outlets) and some shops. It is just a short walk down the hill to the riverside and there are many places to eat and drink very close by. Access to the hostel is...

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Don’t be deceived by the name -- My Studio Hotel is a hostel, and beds are in shared dormitories. The Location The hostel is close to the river and near some big shopping malls with the convention centre and plenty of places to eat and drink close by. Rooms and Bathrooms The hostel is spread over four floors. The large shared dormitories are on floors two and three. Beds are the "pod...

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While Guatape is a famous day-trip destination for most people visiting Medellin, it is worth spending at least one night there, and Galeria Guatape Hostel offers the perfect chill-out location. The Location Guatape is just under two hours away from Medellin by bus. Buses run every thirty minutes from the north terminal station and shouldn't be very expensive. The hostel is just before the l...