Mossel Bay Backpackers, Mossel Bay

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Mossel Bay Backpackers Reviews

Mossel Bay Backpackers is the longest running backpackers' in Mossel Bay, with twenty years of experience in this very popular place to stay both for international and domestic tourists. Its combination of beach and nature walks as well as plenty of activities and adrenaline sports means that it is blessed with plenty of accommodation options and budget backpackers have a wide choice of places to stay here.

The Location

Situated at the eastern end of town on Marsh Street, Mossel Bay Backpackers is just a short, uphill walk to the lighthouse and headland nature trail. The beach is a ten-minute walk away and the center of town is also a ten-minute walk away.

Rooms and Bathrooms

There are seventeen rooms in this huge place, catering to every budget. From dorm beds to luxury doubles and family rooms, Mossel Bay Backpackers has it all. There are a grand total of seven dorm rooms here, ranging from four- to eight-bed dorms. All of them are immaculately kept, with strong wooden bunks and good, crisp, warm bedding. All the rooms in Mossel Bay Backpackers are en suite, and that includes the dorms. Some of the dorms are carpeted and there are individual lights for each bed. The bathrooms are clean and there is twenty-four-hour hot water. The private rooms are fantastic value. They are spacious, beautifully decorated, and most have TV and a tea station.

Common Spaces

As you walk into the building toward the reception area, you will see the very spacious breakfast room on your left. To your right, you walk along the wide corridor to the first line of rooms. The corridor is scattered with cushioned sofas and small tables for relaxing. In the back garden, there is a swimming pool and tables and chairs liberally spread around. Mossel Bay Backpackers have their own bar and a very comfortable lounge behind it with a pool table and an ATM machine, should you be spending a little more than you anticipated. A braai (BBQ) area is provided by the bar and there is even a small stage for evening music concerts. At the back of the property, guests will find another building containing yet more rooms and dorms.

On the top floor, the huge communal kitchen sits with a view right over the rooftops to the bay and the ocean. The kitchen is fully equipped with kettles, toasters, microwaves, and fridges enough for as many guests as there might be. There are six separate cooking stations with a two-ring gas stove at each and tons of pots, pans, cutlery, and crockery. The kitchen leads out to a balcony with seating and tables and that fantastic view over the bay. Free Wi-Fi is provided and is available throughout the property.

Summary

This is luxury backpacking! Mossel Bay Backpackers is big but very well run and professional, and absolutely immaculately kept. Backpackers sleeping in the dorms also get use of the facilities provided for the guests in the private suites. It might not be an intimate backpackers, but if you're looking for a little bit of comfort and luxury at a budget price, then this is it.
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Front Gate
Breakfast Room
Sitting Room
Back Garden Swimming Pool
Bar
Bar Sitting Room
Shared Kitchen
En Suite Double Room
En Suite Family Room
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Published on 2018-08-26

Mossel Bay Backpackers Reviews from the Web

Location and facilities

Customer review
2013-01-12

The vibe was nice and relaxed. setting is beautiful.

Rene Labuschagne
2012-12-18

Great place with a friendly atmosphere. Nice and clean, nice pool, sun deck and chill out spaces, cool staff and lots of info available on tours and restaurants to go to....free tea and coffee is always nice, and there is a good bar with cheap beers. They will book the tours for you too. Also appreciate the unlimited wifi for R30. All round good place.

Holley Skene
2012-04-15

location...and rooms were nice

Claudia Sperling
2011-12-17

Mossel Bay Backpackers was a great place to call home while starting off a trip down the Garden Route. The staff are top notch, offering all of the information you need to enjoy a visit to the Bay, while fostering an enviornment in the hostel that makes you feel right at home. The facilities offered a great chill room to meet other travellers with several smaller areas if you wanted to hang with your mate or relax by the pool. The unadvertised free Wi-Fi out back was a big plus!

Robert Weniger
2011-09-19

Beautifully appointed rooms at very reasonable prices - a great courtyard with swimming pool, and very nicely located within easy reach of town restaurants and the beautiful 'point' with beach and seaside dining options.

Nicholas Long
2011-01-14

Staff

Customer review
2011-01-13

great location close walking distance to beach. Lots of activity choices.

Customer review
2010-11-12

Nice average place to meet fellow travellers. BazBus stop if you use them. Safe place as the whole Mossel Bay is too.

Customer review
2010-07-15

All the staff were friendly and the location is great

Kristen Pyrz-Brown
2010-06-19

nice place to stay with helpfull staff.

LIENARD MAXIME
2010-03-23

good location; friendly staff; clean

Customer review
2010-03-03

secure parking

Customer review
2009-11-08

it was beautifull. wonderfull location. the people working there was greate. very very nice

Elmar Myburg
2009-01-12

It was spacious, clean and the people were friendly.

Hanna Klein
2008-12-04

The atmosphere, staff and people in general

Thomas Steenbjerg
2008-02-03

good location close to the beach, nice pool area

helen disley
2008-01-29

the staff are really friendly and helpful the accommodation was clean and very comfortable a great place to be

Linzi Johnson
2007-11-21

Good looking girl worked there

Customer review
2007-11-18

The staff were all excellent and went out of there way to help us and make sure we had a great time. It was in the town centre though it was quiet enough so that sleep was eay.

Mark Allen
2007-04-15

Description

Situated close to the beach and the Inner and Outer Point surf breaks, this is a kiff location for surfers, and well, non-surfers too as they can unwind around the swimming pool in the peaceful garden while the brotherhood hit some sick waves!

If the urge to Do Something strikes, simply wave a finger and get them to arrange (and book) a fun filled day out! And if that silly urge is nothing more than window shopping, well, we're right in town, so life couldn' t be any easier!!

We offer breakfast and dinner!!

Location and Contact

Location

• From Oudtshoorn :
• Follow R328 past Hartenbos; past 2 sets of traffic lights - another 2 km and road goes up a steep hill - just before bridge cross-over turn left onto that road (Marsh Street = Main street) Go straight down through centre of town (±1.8km) towards The Point. At the end, at the bend and just before Milkwood Primary School on left is Huijs te Marquette - look for the long building with 6 arches in front (if you can see it between all the plants!). Mossel Bay Backpackers is right at the back of that!!
• From George:
• First Mossel Bay turn-off (off N2), turn left. At traffic lights turn right (follow directional signs to Mossel Bay). Past another set of traffic lights - another 2 km and road goes up a steep hill - just before bridge cross-over turn left onto that road (Marsh Street = Main street) Go straight down through centre of town (±1.8km) towards The Point. At the end, at the bend and just before Milkwood Primary School on left is Huijs te Marquette - look for the long building with 6 arches in front (if you can see it between all the plants!). Mossel Bay Backpackers is right at the back of that!!
• From Cape Town:
• N2 turns off to the left, if you go straight directional sign indicates Mossel Bay straight ahead - you carry on straight. Carry on past third set of traffic lights - another 500m and the signs shows The Point and CBD area to the left. At the traffic light turn right and down the main street (Marsh Street). Go straight down through centre of town (±1.8km) towards The Point. At the end, at the bend and just before Milkwood Primary School on left is Huijs te Marquette - look for the long building with 6 arches in front (if you can see it between all the plants!) Mossel Bay Backpackers is right at the back of that!!

Map

Map

Address: 1 Marsh Street, Mossel Bay (Mosselbaai), Western Cape, South Africa

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Website

Website Mossel Bay Backpackers Mossel Bay www.mosselbaybackpackers.co.za/
Phone Number: 00270446913182
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Facilities and Amenities

Party Hostel

Solo Traveller

Breakfast

Luggage Storage

Parking

Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons

Towels

BBQ Grill

Bar

Board Games

Book Collection/Exchange

Concierge/Info Desk

Entirely Non-Smoking

Food/Restaurant

Gameroom

Hot Showers

Kitchen

Laundry

Lounge Area

Pool Table

Swimming Pool

TV

Credit Card Payments

Wheelchair Accessible

Service Animals

Max. Age: All Ages

Checkout: 11:00 (11 AM)

Curfew: No Curfew

Lockout: No

Maximum Stay: Unlimited

Minimum Stay: 1 night

Open Dates: All Year

Reception Hours: 08:00 - 22:00

Size: Small (less than 30 beds)

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