Legends Backpackers Lodge

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Location/Contact

Address
Opposite Mantenga Craft Centre, Mantenga Falls Road, Mbabane, Ezulwini Valley, Swasiland
Website
www.legends.co.sz
Telephone
+268 416 1870/ 416 2459 (guests)
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How is Legends Backpackers Lodge rated on other websites?

  Cleanliness Location Atmosphere Overall
Hostelworld
(3 ratings)
67%
73%
73%
69%
HostelBookers
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Hostels.com
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Average
67%
73%
73%
69%

Hostelz.com Guest Reviews

 
Not worth it
There's definitely appeal to Legends, the space is inviting, the patronage is diverse, and the location is convenient. However it's worth noting that several times I have stayed at Legends and found myself being harassed and twice nearly assaulted by aggressive male patrons. Both times the staff were unable or unwilling to assist me. One incident a staffer attempted to intervene and a group of men threatened to beat her. I reported this matter to the owner, Darren and he defended these aggressive patrons. Elderly male patrons have attempted to illicit sex from me for money. It can be a pretty uncomfortable place to be a woman. Also one time someone stole R600 out of my wallet that was inside the dorms inside of my bag during a power outage. My small group of friends and I were the only ones staying there and the understanding of most staffers is that the crime problem is from the inside. Also, bedbugs often. And it's the most expensive place to stay in the area. And the bathrooms aren't close to the dorms. This place could be massively improved with different ownership and management.
Woman
Age 26, Traveller
2017-03-28
 
Brilliant location with incredible staff
I spent a month at this hostel while I worked in Mbabane and looked forward to returning home at night to be met by the friendly and amazing staff. They were the most friendly and helpful staff I have met to date, and had no trouble meeting any of my requirements, offering me travel advice or teaching me bits of Siswati. They even offered to walk me to the shops at night so I wouldn't be alone! The dorm accommodation is standard but the incredibly helpful staff more than make up for it. I would definitely return to this hotel on my next Swaziland trip!
Antonette
(Australian)
2009-05-02
 
No value for money
We didn't enjoy our stay here at all. The place was rather dirty, the beds extremely uncomfortable, and the so-called private rooms a total joke. The staff were also quite unfriendly and reacted annoyed when asked for help or advice. It didn't hold the promises made on this website. The pool table for example was broken. It's sad because the lodge actually has a great location. We wouldn't recommend a stay in this place -- it's a waste of money.
Luisa Hammer
(Germany)
2008-08-01
 
Atmosphere was incredible, accommodations could do with some updating.
The staff at the Legends more than made up for the tired accommodations. They were so friendly and welcoming, I can't wait for a return trip.
Rob
(Canada)
2008-07-27
 
Good
Very helpful wonderful staff! (Bazz Bus)
angela walton
(south african )
2008-05-20
  This place is the best place on earth, trust me. I loved it, everything from the kloff jumping to the people. It's the only place in Africa where I can walk around at night without being a bit afraid. I loved it. See you again.
Darren and Jenna the Irish pair
2005-03-02
  This is a great hostel if you're an outdoor kind of person. I was here this year and I had so much fun. Try it and you'll love it for sure.
Bigvee
2004-11-04

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