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About Mossel Bay Backpackers Youth Hostel

Mossel Bay Backpackers is a youth hostel at The Point in Mossel Bay. We are located 300 m from the beachfront and are within 1 km of all major attractions, including the Bartolomeu Dias Museum and the Old Post Office Tree.

Activities in the area include shark cage diving, deep sea fishing trips, Garden Route Big 5, horse riding and diving. The nice and safe environment is ideal for day and night walks along the beach, or a mountain trail. We have great for whale watching between July and November.

We also have superb pub-crawling watering holes where no driving is needed - at least five within 500 m.

We offer all the necessary facilities including dormitory beds and double rooms, a self-catering kitchen, a lounge with a TV, a pool table, as well as a swimming pool and bar. Breakfasts and dinners, some being fish barbecues, are available. Information and booking on attractions and activities are provided.

Try this lovely homely but active atmosphere. We regret no children under the age of 18 are permitted.


  • Airport Shuttle
  • Wheelchair Enabled
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Satellite TV*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wi-Fi
  • No Credit Card Facilities
  • Parking on Premises
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Dutch
  • Xhosa (isiXhosa)
  • Afrikaans
* Please enquire for further details.

Mossel Bay Backpackers Youth Hostel Rooms

Reviews for Mossel Bay Backpackers Youth Hostel

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ben tavener, Australia
26 October 2013

Clean and comfortable rooms. Great spot. Close to beach and top restaurants.

Anika Hohmann, Germany
15 September 2013

Nice location, great chill out area, friendly staff, well-equipped kitchen. Room and bed bit old and not the cleanest. Prepare 2 rand coins for pool table.

Stephanie Noverraz, Switzerland
05 December 2011

We enjoyed our stay at Mossel Bay Backpackers. The room was very comfortable and within walking distance of several nice seaside restaurants.

thomas Lenker, South Africa
03 May 2011

It was a very nice stay in the backpackers. We got a lot of help and a very good easter meal.

Ben Eitelberg, New Zealand
12 January 2011

Location, service and amenities - couldn't have asked for better while in Mossel Bay!

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Mossel Bay Backpackers Youth Hostel Map

Mossel Bay Backpackers Youth Hostel is 3.5km from the centre of Mossel Bay , the nearest airport 32.3km (George Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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