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About Barrel and Blues Backpackers

Located in the Swellendam CBD, Barrel & Blues is the ideal destination for backpackers and travelers. Designed for the young at heart, our rooms are located above our restaurant and bar where live shows are available on certain days.Barrel & Blues Backpackers is located at the corner of Andrew Whyte Street & Voortrek Street.

Famous for its pub, steaks, and live music shows, we are the ideal stop for the young at heart. We have restored to heritage building back to its former glory where you will be stunned by our wooden finishings and vintage furniture.

Swellendam is the third oldest town in South Africa, a town with 17,537 inhabitants situated in the Western Cape province. The town has over 50 provincial heritage sites, most of them buildings of Cape Dutch architecture. Swellendam is situated on the N2, approximately 220 km from both Cape Town and George.

Swellendam offers something for everyone, no matter if you’re a history buff, sports fanatic, wildlife fan, adrenaline junkie, birder, photographer, cyclist, wine and liqueur lover, foodie or just looking for a family break!

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 15 hours
  • Type: Backpacker
  • Sleeps: 16
  • Check-in: 14:00
    Check-out: 10:00


  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Hiking
  • Wi-Fi
  • Restaurant on Premises
  • Parking on Premises
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Bathroom
  • Double bed
  • Non smoking rooms
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Shower
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  • Dorm Room 1 Dorm Room 1 Sleeps 1 Includes: Room Only Rooms / Units: 8 Dorm room 4x bunk beds. The room is shared with other guests. Whilst we try our best to ensure your peace please note... see more
    • Rooms Adults
      • Dorm Room 2 Dorm Room 2 Sleeps 1 Includes: Room Only Rooms / Units: 8 Dorm room with 2x double beds and 6x single beds. Room is shared with other guests. Whilst we try our best to ensure... see more
        • Rooms Adults

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          Barrel and Blues Backpackers is 0.8km from the centre of Swellendam , the nearest airport 204.9km (Cape Town International Airport).
          *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling