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About George Backpackers

George Backpackers is ideally situated in the heart of George, a charming town along the Garden Route.

The backpackers comprises of five rooms, of which two rooms have three bunk beds, one room with two bunk beds for four guests; one room with two single beds; and one room with either two single or one king-size bed. There are two showers and two separate toilets. The backpacker also offers guests a communal kitchen, a reception area with DStv, a tranquil garden, and Wi-Fi Internet access.

George is in the Heart of the Garden Route and offers itself as the central point to start your Garden Route activities from Oudtshoorn to Mossel Bay, Wilderness, Knysna and Plettenberg Bay. In George itself are plenty activities on offer from a visit to the George Museum, the Botanical Garden with the unique Cape Floral Kingdom, and the Outeniqua Farmers Market on a Saturday.

  • Response Rate: 89%
  • Enquiry Response Time: an hour
  • Type: Backpacker
  • Sleeps: 20
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 3 Reviews


  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Afrikaans

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Reviews for George Backpackers

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David Van Rensburg
12 September 2018

Was put in a room with NO window????? Had to ask for blanket(s) although very cold outside. Only one (1) shower working

Ferdinand Swart
25 April 2017

Not what you would expect from a backpackers(in a good way). Very friendly service. Martin was a real star. good rooms.

Judeel September
02 March 2017

It would have been nice to sit outside in the garden seeing it was December festive time but the garden area still needed alot of attention.

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George Backpackers is 1.1km from the centre of George Central , the nearest airport 9.4km (George Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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Kalahari Restaurant and Theatre

(1 km from George Central)

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Outeniqua Transport Museum

(1.5 km from George Central)

Take a trip down memory lane at the Outeniqua Transport Museum. You will be able to see 13 different steam locomotives including a narrow gauge, the Emil Kessler- Johannesburg’s first steam locomotive and the impressive GL Garrett. Also on view are...

George Golf Club

(2.3 km from George Central)

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Kingswood Golf Estate

(3.4 km from George Central)

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