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About PMB Backpackers

PMB Backpackers is situated in the safe suburb of Scottsville, Pietermaritzburg. The lodge offers budget accommodation near the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) and Durban University of Technology (DUT). It is near a range of restaurants and within walking distance of the town centre.

The backpackers has a number of rooms to suit couples, groups, students, contractors and tourists. It is set in a large property and offers a range of services and facilities to guests. The house has a fully equipped kitchen for preparing meals, a lounge area with a TV with DStv. All the rooms have fans and bed linen is provided. Meals are available on request.

The property has safe parking internet, braai facilities and a laundry service.

  • Response Rate: 99%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 3 hours
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Backpacker
  • Sleeps: 30
  • Check-in: 11:00 AM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 7 Reviews


  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Satellite TV*
  • Wi-Fi
  • No Credit Card Facilities
  • Parking on Premises

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Zulu (isiZulu)
  • Afrikaans
* Please enquire for further details.

PMB Backpackers Rooms

Reviews for PMB Backpackers

7 guest reviews Reviews of

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Thoko Ndimande
12 December 2017

My Friends and I enjoyed our stay at PMB Backpackers. The place was clean and that impressed us. Lastly we enjoyed the free WiFi.Thank you

Carine Hennig
03 August 2017

Everything was perfect, thank you! PMB Backpackers can definitely be rated as one of the very best in South Africa -thank you for a great stay!!

Fredrick Anderson, South Africa
13 August 2016

Need and clean

xolani mpeto, South Africa
23 May 2016

We were looking for the most affordable but neat and comfortable accommodation for a group of 26 young professionals for 2 nights who were going to attend a meeting in Pietermaritzburg.  They appreciated that they had a very tight budget. Luxury and individual privacy were not their concern and knew that they were going to share the rooms and sleep on bunkers.  The meals were to be provided in the meeting. We simply booked the establishment because it is situated next to the venue where we were going to have the meeting.  After making the booking  without making any comparison with other estab...
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Mike Edwards, South Africa
29 February 2016

Let me begin by stating that one should be very careful not to be misled into believing everything they read when looking inline or at the marketing of establishments to decide where to stay, even if it is for one night. What seemed as a warm and cosy, inviting family friendly establishment, turned out to be a horrifying experience for me and my family.To start with, the reception was very cold and unprofessional and I even think it was actually one of the residents that was tasked to give me my room keys and a tour of the house. The so called family room, that we shared with a family of cockr...
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PMB Backpackers Map

PMB Backpackers is 0.7km from the centre of Scottsville , the nearest airport 80.5km (King Shaka International Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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