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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, Pool and braai facilities . Laundry service also on offer.

Covid Safety Approved: COVID-19 Health and Safety Procedures are fully compliant at PMB Backpackers Lodge...Entire Facility is thoroughly sanitized daily .

  • Response Rate: 98%
  • Enquiry Response Time: an hour
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Backpacker
  • Sleeps: 34
  • Check-in: 11:00
    Check-out: 10:00
  • Reviews: 19 Reviews


  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Satellite TV*
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking on Premises
  • Central location
  • Double bed
  • Iron and board
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • House Keeping
  • Non smoking rooms
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Covid Safety Approved
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Languages Spoken

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

Important Information

Bookings are only confirmed one payment is received. Only guests who cancel in at least 48 hours before check-in will qualify for full refund.

PMB Backpackers Rooms

Reviews for PMB Backpackers

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Zerich Zakithi Dube
06 January 2020

Thank you, I enjoyed my stay.

Michael Mhlaba
20 July 2019

Excellent customer service, nice environment and accessible

Londiwe Ntuli
23 June 2019

Place is safe and host is very friendly

Elton Msasa
27 December 2018

It was amazing, people are very friendly. They are kind and loving. I felt like I was at home .

Ayanda Gcito
27 August 2018

Friendly , accommodative staff. Didn't stay long and much to take note of things. Clean rooms. Improve on bedding.

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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