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Backpackers Paradise and Joyrides

148 Baron van Reede Street


Where Comfort & Quality meet budget. Come home to this FOUR STAR hostel, where personal attention is the order of the day. The grounds are spacious stretching over 4 properties, so it is never crowded. After 20 years in the business this friendly hostel still offers excellent service from staff that will happily share the secrets of the Little Karoo and arrange a wide variety of activities from their adventure and travel centre. The main hostel building has an amazing sunset balcony from where the Swartberg Mountains form an idyllic view. Join our adventurous Joyrides and cycle down the Swartberg Pass with a mountain bike and visit the attractions on the way down.

The hostel is within walking distance of the local restaurants, museums, supermarkets and banks. Well organised daily activities ensure an unforgettable experience in the Little Karoo! We offer amazing activities, meals and loads of freebies.

Once you've settled in, enjoy the free wi-fi, grab a beer from the bar (which is far from the rooms), chill in the pool, relax in front of the tv or lay claim to the balcony and watch the sun blaze its way to bed.

We supply speciality meals and our daily Ostrich BBQ is very popular with an Ostrich steak kebabs done South African style on the fire, vegetarian options also available. For breakfast during August until March every year we supply ostrich egg, DIY style, free of charge. We serve a full breakfast for the more comfortable traveller from our café on the premises.


  • Bar
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Board games
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Cafe
  • Ceiling fan
  • Common Room
  • Currency Exchange
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Kitchen
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meals available
  • Meeting Room
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Pool Table
  • Postal Service
  • Reading Light
  • Restaurant
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels Included
  • Utensils
  • Vending Machines


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Arriving from George on N12 (Route 62)
Coming into Oudtshoorn from George, continue straight on the main road and measure 2.2km from the first traffic light straight on direction to the Cango Caves. On the corner of Victoria Street turn right, entrance on left.
Arriving from Mosselbay R328
At the T-junction turn right on R62, at the 3rd traffic light turn left into Baron van Reede Street (R328), measure 2.2km and turn right into Victoria Street, entrance on left.
Arriving from De Rust on N12
Turn Right at the 3rd traffic light on Baron van Reede Street (R328), measure 2.2km and turn right into Victoria Street, entrance on left.

GPS co-ordinates
33.5799° S, 22.2052° E


We are pretty old school, we ask that guests let us know if their plans change. We do not take payment upon booking rooms, so we keep it pretty simple.

No smoking indoors
No pets
We aim to provide service excellence and offer friendly helpful service, going the extra mile!