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Oudtshoorn - Backpacker's Paradise

148 Baron van Reede Street, Oudtshoorn, PO Box 381, South Africa

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Overall Rating 73%

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Hostel rating (1)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 100%
Cleanliness 80%
Location 60%
Security 60%
Service 80%
Comfort 60%
Green rating 60%

Backpackers Paradise is where the secrets of the Little Karoo are shared through great activities and clean accommodation & freebies galore

  • Dorm
    From €9.38
  • Private
    From €32.03
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Oudtshoorn Hostel

Hostel Oudtshoorn

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel


Where Comfort & Quality meet budget. Come home to this FOUR STAR family run hostel, where personal attention is the order of the day. Paradise is THE destination! The grounds are spacious stretching over 4 properties, so it is never crowded. 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.

Daily full breakfast and ostrich steak BBQ, as well as free ostrich egg breakfast DIY style available during season.

• Swimming Pool • Internet Access • Guest Kitchen • Travel Desk/Travel Info • DSTV
• BBQ Area • Key Card Access • No Lockout • Credit Cards Accepted
• Self-catering facilities • Towels • Laundry • Linen Included • Common Room
• Pub and pool table • Safe off-road parking • Bike Parking • Bicycle Hire

Coming into Oudtshoorn from George, continue in main road, Baron van Reede Street - direction Cango Caves. Continue to find Paradise on the corner of Baron Van Reede Street and Victoria Street. Coming in on R62, turn into Baron van Reede Street and follow directions as above.

On the right hand side of the road that goes to the caves.


Prices are members' prices

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


Important info

  • 24-hour check-in is not available
  • Children under the age of 12 are unable to be accommodated under all circumstances.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout



Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • Games room
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • TV room
  • Pool table / snooker table
  • Terrace / patio


  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Licenced Bar/Pub
  • BBQ
  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Vending machine
  • Restaurant onsite
  • Café/Bistro

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Computers - Charges Apply
  • Wifi - Free
  • Internet Cafe Nearby

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Car Parking at Hostel - Free
  • Booking Centre for HI hostels worldwide
  • Cycle Rental
  • Cycle Storage
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Lockers Available - In Room
  • Luggage Room - Available during hostel reception times
  • Travel / Tour Desk
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

From 07:30 to 20:00
From 07:30 to 20:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +27 44 272 3436

Fax. +27 86 633 7487

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Cango Caves (More than 10km)
  • Ostrich show farms (More than 10km)
  • Cango Wildlife Ranch and Cheetahland (1 to 2km)

See the full list of attractions



L'extérieur est agréable, par contre aucun wifi dans les chambres, ça c'est dommageable. Peu de place dans les dortoirs, pas de quoi ranger ses valises/affaires, pas de coffre individuel. Toilettes et salles de bain à l'extérieur. Tout le nécessaire en cuisine. Personnel très gentil.


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Sun 21 Feb 2016

some fixtures in public toilet are broken. Owner is very nice person, give us discount for Ostrich and Congo cave activities.


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Sun 22 Sep 2013

Excellent place, but our visit was spoilt by the fact that when I arrived and presented my HI card, I was told I COULDN'T get the 5% HI discount because it hadn't been quoted it in my reservation. If I'd walked in off the street I could have got the 5%. VERY shabby!


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Sun 28 Apr 2013


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • City Centre (1 to 2km)
  • Cycle trails (At or next to the hostel)
  • Golf course (1 to 2km)
  • Gym (1 to 2km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (More than 10km)
  • Local market (500m - 1km)
  • Mountainous Area (More than 10km)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (500m - 1km)
  • National / State Park (More than 10km)
  • Restaurants (At or next to the hostel)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (More than 10km)
  • Shopping area / Mall (500m - 1km)
  • Swimming pool (At or next to the hostel)
  • Supermarket / Food store (500m - 1km)
  • Wooded Area (More than 10km)
Getting to us

Getting to us

We can arrange a pick up or drop off at George Airport. But only at certain times of the day.
We arrange pick-ups from your bus. When making a booking let us know bus times for arrangements.
Alternate Transport
Coming into Oudtshoorn from George continue in main road Baron van Reede Street - direction Cango Caves. Continue to find Paradise on the corner of Baron Van Reede Street and Victoria Street. Coming in on R62 turn into Baron van Reede Street and follow directions as above. On the right hand side of the road that goes to the caves. We have secure parking.
Secure parking available.

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