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Blue Skies Backpackers

No-frills Grahamstown hostel with bar/lounge

  • Free WiFi and free parking

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  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 5 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Bar/lounge
  • Garden
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Multilingual staff

Feel at home

  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Garden
  • Laundry facilities

What’s around

  • Amazwi South African Museum of Literature - 34 min walk
  • South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity - 39 min walk
  • Rhodes University - 2.3 mi / 3.8 km
  • Albany History Museum Complex - 2.4 mi / 3.9 km
  • Cathedral of St. Michael and St. George - 2.5 mi / 4.1 km
  • St Patrick's Catholic Church - 2.6 mi / 4.2 km

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Basic Cabin
  • Room (7 Sleeper)
  • Room (6 Sleeper)
  • Room (4 Sleeper)
  • Luxury Bungalow
  • Shared Dormitory

What’s around

Landmarks

  • Amazwi South African Museum of Literature - 34 min walk
  • South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity - 39 min walk
  • Rhodes University - 2.3 mi / 3.8 km
  • Albany History Museum Complex - 2.4 mi / 3.9 km
  • Cathedral of St. Michael and St. George - 2.5 mi / 4.1 km
  • St Patrick's Catholic Church - 2.6 mi / 4.2 km
  • Observatory Museum - 2.7 mi / 4.3 km
  • 1820 Settlers National Monument - 3 mi / 4.8 km
  • Egazini Park - 4.3 mi / 6.9 km
  • African Pride Pumba Private Game Reserve - 16.9 mi / 27.2 km
  • Kwandwe Private Game Reserve - 19.2 mi / 30.9 km
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At a glance

Size

  • 5 rooms

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-10:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after 10:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • Free onsite self parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink

  • Bar/lounge
  • Barbecue grills

Services

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Multilingual staff

Facilities

  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Television in common areas

Languages Spoken

  • Afrikaans
  • English

In the room

Home comforts

  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Freshen up

  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower only

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Stovetop
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils

Small print

Also known as

  • Blue Skies Backpackers Grahamstown
  • Blue Skies Backpackers Hostel/Backpacker accommodation

Policies

This property does not have elevators.

This property only accepts cash for all onsite payments.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:
  • Deposit is payable by bank transfer and is due within 24 hours of booking the reservation.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs

  • Yes, Blue Skies Backpackers does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 2:00 PM - 10:00 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Revelations (2 mi), Debonairs (2 mi), and Rat and Parrot (2.1 mi).
  • Blue Skies Backpackers has a picnic area and a garden.