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By the Way Guesthouse

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Overview of By the Way Guesthouse

By the Way Guesthouse

3.5-star property
3.5-star guesthouse in Clarens with restaurant and bar/lounge

9,2/10 Superb

12 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchenette
  • Refrigerator
  • Bathtub
  • Restaurant
898 Sias Oosthuizen Street, Clarens, Free State, 9707

Room options

About this area


  • The Bakery - 3 min walk
  • The Millery - 3 min walk
  • NyamaChoma @ Mountain Breeze - 3 min walk
  • Treat Restaurant and Coffee Shop - 3 min walk
  • Adamo Restaurant - 5 min walk

About this property

By the Way Guesthouse

Enjoy your visit to Clarens with a stay at By the Way Guesthouse. Guests looking for a bite to eat can check out the restaurant, and the bar/lounge is the perfect spot to grab a drink at the end of the day. Other highlights include a terrace and a garden. Fellow travelers like the comfortable beds and breakfast.


Afrikaans, English

Cleaning and safety practices

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 7 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2:30 PM - 7 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Guests must contact the property for check-in information
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 7 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required


  • Children (15 years old and younger) not allowed
  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Breakfast available each morning (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Barbecue grills
  • Room service (limited hours)

What to do

  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Ziplining nearby


  • Concierge services


  • Garden
  • Terrace


  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • Afrikaans
  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Portable fan
  • Coffee/tea maker

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchenette
  • Cookware, dishes, and utensils


  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies

Hygiene & cleanliness

Social distancing measures are in place.


This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Way Guesthouse House Clarens
Way Guesthouse Clarens
Way Guesthouse
Way Clarens
By the Way Guesthouse Clarens
By the Way Guesthouse Guesthouse
By the Way Guesthouse Guesthouse Clarens

Frequently asked questions

What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at By the Way Guesthouse?
This property confirms that social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at By the Way Guesthouse?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at By the Way Guesthouse?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at By the Way Guesthouse?
You can check in from 2:30 PM - 7 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
What is there to do at By the Way Guesthouse and nearby?
Have fun with nearby activities like hiking, rock climbing, and sailing. By the Way Guesthouse also has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near By the Way Guesthouse?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. Nearby restaurants include NyamaChoma @ Mountain Breeze (3-min walk), Treat Restaurant and Coffee Shop (3-min walk), and Adamo Restaurant (5-min walk).
Does By the Way Guesthouse have self-catered rooms fitted with kitchens or kitchenettes?
Yes, a kitchenette is available in every room, and also includes a refrigerator, cookware, and a coffee maker.
What's the area around By the Way Guesthouse like?
By the Way Guesthouse is a short 9-minute walk from Clarens Brewery and 11 minutes' walk from Clarens Kloof Mountain Trail.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

Friendly welcome, beautiful touches in the unit. The full size stove/oven was a great help. Dining table, comfy sofa and bed with a warm vibe were all wonderful. Host was kind and responsive. Great stay!
1-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

My stay
My stay at By The Way was amazing even though I stayed for a night only but the place comfortable and relaxing I’m looking forward to comeback and stay for a weekend
Earl, 1-night business trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

The breakfast baskets were an absolute treat, and we looked forward to them each morning.
3-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Great hosts & great facilities, thank you!!!
The guesthouse is ideally located next to sites where you can enjoy various activities, it's easy to find right at the entrance of Clarens. We enjoyed the service, very flexible and friendly. I would recommend this guest house whether for business or leisure.
Akofang, 2-night romance trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Very pleasant owner
Helpful, walking distance from centre of activities. Large apartment with nice balcony. We enjoyed our stay!
2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

A little treasure in Clarens
What an amazing find! My sister and I thoroughly enjoyed our long weekend stay and found the accommodation charming. We especially enjoyed the picnic baskets served to your room, allowing us to enjoy the welcome luxury of having breakfast in bed. A delightful, great value stay - highly recommended!!! Thank you so much to the chef owner who also accommodated our complicated dietary requirements - really very appreciated!
Candice, 3-night family trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

A bit of England in Africa
Had a great time. So close to the activity.
Jane, 1-night trip with friends
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Beautiful and Charming with Delicious Breakfast
We couldn't have asked for a better stay at By the Way Guesthouse. This beautifully decorated lodge is cozy and charming. The owners were very welcoming and helpful and the breakfasts, which can be delivered to your room, were to die for. I hope to return and stay in some of the other rooms - it was hard to choose just one!
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Angenehmer Aufenthalt
Uns hat es im By the Way gut gefallen. Lediglich die nahe Fernstrasse/Kreuzung kann am Morgen bisschen laut sein.
1-night romance trip
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