Clarens Inn and Backpackers  Verified Listing

Clarens Free State Province South Africa

Excellent Rating: 4.3 / 5
Based on 12 verified guest reviews

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Member since: 27 Aug. 2015

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Wheelchair Friendly
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Child friendly
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Tea and coffee facilities

Clarens Inn and Backpackers is situated in the quaint town of Clarens, nestled in the foothills of the Maluti Mountains in the Free State province of South Africa. The backpackers are shaped like beehives, thus A-hive, a play on the word. They are really concrete huts with basic amenities and Family Self-Catering units which are better furnished.
This affordable accommodation at its best with the bonus of being in a spectacular location.
The property is very attractive with a lake, grassy landscape and trees and as well as abundance of birdlife.

In Room Facilities:

The backpackers provides kitchen facilities, bathrooms and an inviting BBQ area for all. After long hours of travel, Clarens Inn provides relaxing hot showers for those finding rest and comfort in our Boys and Girls dorms - the inviting fireplaces will warm not only hearts, but also any cold winter's night.

Simply relax with the comforts of your own self-contained accommodation in all our options.

The self-catering honeymoon suite is the perfect place for any romantic getaway. Retire to a lovely space warmed by the sound of fire crackling in the fireplace, after exploring all the wonders of the town and the surrounding mountains.

Area Information:

The mountain ranges, which surround this leafy haven, boast incredible rainbowed strata of purples and blues – one of a kind formations that perfectly reflect the bright energy of this beautiful region. Travellers pass through Clarens enroute to Johannesburg and Durban.

Property Facilities:

There is a shop named Voetstoots, a specialized antique store, situated in town which offers a great variety of unique items. What started as a hobby has blossomed into an incredible range of fascinating original pieces, including all kinds of art, woodwork, glassware and tin.

We have our very own specialized silversmith on premises, providing visitors the opportunity to order a special jewellery item as reminder of pleasure filled days in the mountain. The thrilling demeanor of the Backpackers promises a vivacious yet relaxed environment, boasting amenities to socialize around a hearty fire. Enjoy nice nature hiking trails as we are situated at the foot of the mountain.

The enticing coffee shop will provide guests with a multitude of nostalgic memories.

Attractions:

Nearby activities include:
* White water rafting.
* Abseiling.
* Horse riding.
* Golf.
* Tennis.
* Golden Gate National Park.
* Zip Line.
* Paintball.
* Afri Ski in Lesotho.
* Pub crawling (the biggest activity in town).
* AND Live Music.

Other places of interest:
* Sethuthuthu Tours and Safaris – (Quad biking!)
www.clarensmag.co.za
* Maseru Backpackers and Conference centre
www.lesothoduramlink.org
* Maluti Tours
www.malutifootprints.webs.com
* Basotho Cultural Village and Rest Camp
www.sanparks.org

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Extra Info

Property Type Cottage, Guest House, Camp, Chalet, Backpackers, Self Catering, Caravan Park, Bungalow
Conditions Show
Check-in after 02:00 PM
Check-out before 10:00 AM
Cancellation Policy Strict
Can Be Used For Film Location
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Reviews

Gabriel Baard
05 January 2021

This is the most wonderful and homely backpackers. The 12 of us had such an amazing time, from the short hikes on the doorstep of the property, to the river swimming pool which has tubes to float in and swings just next to it. The accommodation was homely and comfy meaning we all had a lovely time!

Superb. 5 out of 5
Loraine De Maudave
26 March 2020

Travelling home urgently for the lockdown, it was great to have a cosy room and arrive late. Thanks!

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
Carly Shearer
27 December 2019

Was an amazing place to stay right at the foot of the mountain with all the amenities you need and more.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Erika Lowe
18 January 2019

We, as a group of friends have spend the New Years weekend at Dondella house and was pleasantly surprised. It is a beautiful house. It was an absolute joy to meet Katy and was welcomed with open arms. We will definitely recommend booking your stay at Clarens Inn. I also need to mention Mr Goosein at Afristay who went out of his way to accommodate us after our initial accommodation fell through. It was an absolute pleasure doing business with Mr Goosein at Afristay and Katy at Clarens Inn.

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
Linda Pope
09 October 2018

It's a lovely rustic environment at the foot of a stunning mountain. My log cabin was very clean, neat and decorated with some very interesting pieces of furniture. There is everything you need in the cabin. A relaxed, peaceful and friendly atmosphere. I will return just to enjoy the much needed rest I so often need.

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
Kioko Mbithi
27 September 2018

Clean, great vibe and awesome hosting.

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
Warren Jack
27 July 2018

Nice and cozy. But needs a shower.

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
Derene Barnes
18 July 2018

Loved the atmosphere, the place is just peaceful and beautiful. Wish we could've stayed longer. But we're definitely going back.

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
Leryke Janse van Rensburg
05 July 2018

4 stars

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
Lerato Twala
31 December 2017

We had a splendid time there thank you, the place wasn't to our expectations though but we made the best of whatever situation we faced.

Fabulous. 4 out of 5

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Clarens Reviews

Terry-Anne Grove
26 November 2020

The Brewery and the Gosto's restaurent and live music!

Superb. 5 out of 5
Valerie Botha
25 November 2020

Beautiful scenery, serene and clean!

Superb. 5 out of 5
Terry-Anne Grove
23 November 2020

The shopping, the brewerey, the purple onion and the views.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Lucy Neves
23 March 2020

FOREVER CLARENS WAS JUST THE BEST !!!!! :)
We stayed in the Family unit and it was 7 STAR - Couldn't wish for any better
Jaco & Myrna are wonderful, Everything was organised and ready for us, communication was a pleasure on whats app. And another BIG bonus is that we parked our car, and only got back into it when our stay ended. Town is a few paces away and CLARENS is just so chilled and relaxed.
Will be back to Forever Clarens For Sure :)

Superb. 5 out of 5
Carly Shearer
27 December 2019

The easy acess to the mountains and the beautiful different hikes. I enjoyed the quaint little town.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Ryan Findlay
27 December 2019

So many great little restaurants and stores to explore! So hard to just pick a favorite. Really enjoyed the Gin tasting at Red Rock as well as the beer tasting at the brewery. Great and friendly service. A great town to explore the surrounding scenery from.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Emma Skudder
06 December 2019

The hikes and the quaint town experience formed a great mix of getting outside while still being able to go into town and browse around.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Tebogo Letsitsi
05 August 2019

The rich culture of the town, the restaurants, antique shops, and the craft beer!

Superb. 5 out of 5
Nicole Anderson
08 July 2019

Everything. The atmosphere, the variety of restaurants, the people and most of all the beautiful surroundings.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Ilana Hladik
23 June 2019

Beautiful scenery.

Superb. 5 out of 5