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Welcome to Hard Rock Backpackers

What is it that you want in a backpackers accommodation? I'll tell you what I want when I go backpacking and I'll tell you why I started Hard Rock Backpackers back in 2010. Besides the obvious things like safety, cleanliness, etc (not that we lack any of that, but more on that later), the thing that I most want from accommodation is an unforgettable, memorable experience. It should be fun, awesome, and gnarly! I want great rooms, lively hosts and I want to feel welcomed, I want to be part of the experience. The problem was that I couldn't find a place like that. So I made my own. So what is it that I enjoy most, what vibe would I love? I love music! I love surfing! So I decided to open up a backpackers in Jeffreys Bay, the tube surfing capital of the world! Hard Rock Backpackers is walking distance from some of the best surf you'll find anywhere on the globe. Now we need a kick ass music atmosphere to go along with that! Hard Rock Backpackers was born.

Hard Rock Backpackers

In terms of accommodation, you are unlikely to find any other hostel that offers budget accommodation with high quality as well as Hard Rock Backpackers does. Though we offer cheap accommodation, our facility is up market, safe and comfortable so you do not need to worry about having to sacrifice any of these characteristics just for affordability. For the incredibly low rates, you get to benefit from things such as very friendly staff members, a beautiful rock 'n roll themed ambience and an aura that is hard to find in any other similar facility.

There are numerous activities that you can indulge in J-Bay. The most obvious of these is the Main Beach, which is a very good place to visit if you are looking for a place that has a nice, comfortable feel to it. The beach is of such high quality that it has been awarded the Blue Flag award, which just goes to show that it is one place that you are unlikely to regret visiting.

Latest Review

Awesome Hostel.

Date: Friday, 2014, September 19 - 19:30

I will never forget this amazing place, I had really great time , l felt like home with Dick & Tamara and their beautiful kids Nico and Max. I'm a surfer, so this place was perfect for me, really close to the mind-blowing waves of J-bay where I had some of the best waves of my whole life. I hope to come back, I already miss this place! Giorgio Giorgio Milano (Spain, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria)

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Baz Bus Route Hop Off

Longing for an epic road trip with your mates? An endless summer of kick ass music and surfing? A wild adventure that you'll never forget? Hard Rock Backpackers has all that and more lined up for you! We are now a hop off point on the famous Baz Bus route, the  awesome door-to-door (more like backpacker-to-backpacker) bus service that operates all along the South African coast from Cape Town to Johannesburg and back.