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Lidwala Backpacker Lodge
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

I have just returned to the UK after a week long stay at Lidwala Lodge. The staff were friendly, the environment was relaxed and clean and the view is stunning.
I stayed alongside 4 colleagues as we were volunteering with All Out Africa for the week. We were welcomed by Pamela who was very informative. The food was good quality and there was lots of space in the kitchen for us to keep other items which we bought from the supermarket.
Phumie, the manager, is an asset to the lodge. Very helpful and friendly and will often sit alongside you to eat dinner.
All the staff are very kind, Phetsile even picked up pizza for us from The Gables.
The shower and toilet blocks were cleaned daily. I felt safe to entire stay.
Be careful of the dogs - unlike UK dogs, I don't think they like too much petting and became snappy at times.
We would look to return to Swaziland and would definitely return to Lidwala. Thank you to the team for making us feel so settled!

Stayed: October 2017, travelled on business
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LidwalaLodge, Manager at Lidwala Backpacker Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2017

Thank you for the review Zoe it was a pleasure having you stay with us. It is our goal to have people feel at home when they are at Lidwala and we happy to tell you that you do have a home in Swaziland and look forward to hosting you again.

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Reviewed 17 August 2017

Lidwala Lodge provided a pleasant stay, even though I was there for only one night. The staff were friendly and welcoming, providing ample advice about the Mlilwane Sanctuary and places to eat for dinner. They have an excellent hiking trail behind the Lodge, which takes about 2 hours round trip to complete. If you're lucky, the Lodge's dog may guide you up the mountain for free!

Regarding the room itself, I was staying in a dormitory and there could have been more space. However, lockers were provided and there was an ensuite as well. There also could have been a bit more atmosphere at the place, so if you're looking for a true backpacking place you may want to look elsewhere. That being said, this place was clean, close to the main road, and was good value for my one night stay there.

Room Tip: Dorms are decent rooms, but if you are looking for an upgrade ask for a double private.
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  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled solo
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LidwalaLodge, Manager at Lidwala Backpacker Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2017

thank you for taking the time to give us a review. next time we hope you get to stay longer.

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Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

This place is great .... for the price point.

Amazing scenery, amazing hospitality .. we stayed In a private room and it was better than many hotels we have stayed in previously!

Only issue was very poor WiFi .... although that is sometimes to be expected in rural Africa, it was however virtually non existent.

Clean, Tidy, well priced, very welcoming.... a great place to stay, in an amazing amazing country.

Stayed: April 2017, travelled as a couple
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LidwalaLodge, Manager at Lidwala Backpacker Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2017

thank you for the review. We have improved the speed of the WiFi and continue to improve the standard of our facilities.

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Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

I've been a Peace Corps volunteer for just under two years and I've stayed at a few hostels in Swaziland. Lidwalas is a nice, friendly and clean place to stay. It can get a bit noisy late at night but if you get a private room or tent you don't hear it!

Stayed: February 2017, travelled on business
Thank Jamie M
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LidwalaLodge, Manager at Lidwala Backpacker Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2017

thanks for the review Jamie. i know on fridays it can get a bit noisy but we do try keep it quiet after 10pm

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Reviewed 10 February 2017

We spent one night here and it felt like we where part of a family. We had a cookout with the manager and some Peace Corps volunteers. Everyone was friendly and helpful. the rooms we rented were very luxurious. The showers were clean and hot.We have stayed at a few hostels but this one might be the nicest I've ever been to.

  • Stayed: February 2017, travelled with family
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LidwalaLodge, Manager at Lidwala Backpacker Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2017

thank you for the review. i'm glad to have been a part of creating some of the good memories in your holiday and we will continue to improve to make sure that next time you come this way your stay with us is more enjoyable and comfortable.

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Additional Information about Lidwala Backpacker Lodge

Address: 103 Main Road MR, Ezulwini H106, Swaziland
Region: Swaziland > Hhohho District > Ezulwini
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 6 Speciality Lodging in Ezulwini
Price Range: $227 - $540 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Lidwala Lodge offers award winning affordable accommodation in the heart of the Ezulwini valley nestled on the slopes of beautiful Sheba's breast mountain. A range of accommodation is available including en-suite twin and double rooms, dorms, self catering private chalets, camping sites and camper van sites. ... more   less 
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