Hostels tend to be safer, cleaner and more pleasant than cheap hotels, many of which have “economy” rooms unaltered since Soviet times. The standard rate is around R700–800 for a dorm bed; aim to reserve three to four weeks in advance in the summer. Booking ahead by phone or with w www.hostels.com will guarantee you a bed for the night.
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