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Coffee Shack Backpackers

on the beach | Bomvu River Mouth, Coffee Bay 5082, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars NEW

Clearly a well-run and popular spot, but I didn't particularly enjoy the atmosphere here as many others have. In particular having locals sticking their heads over the fence to offer me "special herbs" every 5 minutes made me think this wasn't quite my kind of place. Campsite is small but well maintained, I enjoyed spending a bit of time on... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed in Coffee Shack for one night and I must admit that I really enjoyed the atmosphere. The staff is really nice, and the area is huge so you have many place to chill. Also, the accommodation is very clean like the bathroom. You can enjoy a breakfast for few money. I would definitely recommend this experience if you... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A friend of mine and I recently drove down from Durban to Cape Town, with little other than the surf to dictate our itinerary. A good friend, John McCarthy, recommended Coffee Shack, and after calling and being told they were full, but would make a plan to accommodate us in one of the staff rooms, we arrived. The place is... More 

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My second time at Coffee Shack and the staff keeps on going the extra mile for their guests. They actively try to remember all their guests by name to make them feel welcome and appreciated, something you don't see very often in Hostels their size. The daytime activities are good value and well organised, the dinner is healthy and fresh... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed at Coffee Shack with a friend of mine in December, we stayed in the dorms - the dorms were cleaned daily and we could leave some of our bags there without having to worry that something would go missing. The staff were incredible - very friendly and organized. The vibe of the backpackers is amazing, there are always... More 

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David M, General Manager at Coffee Shack Backpackers, responded to this review

Hello Thank you for taking the time to review Coffee Shack and we hope that you manage to come and visit us again soon! Thank you for mentioning the variety of activities we have, we do believe they are great fun and exceptional value for money. Safe travels, Cheers David and the Coffee Shack crew More 

Belfast, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The sort of place you feel at home in an instant. Never experienced somewhere so incredible in my life. The backpackers itself is both chilled and such a fun place to be. Attracts some of the coolest people, and even though I was there in a group, I would have no problem returning alone. Activities were incredible and experiences I... More 

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David M, General Manager at Coffee Shack Backpackers, responded to this review

Hello Thank you very much for taking time to write such a fantastic review and it makes us really happy to hear that you "have never experienced anywhere so incredible before". We also think that our guests are some of the coolest, most interesting people, you could ever imagine. This in turn makes our job as staff so much fun.... More 

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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Atmosphere in Coffee Shack is great if you are a young backpacker. It's even the perfect place for this kind of traveller. I slept in a hut on the other side of the river: it was more quiet and it was clean. The view was amazing. Another good point for Coffee Shack: it's a community guesthouse, so your money goes... More 

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David M, General Manager at Coffee Shack Backpackers, responded to this review

Hello Thank you very much for taking the time to review Coffee Shack and glad to hear that you enjoyed our amazing views from the beach side rondavals. Thank you for also mentioning that our local Tshezi community are 30% shareholders in the Coffee Shack. Safe travels and we hope to see you again soon. Cheers David & the Coffee... More 

Ottawa, Canada
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60 reviews 60 reviews
16 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

We love this place and had so much fun with their day trips. Beautiful place, trees, people.. very helpful and friendly.. We saw the local girls dancing in front of fire pit.. which how the helps local young students to get some incomes and so wonderful.. we had the chance brought our breakfast at beach to eat and enjoy the... More 

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David M, General Manager at Coffee Shack Backpackers, responded to this review

Hello Thank you for taking the time to review Coffee Shack and great to hear that you had a wonderful time in our beautiful environment. Please make sure that you come back and spend more time with us. Safe travels. David & the Coffee Shack crew More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Very fun place to be,full of activities and which are affordable.warm and friendly staff.Meals are super,fresh seafood and also has an African cuisine,Location is awesome stone throw from the beach.surrounded by the locals,where you can mingle freely. definitely a place worth visiting.

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David M, General Manager at Coffee Shack Backpackers, responded to this review

Hello Thank you for taking the time to review Coffee Shack and great to hear that you had lots of "fun"! We do agree that "having fun" while travelling is what it is all about. Glad to hear that the staff were warm and friendly. Safe travels and we hope to see you again soon. Cheers David & the Coffee... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We stayed there several times and every stay was a pleasure. Nice staff and always friendly. The rooms are a little small but nice and you normally spend your time outside anyway. The Backpackers offers the cheapest surfing lessons I found on the complete wild coast and has competent trained staff. The dogs are nice and the food they prepare... More 

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David M, General Manager at Coffee Shack Backpackers, responded to this review

Howzit Thank you for taking the time to review Coffee Shack, and great to hear that you have always had a great time at Coffee Shack. Thanks for mentioning our tasty and well-priced meals, and most importantly the free dinner on Sunday nights. Safe travels and we hope to see you again soon. Cheers David & the Coffee Shack crew More 

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Address: on the beach | Bomvu River Mouth, Coffee Bay 5082, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Coffee Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 10
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