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Coffee Bay, Wild Coast, Transkei, Coffee Bay, South Africa
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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East London, South Africa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I'm not fussy, I've stayed in some bad places, but this has got to be the worst. We had 1 light that worked, the place with filthy and smelt of dog. The bathroom sink emptied ot on to the bathroom floor. Terrible!!!!!

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

Three years ago I visited this place when it was blooming. Now we left after one night to look for another place to camp. I'm quite an easy going guy but I just didn't want to stay in this place any longer. It feels like some things have gone terribly wrong here in recent months. We were told that the... More 

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New York City, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Beside the entrance to the beautiful beaches of Coffee Bay lie two backpacker lodges - CoffeeShack and Bomvu Paradise. While CoffeeShack is clean, well-run, and full of activities, Bomvu Paradise is anything but. During the day, the place is empty and at night, people trickle back to sleep. Why is this so? A multitude of reasons. The broken down jalopy... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We're camping since 6 weeks around South Africa and we had to stay one night at Coffee Bays Bomvu Backpackers. I would say the worst night so far, we had round about 30 mosquitos in our room penetrating us the whole night. "Use repellent" the reception said the next morning, oh really? "We're not a 5 star hotel" is not... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015 via mobile

My boyfriend and I had the worst experience last night at Bomvu. I was so excited to go back to beautiful coffee bay, having been 5 years ago and had a magical time. However, on arrival I quickly realised how much the place has changed. The entrance to Bomvu is disgusting and littered with rubbish, the whole place looks like... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Dogs eating out of rubbish bags, problems with their electricity, a bedroom ceiling with so much mold on it that we had to leave before unpacking as we could not breath in the room. The place is very run down, and very far removed from the images on its web site. We left, without the deposit paid, and have found... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

After a long and dangerous drive to Coffee Bay we were welcomed to a dark and spiritless dungeon. Besides for all the rain we recieved during our time there, which was in no way their fault, it would have been nice to have an area in which one could cozy up and meet fellow bacpackers, instead, we were greeted by... More 

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Super friendly staff become friends in a mere two nights stay. Everyone is extremely helpful, friendly and accommodating. Good food and good value for money. A relaxed atmosphere and the most incredible guided hikes by the locals. Best two night of our road trip. Will certainly be back!

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Bloemfontein, South Africa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

What a dump!!! We booked one of their "100" camp sites, but on arrival there weren't even space for more than 5 tents. Can't see how they can advertise 100 camp sites. We have a camp trailer with a tent, but they didn't even have enough space for it to be set up. This after we already paid a deposit.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014 via mobile

Their service is very poor, the rooms are filthy, the water was cold in the showers the dorms had no lights,the blankets were dirty. Wouldn't recommend it to any one. Otherwise coffebay as a tourist destination is beautiful

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Address: Coffee Bay, Wild Coast, Transkei, Coffee Bay, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Coffee Bay
Number of rooms: 16
Also Known As:
Bomvu Backpackers Hotel Coffee Bay

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