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Albergo for Backpackers

6 and 8 Church Street, Plettenberg Bay 6600, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Albergo is right in the middle of gorgeous Plett, right next to shops and bars on the main road and a Checkers. The backpackers has a lovely garden, great self-catering kitchen, and acceptable bathrooms and dorms. I found the staff to be very friendly and approachable, and I appreciated the racial diversity represented (a rarity on the Garden Route). I... More

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Mainz, Germany
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

We spent a few days in Plett. + nice cleam rooms + friendly staff + big communal kitchen + every night barbecue + lovely hang out areas +very nice garden ++ I forgot my hoodie. We got in contact and they found it. They sent it back to Germany. Top service and thank you again

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Incheon, South Korea
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

As backpackers go, this one is lovely - well situated, great staff, good accommodation and facilities, and a wonderful garden. However, as an older person traveling with kids, our stay was wrecked by a large group of young and clearly drunk 'guests' who decided to 'party' well after midnight, which included raiding the communal kitchen for whatever food they could... More

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dar el salamm
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35 reviews 35 reviews
23 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

Good facilities, very clean, nice indoor and outdoor areas, helpful staff. Close to town, beaches not too far away. However, this is not a place to pitch a tent in high season. Very squeezed in space. Very noisy at night during high season with a lot of out of control drunk young people. Book well in advance during this period... More

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London, United Kingdom
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22 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

Stayed just 1 night. Took a dorm room for just R120. Bunk was very comfortable though I would recommend the upper bunk as there is limited space between the low and upper bunks, but the upper bunk is not too high up and there is plenty of space between it and the ceiling. The rooms are comfortably decorated with no... More

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4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

The staff at albergo were amazing, always willing to help with information, booking trips and hostels. Private rooms were spacious and clean. Our Bathroom did smell funky and the hot water tended to keep switching from cold to hot during showers, but overall we enjoyed our stay.

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20 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

This place is nicely set up, it has a nice garden, social area, kitchen, braai area, tables to socialize... it lacks nice bathrooms (this was one of very few places in SA where there was no soap or even a soap container in the bathroom, the question was how the staff cleans their hands? well, they don't, as I witnessed,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013 via mobile

Stayed at Albergo a few times. I always feel at home here. They have a bonfire going every night of the year so you can have a braai and hang out with other guests if you like or just relax in a hommock in the garden. Very central if you wanna go out for dinner or shopping. The hosts run... More

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55 reviews 55 reviews
52 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

A lovely hostel run by a Dutch couple who have clearly got the right attitude and vision to running a successful backpackers hostel. It was quiet when we were there - maybe because it was low-season - despite this, the staff made a point of lighting the bonfire and braii for just a few guests. The reception tried to help... More

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

We were forced into a last minute change in our plans after Santini Lace Apartments cancelled our booking as we were leaving UK as they had double booked and the accommodation they arranged as a replacement, Twilight Cottage, (all in Plettenbergbaii), were not answering the gate or mobile when we arrived as planned. We went to Albergo as our daughter,... More

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Address: 6 and 8 Church Street, Plettenberg Bay 6600, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Plettenberg Bay
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Albergo for Backpackers is situated in absolutely the best spot in Plettenberg Bay. The beach, shops, restaurants and nightlife are all within easy walking distance. Nothing can beat our stunning views from the balcony where dolphins and whales are often spotted cruising the beautiful bay of Plettenberg Bay. For those who want to hang out at our gorgeous beaches and practice their surfing skills, we have surfboards and body boards for hire. If you just want to have a lazy day, you can relax in our huge garden where swinging chairs and hammocks and luscious green grass are waiting for you. Every night at our backpackers is bonfire night. Using our braai (BBQ) facilities we can teach you to master the art of traditional outdoor cooking. Getting in touch with the Wonderful Waiting World outside Albergo is easy. We run our own internet café with a fast ADSL connection,WIFI, VOIP, Webcams and much more. Our television room (with its satellite TV for sport addicts), bar and pool table are located away from the sleeping areas. NOW FAIR TRADE TOURISM SOUTH AFRICA accredited! At Albergo’s One Stop Action Shop we offer all information about activities in the area and our helpful staff will gladly assist you with bookings (always ask for the special backpacker prices). A shuttle service is available for transport to the various activities.NEW: CANOE HIRE FROM ALBERGO! Our reception is open from 8.00 AM in the morning until 9.30 PM at night. Checking in and checking out is only possible during reception hours. ... more   less 
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