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Amakaya Backpackers

15 Park Lane, Plettenberg Bay 6600, South Africa
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  • Location
    4 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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Mannheim, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice hostel, good location (5 min. from Mainroad, but rather quiet place). Team is very helpful, friendly and competent enough to answer all your questions. I've enjoyed staying here. Thanks for a nice time!

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Amakaya, Owner at Amakaya Backpackers, responded to this review

Hello Galinas Glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. May is the quietest time of the year in Plett which you obviously discouvered. Hope it was a bit busier at your other stopovers. Regards Dave Swart More 

Alberton, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

thanks-i stayed in amakaya for one night only. thanks for helping me on such short notice, i did notice the backpackers were quite full- room, kitchen an bathroom very nice and clean-staff were very helpful and friendly. the view spectacular.

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Glad that we could help you at short notice and that you enjoyed the short time with us. Regards Dave Swart More 

Cape Town, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here with 11 friends, we rented 12 beds in the 12-bed dorm and had the whole room. It worked out great! Staff was nice, it was clean. It is near a small market and a few clubs, nothing super crazy at night but there is a lot of fun stuff around during the day! Would definitely recommend.

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Amakaya, Owner at Amakaya Backpackers, responded to this review

Hello Brooke Glad to hear that our group enjoyed their stay with us. May is usually the quietest month in Plett which explains why it was a bit quiet in town. Regards Dave Swart More 

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

They were very friendly and helped me with my questions. I also liked it that it that the bar was far enough to have a qood night. If i have to mention a point then i would say that the breakfast could be some more (like adding some cereal or more choice for what you can put on your toast... More 

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Amakaya, Owner at Amakaya Backpackers, responded to this review

Hello Anne Thanks for the review and your comments to improve the breakfast. This is something we introduced last year in June and in doing so did not increase our prices. We absorbed the cost ourselves. There should have been at least 2 types of jam and peanut butter (this was added by demand) so I am not sure what... More 

Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

On arrival you are welcomed by very friendly staff. the backpacker is very close to town and beaches and really do not drive. Nice bar and a nice free breakfast in the morning something you do not get at all the backpackers . Will stay here again

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Amakaya, Owner at Amakaya Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks for the flattering review. Glad that the staff were friendly and welcoming. Regards Dave Swart More 

Stuttgart, Germany
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We stayed in a Double Bedroom. It was clean and like discribed. Staff was very friendly. Breakfast inclusive (Toast, jam and eggs). Kitchen was clean. All in all of was a nice and solid hostel and i would recommend it.

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Amakaya, Owner at Amakaya Backpackers, responded to this review

Hello Florian Thanks for the review and look forward to seeing you again! Regards Dave More 

Amsterdam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

You don't expect this from a backpacker! Better than some of the hotels I have visited. Great spacious room, very clean, fantastic clean kitchen, great location and wonderful staff. I am really impressed and really... you might as well stay here for far less money than in a hotel, B&B or whatever. This was fantastic value for money.

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Amakaya, Owner at Amakaya Backpackers, responded to this review

Hello Klinkie Thanks for your fantastic review. Glad to hear that you were happy with your stay. Regards Dave Swart More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

My friends and I, we were 9 people that stayed at one of the apartments of Amakaya. Great place to stay for the weekend. But not for relaxing. We went skydiving and bungee jumping. Also to the beach in Plettenbergbay, and to one of the bars nearby. You will never spend your whole day at Amakaya, because there's a lot... More 

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Amakaya, Owner at Amakaya Backpackers, responded to this review

Hello Amalie Backpacker Apartments is not actually part of Amakaya and we are still trying to get its own Tripadvisor page up and running. I am glad to hear that you had a great and busy time in Plettenberg Bay. You scored us a 3 out of 5 which is not a great rating in our industry. Please let me... More 

Israel
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

I'm a fairly well traveled prick. This facility I can say is of incomparably great value and staff has an amazing approach, the place has respect to itself and consequently to its guests, which is not self-obvious, which made my Plettenberg-Bay stay many times safer, cosier and more home-feeling than I actually wanted. From the early morning's delicious family-kitchen breakfast... More 

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Amakaya, Owner at Amakaya Backpackers, responded to this review

Hello Orr I am pleased to hear that you were well looked after by all and that you had a good time in Plettenberg Bay. Thanks for the glowing review! Regards Dave Swart More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Feel at home good staff good bar and perfect reception thank you OLivia and Donae and the bar men. Very close to the down town and the beach. We will come back soon. It is one place you can not miss out.

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Amakaya, Owner at Amakaya Backpackers, responded to this review

Hello Sergio Glad to hear that you were well received and enjoyed your stay. Regards Dave Swart More 

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