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Amakaya Backpackers

3.0 of 5 15 Park Lane, Plettenberg Bay 6600, South Africa
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good vibes all round at Amakaya, facility, service and staff alike. E.mail communication was good prior to the visit and upon arrival met with the owner and various staff members, very convivial. Peaceful and really worth the stay.

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Ins, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

although fully booked, staff helped us make our stay very comfortable. Very friendly warm and helpful staff. Staff also helped find good day trips and informed us about things to do in the area. Thank you

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good place very close to the main road with all the stores and restaurants. The owner is very kind and happy to help. We slept at the apartments which is not very far from the office but it felt that we were secluded and away from other backpackers. The building was very nice the pressure at the taps wasn't very... More 

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

We booked the Outeniqua double en suite room,which sleeps 4 (the 5th person got a mattress to sleep on, which was ok). We stayed one night. The place is what I expected. Cosy, not great, but good enough. I wouldn't recommend it for people with high standards. The staff are friendly. Kyle at reception forgot to note that I paid... More 

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Amakaya, Owner at Amakaya Backpackers, responded to this review

Hello Trizenia Thanks for your comments. I would appreciate it if you could let me have some specifics about what was not suitable. It is always difficult to please everyone. Some people give a 5/5 rating for the same facilities that others rate much lower. I guess it depends on whether you are used to hotel/guest houses or backpackers. We... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Hi, all was good for stay, dstv, bar, central but the hot water switches cold after 30 secs can't even wash my hair and wash. Have funny water saving signs over place, rediculous, cause water goes hot after another 30 secs and IMPOSSIBLE to shower in that time.

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Amakaya, Owner at Amakaya Backpackers, responded to this review

Hello Thank you for your comments. I am sorry to hear of your hot water experience. You have not let us know which dorm/room you stayed in nor given your name so I cannot trace your booking. This is not the norm with the water. We have gas geysers as well as standard electric geysers (2 x 200lt) heated by... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 via mobile

I stayed in one of the backpacker apartments here for one night in December and it was great. The apartments are a short walk from the hostel itself and very close to the beach and lots of shops and restaurants. All the staff were really friendly and helpful and coped well with Plett Rage which took over the town at... More 

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Amakaya, Owner at Amakaya Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Nick Thanks for the good comments. Glad you survived Rage as well! Regards Dave Swart More 

Calgary, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

I was very happy with my stay at Amakaya Backpackers and highly recommend it. The price is great, excellent amenities, friendly staff, ability to book any tour u like if u r interested, and above all it was really clean.

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Puerto Iguazu, Argentina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Very nice place, close to de beach and the Mine Street. The staff is awesome. extremely friendly and very helpful. I stayed on a big dorm, with a complete kitchen and a comfortable bathroom. The common areas are great, with a big garden ideal to sit outside and relax after the beach before go out to have dinner or drinks.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

One thing that stands out is the awful bedding. I actually went to buy duvet covers and sheets to make it through the night. The beddings was not welcoming, although clean the colour and look is awful. The staff was great and overall the experience was good.

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Amakaya, Owner at Amakaya Backpackers, responded to this review

Hello Average I find your comments about the bedding to be strange to say the least! If you were not happy with the bedding you could have asked the staff to replace it. We do have extra bedding for all rooms. There are also at least 3 notices in various visible areas asking guests to advise us of any problems.... More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

The only issue I had with Amakaya Backpackers was the plumbing. When you shower and someone flushes the toilet, your water disappears completely and 2min shower limits and the notices about water restrictions that are two years old. It at least takes you 2 min to get wet under those showers let alone take a proper shower. Amakaya's has a... More 

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Amakaya, Owner at Amakaya Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We have been struggling for about 2 weeks in our outbuilding with water pressure and have been trying to determine the cause of the problem. The gas geysers that we installed in this building depend on a certain water pressure to stay lit when in use. We determined yesterday that the pressure valve on the... More 

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Address: 15 Park Lane, Plettenberg Bay 6600, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Plettenberg Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Amakaya Backpackers 3*
Number of rooms: 9
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