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Amakaya Backpackers

3.0 of 5 Hostel   |   15 Park Lane, Plettenberg Bay 6600, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jurgen B Groningen, The Netherlands
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Groningen, The Netherlands
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Me and my friend had a great time at the Amakaya Backpackers. We were on a roadtrip on our motorbike, we even got biker-discount! Dave, the owner of Amakaya Backpackers also rides a motorbike, took us out on a few trips showing us the area. If you want Amakaya can book all kinds of activities from around the area for... More

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Hello Jurgen Glad that I was able to make your stay and bike trip memorable. Have got lots more routes now so if you do visit SA again we will keep you busy riding. Say hi to Michka from me. Regards Dave More

Lincoln
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff make this place! Me and my other half spent 6 nights here in June 2014. From the minute we arrived to the minute we left we were made to feel incredibly welcome. They organised all trips/tours and even did our washing! The price is cheap and the bar area/balcony is a great place to chill after a hectic... More

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Glad that you had a great time and got out to see the sights in this lovely piece of nature that is on the Garden Route. Thanks for the accolades for our staff. Regards Dave Swart More

Cape Town Central, South Africa
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

WoW ! What a homely and lovely atmosphere greets you the minute you enter onto the property, note I said property and not premises. With hammocks in trees, tables under umbrellas one immediately feels all stress leave your body. Upon entering the premises you are surrounded by a homey and comfortable feeling. The rooms are all lovely, even the most... More

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Amakaya, Owner at Amakaya Backpackers, responded to this review

Hello Elmari Glad that you had a great time in Plett. How are the gravel road experiences going?? Have found some new, easy ones to show you next time you here!! Regards Dave & Dorothy More

Mossel Bay
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Excellent, stay over for our final site meeting for the Whale Rally. Had a wonderful braai and "kuier" with our buddies. No complaints what so ever. Will definitely advertise Back Packer for sure. Thanx.

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Amakaya, Owner at Amakaya Backpackers, responded to this review

Hello Magda Was good meeting you. Glad we met your expectations. Hope that you had a good Whale Rally - I certainly did! Regards Dave More

Grahamstown
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Visit this lovely accommodation in Plettenberg Bay! :-) The staff was always very kind to us and helped us to plan and book all the activities we wanted to do. There is free Wifi, a bar with a balcony and a braai facility!

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Amakaya, Owner at Amakaya Backpackers, responded to this review

Hello Antje Glad to hear that our staff met your expectations and that you enjoyed your stay with us. Why not upload some of your pictures onto our facebook page. Regards Dave Swart More

Essen, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

I really enjoyed my stay there. Nice staff, good rooms& kitchen. Nice bar with great view and very good lacated within walking distance to center and beaches Definetly recommendable and i would come here again!

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Amakaya, Owner at Amakaya Backpackers, responded to this review

Hello Katherina Thanks for reviewing your stay with us. Glad to hear that you enjoyed the experience. If you do come this way again, give me advance notice and I will take you on one of our motorbike shuttle tours. It will be a memorable experience. Regards Dave Swart More

Centurion, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Thanks for a great stay. Will come and stay with you again! Secure parking and great people. Close to all you need in town. Your place made us drive a 300km detour just to stay there...now want to do n GS bike trip and come and stay over at your place :)

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Amakaya, Owner at Amakaya Backpackers, responded to this review

Glad to hear that your detour was worthwhile. Next time you in the area with the bike give me some advance warning and I will show you some routes. If I cannot go with myself I will point you in the right direction! Cheers Dave Swart More

Windhoek, Namibia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

We spent two relaxing nights at Amakaya Backpackers. The place has a variety of rooms to suit most travelers needs. Beds were very comfortable. Our host had some great ideas for restaurants in the area as well. Highly recommend this place to anyone staying in Plettenberg Bay!

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Amakaya, Owner at Amakaya Backpackers, responded to this review

Hello Carrie Glad you enjoyed your stay and it isgood to hear that the recommendations given matched our expectations. Must admit that you were not as bad as the movie!;)) Regards Dave More

Cape Town Central, South Africa
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

I stayed a few days at this backpackers. The staff was amazing, very friendly and helpful. Overall it is very clean and well kept. The dorm I stayed in seemed a bit crammed and I didn't really know where to put my backpack but it was also clean and i had a good sleep. Close to the main street, supermarkets... More

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Johannesburg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

WOW WOW WOW what a great time we had.. TO NEIL thank you thank so much for going out of your way to make Clinton's Birthday so special.. hope to see you guys soon.. the room was so clean and the staff so friendly.. everything was perfect, Thanx guys

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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*
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Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites Airport Transportation
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Amakaya Backpackers hostel & self-catering accommodation is 300 metres from the shops, restaurants, pubs, of Main Street Plettenberg Bay and 800m from the popular Central Beach.Our upstairs bar and open air veranda offers magnificent views of the Tsitsikamma mountain range, the lagoon and the bay. This is a great place to relax after a busy day’s activities or for the early risers to watch the sunrise. To keep yourself busy, visit our Adventure Centre where we will help arrange things to do, including tours to get you out and about in the Garden Route area. We will also arrange transport to these activities if you do not have your own. After dinner share your adventures around the bonfire with our other guests or just laze in the hammocks. ... more   less 
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