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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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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Stuttgart, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Amsterdam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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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 

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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 

Vanderbijlpark, South Africa
1 review
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

My wife and I stayed in Amakaya among many other backpackers during a two week road trip of the Garden Route. We were happy with the state of the facilities, but we did not feel welcome. The place is not as the name states...a home away from home. As a matter of fact we did not feel at home at... More 

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Amakaya, Owner at Amakaya Backpackers, responded to this review

Hello Your experience is certainly not the way guests should be treated at Amakaya and is certainly not the norm as evidenced by most of our reviews. We do have some new staff that may be responsible, but this is not an excuse. Our bar is only permanently 'manned' after 6pm, however the reception staff will assist guests with any... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

At first glance Amakaya looks welcoming with their decor, free breakfast and "adventure center". However, we were quickly disappointed with the staffs poor knowledge of activities in the area e.g one of the receptionists abruptly answered us with a 'no' when we enquired about mountain biking routes. Knysna mtn biking routes were 18km away... There was nobody to assist us... More 

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Amakaya, Owner at Amakaya Backpackers, responded to this review

Hello Elaine I am disappointed to hear about your experience with our staff. This is not acceptable. From what I can determine you stayed with us on 30 and 31 January. It is difficult to know who to reprimand without some sort of time frame as to when the incidents occurred. Shahieda and Alicia were working from 8am - 3pm.... More 

cape town
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

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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Hello Darrieb Thanks for the review and glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Regards Dave Swart More 

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