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Amakaya Backpackers

3.0 of 5 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Vanderbijlpark, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Amakaya, Owner at Amakaya Backpackers, responded to this review

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

Ins, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

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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Amakaya, Owner at Amakaya Backpackers, responded to this review

Hello Clinton Thanks for the good comments. It is always challenging when the place is full and very busy and it is good to know that the staff still managed to meet guests' expectations. Regards Dave Swart More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

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

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
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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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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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