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Amakaya Backpackers

3.0 of 5 Hostel   |   15 Park Lane, Plettenberg Bay 6600, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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26 hotel reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

London, United Kingdom
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91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We chose this hostel as it was a Baz Bbus drop off point. The hostel was clean and the staff were very friendly but our room was opposite two bathrooms (and near the kitchen) and it was noisy with people coming and going and slamming doors all night. They provided food for breakfast which you prepared yourself in the large... More 

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Amakaya, Owner at Amakaya Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you foe the review. I am pleased to hear that you generally enjoyed your stay with us. Please let me know what the reason was for the low sleep quality score so that we can make the necessary improvements. Regards Dave Swart More 

Aachen, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We had a beautiful stay at Amakaya Backpackers in Plettenburg Bay, everyone was nice to us and helped us very well with organising tours etc! From the bar, there is a wonderful view over the ocean. *Thumbs up*

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Hello Denis Thank you for taking the time to do this review. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. Regards Dave Swart More 

Aquitaine, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We stopped at Amaya Backpackers one week ago on our garden route trip by chance and we were so lucky to find this pretty place. We stayed in a clean, luminous and pretty room. The backpackers has it's own bar overlooking the nice small garden with a nice terrace from where you can even see a part of the ocean... More 

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Amakaya, Owner at Amakaya Backpackers, responded to this review

Hello Mel Glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and that the staff were helpful. Hope that you enjoyed your trip to South Africa. Regards Dave Swart More 

Munster, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Originally, we intended to stay for one night but stayed for two. The staff was outstandingly friendly, very helpful and pretty cool. (Thank you a lot, Olivia and Kurt!) Also the facilities were very clean, the atmosphere was cool and the bar on the rooftop offers great drinks and views. Also Kurt has very nice parents. He knows a lot... More 

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San Francisco, California
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I spent one night at Amakaya. Within just a few minutes of arriving, I had received all sorts of helpful advice regarding where to eat and what activities to do the next day! Also, Amakaya was conveniently located a few minute walk from the main street with bars and restaurants.

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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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