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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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Buenos Aires, Argentina
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I trouble around SA for a couple of weeks and met a lot of people. Amakaya Backpackers had the most helpful and nice staff. They were all really kind, ful of recomendations, reviews, comments and thing to do around Plettenberg and always willing to book any activity for you. Had a great time! Hope all hostel are this nice and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff is very nice and they offer their help for bookings of activities. They also offer shuttle services even for activities with longer distances. The room was clean. Furthermore, the hostel is in walking distance to the main shopping centre.

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Hermanus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The best backpackers stay for me this far. I will defnitly go back there in the future. I have just one suggestion...... Rooms have tile floors and some small mats next to beds will help a lot, specially in winter. ;-) But in the end it was a nice and comfy stay and the balcony to my room was an... More 

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Brakpan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Best backpackers ever stayed at. Staff is friendly, helpfull.At first glance, you’ll be struck by the clean and modern design of Amakaya Backpackers. The homepage layout will give travelers interesting facts about hotels and places, when they plan for their next trip: from sightseeing spots, delicious food to local culture, and interesting activities.

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DaveSwart1, Owner at Amakaya Backpackers, responded to this review

Hello Angelique So glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us in Plett. Thanks for the review. Regards Dave Swart More 

Mannheim, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Nice hostel, good location (5 min. from Mainroad, but rather quiet place). Team is very helpful, friendly and competent enough to answer all your questions. I've enjoyed staying here. Thanks for a nice time!

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Amakaya, Owner at Amakaya Backpackers, responded to this review

Hello Galinas Glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. May is the quietest time of the year in Plett which you obviously discouvered. Hope it was a bit busier at your other stopovers. Regards Dave Swart More 

Alberton, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

thanks-i stayed in amakaya for one night only. thanks for helping me on such short notice, i did notice the backpackers were quite full- room, kitchen an bathroom very nice and clean-staff were very helpful and friendly. the view spectacular.

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Glad that we could help you at short notice and that you enjoyed the short time with us. Regards Dave Swart More 

Cape Town, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Stayed here with 11 friends, we rented 12 beds in the 12-bed dorm and had the whole room. It worked out great! Staff was nice, it was clean. It is near a small market and a few clubs, nothing super crazy at night but there is a lot of fun stuff around during the day! Would definitely recommend.

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Amakaya, Owner at Amakaya Backpackers, responded to this review

Hello Brooke Glad to hear that our group enjoyed their stay with us. May is usually the quietest month in Plett which explains why it was a bit quiet in town. Regards Dave Swart More 

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

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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Amakaya, Owner at Amakaya Backpackers, responded to this review

Hello Anne Thanks for the review and your comments to improve the breakfast. This is something we introduced last year in June and in doing so did not increase our prices. We absorbed the cost ourselves. There should have been at least 2 types of jam and peanut butter (this was added by demand) so I am not sure what... More 

Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

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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Amakaya, Owner at Amakaya Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks for the flattering review. Glad that the staff were friendly and welcoming. Regards Dave Swart More 

Stuttgart, Germany
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

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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Amakaya, Owner at Amakaya Backpackers, responded to this review

Hello Florian Thanks for the review and look forward to seeing you again! Regards Dave More 

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