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13 Milkwood Glenn, Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
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Abalone Beach House Boutique Backpacker Lodge
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Cologne, Germany
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

Abalone Beach House combines the relaxed atmosphere of a backpacker with higher standard and style. The rooms are clean and spacious, the upstairs floor with kitchen and lounge is well fournished and cosy, the sun deck is huge and facing west to enjoy both the sunset and braai. The kitchen is well equipped and really clean, in fact the hosts... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

Now i understood how the words "boutique" and "backpacker" came together for the name of this residence. Indeed it is a cross between the two - the chilled out life of a backpacker's lodge along with the taste, style, and charm of a boutique residence. The only drawback are that the walls are thin and you can hear what is... More

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Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

The Beach House is a place where you would want to live. It is so nicely decorated and beautiful and has a warm and friendly atmosphere. We only met Elbie and didn`t get to met her husband Grant. She was very nice and friendly and had a lot of recommendations about what to do in Plett. You should have dinner... More

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Grant N, Owner at Abalone Beach House Boutique Backpacker Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay. Sorry I didn't get to meet you, maybe next time. More

Calgary, Canada
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42 reviews 42 reviews
32 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013 via mobile

The location is great, the beach is less than 5 minutes away and it is a gorgeous quiet one - great to walk along. The hostel is located in a relatively secluded residential area - which means you need a car to get here. There is though a great restaurant nearby (5 minutes drive). The place itself is clean but... More

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Mbabane, Swaziland
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

The lodge is in a wonderful location, just a 3 minute walk to a beautiful beach. The area is very safe and has quite a bit to do. The lodge itself was very relaxing and clean. It made you feel like staying forever! The rooms were spacious and well decorated. The common areas were well kept and comfortable and the... More

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sao paulo
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37 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

It's billed as a boutique backpackers lodge, but it's really a boutique Guest House. And a good one it is. The place only has a few rooms (6? maybe), but the one my wife and I were in on second floor was spotlessly clean and very simple yet tastefully decorated. It had a door leading to a balcony overlooking the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2011 via mobile

Stayed on the first floor. Amazing views from the patios overlooking the ocean and hills behind the house. Nice big kitchen, sharing with the owners, but not a problem. Free wifi and can borrow body boards. If the ocean is too cold there is a nice pool close to the house. The local fish restaurant owned by an Italian is... More

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Address: 13 Milkwood Glenn, Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Plettenberg Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $

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Abalone Beach House is only 50 meters from Keurbooms beach, the best whale and dolphin watching beach on the Garden Route, in a private access controlled estate just ten minutes from the centre of Plettenberg Bay. If you need a break from the usual noisy, overcrowded backpacker scene then this Beach House is the perfect indulgent getaway. Kick back on the sun deck and marvel at the spectacular 360 degree views. With just four 'luxury' rooms at backpacker rates Abalone is a small boutique lodge with an intimate feel where you won't need to blow your budget to enjoy a little comfort. There are loads of things to do in the area as the location offers the option of a quiet relaxing retreat, an action packed adrenalin adventure, a real African safari experience or a combination of all three. ... more   less 
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