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Nothando Backpackers Lodge

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5 Wilder Street, Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 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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Cape Town
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Only good things to say here! Awesome location, with great amenities (bar, hammocks etc.) Elvis and the rest of the staff, made every moment light and fun, even bringing quiet ones out of their shells... I look forward to my next visit, with similar sized and smaller groups! Thanks guys

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Deios, General Manager at Nothando Backpackers Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Mike. Wow!!! Thank you so much for your lovely review of Nothando Backpackers. We really appreciate your feedback. Hope to see you soon at Nothando. Kind regards. Elvis. (General Manager) More 

Ohio
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497 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

This place is great. They are all super friendly (especially Elvis). The room was great. Breakfast is not included - but at just R48 for fresh eggs, ham, and a spread of cereal and yogurt and fruit - its a great add on. They have a good location - and super fast internet. Would certainly stay here again.

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Deios, Owner at Nothando Backpackers Lodge, responded to this review

Wow! Thank you so much for your wonderful review of Nothando Backpackers Lodge. We really appreciate your feedback. Hope to see you again in the near future. Kindest regards The Nothando Team More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

I stayed here on a trip across the southern coast of South Africa. The hostel is very affordable (~$10 a night for the dorms and $20 for private rooms). It is also conveniently located to the main road in Plettenberg Bay for restaurants. The rooms were nice, there is a communal fireplace and the staff was very friendly.

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Deios, Owner at Nothando Backpackers Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Daniel Thank you so much for your wonderful review of Nothando Backpackers. We appreciate it so much. We hope that you have enjoyed the rest of your travels. Kindest regards The Nothando Team More 

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Awesome backpackers & lovely staff - this place is really more like a guest house than backpackers! So many extras like towels, coffee & tea station, tv, extra soft blankets etc. that you wouldn't normally find at a backpakcers. I haven't stayed in the dorm, but go for room 3 or 5 which is the on suite (also nice &... More 

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Deios, Owner at Nothando Backpackers Lodge, responded to this review

Wow!! Thank you so much for your wonderful review of Nothando Backpackers. We really appreciate your feedback so much. Thank you for staying with us regularly. Kindest regards The Nothando Team More 

Stuttgart, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We stayed only for 1 night but it was one of the most beautiful hostels which we had booked and we enjoyed this night very much. The room was clean, nice, not too small and had an exit to the garden. The Breakfast (for 45 Rand I think) was really great! Juice, bread, pancakes... Also the stuff was very friendly... More 

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Deios, Owner at Nothando Backpackers Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Katharina Thank you so much for your fantastic review of Nothando Backpackers and thank you for taking the time to write a review, much appreciated. Hope to see you again in SA and at Nothando. Kindest regards The Nothando Team More 

Vienna, Austria
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Really good value for the money. Nothing special but clean room and Breakfast was great. Staff was very helpful & gave good recommendations for dinner. Felt safe in the general area. "Downtown"/mainstreet just a few minutes walk.

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Dear Gregor Thank you so much for your lovely review of Nothando Backpackers. We really appreciate your feedback. Kindest regards. The Nothando Team. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

The evening we arrived in Plettenberg, we totally fell in love with the town, the atmosphere there and the people. Later we came to the conclusion it was all because of Nothando Backpackers. This lodge is decorated in the most beautiful way, the outdoor area is beautiful and you just really want to hang out there and talking to the... More 

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Wow! Thank you so much for your wonderful review of Nothando Backpackers. We really appreciate your feedback. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your travels. Kindest regards The Nothando Team More 

Doha, Qatar
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

My mother and I recently stayed 2 nights here and we absolutely loved it. It didn't feel like a backpacker accommodation. We had booked a room with an ensuite bathroom and it was just perfect. Clean linens and towels were provided, and their communal kitchen and commons area was just fabulous. A fire was lit in the evenings at their... More 

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Deios, Owner at Nothando Backpackers Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Suzanne Thank you so much for your wonderful review of Nothando Backpackers. We thoroughly enjoyed your visit to our beautiful town of Plettenberg Bay and staying at Nothando. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your travels. Kindest regards The Nothando Team More 

Strand, South Africa
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Super friendly, helpfull staff. Great vibe at the bar. Elvis (who runs the place) is great with offering tips on the town and eager to book excursions for you. Walking distance from some amazing restaurants - check out Fat Fish!

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Deios, General Manager at Nothando Backpackers Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Naomi Thank you so much for taking time to write a wonderful review of Nothando Backpackers. We really appreciate your feedback. Please come and visit us again. Kindest regards Elvis (General Manager) More 

Berlin, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

The staff is very friendly (hold on to Elvis, he helped so much during my stay!) I stayed in a dorm and it was clean, it had closets you could lock, they have a little bar and a nice chill out area and in the morning they serve breakfast that costs extra but is very cheap and delicious. Greets from... More 

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Dear Nina Thank you so much for your fantastic review of Nothando Backpackers. We really appreciate your feedback. We hope that you will stay with us again in the near future. Kindest regards Elvis (General Manager) More 

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