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Nothando Backpackers Lodge

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5 Wilder Street, Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
SuzanneMeier Doha, Qatar
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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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. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your travels. Kindest regards The Nothando Team More 

Doha, Qatar
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6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 

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

This B&B is situated in a good central location, the rooms are big enough, have a safe and are clean, there is a good breakfast available (at an additional fee), and a nice atmosphere in the bar area in the evening.

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Thank you so moocher your lovely review of Nothando Backpackers. We appreciate your feedback. We hope that you have enjoyed the rest of your travels. Kindest regards The Nothando Team More 

Kismaros, Hungary
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

The location is central and secure. The staff are all very friendly and helpful. The dinner and breakfast options on site are great. Rooms were cleaned everyday and kitted out with all you need. Will go again and highly recommended.

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

Dear Noel Thank you so much for your wonderful review of Nothando Backpackers. We appreciate it very much. We would love to accommodate you again at Nothando. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your travels. Kindest regards The Nothando Team More 

London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

A well located and friendly backpackers. Lovely breakfasts and very helpful staff. The rooms were well sized, clean and comfortable. We would definitely come back to stay as it was also very good value!

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

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

Sao Paulo, SP
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

They have a great location and a friendly staff. The room was comfortable and extremely clean. The Bathroom was also very good and extremely clean. Bed linens were new. It is a very good option for couples.

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Thank you so much for your lovely review of Nothando Backpackers. It makes us so happy when our guests are satisfied. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your travels. Kindest regards The Nothando Team More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

The girlfriend and I went on an impromptu road trip without having secured a place to stay. And in our adventure we had decided to stay over in Knynsa to break our drive from DBN to CPT. Nothando BP were prompt in our inquiry, which was 3hrs before our estimated arrival time. We arrived in time for a rugby match... More 

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Thank you so much for your lovely review of Nothando Backpackers. It makes us so happy when our guests are satisfied. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your travels. Kindest regards The Nothando Team More 

Franschhoek, South Africa
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

It is a beautiful place, more a guesthouse thans a BP. The staff is very Nice, helpfull. Location close to minibus rank. Convenient. The beach is a short walk down but a long way up since it is quite steel.

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Dear John. Thank you so much for your lovely review of Nothando Backpackers. We always welcome feedback. The Nothando Team is very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. Kindest regards The Nothando Team. More 

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