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Nothando Backpackers Lodge

5.0 of 5 Hostel   |   5 Wilder Street, Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
Warren B Nelspruit, 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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Nelspruit, South Africa
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4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This backpackers is by far one of the top ones I've been to, I believe it's rated 5 stars by the tourism board and It most certainly delivers on it's expectations! From the chilled vibe to the good food. Everything about this place was great. It's also close to the Main Street where you will find tons of shops and... More

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

Dear Warren, Thank you so much for your wonderful report on our establishment: Nothando Backpackers Lodge. We take great pleasure in running our Lodge and happy, content guests make us very happy. We hope to see you again at Nothando. Kind regard Elvis (General manager) More

Ingolstadt, Germany
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5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The stay at Nothando Backpackers in Plett was really great. Its just a 3 min walk to the Main Road with a lot of restaurants and Shops. We even Walked to the beach (down the hill, 10min). The Double ensuite room was really good, clean and safe. Parking the Car is on Site. We liked it that much we decided... More

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

Thank you so much for your wonderful review of Nothando Backpackers Lodge. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Nothando, and hope to see you again. Enjoy the rest of your travels. Kindest regards The Nothando Team More

Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
18 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

Spent 2 nights here & really enjoyed the stay. Really warm welcome from Elvis even though we didn't arrive till 22.00. The room was spotlessly clean with lovely soft towels provided. We were given a map of the area , details of the free wifi & directions to the places we were visiting the following day. The way the property... More

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

Good morning. Thank you so much for your wonderful review of Nothando Backpackers Lodge. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and we appreciate that you took the time to write a review. Please come and visit us again. Kindest regards The Nothando Team. More

Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

Stayed for 3 nights. Rather small, quiet and very clean backpacker with family atmosphere. Its perfectly clean (just as at home),free white towel on every bed,other towel in ensuite restroom and in extra sink.All are changed daily. No mosquitos, light fresh wind in the evening keeps the room airy. Restrooms are a pleasure,carpet on the floor (no dirty feet).Very quiet... More

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

Thank you so much for your review of Nothando Backpackers. It is great to get feedback from our guests. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Nothando, and hope that you will come and stay with us again. Thank you The Nothando Team More

Pretoria, South Africa
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

Nothando aims to provide topnotch accommodation at a very reasonable price. Combine this with their excellent service and warmth, it truly creates a home-away-from-home feeling. After a long days journey we welcomed the site of a spacious room that was squeaky clean. As it was our first time in Plett, no question was left unasked and unanswered by the knowledgeable... More

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

Dear Jacques Thank you for taking the time to write a review about Nothando. It was a pleasure having you as guests and we hope that you will come and stay with us again. We also want to wish you a wonderful 2014. Many thanks The Nothando Team More

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Amazing room, extremely friendly staff, meals ready to order, and bar. The best part though is the staff. Nothando means love in Xhosa and,boy, do they show it. Staff members Elvis and Sweetness are the greatest. If you are looking to have fun, make friends, and get a good night sleep, this is the place to be. Recommending it to... More

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

Dear Benjamin Thank you so much for your wonderful review of Nothando. We are so delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. Nothando is a home to all our travellers and the staff are fantastic. Sweetness and Elvis are delighted to be mentioned. They are stars. Please come and visit us again. Kindest regards The Nothando Team More

Beaufort, South Carolina
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
7 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

This is a very comfortable good value place to stay. The staff is very helpful and warm. I love the homey touches. The breakfast is outstanding and worth every rand! Don't miss out. I stayed in a dorm but it was not crowded and was very clean! There is a nice garden, bar and sitting area. Wish I could stay... More

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

Hi there Thank you so much for writing a fantastic a review about Nothando. We really appreciate it. Our guests always come first and we so enjoy running the hostel. Whenever you are in the RSA again, please come and stay with us. Kindest regards The Nothando Team More

Portland, Oregon
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

The local staff is friendly, highly competent and extremely helpful. The kitchen is spotless and our room was as nice as any guesthouse. Evenings are a highlight in the homey lounge. No brainer-- stay here in pricey Plettenberg Bay.

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

Good day Thank you so much for taking time out to write this wonderful review of Nothando Backpackers. Much appreciated, we enjoyed your stay and we hope to see you some time again in Plettenberg Bay staying at Nothando. We take pride in our hostel and it is always great to get feedback from our guests. kindest regards The Nothando... More

Zurich
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

On our arrival Jessica showed us around the location and explained us where all the restaurants are in Plettenberg Bay. She was very kind and helpful. The Nothando Backpackers is situated a short walk off Main Street where most of Plett's Business takes place. We stayed for two nights. After the first night they maid up our bed again which... More

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

Thank yo so much for your lovely review of Nothando. We really appreciate you taking the time to write a review. Hope to see you again at Nothando in the near future. Kindest regards The Nothando Team More

Stockholm, Sweden
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29 reviews 29 reviews
26 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

Five star backpacking, and I am sure the staff is responsible for that fifth star. Eunice at the reception and Jessica at the bar - we adore you! All in all a perfect place to stay, right in the center of town. The rooms were big, clean and modern. An interesting feature was the bathroom hidden behind a wall of... More

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

Dear Cecilia Thank you very much for the wonderful review you gave Nothando. The staff members of Nothando have been working here for many years, and still love and enjoy our guests. We are like a family. Our guests are very important to us, and we love it when you have enjoyed your stay. Please visit us again. Kindest regards... More

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Additional Information about Nothando Backpackers Lodge

Address: 5 Wilder Street, Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Plettenberg Bay
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 47 Specialty lodging in Plettenberg Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:5 star — Nothando Backpackers Lodge 5*
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