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Nothando Backpackers Lodge

5.0 of 5 Hostel   |   5 Wilder Street, Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Montreal, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Service: While one of the staff isn't so nice, the rest of them and the owner are angels! Originally we took a family room for 4 people but once on-site the owner only charged us for two people! And we changed our itinerary last minute, the staff call the BazBus for us to make sure they will pick us up.... More

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

Hi there Thank you so much for your wonderful review of Nothando. It was lovely having you girls staying with us. We really appreciate your feedback. Enjoy the rest of your travels and hope to see you again at Nothando. Kindest regards The Nothando Team More

Sao Paulo, SP
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best hostels I've stayed! All super cleaned, organised and very nice athmosphere! There is a nice bar, very nice kitchen, an amazing garden. Just loved the time I've spent there! Very close to the beach, markets and bars. I miss this place! Regards to Maryna!

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

Hallo Andre Thank you very much for your wonderful review of Nothando Backpackers Lodge. We really enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you again in the near future. Kind regards Maryna (Owner) More

Maidstone, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

More motel that backpackers. Large, high spec, beautifully clean rooms in a great location, just a few minutes walk from the centre. Helpful, friendly reception staff, excellent breakfast and a really chilled out vibe. Nice bar and outside area to relax in. Would highly recommend this hostel, and Plett, for a place to relax.

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

Dear Stephanie Thank you so much for your wonderful review of Nothando. We do appreciate it so much and so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. Kindest regards The Nothando team More

Lyon, France
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Prices are very reasonable and there hasn't been a single problem with our rooms or any other thing during our 3 days stay. But the thing about this place is the homey feeling you get there. Staff is very nice and professionnal. The central courtyard and the lodge are welcomy and perfect for chilling out in the evening. Drinks are... More

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

Dear David Thank you so much for your fantastic review of Nothando. We enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again in the near future. Kindest regards Elvis (General Manager) More

Nelspruit, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014 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

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49 reviews 49 reviews
18 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 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

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Address: 5 Wilder Street, Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Plettenberg Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:5 star — Nothando Backpackers Lodge 5*
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