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Monkey Bay Backpackers

9c Jack Powell Road, Ballito 4420, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014
Ilse90 Oisterwijk, The Netherlands
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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English first
Cape Town Central, South Africa
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In traveling with friends, I stayed at Monkey Bay for three nights. The backpacker is beautiful with outdoor showers, great decorations, a full kitchen, and it looks like a paradise. My first impression of the owner, Michael, was that he was fun and welcoming as he greeted us with smiles. Our interactions throughout the week were pleasant until my last... More

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monkey2319716, Owner at Monkey Bay Backpackers, responded to this review

Our first bad comment. yay! First and foremostly we are passionate about travel and people and it is our job to make sure our guests are happy and safe when they stay with us. We see in your opening sentence you say we friendly and thank you for that. But for something to go so pear shaped during the duration... More

Oisterwijk, The Netherlands
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Nice backpackers close to Durban airport. Looks good with all the different colours and different kind of rooms (dorms, private rooms, camping). Kitchen and two (quite small) communal areas outside. Owner was friendly. Supermarket, nice restaurant (discount vouchers available at hostel) and beach close by. There are several things to do in Ballito, but for us (and most people who... More

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Prague, Czech Republic
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

We stayed in many hostels and backpackers around the world during our trip, but Monkey Bay is one of the best! Mike and Lucky are a great team, thanks to them you will feel truly like at home. We came to Ballito for just one night, but we stayed for almost a week just because of this great place! Thank... More

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San Diego, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

This is a cool place with various hang out spaces. The staff is friendly and we met other nice travelers during out stay. Nice hot water in the shower and comfortable beds. Some confusion with booking but worked out in the end.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013 via mobile

The staff and owner Mike where extremely friendly and informative. I felt at home from the start. The accommodation is reasonably priced for the area and the backpacker has a laid back open feel, very well laid out as well with a braai area, bar and many nooks and crannies to put your feet up and relax. They offer surfing... More

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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12 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

Stayed overnight here en route to the airport in Durban. Room was basic - not 'en-suite' as claimed on hostelbookers but the shared bathroom was right next door. Bunk beds and a double bed felt a bit crowded for just two people in one room but the bed was comfortable enough and the bedding was clean. The room itself could... More

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

The owner did a good job building this backpackers hostel. It got a relax atmosphere and the owner (and his sister) are nice people. It is a bit basic but good value for money (and close to airport). The city itself is nice to see in 1 day.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2012

I loved the people and the place, very well done, cozy. These places you feel at home. The tree house is very funny, for a couple very romantic. It is very clean, too.

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Durban
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2011

Get welcomed my a SUPER friendly Mike,who give you all the low down on what going on in and around ballito.Awsome atmosphere,Great place to stop off for a cold one before a night out and u might not make it any further.Its a place with a definite CHILL factor.close to all everywhere(beach,bars,restaurants,out door adventures,snake parks,crocodile parks,you name it)Yet you will... More

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Durban
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2010

With a blend of peace, quiet and party you will find your self wanting to stay longer, with everything on your doorstep and not needing to go far to reach the beach and other places of interest, lying back and soaking in the peace and quiet is wonderful hate to move on.

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Address: 9c Jack Powell Road, Ballito 4420, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Ballito
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