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Ubuntu Backpackers

8 Cherry Street, Jeffreys Bay 6880, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Such a good mood place! Perfect to take a rest on a busy garden-route travel. But watch out. The chilled atmosphere leads to a much longer stay then you thought. Nice morning surf motivation, funny cooking sessions, chilled evenings. Love this place and the awesome family that makes Ubuntu feel like home! THX

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014 via mobile

My stay in African Ubuntu was awesome! I am traveling alone and was there with my birthday. They organized a braai for me and invited people! It was a nice birthday-day:) The staff was a lot of fun and made you feel like they were part of the backpackers. We went surfing together (you can rent your stuff there) or... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

I was very impressed with this hostel. The guys who own it have travelled a lot and it shows. All the little touches that can make a dorm room experience so much better were there = lights above the bed; power sockets; lockers etc. It is very clean. Unlike many Backpackers (and perhaps because the owners live here so it... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

We stayed at Ubuntu for 3nights and oh how we regret it. We should've stayed much longer! The people at Ubuntu will make you feel like family and everyone comes together at one table for delicious home cooked dinners. It's really awesome! Thanks for the stay guys! //Simon and linn

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

This was the best backpackers I stayed at on our garden route tour. Great food, really friendly people, amazing atmosphere. You immediately feel welcome and part of the family. Ubuntu is right next to the supermarket and the famous supertubes so perfect for surfing, but even if it's a rainy day there's plenty to do, from watching films to reading... More

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Coffee Bay, South Africa
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

I wanted to stay at island vibe in jeffrey's and went past to take a look. I didn't feel the vibe all and it just looked like a great place to party but not to sleep and relax... and catch up some sleep and enjoy the days on the beach and at supers instead. I found Ubuntu and when i... More

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Barroso, MG
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Ubuntu for me was one of the best hostels I have been in Africa, people very friendly there, nice place to rest in the garden, near of the supermarkets in Jeferes bay and very clean place, that is why I stay there for 2 times and probably when I go back to jeferes I will be there again...

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Trois-Rivieres, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

As soon as you get in Ubuntu, you feel part of the place, Daryn and his crew welcome you with a huge smile, they're happy you're there. That place is all about the vibe. You get to meet other surfers who are as passionate as you. You sleep in clean dorms, you wake up, you go on the third floor... More

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Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

I stayed at Ubuntu for more than a week but wish I had more time! Ubuntu is nicely decorated, very clean and is located close to the beach. The location is excellent if you wanto surf and grocery stores are just around the corner! You can also easily check out the waves from the balcony. Ubuntu is also quite quiet,... More

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Hamburg, Germany
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

Best place in Jeffreys Bay for sure. It is very hard to find the right words for such a beautiful place. You can see the beach in front of the Hostel and watch the whales and the dolphins playing around. Very friendly atmoshere and everything fits just perfect together. All surfspots are close to Ubuntus as well so you can... More

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Address: 8 Cherry Street, Jeffreys Bay 6880, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Jeffreys Bay
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