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Amapondo Backpackers Lodge

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Second Beach Road | Wildcoast, Port St Johns 5120, South Africa
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Coffee Bay, South Africa
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been here many times and had great experiences! The owners Neil and Amanda have put lots of effort into making the meals delicious, the drinks cheap and the parties forgettable (blame tequila). The dorms are spacious and the little cabins up at the top have great views and are nice and chilled if you just need some space.... More 

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Ecuador
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27 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have spent a couple of night in Amapondo and we loved it! It's a great place for backpackers, at night they organize concerts, good music and also food is really nice. We did enjoy our stay and we also liked so much Port St johns! I also want to thank all people working there. Weeks after my stay I... More 

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1 Thank Gmelanzana
Amapondo, Owner at Amapondo Backpackers Lodge, responded to this review

Glad you had a good time and that you got your Harddrive back. Any lost property ends up in our office and we are happy to post it on. Hope to see you again some time. More 

Barcelona, Spain
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

In my case, I was there volunteering and they demostrate to be incredibly welcoming and kind, even more than I expected. It was sad to leave, but I stayed enough to enjoy the amazing people and the impressive activities they offer. Without any doubt, I recomend it to everybody!

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1 Thank manuds33
Amapondo, Owner at Amapondo Backpackers Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you Manu for all your kindness and generosity. You became part of the family at Amapondo, and we all hope to see you again in the future. More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A truly comfortable space to either chill out or go on many little adventures. Highlight for me was going to the 400m cliff to see the sunrise above the river mouth of the sea. Cliff jumping at waterfalls, hiking as far as one can go along the coastline, music and always somewhat of an atmosphere around the place! A well... More 

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1 Thank LioMihos
Amapondo, Owner at Amapondo Backpackers Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you Lio for your kind and honest words. There are so many adventures to be had here in Port St Johns. Your friends Nick and Julian are awesome people and we so enjoyed having you here. You also brought a new energy to the place with your music and DJ talents. Thanks and we hope to see you again... More 

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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Amapondo with mom n cousin, stayed in Molweni room I think. Place was vibey, relaxed and a brisk walk to the beach. Kitchen was a bit disappointing as the fridge was not working. Yummy fish n chips meal and best wifi reception for a remote area! Will most definitely come again for activities since it rained on our... More 

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1 Thank Peppa0913
Amapondo, Owner at Amapondo Backpackers Lodge, responded to this review

Pity about the rain. All the more reason to come back again. Glad you enjoyed your stay with your family. Sorry about the second fridge in the kitchen. Its working again now, and the second fridge has just been serviced. More 

Pinetown, South Africa
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our stay at Amapondo was only one night. We had arrived quite late in the afternoon after a long journey from Cradock so we missed out on the activities that they have to offer. Our room was nice but had a bit of a funny smell but we sorted it out and had a good sleep. The food was delicious... More 

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1 Thank Christy W
Amapondo, Owner at Amapondo Backpackers Lodge, responded to this review

Funny smell? Sorry about that - hope it wasn't from the previous guests! Our food is delicious, and the Fish and Chips is my personal favourite. Unisex showers are all the rage around here! Sorry they bothered you, but you do get used to them. More 

Ficksburg
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

At Amapondo we found privacy, independence, and relaxation in the middle of a warm, vibey backpackers lodge. The facilities are more than adequate and the fish and chips tops, but the people really make the place. Neil & Amanda and their crew of staff and volunteers really give the place a heart. We found them friendly and always available with... More 

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2 Thank TraceyGrace
Amapondo, Owner at Amapondo Backpackers Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for the response. Amapondo is a cool place, brought together by the community of people that work and run the place. And yes, we do have good chips. Best in town in fact. Some have even said they are the best in SA! More 

Port Elizabeth
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20 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

Friends stayed in the double room and 2 of us in the chalets (double bed with kitchen and bathroom) the chalets offered a great view and more privacy away from the bustle, especially late at night if you like to go to bed before 23:00.. the kitchen was a bit dirty. The bathrooms offer little privacy with showers only having... More 

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1 Thank WorldSquirrel101
Amapondo, Owner at Amapondo Backpackers Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for the review. Sorry if you discovered a dirty communal kitchen. We have cleaners in their two or three times a day, but its difficult to make sure guests clean their own dishes sometimes. Our communal bathrooms are a bit of a novelty, and you do get used to them. Disorganised office!? That office (reception) is the brain of... More 

La Garriga, Spain
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

My name is Ferran,I went to Amapondo backpackers last october, I found a very close ambient with the people, very nice place with amazing views!All the staff are like a family!I recomend to all people who wants to relax, go there!

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1 Thank FerranMa
Amapondo, Owner at Amapondo Backpackers Lodge, responded to this review

It is a family. The owners, most of the staff, and lots of volunteers live here together. So we become family, and we love each other. Glad you had a good time. You are welcome back anytime More 

Newton Aycliffe, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

This was a really vibrant backpackers! The owners and all the staff were really friendly and fun. I stayed in a cottage with a view of the ocean. The surroundings were beautiful. This is a perfect place to stay away from the hustle and bustle and enjoy a tropical paradise, with a beer at the end of it.

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1 Thank Stephanie G
Amapondo, Owner at Amapondo Backpackers Lodge, responded to this review

Our cottages are epic and all have fantastic ocean views. Glad you had a good time. Please come again More 

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