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“SAFE AND SECURE PLETT RAGE ACCOMMODATION!!” 5 of 5 stars
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Backpackers Beach House Lodge
4.0 of 5 Hostel   |   5 Meeding Crescent, Plettenberg Bay 6600, South Africa   |  
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“SAFE AND SECURE PLETT RAGE ACCOMMODATION!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

After searching the whole of Plett for affordable but safe accommodation for the annual Matrics Plett Rage, I found "Rage Heaven" as our boys renamed it! The location can not be more perfect - it is right on the beach, the facilities are run with a "firm" hand (just what our boys needed) and years of experience. The managers arranged transport to and from venues for the kids and in general, kept them in line for the week. The accommodation was clean, spacious and in very good condition. We (the parents) are definitely returning to spend some time there ourselves! I can highly recommend the Beach House as a first stop for all parents having to make arrangements for Plett Rage.

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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    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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English first
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

We stayed here for 3 nights in November and found the place to be excellent value. The location is perfect just on the beach and the hostel itself it clean and tidy. We were in the private room with the bathroom across the hall, although it was meant to be solely for our use we did it notice it being used by others. The room itself was superb with its own private access to the courtyard. Charles the owner is a great host and will make you feel right at home. We would recommend it to anyone visiting Plett.

Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Karlsruhe, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

Friendly, familiar atmosphere. Staff always helpful. Rooms in best condition and seaview from the rooms and the terrace. Safe and relaxing stay. For all kinds of guests recommendable. Best accomodation of my whole trip!


  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Vledder, The Netherlands
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

I have spend 3 nights in this hostel. The view from the double room is really amazing. The beds are very good (also in the dorm). The staff is really friendly and helpful. The location is perfect, just a few steps from the beach. I call this hostel a hidden pearl because it is not often mentioned in travel books (like the coast to coast). The only disadvantage is that there is no wifi, however, there is an internet café nearby. But to be honest, you don't need internet here. The hostel owner arranged my next hostel and my Bazbus (backpackers bus) reservation. Really nice!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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LeonardFF, Owner at Backpackers Beach House Lodge, responded to this review, January 28, 2014
Dear valued guest

Thanks so much for your awesome review! We are in the process of sorting out the wifi and do apologies for the inconvenience caused. Please contact us if you are in the area again.

Kind regards
Ninette
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Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

Well, from the photos on the website to actually spending time at this establishment, it definitely lived up to expectations! What you see is what you get. It has definitely raised the bar for other backpacker resorts in my book. Well done to Leonard Friedman for a fine place!
They cater for all types of travellers, couples, friends doing the backpacker thing even business travellers. Ideally located right on the beach with a boardwalk to the main beach in Plett. Awesome view from the deck above the swimming pool.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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LeonardFF, Owner at Backpackers Beach House Lodge, responded to this review, January 28, 2014
Dear valued guest

Thank you for the great review! We hope to have you back here with us soon, maybe summer this time?

Kind regards
Len
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Dresden, Germany
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

Thanks everyone at the Backpackers Beach House Lodge, and especially thank you Charles!!!
We stayed 4 nights (end Oct 2013) and we felt at home since the beginning! Great place for braii, amazing view from the room and from the table-bar, where you can have the delicious breakfast served. All the staff is very professional and friendly, and the quality of the service/accomodation is way above the standards.
At walking distance along the beach you can also find nice restaurants and pubs, making it the perfect location in Plett!

I would recommend this place to everyone, who want a friendly atmosphere, top accomodation and low price!!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Everything that the other reviews say about Backpackers Beach House Lodge is true! The location is excellent and the staff are charming and very helpful.

There were just a couple drawbacks. We stayed in the private flat. The kitchen wasn't really stocked as if people were really going to cook there. It lacked dish soap for doing dishes, a frying pan, a coffee maker, etc. The bathroom was also very much like a backpackers in terms of cleanliness and less like the beautiful accommodations that were otherwise in the flat. With those considerations in mind, I can't recommend this place enough!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Backpackers Beach House Lodge

Address: 5 Meeding Crescent, Plettenberg Bay 6600, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Plettenberg Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #22 of 54 Specialty Lodging in Plettenberg Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Backpackers Beach House Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
At backpackers beach house lodge we brag a perfect location on the main beach of Plett and only 3 streets away from Plett central. We are a 4 Star Backpackers and lodge (TGSCA)Plettenberg bay is a haven for outdoor and nature based activities, all of which our experienced staff will gladly organise and book for you. We offer a comprehensive information centre at our front reception and can advice on all activities available in and around Plett. When staying with us you will qualify for a discount at selected activities and restaurants. ... more   less 
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