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Nothando Backpackers Lodge
5.0 of 5 Hostel   |   5 Wilder Street, Plettenberg Bay, South Africa   |  
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Munich, Germany
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8 hotel reviews
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“Good place to stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

Stayed in the dorms. Excellently equipped rooms with separate reading light for each bed, and lockable cupboard. Fan and Separate toilet and bathroom for the dorm. Clean and comfortable. Nice bar with satellite television. Kitchen well stocked. Helpful managers. Within walking distance to shop and beach. Homey feeling to the whole place.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Deios, Owner at Nothando Backpackers Lodge, responded to this review, July 17, 2013
Dear James

Thank you for your review. it was wonderful having you stay at Nothando. Please come and visit us again.

Kind regards
Nothando team
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Brussels, Belgium
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
20 hotel reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

Really nice hostel with excellent service. Rooms are clean and very correct. Best option. Exceed expectations as hostel. Rooms with ensuite are worth. Location is also good and has a parking area inside

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Deios, Owner at Nothando Backpackers Lodge, responded to this review, July 17, 2013
Thank you for your wonderful review. We enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again in the near future.
Nothando team
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Bangalore
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

This place is definitely worth the penny spent. Good hotel type rooms, but outside of it, warmth of a hostel. They have a great collection of DVD's, books and a cozy room to enjoy them. The kitchen is well equipped and clean. The owners are very friendly and helpful. Location is quite near to the beach.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Deios, Owner at Nothando Backpackers Lodge, responded to this review, July 17, 2013
Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We enjoy running Nothando and try to always give our best to our travellers.
The Nothando Team
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Jeddah
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

I stayed in an ensuite room with my girl friend. I appreciated the place more the longer I stayed. For example, I think it is one of the few palces that provided electric sockets that permit just about any type of plug. There was a kerosene lamp which added a nice touch. Small little brown bags to stash stuff away. Clean and neat and tidy. It's not gorgous or charactersitc but comfortable and very reasonably priced by Plett bay standards. Plus I prefer the location near Main street rather than by the bay and the water - more locals and livelier.

Room Tip: The Table restaurant was one of my favorites during my two week stay in SA. Not to miss. Try the ost...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Deios, Owner at Nothando Backpackers Lodge, responded to this review, July 29, 2013
Thank you so muchfor your wonderful review of Nothando Backpackers Lodge. We really appreciate it.

Please come and visit us again.
The Nothando Team
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London
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8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

I stayed here for 3 nights after travelling from Cape Town and having two nights in the Plettenberg Bay Game Reserve. This was a perfect place to stay in Plett as it is very central and you can easily walk to the restaurants on Main Road, plus a slightly longer walk down to the beach. Be warned - the walk back from the beaches are uphill all the way and can be quite challenging after a couple of glasses of wine!
The rooms are very clean and the staff were very helpful as they can arrange an array of things for you to do whilst staying in Plett - anything from visiting an elephant sanctuary to skydiving or scuba-diving. Plett is certainly a place for doing activities like them.
If you want somewhere exciting in the evening though, forget about it. Plett is very, very quiet and the restaurants generally close down at around 10pm. So a party town it is not.
However, Nothando is excellent and a great, cheap place to stay - don't bother with any of the fancy places in Plett, just go here.

Room Tip: All the rooms looked of good quality
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Deios, Owner at Nothando Backpackers Lodge, responded to this review, July 17, 2013
Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We really appreciate it. We always try our best to give our travellers only the best.
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013 via mobile

Nothando backpackers exceeded our expectations. We were greeted with huge smiles and open arms from the moment we entered. We stayed in a double rooms which was clean and well decked out (it even had its own clothes line!). Would recommend and stay there again!

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Deios, Owner at Nothando Backpackers Lodge, responded to this review, July 17, 2013
Thank you so much for your wonderful review of Nothando. We enjoy our guests and always try to our best to make your stay unforgettable.
The Nothando team
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

We really didn't have the feeling that we were staying in a backpackers. It felt more like a hotel with the level of service and attention to detail. There is something special for everyone at Nothando. The staff are very knowledgeable about the area and give great advise as to plan a day of fun. Sarah is very entertaining. It was truly a home form home experience.

  • Stayed November 2012, 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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Deios, Owner at Nothando Backpackers Lodge, responded to this review, July 17, 2013
Thank you so much for your wonderful review of Nothando. Please come and visit us again, Sarah and all of us are looking forward to your next visit.
The Nothando Team
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Address: 5 Wilder Street, Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Plettenberg Bay
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 50 Specialty Lodging in Plettenberg Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:5 star — Nothando Backpackers Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 9
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