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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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Albergo is a cosy, friendly and warm backpackers, ideal located next to the mainstreet and in walking distance to some beautiful beaches. The owners are renovating and working hard to make the place even better then it already is. The garden makes it possible to be in your own little world for a bit, with great hammock places everywhere around,... More 

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Thank M A
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3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Albergo Backpacker was a really pleasant find in the middle of town.About a half block from the main thoroughfare but still quiet in the evenings.They have dorms and private rooms,both very reasonably priced.

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Paris, France
1 review
Reviewed October 2, 2016

nice place with a lot of facilities and activities. the staff booked us the kloofing very quickly for the next day. the commun area and the bar is enjoyable. but we asked for a double room (a month in advance, paid online) and we got a twin room which was disappointing. we didn't dare to say something as we were... More 

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5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed September 21, 2016

Situated close to the main street and a grocery store, but a bit far from the beach (20 minutes walk). The backyard has full of spots to chill and even a fireplace. The double private room was clean and spacious.

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East Cape
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3 reviews
Reviewed September 8, 2016

Dear backpackers The facilities include a good kitchen and small diningroom/lounge in another building. The drawback is the accommodation; the bunkbeds are too close to each other not allowing one to sit on the lower one, no ladder for the top bunk, no chairs to sit on if the person on the top bunk wakes early. There is one toilet... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 4, 2016

Our stay in Plettenberg Bay didn't go off to the best start because of the unenthusiastic staff. They didn't seem to keen to answer our question and help us book activities or taxis to get to places. That aside it has to be said that hostel is in a great location for the beach and the local supermarket and shops.... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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10 reviews
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Reviewed August 30, 2016

The hostel is very well located if you are ready to walk downhill to the beach, which means uphill on your way back. I stayed in winter, so this wasn't a problem. Supermarket just over the street, many restaurants close by. The hostel is beautiful place, with a creative decoration. The dorms are big, showers and toilets kept very clean.... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 20, 2016

Albergo is a lovely hostel in the centre of town, 10 minute walk from the beach and close to the main street. The hostel was well equipped with a relaxing garden area (with fires at night). Staff were really friendly and helped us arrange transportation. There is plenty to do in the local area but I would suggest hiring a... More 

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Oudega, The Netherlands
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Reviewed July 20, 2016

We had a great time at Albergo! the staff was very friendly and helpful. the location is perfect! The rooms and beds are very good! we booked beds in a dorm, the dorm was big and everyone had enough space. We felt immediatly home!

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Thank Annemarie S
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Reviewed July 14, 2016

Great place. Three things stand out: 1. Super clean. Bathrooms, sheets, kitchen. They really put a lot of care into the place 2. Great for meeting people. They have a fire pit and start a fire nightly - along with music and ability to buy drinks, it draws everyone out of the rooms and into a conversation. We were here... More 

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  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Albergo for Backpackers Hostel Plettenberg Bay is situated in absolutely the best spot in our beautiful little town. The beach, shops, restaurants and nightlife are all within easy walking distance. We offer the following accommodation: Camping Dorm beds (10 and 12 bedded dorm rooms) Private rooms with shared bathroom for 1 to 6 persons Nothing can beat our stunning views from the balcony. Dolphins and whales are often spotted cruising the beautiful bay of Plettenberg Bay. For those who just want to have a lazy day, you can relax in our beautiful garden. Swinging hammocks and hanging chairs are waiting for you. The Garden is set around our communal area. Free Tea and Coffee is available for our guests. At Albergo for Backpackers Hostel Plettenberg Bay, every night is a bonfire night. We can teach you the art of traditional South African outdoor cooking. In South Africa that is called a "Braai". At Albergo's One Stop Action Shop (our activity center) we offer all information about activities in the area. Our helpful staff will gladly assist you with bookings. (always ask for the special backpacker prices). A shuttle service is available for transport to the various activities. It is also possible to reach some of the activities by local taxis. Ask for the nearby Taxi rank. Plettenberg Bay has gorgeous beaches. It is also possible to practice your surfing skills. We have surfboards for hire. Use of Body Boards is for free. The beach is in walking distance of the backpackers. Albergo for Backpackers Hostel Plettenberg Bay offers FREE Wi-Fi and internet. In our reception we have a computer available for our guests. Our reception is open until 10.00 p.m. Our Bar Albergo for Backpackers has a liquor licence.Our bar is fully stocked. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Albergo for Backpackers

Address: 8 Church Street, Plettenberg Bay 6600, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Plettenberg Bay
Price Range: $14 - $39 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Albergo for Backpackers 1*
Number of rooms: 7
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“if the outdoor area has a party no one will rest; rooms on south side would be quieter”
  • Albergo - view of Plett
 of 5 bubbles JANEFLOWER11, Sep 8, 2016 | Read review
“# 5 is spacious - king size bed and an extra twin bed”
 of 5 bubbles Soubriquet2000, Jul 14, 2016 | Read review
“If choosing a dorm, ask for the 6bed dorm with ocean view! :)”
 of 5 bubbles 482alessar, Sep 19, 2014 | Read review
“I was in room 22 and could see the bay from my bed!”
 of 5 bubbles VictoriaKimber, Aug 25, 2014 | Read review
“The staff will show you rooms before you book with no obligation.”
 of 5 bubbles MakemBill, Apr 27, 2013 | Read review
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