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Rheinbach, Germany
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In my opinion the best hostel i stayed during my holidays in South Africa. I really enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere in the garden. the staff was very friendly and helpful. Shops, supermarket, ATM and restaurants are just around the corner. Plettenberg Bay seems to be a safe place. We (2 male people) had no fears of walking around when it...

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Vanderbijlpark, South Africa
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had an awesome stay at the backpackers. Very cosy and great facilities. Bathrooms and kitchens are clean and neat. They light a bonfire in the evening which is great for a braai or to chill at. The bar has daily specials.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

Albergo for backpackers is a really nice place to stay. Everything was nice and clean and the atmosphere was great as well! Suitable for backpackers but also for couples who would like to have some more privacy.

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Mirjam E, Owner at Albergo for Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you very much for the lovely review and for staying at Albergo. We do hope to see you next time when you come to Plettenberg bay. Happy travels Mirjam Albergo for Backpackers

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Albergo is all you want out of a hostel during a chilled out break. The braii is lit every night giving everyone the chance to mingle in a chilled out setting. The owner is absolutely fantastic and welcoming. There was a mix up with Expedia where they advertised a camping spot (without a tent) as a twin room. All the...

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Mirjam E, Owner at Albergo for Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks again for staying with us! I was great to have met you and it was an absolute pleasure to put up the tent for you guys! Will see you next time! Happy travels Mirjam Albergo for Backpackers

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed two nights at Albergo. It is in the heart of Plett - we parked our car and did not move it until we left; we were able to walk everywhere. The rooms are neat and clean, with plenty of plug space for chargers, etc. The bathrooms are small, but kept very clean (they are cleaned daily). The communal area...

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Mirjam E, Owner at Albergo for Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for the great review for Albergo for Backpackers! It was an absolute pleasure to meet you! Did you know that we have a big safe at the reception, lockers in the hall way and a storage room? I am sorry if you were not informed about this! Happy travels and see you next time. Mirjam Albergo for Backpackers

Cape Town
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mirjam and the team are fantastic Albergo is in a great location near to everything. Hanging out in the garden is cool. The kitchen has everything you need and the braai every evening is perfect. Well stocked bar and comfortable clean rooms. Can't ask for anymore. Would recommend Albergo for a great place to stay in Plett.

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Hi, Thanks so much for the awesome review and for your stay at Albergo!! We hope to see you back in Plett soon! Happy travels Mirjam Albergo for Backpackers

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hostel is great. Nice rooms/dorms, clean kitchen and bathrooms and there is a lot of space in the garden and living-room to enjoy yourself when you don't want to be active for a day. The shops and the beach are super close to the hostel. And definitely the nicest owners and employees to ensure you have a great stay!

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Bloemfontein, South Africa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very enjoyable , chilled place to relax at when you're having a busy holiday :) the place is neat and tidy , people who work there are super friendly. I stayed there during the plettrage student festival and it was worth the money paid':-)

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Guarulhos, SP
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Following the line of hostels, this is a good hostel! Great location, clean environments, staff friendly and helpful, some good spaces for socialization, good rooms, good kitchen (It was being renovated), just a little problem: only one bathroom (clean). You can hire some tours in the Hostel. Plettenberg Bay is a lovely town to spend some days.

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Reviewed December 3, 2016

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,...

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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 

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Address: 8 Church Street, Plettenberg Bay 6600, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Plettenberg Bay
Price Range: $15 - $40 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Albergo for Backpackers 1*
Number of rooms: 7
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“Big dorm - make new friends and awesome view!”
 of 5 bubbles annikad454, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“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
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