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Hull
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was a great place to stay, very organised, spacious and great value for money. we had a room for 4 with our own bathroom and balcony. There is a bar here as well and the staff were very helpful and friendly. Its an adeal location as its walking distance to the main strip.

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Rust de Winter, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

Comfortable, friendly, clean, fun place to stay. Would recommend it to anyone. Staff were very helpful and the breakfast was great before we headed off to do the bloukrans bridge jump. Hope to be back soon!

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Curitiba, Brazil
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I only stayed for one night, but everyone was really nice and professional (even during the late hours in which I arrived), the rooms are clean and comfortable and the price is more than fair. Recommended!

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Aschaffenburg, Germany
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

good hostel with parking and a nice bar. very close to the main st of plett (5 mins), but very far to the beach (about 30 mins walk). unfortunately no pool, but a really good bar upstairs with a wonderful ocean view. dorms were fine

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Trier, Germany
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My stay at Amakaya is a while ago (November 2015), but I still wanted to share my experience and also hope for some explanations from the manager. I came to stay in this hostel for a few days, as I was doing a study project in Plettenberg Bay. I first checked in with my boyfriend and we had a double...

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DaveSwart1, Owner at Amakaya Backpackers & Apartments, responded to this review

Hello Nadja I only saw this review now and this is not right. Nobody should be packing any guest belongings as we would be liable should anything be missing. You should have phoned me at the time as my number is displayed for guests to contact me if they are not satisfied with anything. I will address this with all...

Graaff-Reinet, South Africa
Reviewed January 21, 2017

It is a very nice place to stay in with the friendly staff members. Close to everything. It will definitely be my next accommodation when I visit Plettenberg Bay. We felt like we were at our house. Thanks

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Reviewed January 18, 2017

For the same price as a backpacker, you get an apartment experience - with living room, kitchen, terrace, and dorm bed. Do it yourself breakfast (incl. eggs, toast, fruit). Very close to city center and restaurants; 15 min stroll to any beach. Great rooftop bar, with amazing view. Warm welcome.It was tough to leave!

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Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed January 14, 2017

Amakaya backpackers is clean and spacious. The showers were hot, the beds were not uncomfortable, and it is walking distance from the centre of town. We checked out very early in the morning and forfeited our key deposit because no one was on duty yet - so keep that in mind when planning your departure.

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Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed January 13, 2017

It's a cute place at a good location in the town. Most staff members were very friendly and helpful. Well stocked bar. The dorm was a bit cramped but clean. Breakfast is nothing special but it'll fill you up.

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Western Cape, South Africa
Reviewed January 10, 2017

parking and getting out early an issue, maybe give a sticker to put on the car directing it to the owner's dorm would make things easier. The staff were very helpful and polite giving you want to stay there. thanks fuad jacobs

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to Amakaya Backpackers & Apartments, your 'home away from home.' We will make your stay as comfortable and as enjoyable as possible and help you with as much information as we can about the local activities and attractions. Exchange experiences with fellow travellers and keep in touch with family and friends. Enjoy a complimentary wi-fi and internet facilities,coffee and tea at both Amakaya Backpackers and Amakaya Backpacker Apartments. Amakaya Backpackers is not perfect, however is a clean, friendly and homely place where you can relax after an exhilarating day in the area. We have hot showers (electric and gas), relaxed atmosphere and comfortable beds. Sip on a drink at our upstairs bar while you relax on the veranda and take in the view of the Tsitsikamma Mountains, the lagoon and the sea. We are a 300m walk to the shops, restaurants and bars of Plettenberg Bay's Main Street and 800m from the popular Central Beach (beware of the steep uphill walk back that will certainly build up an appetite and thirst!). For the 'private' traveller or those who want some 'me' time, our range of double and twin private rooms (each with its own TV) and 2 sleeper private dorm is just what you need. For those who do not mind sharing we have a selection of standard and en-suite dorms that sleep 2, 4, 6 and 8 guests respectively. All guests have the use of our fully-equipped kitchen facilities, free tea & coffee, wi-fi, a sitting room to read or watch TV/DVDs and an upstairs bar with outside balcony. Parking is on the premises and is accessed by an electric gate. Amakaya Backpacker Apartments - situated 200m from Amakaya Backpackers and 100m from Main Street. Each apartment has its own entrance, kitchen, bathroom, satellite TV, free Wi-Fi. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Amakaya Backpackers & Apartments

Address: 15 Park Lane, Plettenberg Bay 6600, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Plettenberg Bay
Price Range: $22 - $42 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Amakaya Backpackers & Apartments 3*
Number of rooms: 9
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“The 8 bed dorm with the kitchenette was suitable as a family room”
 of 5 bubbles KarinSmidt, Jan 8, 2017 | Read review
“Staying one of their Apartments gives you a sense of privacy which you don't experience in every backpackers.”
 of 5 bubbles ionacharter, Jun 9, 2016 | Read review
“They have spacious dorms, we stayed in a twin bedroom though as the price was just great.”
 of 5 bubbles klinkie, Mar 23, 2015 | Read review
“all was good for stay, dstv, bar, central”
 of 5 bubbles islandstyle2014, Dec 23, 2014 | Read review
“We chose the double suite for 30 us a night, private deck, private bathroom, tv, view! Excellent value!”
 of 5 bubbles 878ianj, Dec 2, 2013 | Read review
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