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Amakaya Backpackers & Apartments

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Welcome to Amakaya Backpackers & Apartments, your 'home away from home.' Amakaya Backpackers is not perfect, however is a clean, friendly, homely place with hot showers (electric and gas), relaxed atmosphere and comfortable beds. Only a 300m walk to the shops, restaurants and bars 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 hospitiality fridge) 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, and 8 guests respectively. Our Backpacker Apartments is situated 200m away near the transport hub of Plett. Stay in a private or one of our dorm apartments. Each apartment has a kitchen, bathroom, satellite TV and wi-fi. Only 100m from Main Street.
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our rooms was spacious, clean and the bed was really great. The staff were all friendly and helpful, gave us the grand tour even though we were just staying one evening, and leaving early the next day. However there were a lot of stairs, so not easily accessible for people with
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We stayed for 3 nights in Amakaya on a short trip within our stay in Cape Town. We loved Plett & Amakaya was the perfect base to explore it from. The staff were lovely & very accommodating, particular thanks to John & Jason. The rooms are clean & comfortable with a stocked
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For my daughter & her boyfriend perfect one night stay. Booking went smooth. Booking in was good.Perfect for travellers. It was much better than they expected. Secure parking. They felt safe. Good price.
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Discustingly filthy! Broken furniture! Rude staff! To say the least! We did not even feel comfortable to sleep there for one night. Not at all lile the photos on the web. The health department and tourism department should investigate.
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We had booked an eight bed dorm but got lucky and had the while room to ourselves. The room was clean and the security was paramount with all the guests given their separate keys for room access. The common area was clean equipped with TV and good music. The kitchen was clean
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Groot Rivier en-suite dorm - sleeps 6
"we had the rooms opposite the toilets, so it was close. our room had the double bed but there are rooms with 2 single beds."
"go for a private room downstairs to avoid some noise from the upstairs bar"
"2-bed female dorm is a tiny room with a bunk bed, but it's quite nice. Close to the bar."
"The 8 bed dorm with the kitchenette was suitable as a family room"
"Staying one of their Apartments gives you a sense of privacy which you don't experience in every backpackers."
$23 - $44 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
South AfricaWestern CapePlettenberg Bay
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