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Amakaya Backpackers & Apartments

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05/07/2017 05/08/2017
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Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visit in April and it was quite cold in the bathroom and no hot water. No towels and the bar was not open before six. you are not allowed to bring any drinks or food to your room. We liked the safe private parking and not to fare walking distance from restaurants.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we had a very pleasant stay at Amakaya Backpackers, We stayed in the family room and it was beautiful, big and spacious with an en suite bathroom and huge balcony. basically we had an apartment which was really cool :) the staff is great and the backpackers is located close to a number of must do activities like Africanyon, Monkey...

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really nice place in Plett! The bar on the second floor is really cool and viby, the view from there is amazing for a sundowner looking at the bay! The staff is so friendly, thanks a lot ladies! My room was also nice and clean, with TV, safe etc. and they are close to the city center! Thanks a lot...

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Night duty staff was happy to get out of bed, open up and check us in at 1:40am on a Saturday morning. Our room was clean and tidy with comfortable beds. We used the braai facilities one night which was great as they have wood and all the braai equipment you need. They close up the bar and braai area...

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Gansbaai, South Africa
Reviewed March 18, 2017

The property was a five minute walk from the market square and 10 minutes from central beach. The room was clean and tidy as were the showers and bathroom. There was a lovely bar and terrace that you could look over an amazing view. The staff were really helpful friendly and knowledgeable on the area. I would only suggest that...

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Hull
Reviewed February 21, 2017

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 February 17, 2017

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 February 7, 2017

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 January 30, 2017

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 January 26, 2017

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...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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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: $23 - $43 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Amakaya Backpackers & Apartments 3*
Number of rooms: 9
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See which rooms travelers prefer

“The 8 bed dorm with the kitchenette was suitable as a family room”
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.”
ionacharter, Jun 9, 2016 | Read review
“They have spacious dorms, we stayed in a twin bedroom though as the price was just great.”
klinkie, Mar 23, 2015 | Read review
“all was good for stay, dstv, bar, central”
islandstyle2014, Dec 23, 2014 | Read review
“We chose the double suite for 30 us a night, private deck, private bathroom, tv, view! Excellent value!”
878ianj, Dec 2, 2013 | Read review
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