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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely friendly staff. Very helpful. Great apartment. Great discounts on activities. Our weekend away was very relaxing and calm just what we needed. Amakaya backpackers was definitely a great stay. Would definitely recommend it to everyone. Great price as well. Thumbs up guys

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My girlfriend and I have just spent the last three nights at Amakaya Backpackers. The overall experience was amazing. The cleanliness of the place was good. The staff were so so welcoming and accommodating. Olivia, Jason and Donoa (Hopefully spelled that correctly) were so friendly. Last minute bookings were not a problem, Olivia took it into her own hands and... More 

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

Outstanding service and staff very friendly and very helpful. Will definitely recommend Amakaya to anyone looking for accommodation in Plett . Thanks to all and will definitely be using Amakaya in the future.

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

Me and a couple of friends headed up the Garden Route for a road trip, and stayed at Amakaya for two nights. This is probably THE best backpackers in Western Cape - if not all of the East Coast. Very affordable, friendly staff, central location and all around great atmosphere. One thing I would mention is that the should look... More 

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

Hello Reinhardt Glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. I understand that you stayed in out Groot Rivier dorm. We have not previously had complaints about the water pressure in this in this dorm but will check it. Thanks for letting us know about this. Regards Dave Swart More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful place set in the heart of plettenburg baai. The bunk rooms are equipped with their own bathroom. There is a common room with TV and fireplace, and a bar upstairs attached to an open deck. Affordable for groups and families. Free breakfast. Beautiful views of the bay from the deck.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

We had a really nice 2 night stay here, wish we could have stayed longer. They cater for backpakers really well with clean shared bathrooms, good kitchen facilities and good communal area and wifi. Also great that they supply a free simple breakfast of eggs, toast and tea which is perfect to start the day.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

We stayed at Amakaya the night before and after the trail. Amakaya organised transport for us as part of the package to and from the trail. The package was decently priced (the transport was not particularly cheap but was still good value, and the drivers were friendly and helpful) The staff at Amakaya are very friendly and helpful. They are... More 

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Stroud, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

Such a lovely backpackers - the staff made everything so easy for us during our stay including an unexpectedly late arrival. Everyone was welcoming and happy to help us with whatever we needed, whether the lovely breakfast or information on local attractions and transport. We felt really truly treated during our stay - in every sense of the word! Thank... More 

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Jeffreysbay
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

We were travelling back to Jeffreysbay and need accommodation for one night and Amartya was perfect! Friendly reception very helpful with what we wanted! Clean neat rooms and the communal kitchen had everything you need to make food for a king. Will definitely stay there again!

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Thanks for staying with us. Glad to hear that you enjoyed your short stay and look forward to hosting you again in the future. Regards Dave Swart More 

Windhoek, Namibia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

so nice to be treated like that - The staff was wonderful and very helpful. Service like this is very seldom found,thanks for a wonderful staying experience ,not to speak about the breakfast that was included in the already compatible price keep it up folks .

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Hello Caroline Thanks your for the compliments. This is valued and shows all our staff that their work is appreciated and enjoyed by our guests. Regards Dave Swart More 

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
  • Business Center with Internet Access
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. Here you can exchange experiences with fellow travellers and keep in touch with family and friends. Enjoy a complimentary self-help mini breakfast, FREE wi-fi and internet facilities and FREE coffee and tea at both Amakaya Backpackers and Amakaya Backpacker Apartments. Amakaya Backpackers 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, comfortable beds and a good mini-breakfast on offer. 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!). For the ‘private’ traveller or those who want some ‘me’ time, our range of double and twin private rooms and 2 sleeper private dorms are 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, complimentary self-help mini breakfast, free 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 and complimentary self-help mini breakfast. ... 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: $20 - $37 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Amakaya Backpackers & Apartments 3*
Number of rooms: 9
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