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Abalone Beach House Boutique Backpacker Lodge

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2016

We stayed in this lodge for a week (extended it because it was so lovely!) we had a private bathroom and 2 balconies - one with views of the sea and one which overlooked the beautiful national park. The place is spotless. It is like no other hostel I have ever stayed in. It so clean and beautiful - we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful house on a very nice location. Rooms are perfectly clean and bright, with your own door to the garden. The top floor has a large communal area (in- and outdoor) and a very complete and neat kitchen.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

It has been probably the most beautifull backpackers we stayed at. Wonderfull house, clean, perfect bed, beautifull surroundings and the beach just around the corner. But the owner of the house doesn't fit in this nice experience. Everywhere in South Africa people were so nice and friendly and unfortenately we experienced a very unplesant feeling during our stay. It really... More 

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Laax, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 via mobile

We too stopped by on the long drive from cpt east. The hosts were very friendly and recommended a great restaurant (enrico's) for dinner. The room was clean and supplied almost everything needed. However it was a fairly chilly night and also fairly chilly in the room, the heater only helped this somewhat. The only other negative is that a... More 

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Lignan-De-Bordeaux, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

If you are with children (maybe even more baby), better not stopping there if you're looking for a friendly guest. Such a pity, as the location is beautiful, all clean and nice. Near by a quiet, clean beach (that's why we picked this one for our baby to play).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We stayed here for two nights while visiting Plett and loved it. The house is amazing and we had a super room with a balcony at each end! The kitchen, lounge and rooftop patio were beautifully furnished and equipped. The pool and area were a little tired but the beach was amazing. We found Grant a little offhand but don't... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Boutique Backpackers describes this place well. The kitchen, sitting and deck areas are very airy and stylish. The beach is nearby although it is not a great swimming beach and there is a pool to dip in. What really set this pace apart for me was the wonderful quality of the mattress and bed linen. It was really really really... More 

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

We only stayed briefly, late in and early out but we were so impressed by the standard of this backpackers. Far more like a beautiful guesthouse. Super clean, fresh as well as helpful and friendly owners. Highly recommended!

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Grahamstown, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

We found this place from coast to coast, and decided to try it on a whim to break up a long drive east from Cape Town. What a lovely surprise! It's really out of the way, in the middle of a very sleepy beach community. Stunning views, really nice rooms. The proprieters seemed a bit impatient, but were still very... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

A lovely house a minute from the beach in Kerboumstrand, about a 10-12 minute drive from the more lively Plettenberg Bay. The owner was very welcoming and gave us some tips for restaurants and let us treat the house as our own. The room was large with its own outdoor area. The top floor had a great large balcony which... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Abalone Beach House is only 50 meters from Keurbooms beach, the best whale and dolphin watching beach on the Garden Route, in a private access controlled estate just ten minutes from the centre of Plettenberg Bay. If you need a break from the usual noisy, overcrowded backpacker scene then this Beach House is the perfect indulgent getaway. Kick back on the sun deck and marvel at the spectacular 360 degree views. With just four 'luxury' rooms at backpacker rates Abalone is a small boutique lodge with an intimate feel where you won't need to blow your budget to enjoy a little comfort. There are loads of things to do in the area as the location offers the option of a quiet relaxing retreat, an action packed adrenalin adventure, a real African safari experience or a combination of all three. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Abalone Beach House Boutique Backpacker Lodge

Address: 13 Milkwood Glenn | Keurboomstrand, Plettenberg Bay 6600, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Plettenberg Bay
Price Range: $18 - $22 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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