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The Spot Backpackers
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“on the beach!”
Reviewed April 25, 2012

The Spot is a quaint owner run backpackers right on the beach. Great spot for whale watching in season. Chilled-out vibe with personal service. Lovely to fall asleep to the sound of the waves! Good location from which to explore the South Coast and Oribi Gorge. Great surf spots in the area too.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled solo
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 14, 2011

The location of this popular Baz Bus stop is fabulous. You stand up in the morning, walk over their lawn, open the gate, and there it is - the beach. You don't get any closer than that. We even watched whales from our chairs in their garden!
This is a very small enterprise and everything is very personal. If you do not get in touch with fellow travellers or some of the locals that regular visit the Spot's bar then keep looking for the reason on your side. The rooms albeit basic are absolutely clean and pleasant. On our first night the music at the bar was pretty loud until late. I spoke to the owner the next morning (approachable, helpful, uncomplicated) and during the following night everything was appropriate. The kitchen proves a bit small especially when many guests stay at the Spot. On the one hand I wish maintenance would be better (broken fixtures etc.) but on the other hand this matches the laid-back surfer style the Spot lives. The Spot is not 'in town', so for restaurants, shopping etc. you will need a taxi or a car.
If you are looking for a reclined weekend on the Indian Ocean the Backpacker's way - this is your Spot.

Room Tip: Their shared-bathroom doubles are excellent value for money.
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 7, 2011

Right on the beach, lovely people who own and run it! worth a stop if your in the area. Great for a chill out on the beach with a cold beer!

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
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Property: The Spot Backpackers
Address: 53 Ambleside Road | Umtentweni, Port Shepstone 4235, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Port Shepstone
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 12 Specialty Lodging in Port Shepstone
Number of rooms: 6

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