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Albergo for Backpackers
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Reviewed July 27, 2011

This was my very first backpack hostel and trust me I will do it again! I've only stayed in hotels or B&B's therefore was very nervous about staying in a backpackers lodge but Albergo made it a unique style bed without the breakfast. The dorms were clean, the bathroom was maintained the general lounge area clean and inviting. Marijam taught this city girl how to put the logs in the fireplace to keep the fire going.. Have I mentioned how warm and friendly the staff was? Extremely helpful. They helped me re-arrange bus tickets find the local taxi buses to get around. They arranged for Wonderful Cameron to drop me at the interline bus terminal when it was time to go. They were awesome. I was a single female traveling alone yet the atmosphere at Albergo is so warm that you just blend right in. Should I ever stay at another hostel again, they definitely have big shoes to fill. Way to go Albergo.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled solo
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Reviewed April 30, 2011

The hostel is located in a large villa in a side street in Plettenberg Bay close to a lot of cafes, restaurants, internet centers and laundromat services. Its a great social hub in Plett with a garden and camp fire for the guests. All activities in the Garden Route including bungee, whale watching etc can be arranged from the hostel reception itself. The hostel provides free pick up and drop to the bus station. All in all, a very comfortable and relaxed stay.

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled solo
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Reviewed November 27, 2010

The Albergo for Backpackers is a nice hostel. Everything was clean and the staff was very nice. They have a kitchen, incase you want to prepare your own meal and have amenities such as hammock, pool table, tv room plus they light a bonfire every night.
Can only recommend Albergo as it has a good vibe to it!

  • Stayed: August 2010, traveled solo
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Reviewed October 5, 2010

Stayed here for a few nights in a double ensuite room. Very clean and comfortable. The staff were great at recommending local attractions and booking them. There's also a fab bonfire in the evening where it's possible to meet other travellers. The main street of Plettenberg Bay is probably a 1 min walk away (if that!).

  • Stayed: September 2010, traveled solo
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Reviewed October 1, 2010

A very friendly and well-run backpackers with nice outdoor garden area and regular evening BBQs. Staff able to arrange a huge variety of trips and activities.

  • Stayed: September 2010, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 2, 2010

It's a nice place to stay. comfortable & clean double rooms, very friendly service.
In the evening they made a fire in the garden to sit there, make your own BBQ and have a beer.
We liked our stay, got a lot of extra information what to do and where to go. We recommend it for a stay on the GardenRoute. Try the Knysna Elephant Park and the World Highest Bungee Jumping whats close by - it's amazing.

  • Stayed: April 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 7, 2009

Albergo was a great place to stay. We had been travelling for quite awhile and were tired so it was a nice place to hang out/relax. The firepit outside was great and there were hammocks. Everything was spread out enough that you never felt crowded. The dorm rooms were large and clean with a fantastic view off the balcony. They organized a trip to Monkeyland for me which was great fun. Well-run, professional and clean. My only complaint is that my hiking shoes were stolen from my room. They were tied to my backpack in a corner and there were no other people staying in the same dorm room as us at that time.. the girl at the front desk kind of just brushed me off when I mentioned it to her. But that didn't ruin the overall experience too much.

  • Stayed: January 2008, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Albergo for Backpackers

Address: 8 Church Street, Plettenberg Bay 6600, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Plettenberg Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 70 Specialty Lodging in Plettenberg Bay
Price Range: $22 - $43 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Albergo for Backpackers 1*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Albergo for Backpackers Hostel Plettenberg Bay is situated in absolutely the best spot in our beautiful little town. The beach, shops, restaurants and nightlife are all within easy walking distance. We offer the following accommodation: Camping Dorm beds (10 and 12 bedded dorm rooms) Private rooms with shared bathroom for 1 to 6 persons Nothing can beat our stunning views from the balcony. Dolphins and whales are often spotted cruising the beautiful bay of Plettenberg Bay. For those who just want to have a lazy day, you can relax in our beautiful garden. Swinging hammocks and hanging chairs are waiting for you. The Garden is set around our communal area. Free Tea and Coffee is available for our guests. At Albergo for Backpackers Hostel Plettenberg Bay, every night is a bonfire night. We can teach you the art of traditional South African outdoor cooking. In South Africa that is called a "Braai". At Albergo's One Stop Action Shop (our activity center) we offer all information about activities in the area. Our helpful staff will gladly assist you with bookings. (always ask for the special backpacker prices). A shuttle service is available for transport to the various activities. It is also possible to reach some of the activities by local taxis. Ask for the nearby Taxi rank. Plettenberg Bay has gorgeous beaches. It is also possible to practice your surfing skills. We have surfboards for hire. Use of Body Boards is for free. The beach is in walking distance of the backpackers. Albergo for Backpackers Hostel Plettenberg Bay offers FREE Wi-Fi and internet. In our reception we have a computer available for our guests. Our reception is open until 10.00 p.m. Our Bar Albergo for Backpackers has a liquor licence.Our bar is fully stocked. ... more   less 
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