Although I have only stayed in around 5-10 hostels during my lifetime, Amakaya is definitely that which I was the most fond of and would recommend any backpacker looking for somewhere in Plettenberg Bay to choose. my flatmate and myself went to for a long weekend to Plett Bay and picked Amakaya not sure what to expect. After making the booking over the phone (where i spoke to the wonderful and friendly manager Dave and on another occassion the friendly co-owner Dorothy) I was sure they'd be welcoming hosts and i wasn't disappointed. We arrived a few days later to be greeted by Dave at recepion who not only spent over anhour talking to us about things to see neary but also advised on the other places to see on th rest of the garden route towards Port Elizabeth! We were really overwhlemed. We then met another lovely co-owner named Mary who made us feel welcome as well. Dave then showed us around the hostel (which is more like an extended house) The rooms and facilities are all wonderful. The rooms were very neat and clean and there was a nice lounge (including a TV and DVD, computer with Internet access), kitchen, bathroom, bar area and balcony we were allowed to use. We really felt a part of the household within an hour or two and to top it all off a wood fire as lit later in the evening and all the fellow guests and ourselves all sat round and chatted. My flatmate and felt really like we were teenagers out on a summer camp!
Anyway, I can't praise Amakaya enough. It is a lovely little guesthouse which Im sure all people looking for somewhere fun, clean, cosy and welcoming will have a fantastic time staying at.
Chris (Birmingham, Engand)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Amakaya Backpackers & Apartments, your 'home away from home.' Amakaya Backpackers is not perfect, however is a clean, friendly, homely place with hot showers (electric and gas), relaxed atmosphere and comfortable beds. Only a 300m walk to the shops, restaurants and bars 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 hospitiality fridge) 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, and 8 guests respectively. Our Backpacker Apartments is situated 200m away near the transport hub of Plett. Stay in a private or one of our dorm apartments. Each apartment has a kitchen, bathroom, satellite TV and wi-fi. Only 100m from Main Street. ... more less
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