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“GREAT EXPERIENCE”
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Ubuntu Backpackers
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
19 hotel reviews
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“GREAT EXPERIENCE”
Reviewed August 30, 2011

I had never stayed in a backpackers before but have to say I really enjoyed the experience. The room was spotless and the facilities excellent. The atmosphere throughout is exciting. You may arrive as strangers but will leave as friends. Darren the owner and all the staff are fantastic and ensure that you fit in and meet everyone. The braais are awesome with views of the sea from the braai deck and the service is great. Apparantly the surf at Supertubes is good too.
Try and be there on a Sunday morning to enjoy Toby's fresh bread.

Room Tip: Downstairs double room was excellent.
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Reviewed August 14, 2011

Ubuntu hostel is by far the best hostel in Jeffreys Bay (and we stayed at a few!) The staff make you feel at home straight away and introduce you to other guests. There's a homely kitchen, bar with free pool table, loads of balconies overlooking the sea and a cute garden! And if you love to surf it's right by Supertubes! See more pics here:

http://fabuloustravelguide.com/2011/08/ubuntu-jeffreys-bay-hostel-review/

We loved it!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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Reviewed May 23, 2011

We really enjoyed our stay at Ubuntu, felt more like a big beachhouse than a hostel! The staff were very welcoming and easy to talk to, having breakfast watching the dolphins swim by was incredible, and just the general feel of the place made it one of the best our roadtrip.

Room Tip: the downstairs double room at the end was great
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  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Daryn11, Owner at Ubuntu Backpackers, responded to this review, April 4, 2017
So glad you guys enjoyed your stay! WE loved having you!!!!!!! Until next time :)
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London, United Kingdom
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26 hotel reviews
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Reviewed May 10, 2011

Stayed here a while back and must say Darren who runs the place is great. Made us feel really at home and spent sometime chilling with the rest of the backpackers before the braai, party etc really got going! We joined in till about 1am when everyone headed out. However from about 4am onwards the bar upstairs opened back up, music went on etc. All rooms are inside the house and unfortunastely sleep is not an option. So I'll be back but only for a crazy night or two.

Room Tip: all are pretty much the same
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  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
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Newcastle, Australia
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Reviewed April 5, 2011

So chilled, beautiful watching the sun go down on the deck overlooking the beach. Great facilities and awesome people. Daryn the young owner goes out of his way to make sure you have a good time. Only bad thing is we didn't get enough time here.

  • Stayed April 2011
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Daryn11, Owner at Ubuntu Backpackers, responded to this review, April 4, 2017
So glad you guys enjoyed your stay! WE loved having you!!!!!!! Until next time :)
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colonge, germany
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Reviewed March 7, 2011

Our actually plan, was to stay only one night in J'Bay. But then we checked in to Ubuntu meeting people, who could have been friends we have known for long. Ubuntu is a beautiful place to stay. You have got a very relaxed atmosphere and everything you need. Food which is much more worth than you have to pay, pool bar, garden, everything. If u check into Ubuntu, you'll probably will make the same as us and not only stay for one night but for five.
You shouldn't think twice about that!

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled with friends
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Daryn11, Owner at Ubuntu Backpackers, responded to this review, April 4, 2017
So glad you guys enjoyed your stay! WE loved having you!!!!!!! Until next time :)
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed January 24, 2011

I have stayed at many backpackers in Australia and Europe and this backpackers takes the cake. Its cozy, its clean, its a two minute walk from the beach and every evening they make a slam dunk meal! The owner is always up for a vibe and gets all travellers amped for a good time! The rooms are awesome and comfy. The upstairs has a bar, with a pool table/table tennis. Nice balcony looking over the ocean. Super easy to find, very central. The staff will take you out for a good time to thier local (lounge). Overall I had an excellent stay and I cant wait to go back. So do yourself a favor and head over to Ubuntu Backpackers :)

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled with friends
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Daryn11, Owner at Ubuntu Backpackers, responded to this review, April 4, 2017
So glad you guys enjoyed your stay! WE loved having you!!!!!!! Until next time :)
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Property: Ubuntu Backpackers
Address: 8 Cherry Street | Wavecrest Eastern Cape, Jeffreys Bay 6330, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Jeffreys Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 28 Specialty Lodging in Jeffreys Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
African Ubuntu is situated in the heart of South African surf-country, Jeffrey's Bay, and caters to fun-loving people looking for an epic yet affordable base. Its a mere 100m to the beach & magical Supertubes, and there are great wave-views from around the house. Whether your dream be flying down the line in perrrfect surf at the point, watching lions on a game drive, or simply collecting seashells on our dolphin-rich coast, we aim to turn your dreams into treasured memories. ... more   less 
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