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Ubuntu Backpackers
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Reviewed November 6, 2012

Woweee, what an amazing stay! We were welcomed in after a long journey. Such a comfortable, modern, african style, homelike backpackers. The beds were comfortable, the chill tv area was divine and even more amazing was the chill area outside. Such stunning views from the balcony. Excellent value for money with a free breaky the next morning. Very very central. Definitely best backpackers in Jefferey's to stay!

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank Jo B
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Reviewed October 31, 2012

My stay at Ubuntu was awesome! The owner, Daryn, was super friendly and helpful. The place is the one of the tidiest I've been to and being across the road from the beach and local shops, didn't need to drive anywhere. Ubuntu really feels like a home away from home

Room Tip: Upstairs double!
  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 28, 2012

Our first stay at Ubuntu in October and we really enjoyed it, being 4 South Africans and 1 New Zealander; we shared the 6 bed dorm. The shower/toilet/kitchen facilities were clean and well kept. The staff were excellent with travel experience/knowledge, social and friendly. Great communal areas – free pool table and bar with an excellent braai facility and view of Boneyards surf spot makes Ubunta a perfect location to be in J-Bay even if it’s poring with rain outdoors. Ubuntu scores full marks on attention to detail in my books! I’d definitely return and recommend others to stay here.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank SillyNinnik
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Reviewed October 15, 2012

Been there with my wife!
Very tidy and clean, friendly staff! Nice view from the veranda, good pool table and bar.
Only shared bathrooms, but without any problems.
Downstairs is the best shower!
Very honest, great quality over price.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank GuiEskos
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Reviewed October 11, 2012

The facillities are superb, particularly if you like to surf. What sets Ubuntu apart is how friendly the owner darren was. I had a very good time and felt well looked after by darren. It was a home away from home and the price (110 rand) cannot be beat!

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled solo
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Thank Tom P
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Reviewed August 1, 2012

I've been going to Jeffrey's bay for some time now. This is the first place where I've stayed and I felt absolutely at home. The atmosphere is very relaxed and tranquil yet fun loving and fresh.
It's very central so there's no need to hire a car. Everything you need is in walking distance.
The rooms have comfortable beds and the bathrooms are very clean.
All the staff are very friendly and helpful and the management is excellent.
I'm already planning my next trip to Ubuntu! All round - Two thumbs up! Keep it up!

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank Megan B
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Reviewed May 24, 2012

We had a great time at this hostel, super fun and young atmosphere. Even though we were there in the winter so it wasn't extremely busy, the place was great with a very friendly staff! Also in a great location, you can see the beach from the balcony and there are tons of little shops and restaurants really close to it. Awesome time, would love to go back.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank Emily R
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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: $15 - $33 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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