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Cristal Cove Guesthouse & Backpackers
Certificate of Excellence
1 review
“Excellent”
Reviewed September 28, 2013 via mobile

Well designed, comfortable interior. Good variety in room arrangment, graced with the vibe of a classic Jbay heritage spot. Extremely good service. Lekker bar. Surfing movie channel is a really nice touch. The best spot in jbay - feels just like home! Thanks Gary!

Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Matty H
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Cristal C, Manager at Cristal Cove Guesthouse & Backpackers, responded to this review, February 4, 2014
Dear Matty,

Thanks so much for taking the time to review Cristal Cove and for all your positive feedback.
We are so pleased to hear that you had a good stay and that it feels like home - this is exactly what we aim for!

We're constantly finding new ways to spice up the "lekker bar" and we are really excited about the new theme nights. We hope to host you again really soon. We'll hook up some fresh surf movies for your next stay!

Take care!
The Cristal Cove Team
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Reviewed August 8, 2013 via mobile

If you want to feel home that's a place to go, the the rooms are amazing and the place is great, tje showers are super good and the staff are super helpful, if you have a chance go back horse riding, its like have a home, dont think twice before go there! !!

  • Stayed June 2013
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Thank luciaferrao
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Cristal C, Manager at Cristal Cove Guesthouse & Backpackers, responded to this review, February 4, 2014
Dear Lucia,

Thank you for your wonderful review of Cristal Cove. We are delighted to hear that you felt at home here!
The horserides on the beach are a huge hit - and with reason! It's such a privelege to be able to enjoy some of the most beautiful unspoilt private beaches you have ever seen, while galloping freely on horseback!

We hope to welcome you back at Cristal Cove again soon. Perhaps a surfing lesson or checking out some rhinos from a quad bike could be your next adventure?!

Take care,
The Cristal Cove Team
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Jeffreys Bay, South Africa
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Reviewed May 30, 2013

This is a place that I can truly recommend. I had booked one night but ended up staying for three and I could have stayed longer.

Crystal Cove is a family-run hostel that is neat and clean, serve great food and the people working there warm and friendly.

I took the opportunity to ride on the beautiful, white sand dunes by the sea - a wonderful nature experience, and David from the hotel gave me my very first surf lesson, he is an excellent teacher and I had so much fun!

And Crystal - simply the nicest, most beautiful person ever – I will definitely be back!

Ann-Cathrin Henriksson

Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
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Thank Ann Cathrin H
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Cristal C, Manager at Cristal Cove Guesthouse & Backpackers, responded to this review, February 4, 2014
Dear Ann Cathrin,

Thank you so much for your wonderful review and the recommendation. It was such a pleasure to host you at Cristal Cove.
We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the horseriding and the surfing lesson (a must when you're so close to some of the world's best waves!). And indeed, there is so much to do here that 1 night easily turns into 3 nights!

We hope to welcome you back here in Jbay very soon. Take care!

Kind regards,
The Cristal Cove Team
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Reviewed May 25, 2013

We dropped by Cristal Cove in J Bay for one evening on our way to Chintsa from Cape Town. We paid 500 rand and got a perfect, family style apartment. We loved the place, the bar area was great too. Next time im in J Bay I will stay here for sure

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Thank skiboy11
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Kristiansand, Norway
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Reviewed April 30, 2013

We booked here as Island Vibe backpackers was full - no this is not ON the beach, and does not have the same backpackers vibe, BUT for the cheap price - this was luxury. The view was still on the sea, and the apartment was really nice with comfortable beds, kitchen, living room and nice bathroom and balcony. Lovely staff and nothing to complaint about :)

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Mirela C
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Derby
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Reviewed April 9, 2013

This is a little gem situated just a short walk away from a beautiful beach. As it is located on the Baz bus route I expected your standard basic backpackers place but this was so much more. We stayed in a spotless double ensuite room with a shared kitchen and living room area for a bargain R300.

The atmosphere is laid back and you really feel at home, so much so that our 1 night ended up being 3!!

I also recommend you try David's surf lesson - you can't leave Jeffrey's Bay without hitting the waves.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Australia
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Reviewed February 18, 2013

The staff are amazing, really relaxed and friendly. We stayed in a large double room in a two bedroom apartment which was clean and functional. The beach is only a few steps away and the supermarket is just around the corner. They also have lots of BBQs.
It is also super close to the surf beach.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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Property: Cristal Cove Guesthouse & Backpackers
Address: 49 Flame Crescent, Jeffreys Bay, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Jeffreys Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 27 Specialty Lodging in Jeffreys Bay
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Cristal Cove Self Catering Guest House is situated in Jeffreys bay's dream territory. Hugged by the best beaches and surf spots this country has to offer and just a hop skip and jump away from restaurants, shops and other entertainment.The idea behind this one of a kind Guest House is “the very best at less” we pride ourselves on quality luxury accommodations at a price that everyone can afford.“Nothing is too much and anything is possible” is the motto the friendly hosts live and work by.We have a cosy bar for you to kick back and relax at (or get totally loose) or just play some pool.Grab one of our rental surf boards or our free loan boogie boards and experience our epic beaches, or maybe rent one of our skate boards/sector 9`s/ bicycles and cruise through the town.Re-discover yourself as you explore our beaches and enjoy the tranquillity of this awesome surf town. ... more   less 
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