Amakaya Backpacker Hostel Reviews
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awesome bunch of people, good vibe and not a bad bar up top with some sweet views, very helpful
The most helpful staff out of all of the hostels we stayed at along the Garden Route! Really helped by giving personal stories about things to do in a variety of the stops. Suggested great restaurants in Plett and really helped our trip start off on the right foot.
Good location. I booked the 4 bed dorm (very small and at the back of the building, seems to be offered as family room now) but changed to the 12 bed dorm as recommended by the receptionist. Helpful staff (a guy from the hostel went to the taxi and minibus stand with me to get cheap transport to the Bloukrans bridge). Nice bar and terrace, a bonfire outside - what else do you need? (Other travellers, but I met them there.)
It didn´t seem there is somebody responsible for the place. The kitchen looked like hell (when was that water-filter-system cleaned for the last time? Then better remove it) and there was very few equipment we could use for cooking. Cockroach in our bedroom, which was tiny (but for being so tiny it was well equipped).
The place is nothing too special, but the terrace view and its central location makes it a place I would recommend to stay.
We arrived on time but our room was not finished yet, while we were there in the afternoon. The kitchen was very dirty, as well as the living room and the rooms were also in bad repair. The girl who was working at the reception did not know anything about Plettenberg and she was not very helpfull when we asked her what the best place was to go to the beach or for dinner. She did not seem to care about the guests. This was definitely the worst backpackers we've ever seen!
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 18-24
- (1 review)
Charles and the rest of the staff was very helpful and the location is perfect and is close to the main shopping center in the city.