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Amakaya Backpacker Hostel Reviews

15 Park Lane, Plettenberg Bay, South Africa

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87 Total Reviews
  • 87%Value For Money
  • 84%Security
  • 89%Location
  • 96%Staff
  • 87%Atmosphere
  • 87%Cleanliness
  • 84%Facilities

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Great backpackers with exceptionally friendly staff despite some having a strange affiliation with the New Zealand Rugby team over the Boks. Great location as well with Main Street and a checkers within easy walking distance.


Couldnt have asked for a better experience at a back packers. Really extra-mile sort of staff.Deserve a pay rise. Brilliant service, support and holistic care for the customers.

  • 29th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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Hello Iyare Thanks for your positive comments. It is good to know that the staff go the extra mile to help guests. The recognition is noted. Regards Dave Swart


The staff couldn't have been nicer and really helped me to feel better after having gone through an ordeal!

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Hello Jonathan Thank you for your comments and I am please to hear that our staff were able to make your stay pleasant. Regards Dave Swart


It was well positioned for easy access to town etc and really enjoyed the breakfast and the balcony where we had our breakfast

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Hello Gerry Good to hear that you enjoyed your stay. Thanks for the review. Regards Dave Swart


Nice that they provide towels. And very friendly staff. Breakfast is very small.

  • 7th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello Anne Glad to hear the staff were friendly. Regarding the breakfast - it is advertised as a mini breakfast, however we generally find that most guests are more than happy with it considering that it is offered at no extra cost. Regards Dave Swart

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