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Amakaya Backpacker Hostel Reviews

15 Park Lane, Plettenberg Bay, South Africa

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82%

Rating
74 Total Reviews
  • 82%Value For Money
  • 88%Security
  • 84%Location
  • 91%Staff
  • 79%Atmosphere
  • 73%Cleanliness
  • 79%Facilities

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86%

A Little more Party program would be great if beeing organized

  • 7th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


60%

The location is great. We had booked 4 nights with 5 guys. The appartement building is like 200 meters from the hostel, please keep this in mind during the booking. In the hostel there is a bar. The bar was opened every day, but we had to ask a lot if someone could help us.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello Sander It never ceases to amaze me at how unappreciative some visitors are. You were upgraded to an apartment with its own kitchen, bathroom at our new backpacker 200m away at the same price as our standard dorm. You were happy with this at the time and were told that it was 200m from Amakaya. The bar hours are from 6pm only and the hours are visible in the bar and reception. Our staff will however get drinks for guests during the day if they require. Regards Dave Swart

77%

Good location (although its a bit of a walk to the beach, mainly uphill on the way back). Extremely friendly and helpful staff. Good breakfast.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello Friederike Thanks for the review done. At least the walk up the hill keeps you fit and gets you ready for a beer at the bar! ;-)) Hope that you enjoyed your time in Plett. Regards Dave Swart

100%

The hostel is really nica and the staff was extremely friendly and helpful!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello Hadar Thanks for your kind words. I will pass on your appreciation to our staff. Hope that you had a good trip in South Africa. Regards Dave Swart

86%

Really nice stay :) it takes just a few minutes to the shops

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello Katharina Thank you for your review. Glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Regards Dave Swart

83%

Stayed at the private twin room, very confortable. Commom area is ok. Breakfast was good. Staff was very helpful and friendly! Convienently near market e and some restaurants.


80%

Far to walk to the beach specially because of the hill that makes the way back quite hard. Friendly staff and great offer of activities although the options were all pretty expensive.


94%

High class hostel, only one of their staff is a lil bit over friendly. Asking for a lollipop from your client doesn't seem appropriate to me

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello Mohamad Thanks for your review. I have discussed this with my staff. Regards Dave



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