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Amakaya Backpacker Hostel Reviews

15 Park Lane, Plettenberg Bay, South Africa

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85 Total Reviews
  • 89%Value For Money
  • 84%Security
  • 89%Location
  • 98%Staff
  • 89%Atmosphere
  • 89%Cleanliness
  • 87%Facilities

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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)


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


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


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


Staff were very helpful when it came to organising activities. Good location only a few streets up from the Main St.


Perfect location and perfect staff, they even lit the brai for me to cook.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks Julian. Glad to hear that the staff were friendly and helpful. For the first time ever, all our staff are female so good to hear that they do not stand back but help with the braai fire. Regards Dave Swart

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