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Amakaya Backpacker Hostel Reviews

15 Park Lane, Plettenberg Bay, South Africa

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80 Total Reviews
  • 86%Value For Money
  • 87%Security
  • 87%Location
  • 92%Staff
  • 80%Atmosphere
  • 75%Cleanliness
  • 81%Facilities

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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


A Little more Party program would be great if beeing organized

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


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


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


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


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

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