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Buccaneers Backpackers Cintsa Reviews

PO Box 13092, Vincent, 5217, East London, Cintsa, South Africa

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55 Total Reviews
  • 85%Value For Money
  • 85%Security
  • 100%Location
  • 85%Staff
  • 100%Atmosphere
  • 80%Cleanliness
  • 90%Facilities

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I really enjoyed my time at this hostel, but its a bit pricey. The meals at night are by far the most expensive of any hostel I stayed in, but it was quite tasty and where you are the options are slim. But if you like to party then this is the place for you to go. No lockers in the rooms, but you can leave your valuables in the safe at reception. Short walk too the beach and the views are just amazing, both day time and night time.


The "red dorm" is spacious, beds are really comfortable, there is a woody terrace and a great view to the Ocean. The hostel is on a hill, ther is a kitchen, common spaces, a swimmingpool and a lot of green. In 5 minutes walking down to the hill you get to the beach, that is long, long, long. Just on the other hill in front, you can find a minimarket and some pubs. Wifi costs 40 rand a hour, that's really too much. That is the only downside


It's a great place to be! It has a view that beats any 5 star resorts. Backpacking life doesn't get better than this. Very near beach. Nice swimming pool and bar. Dinner good but bit pricey. My only issue is that the kitchen is a mess all the time. No free internet but available. The staff is okay but not great. Oh the girls are great specially the one with dog. but I don't like the Swiss boy who volunteers there. Not helpful and not frienly. He has no business being in hospitality business.


Best bacpackers in South Africa! Great atmosphere created by the staff, very organised in sorting out the many many trips that are planned each day. the rooms are in seperate houses/cottages with bathrooms and kitchen. But make sure you eat at their restaurant that serves the best home made food! A guitarist came in the evening and he was simply amazing. Nice pool and bar area where you can go for lunch and right above the beautiful 16kms of untouched beach,

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