Buccaneers Backpackers Cintsa Reviews
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Staff was very friendly and helpful; they never seemed annoyed. Very clean, great atmosphere, lively bunch of people, and the beach is a short walk from the hostel. Cottage like dorm felt like my own apartment with a kitchen and a living room. Great stay.
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Loved the place! Great food, awesome views, spacious dorm (Blue dorm) with two different rooms + veranda. Cintsa is a quiet place, great if you want to get away for a view days. But you can also have a great time at the bar at Bucks.
Dont take surf lessons with logan. He's a good surfer, but an horrible teacher.
we arrived and the accommodation we had booked wasn't vailable. one of the safari tents we were given had a padlock on left by a previous guest which the hostel had made no attempt to take off so we were expected to sleep on a tent with an open door. we ended up leaving and found a lovely b&b on the other side of the river.
- Novice Nomad
- Mixed Group, 18-24
- (1 review)
Great place! Loved it! Beautiful location, nice pool. Would like to go again!
Amazing place, if you're in the Cintsa aread, this is a must visit! Situated on the most beautiful slope overlooking the sea and beach and Cintsa-East, Buccaneers is like a fairly tale. Excellent and always helpful staff and tons of things to do. Only thing we didn't like is the paid wifi, but no big deal.
Stunning location, amazingly friendly and helpful staff, loads of activities. Something for everyone with pool, beach, good food, camping/dorms/private rooms. I tried to stay longer but, unsurprisingly, they were booked up. Top of my list when I return to South Africa!
We were very impressed with the Buccaneer. The staff were great to deal with. They offer a variety of things to do, meals are available and the cooking is excellent! Location, location, location....being so close to the beach, Indian Ocean was a bonus! Would recommend to anyone who wants to visit South Africa to book some time at the Buccaneers! Paul & Lise
- Novice Nomad
- Mixed Group, 41+
- (1 review)
Awesome!! So much fun, Staff are awesome
this place is fabulous you must stay here for a few days and chill out on the beach, by the pool or in the bar.....
Great place, staff, restaurant, all meals, atmosphere & location. Loved the view from the red dorm but, please, how could you not have such disgusting dorm bathrooms. Improvements needed, doors don't lock, showers are dirty & full of mold. The shower on the far right had no hot water & in general, they are not up to your standard. The dorm room could also do with some lockers, a light by some of the beds. The glass window by the far bunk is broken.
Awesome place! ... If you want romantic time - go in Buccaneers Backpackers Cintsa! ... If you want good (lekker) food - go in Buccaneers Backpackers Cintsa!... If you want good staff - Buccaneers Backpackers Cintsa! ... I love Buccaneers Backpackers Cintsa !
The location is the biggest selling point for this hostel, it has beautiful surroundings. Unfortunately it is the staff (and I believe it to be senior staff) that let it down. Although there were some great staff members who work hard to bring everyone together (Lucy was one of those), the staff with bad attitude and out for upselling and making money constantly ruin this hostel. We had heard such great things about this place, unfortunately we were dissapointed.
Great place to stay, and a perfect location overlooking the ocean. We will definitely be back.
Buccs is one of the best hostels I have stayed in around the world, and I've been travelling for three years. The location is absolutely stunning, every morning you wake up to the sun rising over the lagoon which is right beside the ocean. The beach is just a stroll away and you can surf or just swim and relax on the beach. It's so private and quiet with white sand dunes and clear water. The backpackers is one of the most organised places I have stayed. Every day there is a free activity with free wine for
It was brilliant to go back to one of my favourite spots to an awesome backpackers! Can't wait until next time.
- Novice Nomad
- (1 review)
An excellent night was had here, the rooms are old and a little damp but the atmosphere and bar makes up for it. Probably suited only to backpackers and budget travellers due to the relatively shabby condition of the place however don't let it deter you. Be aware we booked a double room and were given a bedroom within a shack shared with other people, was no drama though. Don't miss the place they talk about all along the coast!
This is a dirty hostel where there are ants everywhere. The staff have quite a poor attitude (especially the ginger woman). I had food stolen from the fridge and all she said was "that's what happens when you have drunk people around". I think this is a very poor attitude to have and shows contempt for the guests. Bucs isn't a terrible hostel but be prepared for it to be dirty and to be treated with vague contempt by the staff who clearly don't enjoy their jobs.
We booked a basic double and was upgraded to a double room in one of the cottages which we had to ourselves. Annoying thing was though that when it came to paying for the room when we checked out they tried to charge us for the upgraded room, but this was resolved. We did the bike ride trip whilst there and even though 24km seems like a long way, it was definately worth it!
I have been staying in backpackers for the better part of a year and in nine different countries. This is in my top three. It is a very fun place, near an excellent beach, with lots of activities to offer, and plenty of space. It is not at all crowded, so you really get a sense of being on the Wild Coast, not jammed into a hostel.