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3 & 5 Wilder Street, Plettenberg Bay, South Africa

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116 Total Reviews
  • 76%Value For Money
  • 92%Security
  • 80%Location
  • 88%Staff
  • 60%Atmosphere
  • 84%Cleanliness
  • 80%Facilities

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From the photos on the Internet and the description we had the expectation to arrive in a beautiful five star Backpacker. What we found was nothing like that. The common areas were cheaply furnished and especially the kitchen was not welcoming at all. We had a booked a double room that was by far the least cosy hostelroom we have ever been to (and we have been to hostels all around the world). Worst place- especially compared to ANY other accommodation we stayed in while in SA!! Never again


It is mostly a chalet style hotel, with only 2 rooms dedicated as dorms, so if you're expecting a hostel atmosphere this isn't exactly the place. However, it is neat and clean, has a great self catered kitchen, as well as a lovely lounge. Staff, as usual in SA, go out of their way. A pleasant stay, overall. Just don't expect to make any new friends...


Very clean and staff all friendly , and breakfast lovely . Had great time there and would stay there again .


Good place to stay, I liked the dorm room.

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