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Nothando Backpackers Reviews

3 & 5 Wilder Street, Plettenberg Bay, South Africa

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86 Total Reviews
  • 88%Value For Money
  • 94%Security
  • 86%Location
  • 88%Staff
  • 84%Atmosphere
  • 92%Cleanliness
  • 86%Facilities

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Good location close to the main streeet. Spacious dorm, with comfortable beds, its door opens durectly in the garden. Well equipped kitchen, family atmosphere. 15 minutes walking to the beautiful beach.


A centrally located hostel with superb facilities and fantastic rooms. More like a good quality motel than a hostel. Breakfast was good value and the staff were very helpful. The only thing it could improve on was a hostel 'atmosphere' as everyone seemed to be very quiet and there was not much interaction but that may be down to the other guests at the time of our visit.

  • 10th Feb 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


Very clean, the furniture's style was quite old-fashioned, only little space in double room. The bar is very nice with friendly staff and a separate TV-room, unfortunately both were closed early.


it was quite ok for 1-2 nights, but not for a longer time.

  • 3rd Jan 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Austria
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Had a 3 night stay here and couldn't recommend it enough!our room was a double and was like a hotel room,had a hair dryer,tv,kettle and free tea and coffee which is a great bonus when you've been travelling for a while.lovely bar with a real open fire and Elvis did everything he could to make you feel comfortable.the viewing deck restaurant is definitely worth a visit and Europa did good food too.could have stayed longer!!

  • 17th Nov 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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Dear Emma Thank you so much for your wonderful review of Nothando. We really appreciate it, happy and content guests make us happy. We enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again at Nothando. The Nothando Team

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