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3 & 5 Wilder Street, Plettenberg Bay, South Africa

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98%

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93 Total Reviews
  • 100%Value For Money
  • 100%Security
  • 90%Location
  • 100%Staff
  • 98%Atmosphere
  • 100%Cleanliness
  • 96%Facilities

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100%

5 star service in a hostel. If I really have to find something that could be improved is to add a bit more character for the rooms but the communal bar area makes up for this.

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Dear Zolta Thank you so much for your wonderful review of Nothando, we really appreciate it that you took the time out to write a review. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your travels. Kindest regards The Nothando Team

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80%

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.


91%

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)


86%

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.

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Dear Soeren Thank you so much for your lovely review of Nothando We appreciate all feedback. Kindest regards Maryna (Owner)

80%

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)

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Dear Attila Thank you so much for your review of Nothando Backpackers. We really appreciate it. Kindest regards Maryna (Owner)

97%

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

63%

mainly double rooms and no backpacker atmosphere, rather a bed and breakfast

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Dear Katharina Thank you for your review. Your comment about "no backpackers atmosphere" is a first for us. Most of our guests love Nothando's vibe and atmosphere. We have dorms and a fully licensed bar where you could have enjoyed yourselves. Kindest regards Nothando Team

97%

Friendly and helpfull staff. Enjoyed my stay at nothlando.

  • 14th Oct 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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Dear Jalayna Thank you very much for your wonderful review of Nothando. We really appreciate it. Hope you will come and visit us again in the future. Kindest regards The Nothando Team

97%

Absolutely awesome, had the best time ever. If I had the time, I would have stayed longer for sure!

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Dear Karen Thank you so much for your wonderful review of Nothando. Happy content guests make us very happy. Hope to see you again at Nothando. XXX The Nothando team

100%

One of the best Backpacker accommodations that we have stayed in, on our travels in South Africa. The owner and her staff take a personal interest in ensuring the high standards are maintained and they really deserve the 5* from the Tourist Board. We stayed in a Double ensuite room, which could be comparable to a top end hotel. Highly recommended and excellent value for money.

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Dear Bob Thank you so much for your wonderful review of Nothando. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. Kindest regards The Nothando Team

100%

It was great to stay at nothando! We just loved to hang out at the bar in front of the fire place chatting to staff, owner and guests. The atmosphere was so welcoming that we would have liked to stay there for longer!


91%

This is a great little place with fantastic staff! Many thanks to Elvis for helpng to arrange my onward travel!! I was there in the "off" season, so it was a little quiet, but you can tell it'd be great fun in the busier times. The location is great - a very short walk into town, a nice walk down to the beaches, and right near a minibus stand for travel to neighbouring areas. (I highly recommend a restaurant called Table for pizza - delicious!!)


89%

Very nice place to be,helpfull staff!


89%

A nice place for chilling out and relaxing. Cozy dorms, good kitchen and a great outdoor area and bar. The staff is helpful and friendly. Most of people I met there were couples travelling the Garden Route - so if you´re a party animal, Nothando might not be the place for you. Anyways, I would definitely reccomend this place.


100%

Elvis and Estefani are a great staff, the place is fantastic is very quite and relaxing, wuth hamacas to ly on and read, a bar and their special dinner is great!!!

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Thank you for your wonderful comment on Nothando. Come and visit us again. XXXXX The Nothando Team

97%

Amazing hostel with some amazing staff members. Even though the hostel wasn't very busy, there were still plenty of people to have a conversation with. Elvis and Stephanie deserve a special mention for their tireless work and kindness to every guest.

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Thank you for your wonderful comment on Nothando. Please come and visit us again. XXXX The Nothando Team

91%

Elvis and Stefanie were so friendly and helpful, as was the nice lady at the reception, whose name i can't remember (Sorry!). Very quiet and relaxed place. Helpful staff.

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Thank you for your wonderful comment on Nothando. Come and visit us again. XXX The Nothando Team

83%

Staff made the place. I stayed here in march and Elvis even arranged for me to be picked up from the bus station at 2am. the staff are amazing. thanks for the stay guys :)


91%

Very nice, more like a bungalow hotel than hostel. Nice, helpfull staff too, not the typical south african lackiness

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Thank you for your wonderful comment on Nothando. Please come and visit us again. XXX The Nothando Team

74%

Some rooms have very small double beds.

  • 2nd Mar 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Slovenia
  • Couple, 31-40
  • (1 review)


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