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Ubuntu Backpackers Reviews

8 Cherry St, Wavecrest, Jeffreys Bay, South Africa

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77 Total Reviews
  • 85%Value For Money
  • 80%Security
  • 85%Location
  • 91%Staff
  • 88%Atmosphere
  • 82%Cleanliness
  • 80%Facilities

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relaxed hostel at a nicelocation. very helpful and friendly staff


Was impressed with the cleanliness even in the kitchen!


Ubuntu is a great place if you´re looking for a sort of hippie style, laid back hostel. They have great areas where you can chill out inside as well as outside and even a small breakfast is inclusive. I wouldnt really want to cook in that kitchen or stay there a long time but for one night it was fine.


Why does this hostel have such a good rating. It is loud, windy and not really cozy at all. The cleanliess is okay for an hostel but I have seen better. It is about a 5 minute walk to the beach with good waves. But on the way you see some strange people hanging in front of the liquor store ;) But thats pretty normal for ZA. The offered brakfast is okay, they offer toast, jam and some cereals. They dont have an 8 bed dorm as hostelworld says.. its a 10 bed room!

  • 28th Nov 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • All Male Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Seriously!!! One of the best places i have been. The staff was really nice.thanx for everything...such a nice time!!!

  • 27th Nov 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Spain
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Stayed here as the hostel had a high rating and can see that it would because of the atmosphere but probably not the best place to stay in a couple.our room was pretty old looking and not very clean,curtains didn't close and the surfaces were sticky! The owner also bathed the dogs in the communal shower. Needless to stay we didn't shower there and were glad to be leaving the next day!the place also smelled really strongly of weed!

  • 16th Nov 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Cool place with a relaxed atmosphere. The guys arrange all type of activities for their guests (Surfing lessons, sandboarding....) We ended up staying an additional night.

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