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Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


Amakaya Backpackers & Apartments

Book more than 14 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Awesome Cleanliness
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Property Description

Welcome to Amakaya Backpackers & Apartments, your ‘home away from home’. We cater for the traditional type ‘backpacking’ experience and also offer our nearby Backpacker Apartments as a ‘private’ option (see separate listing).

We will make your stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible and help you with as much information as we can about the local activities and attractions.Here you can exchange experiences with fellow travellers and keep in touch with family and friends.

Complimentary Wi-fi is available everywhere on the property, tea and coffee is available in our kitchen.

Amakaya Backpackers: A clean, friendly and homely place where you can relax after an exhilarating day in the area. We have hot showers (electric and gas), relaxed atmosphere and comfortable beds. Sip on a drink at our upstairs bar while you relax on the veranda and take in the view of the Tsitsikamma Mountains, the lagoon and the sea.

We are a 300m walk to the shops, restaurants and bars of Plettenberg Bay’s Main Street and 800m from the popular Central Beach (beware of the steep uphill walk back that will certainly build up an appetite!).

For the ‘private’ traveller or those who want some ‘me’ time, our range of double and twin private rooms and 2 sleeper private dorm is just what you need. For those who do not mind sharing we have a selection of standard and en-suite dorms that sleep 4, 6 and 8 guests respectively.

All guests have the use of our fully-equipped kitchen facilities, free tea & coffee, free wi-fi, a sitting room to read or watch TV and an upstairs bar and braai (BBQ) with outside veranda. All our private rooms are fitted with TV sets for your convenience.

Parking is on the premises and is accessed by an electric gate.

Backpacker Apartments (separate listing):
5 Apartments situated 200m from Amakaya Backpackers and 100m from Main Street. Each Apartment has its own entrance, kitchen, bathroom, satellite TV, free Wi-Fi..

To keep yourself busy in Plett visit our Adventure Centre where we will help arrange things to do, including tours to get you out and about in the Garden Route area (try the wine tasting tour with Plett Wine Tours!). We will also arrange transport to these activities if you do not have your own and also do your forward accommodation bookings.

Half day and full day tours are also available and can be planned to suite your requirements. Our Adventure Center will tell you what is available and help you plan your personalized tour.

Car and scooter hire/rental is also available on our website.

Getting out and about:
Our Adventure center will arrange bookings and transport to an endless number of activities. Some of those within 25km of Plett are:
Bungy jump - world's highest
Whale/dolphin watching
Mountain biking
Eagle Encounters
Wolf Sanctuary
Snake sanctuary
Robberg Nature Reserve - enjoyable hikes and 2 beaches to relax on.
Adventure Land
Birds of Eden
Elephant Sanctuary
Plett Wine tours
Swim with seals/high speed boat ride
...and many more!

Venturing further afield:
Half day and full day tours are available and can be planned to suite your requirements. Our Adventure Centre will tell you what is available or help you plan your personalized tour.

Please Note: No rooms will be held after 6pm unless an arrangement has been made for a late arrival. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.5

  • Security 8.5

  • Location 8.5

  • Staff 8.0

  • Atmosphere 7.0

  • Cleanliness 7.5

  • Facilities 8.5

Latest Reviews

  • 9.7


    11 Feb 2020
    Very very nice people. The Hostel was also super cosy and relaxed, just what i needed. Will miss is 4 sure & visit again!
    Switzerland, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    16 Dec 2018
    Parking, bar, great location, kind staff.
    Brazil, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    20 Apr 2018
    Great facilities, great location. Very safe and clean. Bit quiet but that was due to the off season in the town.
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 8.6


    14 Nov 2018
    I was there in November and didn't see any other travelers. The hostel had plenty of cool shared spaces, but it was more of a hub for the laborers working in the city, normal from my South African experience, but there's typically a better mix of guests. It's a fine spot for a night, good location for the Garden Route, super safe, plenty of parking, reasonably priced, but I wouldn't stay any longer without a more diverse atmosphere.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 8.0


    31 Oct 2018
    Very friendly staff who showed around the hostel and explained everything when I arrived. They were also available if I needed advice about what activities to do. Dorm was comfortable and the kitchen was adequate, if a little understocked.
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    17 Mar 2019
    No proper security lockers in the dorm. Just a free-standing wire cage locker that can be picked up and walked out the door.
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 6.0


    14 Dec 2017
    Was an average place. Nothing to special. Close to a lot of restaurants.
    New Zealand, Male, 18-24
  • 6.0


    03 Nov 2017
    The location was centric but not very spectacular as one might expect on the Garden Route. Generally very boring but the service was good.
    Austria, Female, 18-24
  • 5.1


    16 Dec 2018
    I really did not like this hostel, first the bed are very narrow, and the top bunk has no fence.. I was so scared flipping over during my sleep. You get a key to open your dorm room, but this one is left wide open all the time.. and there's no locker. It gets very warm during the night. It does smell pretty bad.
    Switzerland, Male, 31-40
  • 3.7


    02 Apr 2018
    Very dirty rooms, a lot of ants in the room. Dirty and stinky bed sheets. The room for 8 people was very small with small windows. Therefore there was less fresh air in the room. Very hot and stinky room. Unfriendly and unhelpful female employees who walked away when we were busy with them. Also but kind and helpful. Contrary, the male employees were very helpful and friendly.
    Netherlands, All Female Group, 18-24
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hot Showers
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Airport Transfers
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Wi-Fi