Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

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  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

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.

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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Explore, discover and enjoy a unique taste of rural Africa! Idyllically located on the beach, Coffee Shack boasts one of the best locations in South Africa where you will experience a way of life far removed from Western culture. We have a reputation of being a fun, good-value hostel with excellent facilities and the most amazing, friendly staff. We offer accommodation in traditional, thatched-roof huts, ranging from private rooms to dorms, as well as camping facilities in the garden next to the beach. Choose between self-catering options or try our delicious meals with a free ‘potjie’ meal every Sunday night. Weather and ocean permitting, join us for daily sundowners with magnificent views or taste freshly caught oysters and mussels at the bar before dinner.
Stay for five nights and get your 5th night free! Our ‘Babalaza Bar’ is fully licensed and rocks in the evenings with its free pool table and range of drinks and cocktails. Join in the Killer Pool game or enjoy the chilled-out atmosphere around the fire pit. Our variety of day trips include cultural walks exploring the local Xhosa culture, a traditional evening of dance and song at the home of a local family where you can try traditional Xhosa food and beers, beach days on the beautiful Coffee Bay, surf lessons, exploring Mapuzi cliffs and caves, hiking to the legendary 'Hole in the Wall' or just walking in the local countryside with one of the local guides.
We are accredited by Fair Trade Tourism South Africa and are committed to the improvement and upliftment of the greater community through various education and support projects. We are dedicated to making a difference to the local community and are thus 30% owned by the local Tshezi Community, who receive direct financial benefits from being involved in the business. We aim to encourage growth and empowerment opportunities for the local community through the development of meaningful partnerships. Coffee Shack runs a daily shuttle to Mthatha to meet the Baz Bus and other mainline buses at the Shell Ultra City in Mthatha (Umtata). We have a good internet connection, safe parking and a laundry service. For self-drive, we are located in the Eastern Cape of South Africa, in the former Transkei area. Turn onto the Coffee Bay road approximately 20km south of Mthatha, continue 80km down to the coast. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.4

  • Security 8.8

  • Location 9.5

  • Staff 9.4

  • Atmosphere 9.5

  • Cleanliness 9.2

  • Facilities 9.3

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    28 Jun 2019
    We stayed in one of the rondavel huts and a dbl room on main site and both were excellent. The rondavel is lovely if you want to be a bit away from the buzz of the main area - beautiful, romantic spot with great room, stand for fire/ bbq + beautiful sunsets! Bathroom and kitchen facilities were great and super clean with tea, coffee, cooking oil etc provided. Surf lesson, hike and village visit all awesome - great value for money. Staff lovely and right on the beach. Bar also good value!
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 10.0


    11 Mar 2019
    Only had 3 nights. Wish I had 7. Great hostel and location.
    Ireland, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    14 Jan 2019
    The food is delicious!!!
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    12 Sep 2019
    Excellent management who takes care of everything, like they followed up the transfer of my bag from Port St Johns. Quieter rooms on the other side of the creek, everything was perfect there.
    Belgium, Male, 41+
  • 9.1


    10 Sep 2019
    Excellent hostel. Great atmosphere, activities and food were very reasonably priced. And a great place to meet other backpackers. Probably my favourite hostel so far in south africa
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 9.1


    03 Aug 2019
    Stopping at Coffee Bay has been a highlight in my life as a traveller. The Coffee Shack was out and out one of the best backpacking experiences ever. They upgraded us to an ensuite without any extra costs. The food was fantastic (Sunday suppers are free)! There was a free beer waiting for us on arrival. They also organize some truly fantastic tours. We did the Mapuzi river and bat caves walk - one of the most beautiful days of my life. The atmosphere is tropical, cosy and Bohemian. Loved it!
    South Africa, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9


    22 Nov 2018
    Nice Hostel with clean facilities and friendly staff right at the beach! They offer activities to the sights every day. You can get breakfast, lunch and dinner as well. Only downside is the lack of lockers for valuables and the river which makes it quite a way from some rooms to the main hostel.
    Germany, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 8.9


    15 Nov 2018
    Really beautiful location! Lots of daily activities, great food, nice drinking vibe and lovely staff
    Australia, Male, 18-24
  • 8.6


    24 Feb 2019
    This is THE place to stay on the Wild Coast. The setting is incredible and the staff are super friendly and accommodating. There are loads of fun activities to do and the beach is stunning.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 8.0


    28 Jun 2019
    Super cool place! We only had one night, but would definitely go back and explore the area :)
    Canada, Female, 18-24
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  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • Airport Transfers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi