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 9.1

  • Location 9.7

  • Staff 9.3

  • Atmosphere 9.4

  • Cleanliness 9.3

  • Facilities 9.2

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    21 Dec 2019
    Chilled vibe in a great location..
    South Africa, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    30 Nov 2019
    The coffee shack is an amazing place, great atmosphere and gives the chance to meet a lot of interesting new people. The hostel also organised many different activities so it’s impossible to get bored!
    Italy, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 10.0


    23 Nov 2019
    Was the best week of my trip so far, the staff get so involved and are so enthusiastic about their job you always have an amazing time, meals are super cheap and delicious
    Scotland, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    05 Oct 2019
    Such a gem in coffee bay. From the staff to the dorms/rooms everything is so good. The hostel has daily activities that you can partake in as well as meals every day. I couldn’t recommend this hostel more.
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    27 Nov 2019
    The most amazing location, and everything you need. Would love to go back and will definitely stay longer.
    South Africa, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7


    09 Nov 2019
    Gorgeous hostel with a really great vibe. Great value, especially the surfing lessons and the dinners which are delicious
    England, Female, 31-40
  • 9.7


    13 Oct 2019
    Overall I had a good stay, the atmosphere was great and the stuff the hostel organized were good. I didn't like it when our dorm barely had any light and no lockers either, made it hard to see and find anything. The hostel's dinners were aof good value, and the owner and staff were always nice and helpful.
    Israel, Female, 31-40
  • 9.4


    07 Nov 2019
    nicest place to stay in coffee bay, nice facilities and activities over the day like surfing, hiking, campfire... Liked the evening dinners together as well Stay for a few days or longer!
    Germany, Female, 25-30
  • 8.3


    01 Feb 2020
    Very cool and relaxing spot, but a pain to get there. The roads along the way are full of animals and huge pot holes. Make sure you get there during daylight. Once you’re there, the vibe will help you relax.
    USA, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    21 Oct 2019
    Would have been an 10/10 experience haven’t it been for the rude staff. The ladies in the reception and some of the bartenders really lack basic conversation manners. You don’t feel very welcome when they never manage to meet your eye, smile or at least try to pretend they wanna help you. Surely this isn’t the truth for all the staff, but some really stood out. The hostel also lacks proper chill out spots. Other than that it’s a very good hostel. Would recommend if ur into surfing and ganja.
    Norway, Male, 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