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285 Total Reviews
Wonderful Location
Superb Staff
Fantastic Cleanliness

Property Description

Comfortable and relaxed, Ubuntu overlooks the world-class surf spots of J-Bay, offering free WIFI ,and is a 1 minute walk to the shell-rich beach. We have stunning views of the ocean and the surf, and all local amenities are within a 5 minute walk.

The house is spacious, with two decks overlooking the sea, two lounges, pool table and a large garden to lounge in. Each room is uniquely decorated, and the dorm room has its own bathroom. There are three other tastefully designed bathrooms available. Travellers have described our place as more of a big home than a hostel and we pride ourselves on that our guests arrive as visitors, and leave as friends!

Looking after our beautiful environment is vital and Ubuntu Backpackers also offers its own Community Outreach program working with the underprivileged children of the area. We have recently begun facilitating volunteers who wish to do a little more than just travel, and want to help make a difference on their journey.

If you would like a relaxed, beautiful coastal experience, come and stay.

Reviews & Ratings

285 Total Reviews
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Latest Reviews

Very Good
Jan 05, 2024
Pros: - Many common areas to socialize. - Clean and friendly staff. Cons: - It is located quite far from main beach (around 35min walk). - No door in the dorm I stayed. - No sockets to charge things in upper bed. - Beds are even smaller than normal hostel beds.
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Male, 31-40
Oct 13, 2023
Ubuntu was alright. Not too much people, but it was low season. Two minor remarks: 1) the staff starts working around 6 h in the morning with music next to our room: not ideal, 2) would be cool if we could get beers after 8 pm.
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Male, 25-30
Oct 12, 2023
Great hostel and great people. It has everything you need and the atmosphere is just amazing. We loved it :)
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Female, 18-24


  • Free

    • Linen Included
    • Free Parking
    • Free City Maps
    • Free WiFi
    • Free Internet Access
  • General

    • Security Lockers
    • Common Room
    • Bicycle Parking
    • BBQ
    • Book Exchange
    • Hot Showers
    • Self-Catering Facilities
    • Cable TV
    • Outdoor Terrace
    • Reading Light
    • Parking
    • Ceiling fan
    • Safe Deposit Box
  • Services

    • Internet access
    • Airport Transfers
    • Towels for hire
    • Tours/Travel Desk
    • Housekeeping
    • Reception (limited hours)
  • Food & Drink

    • Bar
    • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Entertainment

    • Board Games
    • Games Room
    • Pool Table

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