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Coffee Shack Backpackers

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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“surf lessons”(38 reviews)
“across the river”(20 reviews)
“daily activities”(12 reviews)
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

We visited the lodge in a group of 5 friends towards the end of January and stayed for two nights in the Kings Hut. The experience was nothing short of amazing! The accommodation was comfortable and clean with a nice view of the Indian Ocean....More

Thank Rajat G
Response from David M, General Manager at Coffee Shack BackpackersResponded 6 April 2017

Howzit Rajat Thank you very much for taking the time to review Coffee Shack and great to hear that you had an amazing experience. We always believe that travelling is about the people you meet and the friends you make. Thanks to you and all...More

Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

Here are lots of cool people, the food is very tasty and pretty cheap. Also the Beach and surrounding is beautiful and the staff is friendly/helpful. It is just annoying that you have to walk a bit (also passing a river) to get to the...More

Thank Luka S
Response from David M, General Manager at Coffee Shack BackpackersResponded 6 April 2017

Howzit Luka Thank you very much for taking the time to review Coffee Shack and great to hear that you had an excellent stay. Glad you enjoyed all our other cool guests and friendly staff who all contribute to the great vibe. Safe travels and...More

Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

a little hidden paradise with amazing people and amazing vibes . was just looking for a place to crash for one night and ended up staying 2 . if prebooked further travels didnt prevent it wouldve just left the rest of sa and chilled for...More

Thank Helen l
Response from David M, General Manager at Coffee Shack BackpackersResponded 6 April 2017

Howzit Helen Thank you very much for taking the time to review Coffee Shack and great to hear that you enjoyed our little hidden paradise. Thanks for raising the point about “pre-bookings” ruining or shortening your stay unnecessarily. We always recommend that guests try pre-book...More

Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

If you are an Backpacker with very low Budget it will be ok. We was so happy to fall in sleep in this very smal hot room and a lot of Sand in our bed - Not from us-. Then we waked up from heavy...More

Thank else1990
Response from David M, General Manager at Coffee Shack BackpackersResponded 6 April 2017

Howzit Thank you very much for taking the time to review Coffee Shack, we do try to learn from our mistakes and try to improve our product and service to our guests. So we appreciate that guests take the time to let us know about...More

Reviewed 3 January 2017

There's not one hostel I've recommended to so many people but Coffee Shack. This place is something else. Me and my friends tried so hard to explain its greatness to other travellers, but every time our conclusion was: it's the vibe. Just go there and...More

1  Thank Emma W
Response from David M, General Manager at Coffee Shack BackpackersResponded 8 January 2017

Howzit Emma Thank you very much for taking the time to review Coffee Shack, we really appreciate this. Thank you for the great compliment, glad to hear that you got to take advantage or 5th night free. Please come see us again, safe travels. Cheers...More

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Beachfront
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US$ 28 - US$ 30 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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vixjades
22 February 2018|
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Response from David M | Property representative |
Howzit Vix The road is tarred (sealed) the whole way from the N2 down to Coffee Bay, there is only about 600m of gravel road to Coffee Shack. Most of our guests have the smallest hire cars available and have no... More
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Leandre B
31 October 2017|
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Howzit Leandre I hope that you are well? Camping at Coffee Shack is R90 per person per night. You probably do not have to book, if you are coming this week, as the camp site is relatively empty, unless you need the shuttle... More
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Amanda M
18 April 2017|
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Howzit Amanda, I hope that you are well? Great to hear that you will be coming to stay with us at Coffee Shack. To be honest it is pretty hard to give you a direct yes/no answer to some of your questions, because obviously... More
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"Ones closet the main building and bar"
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"Across the river is quieter"
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"Staying in a rondavel adds to the experience."
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"Accomodation on the Beach side is quieter than the main side but it is a short walk away from the main area."
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