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Friends Cafe & Guest House

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Room & Suite (10)
Dining (8)
Overview
  • Excellent25%
  • Very good19%
  • Average8%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible38%
  • 13 Mar 2017
    “Friends Cafe- friendly staff but dissapointing place and it needs maintenance”
  • 29 Dec 2016
    “Like staying on your best mates couch”
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1 Main Road Intersection to Hole in the Wall, Coffee Bay 5080 South Africa See on map
AMENITIES
Free Parking
Beachfront
Non-Smoking Hotel
Restaurant
Room Service
Family Rooms
Bar/Lounge
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

I enjoyed my stay at Friends Café our room was neat and okay. The place needs maintenance though. The kitchen always had a puddle and that made it even dirtier,I think the pipe was faulty. I understand they are going for the rustic look but...More

1  Thank vmaqezu
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Arriving late at night with a tiny puppy and no where to stay I was greeted with love and open arms. Luckily they had a cancelation I guess. The location is pretty much on one of the prettiest and well looked after beaches I've been...More

1  Thank Jazza H
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Seeking shelter from the mud, mist and rain of the Wild Coast of South Africa, we came upon this cheerful little timber structure perched on a hillside with beautiful ocean and forest views. A very friendly vibe with delicious healthy food made fresh right there....More

1  Thank Julie M
Reviewed 18 August 2015

bomvu was a nice place few year ago but its lost his magic! no electric no water no management. no bar, no food, terrible place... and its dangerous, nail looking out the wood, the rooms are dirty and the vibe is absolutely "world is dead"....More

11  Thank Lunatique C
Response from friendsbackpackers, Owner at Friends Cafe & Guest HouseResponded 24 April 2016

Dear all - please help us spread the word that Bomvu Paradise Backpackers is no longer. We are working with Trip Advisor to get everything sorted, but could really use everyone's help in spreading the word. Friends Wild Coast Backpackers took over and began renovations...More

Reviewed 25 June 2015

Bomvu was really 'just ok'. Food was average. Our campsite location was quite nice but we were woken at 530am everyday by the animals, so moved into a private dorm which was fine. It wasn't particularly clean but the staff were friendly, helpful and we...More

1  Thank Tahlia T
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About
Description
Friends Wild Coast Backpackers is situated on the picturesque Bomvu River Mouth. Mingle with locals around the fire, enjoy good conversation and a wood-fired pizza and a drink in Paradise Bar. Grab a More dorm room, treat yourself to a lovely en suite or camp in their magical garden. Fill your days with fun, sun, yoga, table tennis, darts and great board games. When hunger strikes, hit Friends Wild Coast Café for homemade meals, freshly baked breads and cakes, fresh veg juices, shakes and smoothies - all served with an epic ocean view. Less
Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Beachfront
Room Service
Free Parking
Babysitting
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Laundry Service
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Pool
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
13
Formerly known as
Bomvu Backpackers
Also Known As
Bomvu Backpackers Hotel Coffee Bay
Location
South Africa > Eastern Cape > Coffee Bay
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
13
Formerly known as
Bomvu Backpackers
Also Known As
Bomvu Backpackers Hotel Coffee Bay
Location
South Africa > Eastern Cape > Coffee Bay
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Traveller (56)
Room & Suite (10)
Dining (8)
Pool & Beach (4)
Family and Play Areas (5)
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Questions & Answers
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Penny D
5 August 2016|
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Response from zonsynergy | Property representative |
Hi Penny, I trust that all goes well! I carried those frames back and forth to Durban a few times. I will check with my mom if she still has them. I don't have them here with me . thanks best linda
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Room Tips
"Rooms are all pretty similar. Try for far from the bar to avoid noise."
959tahliat
24 Jun 2015
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"Stay away but if you must stay, see the room before-hand and then choose. Select one that is well away from..."
Gerry049
15 Jan 2015
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"Don't!"
RolandFS
3 Jan 2015
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"For a little bit more a double room is worth booking over the dorm. We stayed in the dorm for the first..."
MsHarris01
1 Jan 2015
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