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    Amakaya Backpackers & Apartments

    15 Park Lane, Plettenberg Bay 6600, South Africa
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    3/9/2017 4/9/2017
    US$ 31
    US$ 24
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    Traveller (10)
    Room & Suite (25)
    Dining (4)
    Overview
    • Excellent49%
    • Very good34%
    • Average13%
    • Poor2%
    • Terrible2%
    Travellers talk about
    “bar closes” (2 reviews)
    “owners wife” (2 reviews)
    “bar upstairs” (2 reviews)
    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Breakfast included
    Non-Smoking Hotel
    Airport Transportation
    Family Rooms
    Bar/Lounge
    Kitchenette
    Laundry Service
    Shuttle Bus Service
    3.0 Star Hotel
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    1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
    • 2xBed in 6-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room - Meiringspoort
      US$ 31US$ 24
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    • Rooiberg Twin - Self Catering (Free WiFi)
      US$ 31
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    • Rooiberg Twin - Self Catering
      US$ 31
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    All 18 deals for this property
    • 2xBed in 6-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room - Meiringspoort
      US$ 24
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    • Standard 6 Bed Mixed Dorm
      US$ 24
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    • Deluxe 8 Bed Mixed Dorm Ensuite
      US$ 25
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    • Standard 2 Bed Female Dorm
      US$ 25
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    • Standard 4 Bed Mixed Dorm Ensuite
      US$ 25
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    • Rooiberg Twin - Self Catering (Free WiFi)
      US$ 31
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    • Rooiberg Twin - Self Catering
      US$ 31
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    • Homtini Double (Free WiFi)
      US$ 33
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    • Kaaimans Twin room (Free WiFi)
      US$ 33
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    • Montagu Twin room (Free WiFi)
      US$ 33
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    1 - 5 of 169 reviews

    Reviewed yesterday

    Even though me and my friends only stayed for two days, we did a lot of things with the help of the personal! They helped planning activities and they made a lot of calls and reservations for us. Also, the hostel it self has a...More

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    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    I only stayed here for one night but had a really good time here. For some reason the location didn't feel to safe to walk around solo after dark, but nothing happend when I did. During the evening I hang around with the people working...More

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    Response from DaveSwart1, Owner at Amakaya Backpackers & ApartmentsResponded 2 days ago

    Hello Glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We are fortunate to be only a 300m walk from the Main Street of Plett and walking there is usually safe. As in most places, at night it is always good to ensure that...More

    Reviewed 9 July 2017

    Service was friendly. The room was clean and the showers hot :) The place is central (walking distance) to town. The views from the bar upstairs are unreal. I had a wonderful time.Thank you so much for the stay!

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    Response from DaveSwart1, Owner at Amakaya Backpackers & ApartmentsResponded 2 days ago

    Hello Glad to hear that you had a great time with us. Regards Dave Swart

    Reviewed 11 June 2017

    Has facilities including an upstairs bar, TV lounge, computer, kitchen and dining room and staff are friendly. Rooms could do with an upgrade but they are good for what you pay as it is quite cheap. Would stay here again and free Wifi was appreciatedMore

    Thank JayAlice727
    Response from DaveSwart1, Owner at Amakaya Backpackers & ApartmentsResponded 2 days ago

    Hello You mention rooms needing an upgrade but have not advised which room you stayed in to assist in determining where we have shortcomings. Most rooms were upgraded last year and our Meiringspoort dorm and Rooiberg twin room were retiled and painted 2 months ago....More

    Reviewed 14 May 2017

    This hostel has some of the friendliest staff I've ever met. The bathrooms are clean, the showers are warm with good pressure, the kitchen has a serious lack of spoons, but that's the only negative thing I have to say about the entire place. Walking...More

    Thank Bakoyma
    Response from DaveSwart1, Owner at Amakaya Backpackers & ApartmentsResponded 2 days ago

    Hello Bakoyma Apologies about the spoons. This was brought to my attention by the staff and we have purchased some more. Cutlery sometimes disappears at an alarming rate. Good to hear that the 10pm closing time for the bar helps our guests to get some...More

    Conrad Pezula
    812 reviews
    #5 of 30 hotels in Knysna
     
    Protea Hotel by Marriott Knysna Quays
    834 reviews
    #9 of 30 hotels in Knysna
     
    Plett River Lodge
    80 reviews
    #9 of 13 hotels in Plettenberg Bay
     
    Wayside Inn
    87 reviews
    #23 of 30 hotels in Knysna
     
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    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Breakfast included
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Shuttle Bus Service
    • Airport Transportation
    • Breakfast included
    • Laundry Service
    • Things to do
    • Bar/Lounge
    Details
    • Price range
    • US$ 22 - US$ 40 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Room types
    • Kitchenette ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Family Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 9
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    • Location
    • South Africa >
    • Western Cape >
    • Plettenberg Bay
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    Traveller (10)
    Room & Suite (25)
    Dining (4)
    Pool & Beach (1)
    Hotel & Grounds (21)
    Bathroom (2)
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    Room Tips
    "go for a private room downstairs to avoid some noise from the upstairs bar"
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    "2-bed female dorm is a tiny room with a bunk bed, but it's quite nice. Close to the bar."
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    "The 8 bed dorm with the kitchenette was suitable as a family room"
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