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Amakaya Backpackers & Apartments

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Welcome to Amakaya Backpackers & Apartments, your 'home away from home.' Amakaya Backpackers is not perfect, however is a clean, friendly, homely place with hot showers (electric and gas), relaxed atmosphere and comfortable beds. Only a 300m walk to the shops, restaurants and bars Main Street and 800m from the popular Central Beach (beware of the steep uphill walk back that will certainly build up an appetite and thirst!). For the 'private' traveller or those who want some 'me' time, our range of double and twin private rooms (each with its own TV and hospitiality fridge) and 2 sleeper private dorm is just what you need. For those who do not mind sharing we have a selection of standard and en-suite dorms that sleep 2, 4, and 8 guests respectively. Our Backpacker Apartments is situated 200m away near the transport hub of Plett. Stay in a private or one of our dorm apartments. Each apartment has a kitchen, bathroom, satellite TV and wi-fi. Only 100m from Main Street.
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Shaz Matazz wrote a review Feb 2024
Johannesburg, South Africa19 contributions4 helpful votes
The place was very underwhelmed and a disappointment. Although it is centrally located, the establishment, especially the main building area was just not up to scratch. We lived upstairs and had to use the shower downstairs which was also used many other guests. The fact that there was no generator put us off, because we had to wait for 2 hours of loadshedding to get our clothes ironed and that made us late. The furniture can be changed because it is old and the so-called lounge area looked pathetic. My overall stay was not that great, glad we only stayed there for one night.
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carledwardfourie wrote a review Feb 2024
Pretoria, South Africa1 contribution
Hospitality was top notch. Room and area super clean. Staff was friendly. Receptionist went out of her way to make people feel at home and even went out of her way to pick me up and drop me off at the bus stop
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F K wrote a review Jan 2024
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We had a wonderfull stay at Amakaya backpackers and we do recommend it to everybody. The rooms and kitchen were clean and everything you need is there. We want to say thanks to Debbie. She is the best host we have had in sa. She made us feel very welcome. If whe had questions or a problem she was right there to help us. She even cooked our food when the weather did not allow us to bbq.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Global48432249867 wrote a review Jan 2024
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Amakaya Backpackers is highly recommended by myself and as well as by my friend Justin. We both go to Plettenberg Bay every year and we only stay at Amakaya Backbackers!!! I rate them a good, solid 10/10!! Location: Very good and very easy to find Rooms: Very comfortable and clean! Service: 12/10!!! Debbi Roth is a brilliant manager and ambassador for Amakaya. She is warm and friendly, super helpful and goes the extra mile to help you should any problems arise. Debbi is a great credit to Amakaya and she will make your stay a fantastic one!!! P.S. This is my own personal experiences from staying at Amakaya, over a number of years. My opinions is my own, I have been very honest, I have not been paid and or given anything in return for my views. I have not been asked to give Amakaya good and or bad reviews what so ever. My review is honest and based on all my experiences held at Amakaya Backpackers Brett Lawrence
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Date of stay: December 2023
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ruduwaan942 wrote a review Jan 2024
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This place felt like home far away. From the beach and outdoors to the relaxing vibe of the house, it all was worth it. Initially had a travelling buddy, but the solo experience was definitely something for the books. Thanks a lot to Debbie who’s been amazing since day one - any issue you had, she would fix it. Thank you! See you soon x
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edwardharrison wrote a review Oct 2023
Port Elizabeth, South Africa1 contribution
This was a pre season cricket tour which we used as a team building exercise. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and Debbie was a fantastic host. We could not ask for better. I will recommend this establishment to anyone coming to Plett.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Miralda Reynecke wrote a review Mar 2023
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Thank you for being a "home" when it was much needed. Thank you to Debbie for her care and kindness. Thank you for a relaxing atmosphere during the stay. Everything is neat and clean and in working condition. The location is perfect and close to everything you need and more!
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Date of stay: March 2023
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phanso864623 wrote a review Jan 2023
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Good value accommodation in Plettenberg Bay, with very helpful staff and lots of information about local amenities and activities. Clean throughout, with usual kitchen facilities available, hammock swing in garden.
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francoisfprinsloo wrote a review Jan 2023
Johannesburg, South Africa3 contributions
I had the privilege of meeting Debbie. Truly never so welcomed and had the best experience staying at Amakaya with Debbie just adding that additional special touch. I arrived at Amakaya without notice inquiring for a one night stay before my drive to Jhb and I was assisted instantly, received a private room and information on anything I would need. Debbie knows the area extremely well and helped with any questions I had. Would definitely recommend.
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Nomad18092274925 wrote a review Nov 2022
Pretoria, South Africa1 contribution
Great location. The place is neat and clean. The room is equipped with all the necessary items required for a overnight stay. The only problem we had was that no person was on duty at the time of check in, we struggled a bit to get into our room but managed eventually.
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R 459 - R 497 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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South AfricaWestern CapePlettenberg Bay
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Frequently Asked Questions about Amakaya Backpackers & Apartments
Which popular attractions are close to Amakaya Backpackers & Apartments?
Nearby attractions include Robberg Nature Reserve (0.4 km), Plettenberg Beach (0.5 km), and St. Christopher Catholic Church (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Amakaya Backpackers & Apartments?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a lounge, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Amakaya Backpackers & Apartments?
Guests can enjoy a lounge and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Amakaya Backpackers & Apartments?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Amakaya Backpackers & Apartments?
Conveniently located restaurants include Nguni Restaurant, Nineteen89, and Sol Kitchen.
Does Amakaya Backpackers & Apartments have airport transportation?
Yes, Amakaya Backpackers & Apartments offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Amakaya Backpackers & Apartments located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Plettenberg Bay.
Are there any historical sites close to Amakaya Backpackers & Apartments?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Old Timber Shed (0.7 km), Nelson Bay Cave (5.1 km), and Van Plettenberg Beacon (0.7 km).