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Backpackers Beach House Lodge

5 Meeding Crescent, Plettenberg Bay 6600 South Africa
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#6 of 13 hostels in Plettenberg Bay
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At backpackers beach house lodge we brag a perfect location on the main beach of Plett and only 3 streets away from Plett central. We are a 4 Star Backpackers and lodge (TGSCA)Plettenberg bay is a haven for outdoor and nature based activities, all of which our experienced staff will gladly organise and book for you. We offer a comprehensive information centre at our front reception and can advice on all activities available in and around Plett. When staying with us you will qualify for a discount at selected activities and restaurants.
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Chris D wrote a review Apr 2016
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A pleasant enough place to stay down by a small beach, we felt safe and staff were always happy to help. Our dorm room and bathroom were clean, and the bar area was nice for a drink or two. We were disappointed with the self catering facilities, with the kitchen feeling unclean. The hostel is at the bottom of a long steep hill so walking into town for a meal or a drink is very difficult. Even with our own car we would have preferred a more central location. Overall, this hostel could be improved and it is not in the best location.
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Date of stay: December 2015Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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824candin wrote a review Mar 2016
Cape Town1 contribution
The pool was filthy and unusable and it was like that the full five days and apparently had been like that before we arrived. There was a dangerous broken step, plugs and lights didn't work. We won't be staying there again in that neglected condition.
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Date of stay: March 2016
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caroline254 wrote a review Feb 2016
Innsbruck, Austria1 contribution
The beach house is right on the beach witch means you can go for a nice walk on the beach even before having breakfast. There are a few restaurants that are very nice on the same beach. The accommodation was clean, the staff was very friendly and i felt very save and at home staying there. The view from the terrace is amazing too! Thanks for having me, I very much enjoyed my stay! :)
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Date of stay: February 2016
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Joshua Needle wrote a review Feb 2016
New York City, New York4 contributions8 helpful votes
This place was incredible. The location was absolutely perfect- right on the beach! I had my own beautiful room that faced the ocean and fell asleep to the crashing waves and had one of the best sleeps of my whole trip in South Africa. My stay was wonderful, the staff was super helpful with helping me plan my days there. I even got a discount when mentioning the lodge's name on my daytime activities. You MUST stay here!
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Date of stay: February 2016
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meerkatmelk wrote a review Feb 2016
Plettenberg Bay, South Africa8 contributions3 helpful votes
Stayed in the "Bliss". Stunning room with super comfy bed. Room was very clean and has nice view of Hobie beach. We enjoyed an evening at their bistro and bar. Mussel pot and camembert wedges are delicious. Friendly staff. Will go back anyday!
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Date of stay: February 2016Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Karen C wrote a review Jan 2016
Ghent, Belgium29 contributions9 helpful votes
We stayed here with a group of friends for two nights. The location is great, right next to the beach, but we did not really like the atmosphere in the hostel - it was not very welcoming and you didn't get the backpackers vibe. We did have a nice braai the second night and the cleaning ladies were really nice, but I would not come back to this hostel, especially not since not all of our beds were clean and we got angry looks when someone asked for fresh sheets.
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Date of stay: September 2015
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Response from Ninette01, Owner at Backpackers Beach House Lodge
Responded 06 Feb 2016
Thank you for your review, we do appreciate it. We apologies that you did not thoroughly enjoy your stay. Our staff including management are usually very friendly but we have brought this review to everyone's attention. We are a 4 star backpackers and lodge and strive for professionalism at all times. Ones again our sincere apologies. Kind regards Len
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travelingsara44 wrote a review Jan 2016
Cape Town, South Africa7 contributions2 helpful votes
one place that i really got to relax.the backpackers is relly clean and well looked after,the staff are friendly and very helpful.good wifi and best of all its free.will be a place that i refer other travellers to.food is great and the breakfast is awesome.have a great 2016.
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Date of stay: December 2015
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Response from Ninette01, Owner at Backpackers Beach House Lodge
Responded 06 Feb 2016
Hello! Thank you so much for your great review and so happy you enjoyed your stay! hope to see you here soon again! warm regards Ninette
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Jan B wrote a review Dec 2015
Roodepoort, South Africa2 contributions
Very neat and clean; the friendly staff ads to a homely atmosphere. Relaxed environment, prime location. I would certainly stay over when I am in Plet again and definitely recommend to others. A pity I was only passing through this time around.
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Date of stay: December 2015
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Responded 06 Feb 2016
Hello Thank you for your review! We appreciate the feedback. Send us an email directly for your next stay and i will work out a special rate for you "return business rate" Kind regards Ninette
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Jaqueline T wrote a review Dec 2015
Grahamstown, South Africa1 contribution
Apart from the alarm being aet off in the early morning 2 days on a row we had a very pleasant stay. The staff were exceptionally helpful and friendly. The beach is right on their doorstep .Would definitely go back again.
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Date of stay: December 2015
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Response from Ninette01, Owner at Backpackers Beach House Lodge
Responded 06 Feb 2016
Good day We really apologies for the alarm going off, sometimes a stray cat or bird can set the alarm off, I will take this up with the manager on duty at the time though. glad to report that lately we have had no early wake up calls :-) Hope to see you soon again! Ninette
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Denis v wrote a review Dec 2015
Butzbach, Germany1 contribution
The lodge was very nice, the room clean and the staff was very very nice. I wonder if it is not mentioned in the description is free wifi throughout the property available and you can get freshly cooked breakfast for 35 ZAR per person. We can only recommend it!
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Date of stay: November 2015
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Responded 06 Feb 2016
thank you for your lovely review and the tip to add our fresh breakfast and free wifi to our description on tripadvisor :-) all the best Ninette
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Frequently Asked Questions about Backpackers Beach House Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Backpackers Beach House Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Robberg Nature Reserve (0.5 km), Plettenberg Beach (0.5 km), and Garden Route (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Backpackers Beach House Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, a lounge, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Backpackers Beach House Lodge?
Guests can enjoy a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Backpackers Beach House Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Backpackers Beach House Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Nguni Restaurant, Nineteen89, and The Fat Fish.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Backpackers Beach House Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Backpackers Beach House Lodge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Old Timber Shed (0.2 km), Nelson Bay Cave (4.9 km), and Van Plettenberg Beacon (0.2 km).