Shark Shack Backpackers

Shark Shack Backpackers

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3.5
#5 of 7 hostels in Mossel Bay
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.1 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.2 of 5 bubbles
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4.1 of 5 bubbles
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HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to TGCSA - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa.
2.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Budget
Family
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans
Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Golf course
Airport transportation
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Street parking
Wifi
Shuttle bus service
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Room features
Housekeeping
Safe
Refrigerator
Bath / shower
Room types
Non-smoking rooms

Location

15 Marsh Street, Mossel Bay 6506 South Africa
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Grade: 76 out of 100
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91candice wrote a review Jan 2022
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent a week at Shark Shack in Dec 2021. And had a blast the manager and owner were both very friendly and hospitable and made our stay extra special. There was enough privacy to do our own thing but we were always welcomed with open arms to evening braais and a quick dop on the stoep.
Facilities clean and the back packers is in the absolute perfect spot to gain quick access to beaches, restaurants, and awesome fishing spots by foot.
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: December 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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2support wrote a review Oct 2022
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Was a pleasant stay. The sheets were clean. the communal bathroom was ok. The communal kitchen was ok and there was a pub with pool table across the road. All in all good value. Is a busy street, but had a decent nights rest.
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Date of stay: October 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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B H wrote a review Jan 2014
Windhoek, Namibia
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The kids and I stayed in the Dolphin House Backpackers over the 2013 December holidays and I must say we were very happy with their accommodation. Even though its a backpackers accommodation, which is not always seen as very homely, this put another level on the word backpackers accommodation. The owners were heart-warming friendly people, the place is neat and tidy, its warm and cosy, a "budget" home, away from home. In the centre of town, so its easy to get around. It is worth your money! Will be sure to stay there again.
Thanks Willem for the open door!!
Hanstein & Abrahams Family
Windhoek; Namibia
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Date of stay: December 2013
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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nrothm107943 wrote a review Apr 2021
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My son stayed there whilst he is still finding his feet and needed affordable accommodation, the manager/owner is very helpful in assisting my son. I am grateful that there are still people that take personal care of their fellow humans. Thank you for taking care of my son during his stay there.
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Date of stay: March 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Voyager53317580222 wrote a review Feb 2024
2.0 of 5 bubbles
It is more of an overpriced back packer accommodation, and did not have the facilities to warrant the price we paid. We did have a single room, but the toilet was open next to the bed, and this was very uncomfortable. There was a small kitchen which did not offer us any beverages and was overcrowded and very noisy. Our window opened out into the office.
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Date of stay: February 2024
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Rather choose it as back packer accommodation in a group
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zlythg500762 wrote a review May 2023
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed 5 minutes and booked somewhere else. We expected budget with the price but this was something else. The whole place was dirty, the toilet in the room stank (toilet in the room with nothing round it eg door/walls or even the curtain that was in the pictures) not too sure I want to be looking the mrs in the eyes whilst she’s laying a log
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: May 2023
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Alicia-Boyle wrote a review Nov 2021
Scotland, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mosselbay has so many activities - shark cage diving, zip lining over the ocean, surfing… we got stuck in straight away thanks to Arthur (Owner). This backpackers has a community of its own, we all had a brai together and socialised all evening. The bedroom dorms are basic but what more do you need? Will definitely be back!
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: November 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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cgauch680879 wrote a review Mar 2023
Swellendam, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Was greeted by friendly staff and received a clean and neat room. Kitchen and bathroom facilities were all decent and clean. Had no issues with security, and all the other residents/people at the backpacker were very welcoming.

Overall a great place to stay, and well located. Would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for affordable and safe accommodation in Mosselbay.
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: March 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Mark wrote a review Jul 2015
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Cheap place verry cool but keep in mind bussy pub nexst door and across the sleep drunk bikers everywhere no sleep at all clean amd friendly staff please take your own towl as they charge for it even if u hire a private room and take some ear plugs with
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Date of stay: September 2014Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Savannah d wrote a review Apr 2022
Brighton, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My stay at Shark Shack was great, would definitely recommend if you’re travellers looking for somewhere to stay that is a great price and central to loads of fun things to do! Willem was great and super knowledgeable, he showed us round the areas and pointed out the best places. Was a great stay, thank you. :)
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: March 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Voyager53317580222 wrote a tip Feb 2024
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Rather choose it as back packer accommodation in a group"
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Atell R wrote a tip Mar 2018
Wolseley, South Africa97 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All the socializing happens on the stoep, so don't be afraid to make a cup of coffee and go sit outside. Great spot to 'people watch'."
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PRICE RANGE
R 532 - R 606 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Dolphin House Mossel Bay
LOCATION
South AfricaWestern CapeMossel Bay
NUMBER OF ROOMS
8
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Frequently Asked Questions about Shark Shack Backpackers
Which popular attractions are close to Shark Shack Backpackers?
Nearby attractions include Cape St Blaize Lighthouse (0.4 km), House of Maria (0.1 km), and Axara (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Shark Shack Backpackers?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and airport transportation.
What food & drink options are available at Shark Shack Backpackers?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Shark Shack Backpackers?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Shark Shack Backpackers?
Conveniently located restaurants include Carola Ann's, The Blue Shed Coffee Roastery, and Kingfisher Restaurant.
Does Shark Shack Backpackers have airport transportation?
Yes, Shark Shack Backpackers offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Shark Shack Backpackers?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.
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