The most terrifying night of my life! I arrived there in June 2019 at 5pm. I was the only guest in the entire hostel. It was like a scene from a horror movie. I was met by the owner who then left and left me with his assistant a guy named Tk. I did not know Port Alfred and thought I was in a secure safe place. Wrong. As soon as it got dark this guy TK decided he is now off duty and left me alone in this huge place to go drinking. I stayed in this place alone with no key to the hostel not knowing if I could get out. In a panic I called the owner. He never responded to any of my calls or messages. His name was Sam! Until today I have not heard from him. The place was opposite a township and this guy basically locked me in the hostel without my knowing. He appeared midnight so drunk he woke me up! I was in survival mode and decided to stay up all night to talk to this guy. I put spray in my pocket in case something happened. He was touchy feely offering me a blanket to sit outside with him and I was firm I said no. He then said oh I know you are a woman alone. Tonight I am not going to confirm the stereotype of tonight of a woman getting hurt. I felt so awkward. I kept calling the owner no one showed up.There was no safety a for me as a woman.Im was so traumatized I took me almost two months to face it and write a review.:( Ladies be careful out there. The guy TK was not even being paid to work there. Think twice before staying in this place. …
Wanderlust is a unique place, and MOST VISIT! The vibe is chilled and extremely welcoming, and you don't feel like a guest - you feel like family. The hosts go out of their way to make you feel good :-) It's a place you have a hard time leaving again. The surroundings in Port Alfred is local and beautiful - so many activities including sand boarding, surfing, horseback riding - or just chilling at the lovely beaches. I'll give my warmest recommendation lo let your mind wander at Wanderlust
This places is a wonderful place to stay in a hidden gem (Port Alfred) on the sunshine coast. The backpackers is SO laid back it's like staying at your parents house (assuming your parents are laid back and you get along with them...). People always seem to stay longer than planned because it's so beautiful, with wonderful staff and, considering its such a small town, actually quite a lot to do. Highly recommend the sandboarding (which the backpackers actually pay for you to do an hour for free because they know it's so good!). The town is really safe, the beaches are beautiful, what more do you need to know!?
This backpacker was very welcoming, warm, friendly and clean. We just stayed one night, but the owner was very friendly and invited us to dinner after a very long drive late in the night.Nevertheless, the bunk beds were very narrow, you weren't even able to sit in a comfortable position on it. In addition to, the late check-in and early check-out was no problem. Totally recommendable backpacker!
Nice location :) All people were friendly and we felt like home. We enjoyed the time, especially the table tennis, talking to the stuff and playing pool together. A little bit difficult to find the house but with help of the navigation of our mobile phone it was okay.