Amakaya Backpackers & Apartments

Amakaya Backpackers & Apartments - your 'home away from home', has both private rooms (TV and bar fridges in all private rooms) and dorms and is situated 300 m from Main Street, Plettenberg Bay. A few hundred metres further down the road is the popular Central Beach. After a day's activities relax and mingle with our guests at our upstairs balcony. From here you can view the magnificent Tsitsikamma Mountains and the bay while you relax with an evening drink. Our Adventure Centre can help you plan your activities in the Garden Route during your stay with us. Transport can be arranged to any of the sights you wish to see. Various tours are also available and you can even plan your own personalized tour. Free Wi-Fi, tea & coffee and on-site parking.

Apartments - should you prefer your own private Apartment or Dorm Apartment then please look at our listing under our sister backpacker, Backpacker Apartments that is only 200m away and 100m from Main Street.

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  • "Thank you Amakaya"

    16 August 2017

    "Pleasant hostsValue for moneyWe use it as staff accommodation and it really works well."

    Heidi Scheepers
  • "Return Visit"

    16 March 2017

    "I have stayed at Amakaya several times and always find it clean, comfortable, and good budget accommodation. The weakness is there kitchen which is small for the number of guests, and one of the showers has a panel missing, but no real problem"

    Robin Cooper
  • "Very comfortable"

    15 March 2016

    "We had a double en-suite room with our own balcony, which had a view of the river estuary, and breakfast of eggs and toast included for R600, good value. The room was clean and comfortable, and the staff very helpful. There is secure parking, with key-code entry and the hostel is close to the town centre. There is some noise from the nearby road, but not significant, similarly with some younger guests - but it was Friday night. The kitchen is smallish if many people wanted to use it. Generally, though, very good. Robin"

    Robin Cooper, England
  • "Untidy,false advertising,staff unfriendly"

    24 March 2014

    "We booked a room for 8,When we arrived there, they gave us a small room with no wardrobe.when we asked for a bigger room,they told us the rooms were fully booked and its not their problem we booked a dom room(what kind of an answer is that )The bedroom linen is so old that it itches on the body ,the walls need major painting. the attitude we got from the receptionist(Olivia)stinks,There is no full disclosure from the internet(I LOOKED AT THE PICTURES TODAY AGAIN AND I CANT FIND THE ROOM WE WERE BOOKED ON OVER THE WEEKEND, PLEASE UPDATE)I don't recommend anyone to go there unless you have a Tyre punch or desperate for a room to crush on."

    simie , South Africa
  • "Fine"

    05 March 2014

    "Amakaya is clean and comfortable with a reasonable supply of equipment in the kitchen. There was some noise from the road and voices did channel up the stairs, but no great problem. It is close to the town centre and beaches."

    Robin Cooper, England
  • "A wonderful place!"

    20 September 2013

    "Comfortable, lovely place. It was great to chat on the couch by the fire or while enjoying the sunshine. Everybody was interesting and nice !The place is in the city center of this beautiful city. The rooms were comfortable, clean and pretty."

    Gabrielle Leflaive, South Africa
  • "Stay at the backpackers"

    16 July 2009

    "it was great thank you, one of the best places i have stayed in, in this country and other countries, the staff are friendly and great for giving out information, i would recommend this place to anyone who wants to come to South Africa.ThanksAshley & Elizabeth"

    Anonymous, South Africa
  • "Enjoyed our stay."

    03 May 2008

    "Very hospitable hosts. Felt at home."

    Anonymous, South Africa
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