Amakaya Backpackers Travellers Accommodation

Amakaya Backpackers Travellers Accommodation - No contact check-in and departure. Private rooms & dorms. No sharing necessary. Each room is fogged (sanitised) after guest departure and cleaning.

Still your 'home away from home'.

Located a 300m walk from Main Street shops and restaurants and 800m from Central Beach. Our upstairs dining area and balcony offers magnificent views of the Tsitsikamma mountain range, the lagoon and the bay. This is a great place to relax after a busy day's activities or for the early risers to watch the sunrise. Our internet station is also located in this area.

Enter the main building through our lounge and bar area. The lounge is equipped with satellite TV.

Wi-fi internet is available everywhere on the premises.

We have a fully equipped kitchen and braai (BBQ) area where you can practice your cooking skills.

Complimentary tea/coffee and wi-fi in all rooms.

Our rooms offer no contact check-in and check-out with no staff on the premises outside our reception hours of Monday-Friday, 8.30am to 4.30pm. After making full payment, on your day of arrival, you will be sent a SMS containing the gate code and room key-box code allowing you to access your room without the need of time spent at reception to check in.

When you leave, simply lock the room and leave the key in the key-box.

A vending machine is available in the lounge for any snacks or drinks you may wish to purchase.

We have both private rooms and dorms all fitted with TV's.

On-site parking behind an electric gate.

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  • "Thank you Amakaya"

    16 August 2017

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

  • "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"

  • "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"

  • "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."

  • "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."

  • "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."

  • "Great stay"

    20 September 2010

    "We had a lovely weekend. The accommodation was nice and comfortable and the people so hospitable. Thank you Amakaya for your hospitality. Definitely visit again on our next trip to Plett."

  • "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"

  • "Enjoyed our stay."

    03 May 2008

    "Very hospitable hosts. Felt at home."

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