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Amakaya Backpackers & Apartments

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  • Excellent47%
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  • Average13%
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“bar closes”(2 reviews)
“big dorm”(2 reviews)
“owners wife”(2 reviews)
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Non-Smoking Hotel
Airport Transportation
Family Rooms
Bar/Lounge
Kitchenette
3.0 Star Hotel
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Reviewed 11 January 2017

parking and getting out early an issue, maybe give a sticker to put on the car directing it to the owner's dorm would make things easier. The staff were very helpful and polite giving you want to stay there. thanks fuad jacobs

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Reviewed 9 January 2017

The staff at Amakaya was very helpful and friendly and the room was clean. We had free breakfast which was a bonus. Good quality for the price. The backpacker is also ideally situated, not far from shops and restaurant.

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Reviewed 9 January 2017

We were 3 families (11 people incl. toddlers) travelling north and did a 2 night stopover at Amakaya. We were booked into 2 dorms, one of which was an 8 sleeper with a kitchenette and small sitting room. There were ample off street parking for...More

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Reviewed 5 January 2017

The stay was comfortable, staff friendly and well organised. Could improve on the room decor though, perhaps with a more homely and inviting feel instead of a university dorm feel. Car parking could also improve as it was a challenge when we arrivedMore

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Response from DaveSwart1, Owner at Amakaya Backpackers & ApartmentsResponded 8 January 2017

Hello Thanks for the comments. When busy as December was the parking can become a bit challenging as not all guests consider others when they park. What was wrong with the decor? You stayed in our Homtini double room from our records. The rooms were...More

Reviewed 2 January 2017

Perfectly situated in Plett central. Comfortably beds with clean linen and sufficient facilities. We stayed in the 8 sleeper dorm which was nicely equipped with all basics. Complimentary breakfast is a refreshing bonus. Would definitely recommend

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Response from DaveSwart1, Owner at Amakaya Backpackers & ApartmentsResponded 8 January 2017

Thanks for the encouraging comments. Regards Dave Swart

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Free Parking
Bar/Lounge
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Free Parking
Shuttle Bus Service
Airport Transportation
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US$18 - US$62 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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US$18 - US$62 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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"go for a private room downstairs to avoid some noise from the upstairs bar"
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"2-bed female dorm is a tiny room with a bunk bed, but it's quite nice. Close to the bar."
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"The 8 bed dorm with the kitchenette was suitable as a family room"
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"Staying one of their Apartments gives you a sense of privacy which you don't experience in every..."
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