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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Small camping grounds amongst the cabins - no electricity. Short walk to the beach, views of the ocean. The guys who work there are friendly and informative. Facilities include a cafe, swimming pool, kitchen and fridges.

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Nelspruit, South Africa
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Ansteys beach backpackers is not just a backpacker its home away from home, we received great service, its location is perfect, right at the beach so no need to drive, I will recommend it to friends and family. keep up the good work.

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Reviewed 16 January 2017

I spent the weekend with my fiance here, it was such a great experience. We had a great view on the ocean and the premises are located at less than 5min walk to the beach and the area is very quiet and safe place. We totally enjoyed our stay there and I will definitely go back there as soon as...

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Reviewed 6 January 2017

I stayed here with my boyfriend a couple of years ago and am still not over the experience!!! One of the best memories I have!!! We totally enjoyed our stay: Beautiful views, awesome and helpful staff, great access to transport, clean and tidy etc etc Ultimately Perfect!! AND LITERALLY OUT THE DRIVEWAY AND YOU'RE AT THE BEACH!!! I can't wait...

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Tash P, Owner at Ansteys Beach Backpackers, responded to this review

Hello Jade Thank you for the awesome review! We look forward to welcoming you back at Ansteys again soon! :) Cheers Tash, Rudy and the Ansteys crew

Cape Town
Reviewed 20 December 2016

Two young women who were going on a cruise after completing matric needed a place to stay for the night. Anstey's Backpackers was a great way to get in the mood for a cruise. Very friendly staff and a great location right on the beach. Hope to stay longer next time!

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Tash P, Owner at Ansteys Beach Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi there Thank you so much for the awesome review! We hope to be welcoming you back here again at Ansteys again sometime soon! Cheers Tash, Rudy and the Ansteys crew :)

Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Everything about this place was amazing... the views.. the service... i will definitely recommend the place to friends and family... enjoyed my stay... loved every moment of it... no cellphone reception which turned out to be a good thing

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Tash P, Owner at Ansteys Beach Backpackers, responded to this review

Hello Letlhogonolo Thank you for your awesome review! We are really happy to see that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to welcome you back at Ansteys again soon! Kind regards Tash, Rudy and the Ansteys crew

Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Gorgeous hostel with cute rooms, about a 3 min walk to the beach. Staff are great, facilities are clean and rooms are just perfect. The views of the beach are also fab to wake up to. Would stay again!

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Tash P, Owner at Ansteys Beach Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Josey Thank you for the fantastic review - we are happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to welcoming you back again one day! Cheers Tash, Rudy and the Ansteys crew :)

Reviewed 24 October 2016

Nice place near the beach with some night life the ends at 10pm. try to get a room close to the main building as walking up and down the stairs to the rooms at the main road level can be exhausting. Accommodation is basic but has all the required facilities. Carry a plug adapter if you want to charge your...

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Tash P, Owner at Ansteys Beach Backpackers, responded to this review

Hello there Thank you for taking the time out to review your stay, and for your helpful comments. We are pleased to see that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you here at Ansteys again sometime in the future! All the best Tash, Rudy and the Ansteys crew

Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I stayed in this backpackers. The place is very nice near the beach in quiet area 20 minutes from the city centre. Inside the backpackers there is a very nice and delicious coffee shop. I really recommend to eat your breakfast there or to taste some of the homemade desserts. The rooms and the toilets are very...

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Tash P, Owner at Ansteys Beach Backpackers, responded to this review

Hello Ido and Maria Thanks for the awesome review! We are super happy to see that you enjoyed your stay with us and enjoyed having breakfast at Heidi's Cafe too :) We hope to see you both here at Ansteys again sometime in the not too distant future! Take care - safe and happy travels All the best Tash, Rudy,...

Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

From Tekweni backpackers I got dropped of downtown in Durban in a pretty unsafe area and decided to get out of town asap. Called the guys at Ansteys, they arranged for a shuttle to pick me up right away - saved me a lot of trouble! Kelly and Shadryn are simply awesome - had a lot of fun w them...

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Tash P, Owner at Ansteys Beach Backpackers, responded to this review

Hello Cristy Thank you for your review - we are really happy to see that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you back here at Ansteys again sometime in the future. Wishing you safe and happy travels!

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Anstey Beach Self Catering Apartments and Backpackers, owned and run by Rudy and Tash Palmboom and managed by Michelle, is situated on the beautiful unspoilt beaches of the Bluff. Come and enjoy some friendly, laid back coastal hospitality while you soak up the sights and sun. Fall under the Ansteys spell and embrace the warm, happy family atmosphere - whether you spend your day at the beach, or relax by the poolside in our tropical garden - you are sure to enjoy yourself! We offer different types of accommodation to suit all budgets - from backpacker type dorms, to more upmarket self catering apartments. Ansteys is not your conventional backpacker hostel or holiday apartment resort, but it has it's own kind of magic, which is why so many guests return time and time again. Heidi's Cafe is situated on the premises and is a cosy and popular little cafe/coffee shop which serves good filter coffee, cappuccinos, delicious, hearty or healthy breakfasts, as well as home baked treats. The beaches on the Bluff are beautiful and great to explore, especially at low tide when you can explore all the rock pools along the way. Ansteys has consistent good surf and is a quick stroll away from the world famous surf break Cave Rock. It is also one of the most popular kitesurfing beaches. For those wanting to learn how to surf, book our very popular "get-up-and-go" surf lessons. The Bluff boasts beautiful protected and unspoilt beaches (lovely warm seawater!) with excellent lifeguards and shopping centres all within walking distance. We are a quick 15 kilometre drive from Durban City Centre, the ICC, the sport stadiums and Ushaka Marine World. We offer many facilities - among them a swimming pool area set in a tropical garden, pool table, internet and wi-fi and a small beach and surf shop. We pride ourselves on ensuring there is a real happy and relaxed village atmosphere here, so come on over & share in our unique lifestyle...we look forward to welcoming you! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ansteys Beach Backpackers

Address: 477 Marine Drive, Bluff | Entrance from the beach on Foreshore Drive, Durban 4052, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Durban
Number of rooms: 15
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