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5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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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... More 

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Thank Logan G
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 More 

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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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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... More 

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Thank 668mariau
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,... More 

Zurich, Switzerland
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48 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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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... More 

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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! More 

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Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Perfect place if you just want relax and have fun with a few mate . Nice prices friendly staff and karaoke nights at the green Dolphin was was nice 👏👏👏 really loved the place very close to the beach literally have to walk 2 seconds to get there

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Thank 754melvink
Tash P, Owner at Ansteys Beach Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi there...thank you for your review - we are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you back here at Ansteys again sometime in the future! More 

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13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2016

The staff were friendly and relaxed. It was a nice backpackers and walking distance (like 100 m) from the beach. The communal area had an awesome relaxed vibe. Shared bathroom facilities were clean and there was hot water. We got double room cabins, which are very basic, but the linen is clean and the beds are comfortable...had a very good... More 

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Thank KierenJayne1
Tash P, Owner at Ansteys Beach Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Kieren Thank you for your review :) We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you will be back. Looking forward to seeing you back at Ansteys! Warm regards Tash, Rudy and the Ansteys crew More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2016

we stayed at ABBP during the Easter period 2016 and was our second holiday there and they have the most cleanest room , bathrooms, friendly team of staff . The kitchen is fully equip, We really enjoyed our stay and will most definitely go again on our next holiday. If you are looking for reasonable accommodation with excellent facility ABBP... More 

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

Hello Winston Thank you for your review - we are really happy to see that you enjoyed your stay with us! We look forward to seeing you back with us at Ansteys in the future! Warm regards Tash, Rudy and the Ansteys crew :) More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 4 April 2016

We were received by very friendly and helpful crew members upon our impromptu arrival. Accommodation and facilities were just fine. One or two little snags, but nothing that outweighs the value for money. Must say, staff were very accommodating.

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

Hello Nadine Thank you for taking the time out to review your stay with us at Ansteys - we are happy to see that you enjoyed your stay with us! We look forward to seeing you at Ansteys again in the future :) Warm regards Tash, Rudy and the Ansteys crew More 

Toronto, Canada
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35 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2016

Stayed here for several nights over New Years 2015 and we were happy with everything. Place was clean, kitchen was serviceable and they had a strict 10:30 pm curfew for noise which was enforced! The location is great, right by the beach and the staff was super helpful. Stairs to the bathroom were sketchy though but other than that, the... More 

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

Hi Ilwkai Thank you for taking the time out to review your stay with us :) We're super happy to see that you enjoyed your stay with us and we will most definitely look into your suggestion about the heat vents in the dorm rooms. Thanks again - we hope to see you at Ansteys again some time in the... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed 6 January 2016

We stayed at Anstey's for 4 nights in the Pebble cottage. It was very clean and looked like it did in the pictures. The check-in was efficient and friendly. The beach was a few metres away and it was lovely to just walk in the evening. I felt safe in the area. Michelle was very helpful in assisting us with... More 

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Thank VuyoL03
Tash P, Owner at Ansteys Beach Backpackers, responded to this review

Hello Vuyo Thank you for taking the time out to review your stay with us at Ansteys - we are very happy to see that you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope that you will visit Ansteys again in the near future. Wishing you all the very best for a happy, peaceful and prosperous 2016! Warm regards Tash,... More 

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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
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  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
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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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“Get a room close to the main building. the walk up the stairs are a killer.”
 of 5 bubbles logang441, 23 Oct 2016 | Read review
“dorms are cheap,clean & safe on Holiday all you need is a place to sleep and bath”
 of 5 bubbles WinstonPillay, 13 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Single level is the way to go, stIrs are treacherous.”
 of 5 bubbles 430nadinek, 4 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Close the adjoining gate between Pebble Cottage and the Hostel rooms otherwise other guests will walk through your space limiting privacy”
 of 5 bubbles VuyoL03, 6 Jan 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms are quite close together and generally all have great views.”
 of 5 bubbles 6muralis, 28 Jul 2015 | Read review
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