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    Amapondo Backpackers Lodge

    Second Beach Road | Wildcoast, Port St Johns 5120, South Africa
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    • Excellent57%
    • Very good24%
    • Average10%
    • Poor5%
    • Terrible4%
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    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
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    Non-Smoking Rooms
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    Reviewed 18 April 2014 via mobile

    The location and the houses are beautiful. There is a practical selfcatering kitchen. The most of the staff is nice. However, I think the prices for activities are to high and you could explore a lot by your own. For my taste it is to...More

    Thank leandrae88
    Response from Amapondo, Owner at Amapondo Backpackers LodgeResponded 21 April 2014

    Thanks for the review. I am glad you enjoyed yourselves, and that you thought the location was beautiful. Its really stunning here, and we consider this paradise. The self-catering kitchen is well stocked, and we also pride ourselves on our delicious menu at our Ala...More

    Reviewed 15 April 2014

    We stayed in a self-contained cottage for two nights. The cottage was basic but cosy and had a beautiful view over the beach. Unfortunately we didn't sleep well either night as there were parties at the hostel and the music was really loud until the...More

    Thank Gebailey
    Response from Amapondo, Owner at Amapondo Backpackers LodgeResponded 21 April 2014

    I am very glad you enjoyed the cottage. Shakti and Shiva are simple cottages that are ideal for two people. Turtle Cove and Crystal House are bigger and better equipped, and can sleep up to 5 people. They all have great views. Sorry you didnt...More

    Reviewed 25 March 2014

    Beautiful place! Beautiful people! and very good vibes. Once you get there it's difficult to leave. I must say that staying in Amapondo it's one of the best experiences in my life...the location is amazing and the cultural experience as well. One of the best...More

    Thank Abril L
    Response from Amapondo, Owner at Amapondo Backpackers LodgeResponded 4 April 2014

    Thank you for your wonderful review. Yes, it is such a beautiful place! This morning the sun is shining, the weather is still and warm, there are so many birds around, and the monkeys are playing right in front of the restaurant. Good vibes, good...More

    Reviewed 17 February 2014 via mobile

    We spent one night in one of the self catering cabins. You can't get better than this, it felt like we were at a hotel!! Super comfy beds, stunning views, right on the beach, friendly staff and the most delicious food available all day. Hammocks...More

    2  Thank Melj234
    Response from Amapondo, Owner at Amapondo Backpackers LodgeResponded 20 February 2014

    Fantastic. That's what I like to hear. Glad you had such a SUPER time. Looking forward to having you back....

    Reviewed 31 January 2014

    Service was ok, reasonably friendly staff. We stayed in a chalet and it was comfy except for the hideous pillows. Instead of all the dream catchers hanging on the walls a few decent hooks would come in handy. The location overlooks 2nd Beach (sort of)...More

    Thank B0kk1e
    Response from Amapondo, Owner at Amapondo Backpackers LodgeResponded 5 February 2014

    Thanks for your email. Glad you enjoyed the staff. We pride ourselves on our very friendly staff. If you stayed in one of our chalets, you would have been lucky to enjoy that beautiful view. Although its a bit of a walk up (precisely 32...More

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    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Beachfront
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
    • Shuttle Bus Service
    • Laundry Service
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Babysitting
    • Room amenities
    • Microwave
    • Refrigerator in room
    • Things to do
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
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    • Price range
    • US$21 - US$34 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Room types
    • Suites ,
    • Kitchenette ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Family Rooms ,
    • Accessible rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 14
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    • Location
    • South Africa >
    • Eastern Cape >
    • Port St Johns
    • Also Known As
    • Amapondo Hotel Port St Johns
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    Mhimbi
    20 February 2017|
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    Response from Amapondo | Property representative |
    Firstly, thanks Sandra P for your answers. Brian, please check our website, which is very comprehensive. PSJ is pretty safe and crime is rare, but we have security on site and a perimeter fence too. We can accommodate up... More
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    Zaheer1209
    16 November 2016|
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    Response from Amapondo | Property representative |
    Hi, sorry for the delay. No problems at all. Its a tar road all the way to the airstrip. You could even roller-skate to the top!
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    9 November 2016|
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    Response from Amapondo | Property representative |
    Hi, sorry for the delay. If you havent come and gone already, please check out the Adventure section on our website where there are links, details and photos of all the coolest stuff to do in PSJ.
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