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Buccaneers Lodge & Backpackers
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Brussels, Belgium
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70 reviews
52 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“party hostel”
Reviewed 4 March 2011

we stayed here for two nights, the rooms are in different houses but are nothing special and you don't get a key for your room, it's just a wall between your room and the dorms, you can lock the house though. every house has it's bathroom and kitchen but it is not that clean. the location is better, the nice beach is close by and for the restaurants and shops you have to walk across the beach for ten minutes. the bar is very lively at night and is good for partying but if you want an early sleep you better take a room far away from the bar. you can have lunch at the pool and dinner is one dish served, the food is ok. the free wine by the volleyball court was very nice even you don't have to play volleyball. it' s a nice place for partying but otherwise there isn't so much to do and a little boring, there's a tv with some sofa's as well. a real backpackers joint!

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 March 2011

Buccaneers seems to be the place to be - and the location is just fantastic.

We came with our two kids and we loved all the stuff they have going on - especially the genuine commitment to the local community. We went on a cultural tour (excellent) attended the primary school concert (just fantastic) and had a surfing lesson (great).

The bar has a lovely vibe, the staff are great (a bit laid back maybe, but hard not to be here!) and the evening food is excellent.

But... The rooms are poor. We had a two bedroomed cabin, which badly needed updating. With somekind of flooring, better kitchen equipment and sorting out the damp it could have been paradise. On our first night we wanted to move out because the place smelt so bad (damp) but we persevered and we are very glad we did as we'd have missed out on the other great stuff.

But please spend a little cash on the rooms... And also please supply guests with towels. After a year of travelling this was the only place anywhere in the world we stayed where towels were for sale, but not provided.

  • Stayed February 2011
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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25 reviews
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Reviewed 21 January 2011

Buccaneers re4ally was amazing. The accommodation is incredibly nice, it's right by the beach and the staff were really helpful. I would most definitely come back here.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled with friends
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Grimstad, Norway
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 January 2011

I've travelled a lot, and I still dream about the next time I get the chance to go back to Buccaneers. I'll try to explain the Magic here, but I suggest that everyone goes there themselves.

First it's the location - they couldn't have picked a more stunning location! The breathtaking view from the breakfast deck, and from most of the huts and rooms is the best start to the day one can imagine!

Secondly, it's the abundance of activities they offer - something for everyone.

Then it's the service - the crew at Buccaneers really aim to make you feel welcome!

Just go there ;-)

  • Stayed February 2010, travelled with friends
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Atlanta, GA
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29 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2010

We stayed at Buccaneers for three nights and wanted to stay longer. Our room overlooked the beach with a spectacular view. The atmosphere is relaxing, the food amazing, and there are free activities each day. I highly recommend you to stay here.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Thank Akila M
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Nicosia, Cyprus
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Reviewed 3 May 2010

We have been travelling around the world for 6 months...and cintsa is definetely a nice memory! The Buccaneers location is superb, hidden in nature, in a nice bay. We stayed in a cottage and was really nice (we also met a guy who advise us to go to Mdumbi, close to coffe bay...another paradise, go if you can!) The stuff are very friendly, they organise day activities. you can also get the kayak for free and go kayaking along the river. Buccaneers is a great place to relax and have fun at the same time!

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled as a couple
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Melboune, Australia
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Reviewed 15 March 2010

We spent a few months traveling along the coast of South Africa last year and this place became the source of most of our fun/drunken backpacker stories. Buccs is set in a beautiful corner of the world with a chilled vibe and a crew who's mission is to make your stay a fun one. There's heaps of activities offered, including bike rides into a neighboring village and horse rides along the beach. I wish I could say we took part in those activities but the beach and buzzing bar kept us pretty occupied. So no, maybe this isn't the place for your luxurious safari tent holiday in Africa, but for travelers looking for a relaxed place to make some new friends, this is a must-stop.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled with friends
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Property: Buccaneers Lodge & Backpackers
Address: | Cintsa West, Chintsa 5217, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Chintsa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Speciality Lodging in Chintsa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Buccaneers Lodge & Backpackers 3*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Buccaneers, set in beautiful indigenous gardens with magnificent views of the Cintsa Bay and lagoon, has been a haven for travelers for the last 17 years. With its great location and wide range of accommodation offering from camping to en-suite rooms and facilities like a swimming pool, free canoes, volleyball court & (of course) the beach right on its doorstep. Buccaneers has been Fair Trade certified and is intricately involved in local community projects. ... more   less 
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