We were forced into a last minute change in our plans after Santini Lace Apartments cancelled our booking as we were leaving UK as they had double booked and the accommodation they arranged as a replacement, Twilight Cottage, (all in Plettenbergbaii), were not answering the gate or mobile when we arrived as planned.
We went to Albergo as our daughter, who is in South Africa for a year) has stayed previously. The staff were magnificent; so helpful and accommodating and free parking was available. We opted for a family room; a double bed with two bunks and en suite, which was a shower room. The room was clean and conservatively equipped, with an open wardrobe/shelving for clothes and no TV, but as we were using this as a base and not intending to “live” there during our stay, what more do you need. There was a communal brai, which is lit every night and you can bring your own meat or other foods to cook as and when you like. Ideally situated, close to restaurants and shopping precinct, this accommodation set us back 500ZAR for one night, which is about £38 for three adults. It is about ten minutes walk to the fabulous beach on foot, but the hill down to the beach is very steep and back is bordering on mountainous. Do not fail to consider backpacker accommodation or, based on this location, you’ll be missing a gem.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Albergo for Backpackers Hostel Plettenberg Bay is situated in absolutely the best spot in our beautiful little town. The beach, shops, restaurants and nightlife are all within easy walking distance. We offer the following accommodation: Camping Dorm beds (10 and 12 bedded dorm rooms) Private rooms with shared bathroom for 1 to 6 persons Nothing can beat our stunning views from the balcony. Dolphins and whales are often spotted cruising the beautiful bay of Plettenberg Bay. For those who just want to have a lazy day, you can relax in our beautiful garden. Swinging hammocks and hanging chairs are waiting for you. The Garden is set around our communal area. Free Tea and Coffee is available for our guests. At Albergo for Backpackers Hostel Plettenberg Bay, every night is a bonfire night. We can teach you the art of traditional South African outdoor cooking. In South Africa that is called a "Braai". At Albergo's One Stop Action Shop (our activity center) we offer all information about activities in the area. Our helpful staff will gladly assist you with bookings. (always ask for the special backpacker prices). A shuttle service is available for transport to the various activities. It is also possible to reach some of the activities by local taxis. Ask for the nearby Taxi rank. Plettenberg Bay has gorgeous beaches. It is also possible to practice your surfing skills. We have surfboards for hire. Use of Body Boards is for free. The beach is in walking distance of the backpackers. Albergo for Backpackers Hostel Plettenberg Bay offers FREE Wi-Fi and internet. In our reception we have a computer available for our guests. Our reception is open until 10.00 p.m. Our Bar Albergo for Backpackers has a liquor licence.Our bar is fully stocked. ... more less
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