This place is nicely set up, it has a nice garden, social area, kitchen, braai area, tables to socialize...
it lacks nice bathrooms (this was one of very few places in SA where there was no soap or even a soap container in the bathroom, the question was how the staff cleans their hands? well, they don't, as I witnessed, also the bathrooms are worn, tinish and less than basic even for African standard).
The camping site is just a piece of grass, which is ok, but under the laundry strings does not make it nice.
Staff was there but was invisible for the guests and not very helpful. We wanted to check out before 8, but were told by a girl at the reception that she cannot take our payment as somebody else is coming at 8, we waited till quarter past, and she changed her mind... not saying that nobody else came.
Well this place has potential, but staff prefers to take care of themselves (eating braai with their friends or surfing on the internet, and those bathrooms...
Also we felt a bit strange reading on the fridge that you are in the camera, so be aware...
The distance to the beach is over 15 minutes walk.
- 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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