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Backpackers Beach House Lodge
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Stockholm, Sweden
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22 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2013

Its nice, relaxing and fun.
Breakfast recomended. Comes with great view.
Lovely and safe walk from town.
Theres a bar and braii facilities.
Try to stay more Days.
Beach is cloose and Lovely.
Take a walk on the old Railway.

Room Tip: we had the double downstares with the sea view
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2013

Position is good although right on a busy car park. Accommodation is very white cold and not at all homely, best suited for summer months. The owner extremely aggressive and unfriendly, he's clearly in the wrong business, not at all accommodating, treats his guests like the are in the army, house rules unreasonable.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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LeonardFF, Owner at Backpackers Beach House Lodge, responded to this review, 18 December 2013
Dear Guest
My apologies regarding house rules ,It unfortunately is something that is necessary to prevent damage and disturbance to fellow guests . I do understand that the annual matric rage is for you to have fun ,but unfortunately we could not allow you to party in the room at 3 am in the morning which disturbs the guests right next door to yourselves.No smoking in the rooms is displayed through out the premises.
Trust you will understand the above .
Regards
Len
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2013

After searching the whole of Plett for affordable but safe accommodation for the annual Matrics Plett Rage, I found "Rage Heaven" as our boys renamed it! The location can not be more perfect - it is right on the beach, the facilities are run with a "firm" hand (just what our boys needed) and years of experience. The managers arranged transport to and from venues for the kids and in general, kept them in line for the week. The accommodation was clean, spacious and in very good condition. We (the parents) are definitely returning to spend some time there ourselves! I can highly recommend the Beach House as a first stop for all parents having to make arrangements for Plett Rage.

Room Tip: We booked a family unit (queen size bed + double bunks) that had a kitchenette and en-suite bathroom...
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2013

We stayed here for 3 nights in November and found the place to be excellent value. The location is perfect just on the beach and the hostel itself it clean and tidy. We were in the private room with the bathroom across the hall, although it was meant to be solely for our use we did it notice it being used by others. The room itself was superb with its own private access to the courtyard. Charles the owner is a great host and will make you feel right at home. We would recommend it to anyone visiting Plett.

Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Karlsruhe, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2013

Friendly, familiar atmosphere. Staff always helpful. Rooms in best condition and seaview from the rooms and the terrace. Safe and relaxing stay. For all kinds of guests recommendable. Best accomodation of my whole trip!


  • Stayed November 2013, travelled solo
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Vledder, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2013

I have spend 3 nights in this hostel. The view from the double room is really amazing. The beds are very good (also in the dorm). The staff is really friendly and helpful. The location is perfect, just a few steps from the beach. I call this hostel a hidden pearl because it is not often mentioned in travel books (like the coast to coast). The only disadvantage is that there is no wifi, however, there is an internet café nearby. But to be honest, you don't need internet here. The hostel owner arranged my next hostel and my Bazbus (backpackers bus) reservation. Really nice!

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled solo
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LeonardFF, Owner at Backpackers Beach House Lodge, responded to this review, 28 January 2014
Dear valued guest

Thanks so much for your awesome review! We are in the process of sorting out the wifi and do apologies for the inconvenience caused. Please contact us if you are in the area again.

Kind regards
Ninette
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Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2013

Well, from the photos on the website to actually spending time at this establishment, it definitely lived up to expectations! What you see is what you get. It has definitely raised the bar for other backpacker resorts in my book. Well done to Leonard Friedman for a fine place!
They cater for all types of travellers, couples, friends doing the backpacker thing even business travellers. Ideally located right on the beach with a boardwalk to the main beach in Plett. Awesome view from the deck above the swimming pool.

Room Tip: Depending on your needs if you are a couple travelling on a tight budget for special occasions the D...
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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LeonardFF, Owner at Backpackers Beach House Lodge, responded to this review, 28 January 2014
Dear valued guest

Thank you for the great review! We hope to have you back here with us soon, maybe summer this time?

Kind regards
Len
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Property: Backpackers Beach House Lodge
Address: 5 Meeding Crescent, Plettenberg Bay 6600, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Plettenberg Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #27 of 67 Speciality Lodging in Plettenberg Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
At backpackers beach house lodge we brag a perfect location on the main beach of Plett and only 3 streets away from Plett central. We are a 4 Star Backpackers and lodge (TGSCA)Plettenberg bay is a haven for outdoor and nature based activities, all of which our experienced staff will gladly organise and book for you. We offer a comprehensive information centre at our front reception and can advice on all activities available in and around Plett. When staying with us you will qualify for a discount at selected activities and restaurants. ... more   less 
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