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“Getting any Closer to the Beach is not possible”

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Backpackers Beach House Lodge
Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
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22 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Getting any Closer to the Beach is not possible”
Reviewed 18 August 2014

If you stand on the Patio you could probably throw a pebble right onto the Beach it's that Close.
If you don't like sand there is a Sparkling Pool right on the Patio.
I have been to this establishment twice and the atmosphere is amazing, the staff great and very helpful. Management is hands on at all times.
What a Pleasure.

Room Tip: Comes highly recommended for young and old
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 15 August 2014 via mobile

We stayed in the 'room with a view' for 2 nights and loved it. The staff were super friendly and helped us out with any queries we had. In particular, Ivan was great to have around night and day; such a friendly guy. The location is perfect, and you can literally roll out of bed on to the beach. We watched orcas and bottlenose dolphins jump out the water from the breakfast bar. Would definitely recommend this place!

Stayed August 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 11 August 2014 via mobile

We've been at beach house backpackers for 5 nights. The place is wonderfull, the staff is very kind and helpfull.

Rooms are clean and the bathroom is very large with a shower and a bath.

The staff helped by booking the tours. There's a lot of choice what you can do around plettenbergbaai.

We can recommend swinging with the seals. That was a great experience.

It is worth to stay here!

Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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LeonardFF, Owner at Backpackers Beach House Lodge, responded to this review, 13 August 2014
Hello Wouter

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay. It was lovely having you here - you were great guest! All the best with all your future travel plans. Send our regards to your lovely wife, Charlotte!

Keep in touch.

Warm regards
Ninette
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Somerset West, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 7 August 2014

Rory Ross Muller and myself stayed at the Beach House from the 1st - 4th of August 2014. The setting is absolutely stunning being right on the Plett main beach, unfortunately being Winter we could not fully enjoy the Pool and the Sea 50 metres away, but look forward to doing so on our return in the warmer months.

The staff were super friendly and were happy to assist us with good recommendations of things to do and see in the area as well as were very helpful to accommodate any of our requests.

The facilities were very good. We stayed in the dorm room due to our budget considerations, it was clean & spacious, and the ammenities we required were all available to us. The dorm had a large connecting bathroom with plenty of hot water. The kitchen was well equipped and had all the neccessary to make our stay comfortable.

Overall a friendly, beautiful and relaxed "backpackers". I would have no hesitation in highly recommending this establishment and look forward to returning on our next trip through to the Eastern Cape.

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Dorian Drake
+2771 492 0436

Room Tip: They do have an option of double rooms as well as Loft Unit which all look to be amazing value for m...
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Durban
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Reviewed 17 July 2014

the worst experience i have ever had at a "backpackers". we were spoken to terribly, sworn and shouted at by management. no duvets in the room, leaking roof and rusty beds. location and charles are the only saving grace. it did not come close to living up to its 4 star rating.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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Mettmann, Germany
2 reviews
Reviewed 30 June 2014

We enjoyed our stay at Plettenberg Bay very much. The staff was friendly and very helpful in giving tips for interesting trips nearby. Our daughter fed the "house" seagull. Many thanks for a beautiful stay.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Wellington, NZ
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Reviewed 22 June 2014 via mobile

My partner and I stayed for 2 nights. First of all the setting is stunning, you could spend a few days simply relaxing on the deck, watching the sun rise over misty mountains and glassy sea, wading in the pool or ocean (it was too cold in winter unfortunately), walking along the beach watching the pods of dolphins jump past. Paradise!

Next to mention is that the staff of this place are great people, they are full of good recommendations of things to do in the area, and just for a good yarn! Some of the stories that Charles told are unreal!

We organised to go to Tenikwa to get close to big cats (see our separate review), walked along the peninsula to Robberg Reserve (a must - plan a whole day here if you can), and Tsitsikamma National Park to see the swing bridge.
(This last recommendation was the only one that didn't really work out. We only had 2 hours and were hoping to visit the waterfall, but this takes 2 hours each way, so we could only do the suspension bridge. The admission was also 80pp rand when we expected 40. Only come here if you have at least half a day to spend)

The facilities were in top shape too. We stayed in the dorm room due to budget considerations, but it was spacious, clean, and we were offered a heater during the night as it was cold. The dorm had a large connecting bathroom with an awesome hot shower. The kitchen was well equipped. Charles offered to make us coffee every day, he really went out of his way for us. Another bonus for us was that we had the whole place all to ourselves over a weekend. That's low season for you! It will be a lot busier in summer.

Overall a friendly, beautiful and relaxed "backpackers". They've only been around for a few years, and these guys are at the top of their game. We highly recommend them!

Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Leonard F, Owner at Backpackers Beach House Lodge, responded to this review, 24 June 2014
Hi There wonderful couple Pam and Sam
We thank you immensely for your expressive and detailed review and for taking the time and effort to do so. It was an absolute pleasure to host the two of you and hope to be able to accommodate you again in the near future.You are quite right 2 days is not enough considering the amount of activities that there are to do ,we would love to plan a week next time for you so that you can fully enjoy our beautiful and scenic Plettenberg bay.
Kindest regards your hosts,
Len and Charles
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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 69 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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