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“Ubuntu is like being at home”
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Ubuntu Backpackers
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Madrid, Spain
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3 reviews
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“Ubuntu is like being at home”
Reviewed 18 March 2013

Ubuntu is one of the best backpackers i have ever been to, it is definitively in my top 3. People running it are kind, fun, generous... they made us feel inmediately at home. We shared with them a brai on the terrace. They know well the surrondings and have good advice. I really recommend it!

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 22 January 2013 via mobile

We did a road trip with 4 friends through South Africa and Swasiland. On our way, we got to know many different hostels, but none came close to Ubuntu. We felt right at home. The house has everything you could wish for in a hostel. It has a tv room, bar area with pool table, cozy garden and nice dorms. The location is good, 5 min walk to the beach. But by far the best were the people. Great atmosphere! We just loved it and stayed longer then originally planned and even extra came back for another night because we just loved the place!!

  • Stayed June 2012
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London
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Reviewed 29 December 2012

A few key things that stood out for me... firstly the location, it is one street back from the beach on a slight rise so you have a good view of the water (local shops nearby too which was handy), secondly the facilities are in great condition - the bedroom/dorm I stayed in was excellent and bathroom facilities always clean and tidy (overall the premises had a really nice "homely" feel to it actually which just set you at ease). Lastly the staff, very kind, always available and just down to earth and easy to speak to - you could tell their time spent interacting with guests was sincere and honest, they were always very helpful too with good local knowledge. I was initially only staying for a few days but extended it out to nearly a week because I was having a good relaxing time there. Looking forward to coming back next time I'm in town.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled solo
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 7 December 2012

I have never experienced such a great atmosphere anywhere besides home, and indeed the staff does everything to make you feel home. A very sociable place!

This place was the sole reason why I did not want to leave Jeffrey's Bay, a town for which I did not necessarily care. The staff and other guests here created such a family like atmosphere that it was hard for any other backpackers to live up to.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled solo
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Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed 9 November 2012 via mobile

We had a few great nights here. The staff were exceptionally welcoming and helped us find a food local restaurant on our first night. They also had a movie on that night and they were very sweet and made pop-corn.
The facilities are good, and the showers warm (which was good because it was cold when we were there). The kitchen area was clean and the free breakfast much appreciated.
The owner is very friendly and personable - he had a ton of suggestions for our trip down the garden route and they were memorable.
Overall this was one of the best backpackers I've been to in South Africa.

  • Stayed October 2012
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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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Reviewed 7 November 2012

Woweee, what an amazing stay! We were welcomed in after a long journey. Such a comfortable, modern, african style, homelike backpackers. The beds were comfortable, the chill tv area was divine and even more amazing was the chill area outside. Such stunning views from the balcony. Excellent value for money with a free breaky the next morning. Very very central. Definitely best backpackers in Jefferey's to stay!

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with friends
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London, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 31 October 2012

My stay at Ubuntu was awesome! The owner, Daryn, was super friendly and helpful. The place is the one of the tidiest I've been to and being across the road from the beach and local shops, didn't need to drive anywhere. Ubuntu really feels like a home away from home

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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with friends
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Property: Ubuntu Backpackers
Address: 8 Cherry Street | Wavecrest Eastern Cape, Jeffreys Bay 6330, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Jeffreys Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 26 Speciality Lodging in Jeffreys Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
African Ubuntu is situated in the heart of South African surf-country, Jeffrey's Bay, and caters to fun-loving people looking for an epic yet affordable base. Its a mere 100m to the beach & magical Supertubes, and there are great wave-views from around the house. Whether your dream be flying down the line in perrrfect surf at the point, watching lions on a game drive, or simply collecting seashells on our dolphin-rich coast, we aim to turn your dreams into treasured memories. ... more   less 
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