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About Amakaya Backpackers & Apartments

Amakaya Backpackers & Apartments - Now an ACCREDITED essential services accommodation provider during lock down. No contact check-in and departure. Private rooms. No sharing.

Still your 'home away from home'.

Located a 300m walk from Main Street shops and restaurants and 800m from Central Beach, our upstairs dining area and balcony offers magnificent views of the Tsitsikamma mountain range, the lagoon and the bay. This is a great place to relax after a busy day's activities or for the early risers to watch the sunrise. Our internet station is also located in this area.

Enter the main building through our lounge and bar area. The lounge is equipped with satellite TV.

Wi-fi internet is available anywhere on the premises.

We have a fully equipped kitchen and braai (BBQ) area where you can practice your cooking skills. Complimentary tea/coffee and wi-fi.

All rooms offer no contact check-in and check-out. After making payment you will be sent the gate code and key-box code allowing you to access your room without the need of time spent at reception to check in. When you leave, simply lock the room and leave the key in the key-box.

We have both private rooms (TV and bar fridges in all private rooms) and bunkless dorms.

Free Wi-Fi, tea & coffee and on-site parking behind an electric gate.

Apartments - should you prefer your own private Apartment or Dorm Apartment then please look at our listing under our sister backpacker, Backpacker Apartments that is only 200m away and 100m from Main Street.

Covid Safety Approved: Accredited essential services provider. No contact check-in available. Private rooms. Sanitiser in reception. Infrared Thermometer. Each room thoroughly cleaned and wiped down after guest departure.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 6 hours
  • Type: Backpacker
  • Sleeps: 23
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 19 Reviews

Facilities

  • Airport Shuttle
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Satellite TV*
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Parking on Premises
  • 220 Volt
  • 24H. Check In
  • Apartements
  • Balcony
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Double/Twin rooms
  • Express check out
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Mini fridge
  • Non smoking rooms
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Patio
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Safe
  • Shower
  • Single rooms
  • Total number of rooms 1 - 50
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans

Grading

  • 3 Stars - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

No rooms will be held after 6pm if a late arrival has not been arranged.

Specials

SAVE 20% Lockdown blues

Stay between 24 Apr 2020 and 01 Jul 2020 and get 20% off.

  • 2 night min stay (check-in between 24 Apr 2020 and 01 Jul 2020)

Availability and pricing

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  • Meiringspoort Budget dorm (sleeps 3) Meiringspoort Budget dorm (sleeps 3) Sleeps 1 Includes: Self-catering Rooms / Units: 3 This is a basic dorm that sleeps 3 in single beds. It does however have its own bathroom with 2 showers situated next... see more Features:  Shared bathroom, Self-catering, Bunk beds, Garden views, Fan, Wi-Fi see more Shared bathroom, Self-catering, Bunk beds, Garden views, Fan, Wi-Fi, No Smoking in Rooms
    • Rooms Adults
      • Groot Rivier dorm(sleeps 2) Groot Rivier dorm(sleeps 2) Sleeps 1 Includes: Self-catering Rooms / Units: 2 Features:  En-suite, Self-catering, Single beds, Garden views, Wi-Fi, No Smoking in Rooms
        • Rooms Adults
          • Montagu Twin room Montagu Twin room Sleeps 2 Includes: Self-catering This room has 2 single beds, a valuables safe, wi-fi, TV (7 channels), bar fridge, fan/heater. Shared bathroom opposite... see more Features:  Shared bathroom, Self-catering, Single beds, Wi-Fi, Safe, No Smoking in Rooms
            • Adults
              • Outeniqua Family room en-suite Outeniqua Family room en-suite Sleeps 4 Includes: Self-catering This spacious room has a double bed and 2 bunk beds, en-suite bathroom, valuables safe, private balcony, wi-fi, TV, bar... see more Features:  Double beds, M-Net, Local channels, En-suite, Mountain views, Sea views see more Double beds, M-Net, Local channels, En-suite, Mountain views, Sea views, Balcony/patio, Upstairs, Self-catering, Bunk beds, Lagoon views, Fan, Television, Wi-Fi, Safe, No Smoking in Rooms
                • Adults
                  • Tradouw Family room en-suite Tradouw Family room en-suite Sleeps 4 Includes: Self-catering This spacious room has a double bed and 2 bunk beds (total 4 guests), en-suite bathroom and a kitchenette with a gas... see more Features:  Double beds, DStv, Private bathroom, En-suite, Shower only, Self-catering see more Double beds, DStv, Private bathroom, En-suite, Shower only, Self-catering, Bunk beds, Garden views, Fan, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Wi-Fi, No Smoking in Rooms
                    • Adults
                      • Homtini Double en-suite Homtini Double en-suite Sleeps 2 Includes: Self-catering This room consists of a double bed, valuables safe, en-suite bathroom, wi-fi, TV (7 channels), bar fridge, fan/heater.... see more Features:  Double beds, Shared bathroom, Self-catering, Fan, Wi-Fi, Safe see more Double beds, Shared bathroom, Self-catering, Fan, Wi-Fi, Safe, No Smoking in Rooms
                        • Adults
                          • Kaaimans Twin room Kaaimans Twin room Sleeps 2 Includes: Self-catering This room has two single beds, valuables safe, wi-fi, TV (7 channels), bar fridge, fan/heater. Shared bathroom. Towels... see more Features:  Shared bathroom, Mountain views, Sea views, Upstairs, Self-catering, Single beds see more Shared bathroom, Mountain views, Sea views, Upstairs, Self-catering, Single beds, Lagoon views, Garden views, Fan, Wi-Fi, Safe, No Smoking in Rooms
                            • Adults
                              • Rooiberg Twin room Sleeps 2 Includes: Self-catering This room sleeps 2 guests in single beds. Bathroom with toilet and washbasin en-suite. Showers in shared bathroom next... see more
                                • Adults
                                  • Karatara Private dorm Sleeps 2 Includes: Self-catering
                                    • Adults

                                      Reviews for Amakaya Backpackers & Apartments

                                      19 guest reviews Reviews of

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                                      Keneilwe Molefe
                                      22 December 2019

                                      Improvements:maintenance to shower heads is needed.its clean but the showers need to be better kept.you can add sanitizers for the toilet seats because its used by a lot of people.and standardize the bathrooms in that some have bathmats some don't sometimes etc.

                                      Heidi Scheepers
                                      16 August 2017

                                      Pleasant hostsValue for moneyWe use it as staff accommodation and it really works well.

                                      Robin Cooper
                                      16 March 2017

                                      I have stayed at Amakaya several times and always find it clean, comfortable, and good budget accommodation. The weakness is there kitchen which is small for the number of guests, and one of the showers has a panel missing, but no real problem

                                      Elizma
                                      16 February 2017

                                      The service was good, staff was welcoming and very accommodating. The atmosphere was relaxing, it didn’t feel like we were on holiday. It was home away from home.

                                      Robin Cooper, England
                                      15 March 2016

                                      We had a double en-suite room with our own balcony, which had a view of the river estuary, and breakfast of eggs and toast included for R600, good value.   The room was clean and comfortable, and the staff very helpful.   There is secure parking, with key-code entry and the hostel is close to the town centre.  There is some noise from the nearby road, but not significant, similarly with some younger guests - but it was Friday night.  The kitchen is smallish if many people wanted to use it.  Generally, though, very good.   Robin

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                                      Amakaya Backpackers & Apartments is 0.5km from the centre of Plett Central , the nearest airport 109.8km (George Airport).
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