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Amakaya Backpacker Hostel

15 Park Lane, Plettenberg Bay, South Africa


As popular as ever Amakaya means 'home', so move in and make yourself at home! A short 300m stroll gets you to Main Street, the hub of Plett's shops, restaurants and nightlife.However, if 'life's a beach' then wind your way past Main Street down to the ever popular Central Beach.We offer a variety of private rooms and dorms with both shared and en-suite bathrooms.Our upstairs bar and open air veranda offers a magnificent view of the Tsitsikamma mountain range, the ocean and the bay. This is a great place to relax after a busy day or to watch the sunrise.At night you can swop stories of your adventures while sitting around the bonfire or lazing in one of our hammocks. Free internet is available and our WiFi connection is available anywhere on the property.....or just lose yourself in our lounge watching one of the satellite TV channels.Should you wish to show off your culinary skills to the other guests you are welcome to take charge of our fully equipped kitchen.Getting out and about:Our Adventure centre will arrange bookings and transport to an endless number of activities. Some of those within 25km of Plett are:Bungy jump - world's highestWhale/dolphin watchingEagle EncountersWolf SanctuarySnake sanctuarySkydivingRobberg Nature Reserve - enjoyable hikes and 2 beaches to relax on.Adventure LandMonekylandBirds of EdenElephant SanctuaryNEW - swim with seals/high speed boat ride...and many more!Venturing further afield:Half day and full day tours are available and can be planned to suite your requirements. Our Adventure Centre will tell you what is available or help you plan your personalised tour.Please Note: No rooms will be held after 6pm unless an arrangement has been made for a late arrival. 


  • Airport Transfers
  • Bar
  • BBQ
  • Board games
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Hot Showers
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machine



Traveler Reviews

“What an experience!!!”

Rating: 5 Reviewed on January 09, 2020

Unbelievable...Amazing.. I travel to "exotic" places at least once every year and it was the first time ever I stayed at a backpackers... I booked a backpackers because I booked my holiday too late...

“The worst experience in South Africa”

Rating: 1 Reviewed on January 09, 2020

We decided to book for a night , trusting the reviews but it was a nightmare. The staff at the reception was unfriendly, the room was smelling and the stink of the floor carpet was unbearable. Old...

“Terrible Experience”

Rating: 1 Reviewed on January 06, 2020

I've stayed in a number of backpackers around the world but this place was by far the worst! When we arrived to check-in we were told that they double booked our beds and wanted to downgrade us as...


Travelling on the N2 as you enter Plettenberg Bay turn down Marine Way at the Shell Ultra City garage.After the next traffic circle follow the 'Amakaya' sign turning left into Park Lane. We are the last house on the right hand side.Travelling by Baz Bus? Just hop off in front of the gate and walk right in!


24 hours cancellation.

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