Amakaya Backpackers & Apartments

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Outeniqua double en-suite | View from room
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Overview of Amakaya Backpackers & Apartments

Amakaya Backpackers & Apartments

3.0 star property
City-center Plettenberg Bay hostel with bar/lounge

8.4/10 Very good

12 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Laundry facilities
  • Bar
15 Park Lane, Plettenberg Bay, Western Cape, 6600
Main amenities
  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Near the beach
  • Bar/lounge
  • Airport shuttle
  • Area shuttle
  • Terrace
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Garden
  • Lobby fireplace
  • Front desk safe
  • Laundry service
  • Barbecue grills
Feel at home
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue grill(s)
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Free self parking
  • Mini-fridge

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About this area

What's nearby

  • Heart of Plettenberg Bay

Getting around

  • Plettenberg Bay (PBZ) - 10 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

Amakaya Backpackers & Apartments

3-star hostel in a shopping district
A roundtrip airport shuttle, a terrace, and a garden are just a few of the amenities provided at Amakaya Backpackers & Apartments. In addition to dry cleaning/laundry services and a fireplace in the lobby, guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
You'll also enjoy the following perks during your stay:
  • Free self parking
  • An area shuttle, an area shuttle, and barbecue grills
  • Coffee/tea in the lobby, luggage storage, and a TV in the lobby
Room features
All guestrooms at Amakaya Backpackers & Apartments have amenities such as free WiFi.
More amenities include:
  • Mini fridges and housekeeping



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
Property is disinfected with electrostatic spray
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Guest accommodations are sealed after cleaning

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 8 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 3 PM - anytime
  • Express check-in/out
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • The front desk is open daily from 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Guests will receive an email 24 hours before arrival with check-in instructions and lockbox information; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free uncovered onsite self parking
  • Onsite parking includes off-street options


  • Airport shuttle from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM*


  • Area shuttle*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Barbecue grills

What to do

  • Scooter/moped rentals
  • Public winery tours
  • Beach nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Wildlife drive nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Skydiving nearby
  • Ziplining nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage


  • 2 buildings/towers
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in common areas


  • Handrails in stairways
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only


  • English

Room amenities

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Mini-fridge


  • Housekeeping (on request)

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of ZAR 800 per vehicle (one-way, maximum occupancy 4)
  • Area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Renovations and closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from October 25 2021 to September 1 2022 (dates subject to change):
  • Dining venue(s)

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guestroom doors are sealed after cleaning; the property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher and a security system on site.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Amakaya Backpackers Hostel Plettenberg Bay
Amakaya Backpackers Hostel
Amakaya Backpackers Plettenberg Bay
Amakaya Backpackers
Amakaya Backpackers Apartments Plettenberg Bay
Amakaya Backpackers Apartments
Amakaya Backpackers & Apartments Plettenberg Bay
Amakaya Backpackers & Apartments Hostel/Backpacker accommodation

Frequently asked questions

What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Amakaya Backpackers & Apartments?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
How much does it cost to stay at Amakaya Backpackers & Apartments?
As of 2 Oct 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Amakaya Backpackers & Apartments on 2 Nov 2022 start from AU$35, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Are pets allowed at Amakaya Backpackers & Apartments?
Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Amakaya Backpackers & Apartments?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Amakaya Backpackers & Apartments?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM on request. The charge is ZAR 800 per vehicle one-way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Amakaya Backpackers & Apartments?
You can check in from 3 PM - anytime. Check-out time is 10 AM. Express check-out and contactless check-in and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Amakaya Backpackers & Apartments and nearby?
Have fun with nearby activities like boat tours, hiking, and kayaking. Additional recreation nearby includes game drives, game viewing, and ecotours. Amakaya Backpackers & Apartments also has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Amakaya Backpackers & Apartments?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include The Table (5-min walk), Nguni Restaurant (5-min walk), and Nineteen 89 (5-min walk).
What's the area around Amakaya Backpackers & Apartments like?
Amakaya Backpackers & Apartments is a short 10-minute drive from Plettenberg Bay (PBZ) and 10 minutes' walk from St Peters Anglican Church.

Overall score and ratings


Very good




Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities

6/10 Good

Room was kind of smallish and not the most comfortable. WIFI could have been better.
2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Till, 2-night trip with friends
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

the owner needs to make unscheduled spot checks!
2-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Top stay
The staff make this place a top stay. Thank you Stephanie and Jason.
Bridget, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Best Backpacker in Plett
This place is all about the staff. They made my stay. Professional, helpful, knowledgeable and always prepared to go that extra mile and always with a smile in their face. They deserve to be paid so much more.
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Over night
Just an over night stop over on our way to Cape Town
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Was just a stopover for me. Staff were very friendly, accomodation and service was great for what I paid. Basic breakfast also included.
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Good budget option
Nice place, cheap and walking distance to resturants and shops
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Wonderful stay, wonderful staff. 5 stars
The rooms and bathroom were well kept. The staff is exceptional. They will help you book your trips and also get you discounts where applicable. The staff is really top notch. They will recommend restaurants and activities for you to do if you run out of ideas. You can mingle with everyone there, which made the stay really enjoyable and felt a little like home for the 5 days that we were there. Overall, best backpackers that I have been to so far.
Verified Expedia guest review

4/10 Fair

Gammelt, slidt og beskidt.
Knap så rent, knap så komfortabelt. Ikke pengene værd. Halv pris, og det havde matchet omgivelserne.
Mark, 1-night trip
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