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About Plett Backpackers

Plett Backpackers could not be more ideally positioned. It is a penthouse spot with the most amazing views of the Tsitsikamma Mountains, the Keurbooms Lagoon and the ocean. It is located on Main Street in the centre of Plettenberg Bay, where there are shops, restaurants and night spots just a few steps away.

Our Plett Eight-sleeper Dormitory is fully-equipped with white linen, bath towels, built-in cupboards and a dressing table, as well as a full en-suite bathroom. If you are lucky enough to be the first to check in to this dormitory, you won’t have to get out of bed to admire the views. Our spacious twin rooms have built-in cupboards, dressing tables, hairdryers, white linen and bath towels for your convenience. Our cosy two-sleeper dormitory comprises a bunk bed with white linen and bath towels. To make you feel at home, we have a lovely living room with comfortable couches to relax on and a self-catering kitchen that is fully-equipped to cater for your every need.

To entertain you, we have our very own "Oregon Pub" with a pool table and board games to captivate you for hours. For all of you surf and nature lovers, come join us on the deck in the morning to admire the 270 degree views of Plettenberg Bay in all her splendour. Our activity centre handles all of your bookings before heading out for a day filled with adventure. There is so much to do in and around the area. After a fun-filled day, why not come and unwind and tantalize your taste buds with an ice-cold beer and a traditional South African braai on our deck. Other facilities include Internet, laundry, braai facilities, a sunbathing deck, complimentary tea and coffee, lockers, fishing rods and bicycle hire. We will make sure we give you memories that will last a lifetime.

  • Response Rate: 20%
  • Response Time: 68 hours
  • Type: Backpacker
  • Sleeps: 32
  • Check-in: 02:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 10 Reviews


  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Beach

Languages Spoken

  • English
* Please enquire for further details.

Plett Backpackers Rooms

Reviews for Plett Backpackers

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irene lourens, South Africa
23 March 2014

Very nice view on the sea, but that's about it. The place is falling apart. Everything is old and patched up. The bathroom door does not have a handle, and it is not clean. toilet sticker says, out of order?? Nothing like on the photo's. And there are a bid balcony to smoke on, but the owner himself smokes in the place, and its unbearable. Really, it needs a bit renovation and a lot of changes for me to stay there ever again.

Carolin , South Africa
01 March 2014

The view is, indeed, breathtaking. And I would say that the accommodation is what you can expect for such a low price. Very simple and basic, but mostly clean. It could need a bit of a renewal and there was some wired powder on the bed sheet. If you don't expect too much and are just looking for a place to sleep, then it could work for you.

Anna-Mart Venter, South Africa
28 October 2013

We were disappointed with the miscommunication about our booking, but once it was sorted out the accommodation had a nice sea view. Place is quite run down, but fine if you need the bare necessities.

Veronica Westraad, South Africa
07 February 2013

It is very convenient and close to everything, rooms were neat and clean but the house needs a bit of renovation, dripping taps etc.

Tinus stander, South Africa
10 January 2013

The Plett Backpackers has an amazing view, incredibly friendly staff and a location unmatched in this price range. It's on the main street, and merely a minute's walk to local grocery stores, pubs, restaurants and all manner of amenities. It's also walking distance to the beach, if you don't mind a stiff uphill hike on the way back. While I was there the staff made a concerted effort to keep the rooms and the kitchen clean, and regaled us with stories from the region. Unfortunately, the place is in need of some concerted maintenance efforts. There is a measure of "rugged aesthetic" (stained...
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Plett Backpackers Map

Plett Backpackers is 1km from the centre of Plettenberg Bay , the nearest airport 110.3km (George Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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