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Coffee Shack Backpackers

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Reviewed 22 December 2016

What a stay in coffee bay! We extended our stay two times and stayed there for two weeks. The Coffee Shack Backpackers offers a lot for really cheap prices! +5th night free (also the 10th, 15th...if the atmosphere catches you) +affordable prices for good food...More

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Response from David M, General Manager at Coffee Shack BackpackersResponded 8 January 2017

Howzit Thank you very much for taking the time to review Coffee Shack, we really appreciate this. Thank you for the great compliment, I will pass this onto the staff, they will really happy. Thanks for mentioning the sustainability aspect of things, it is most...More

Reviewed 7 December 2016

Pity that there is a river in between the main lodge and some of the rooms. No lights or direct pathway. Nice common area. Disappointing food. Weird vibe. The receptionist may have had mild halitosis. Close to most attractions.

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Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

Familiar Hostel but completly unorganized. They told me at 9:30 PM to move out of my room, because they are overbooked and i need to go to another dorm. I asked to take a free double room and they said i need to pay both...More

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Response from David M, General Manager at Coffee Shack BackpackersResponded 8 January 2017

Howzit Konrad Thank you very much for taking the time to review Coffee Shack, we really appreciate this. I am really sorry to hear that we did not meet your expectations. I have looked into the problems you experienced and I do apologize for the...More

Reviewed 17 November 2016

Amazing location, amazing atmosphere, good food and great activities! I only stayed here around 3-4 nights and wished that I could stay here much longer. The place to be if you are travelling through South Africa!More

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Response from David M, General Manager at Coffee Shack BackpackersResponded 8 January 2017

Howzit Tom Thank you very much for taking the time to review Coffee Shack, we really appreciate this. Great to see that you had a “fantastic stay” pity you could not stay 5 nights and take advantage of our 5th night free offer. Safe travels...More

Reviewed 10 November 2016

We were on a road trip and camped here for one night. Camping spots in the front garden has the best view. Friendly staff. Nice food. Liked the bar. Next time i'll definitely stay more than one night.More

Thank Mc L
Response from David M, General Manager at Coffee Shack BackpackersResponded 16 November 2016

Howzit Thank you very much for taking the time to review Coffee Shack, great to hear that enjoyed your stay. Sad you could only stay for one night, we always recommend that guests book for at least 3 nights if possible, although 5 nights is...More

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Leandre B
31 October 2017|
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Response from David M | Property representative |
Howzit Leandre I hope that you are well? Camping at Coffee Shack is R90 per person per night. You probably do not have to book, if you are coming this week, as the camp site is relatively empty, unless you need the shuttle... More
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Amanda M
19 April 2017|
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Howzit Amanda, I hope that you are well? Great to hear that you will be coming to stay with us at Coffee Shack. To be honest it is pretty hard to give you a direct yes/no answer to some of your questions, because obviously... More
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Cindy7ZN
16 September 2014|
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Hi there! The road isn't a regular one, but its pretty reasonable. Perhaps the final kilometer could be slightly tough but doable. They have wifi so you're set for Skype, don't expect the best connection tough, one should... More
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