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Portland, Oregon
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9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviewed 26 August 2016

My fiance and I loved this place, we wished we could stay more than just the night. We got there around 5, not enough time to enjoy the beach unfortunately. We did however sign up for their dinner which was an Indian Curry buffet. It was delicious, and it gave us the chance to meet some other travelers. The dorm... More 

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BuccaneersCintsa, Owner at Buccaneers Lodge & Backpackers, responded to this review

hi Christina thanks for the review...and so agreed about the bathrooms...buccaneers was built over the past 23 years and we are constantly making the effort to upgrade areas as we can all the time... that bathroom is on the list for sure,( we are currently working on the comunal kitchen and lounge area) and there is juts not enough time... More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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Reviewed 17 August 2016

This accommodation and location are great! The whole place, accommodation and grounds, are well maintained and their new chalets are extraordinary. We had a fantastic view of the ocean, from our chalet. The meals are well prepared and the staff are lovely.

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1 Thank DivineTours
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6 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Me and my boyfriend loved Buccaneers so much that we ended up staying there twice in one month! The place is absolutely beautiful, situated right next to the beautiful beach and lagoon. The staff were so helpful and friendly and made us feel so welcome! We met some fantastic people who were staying there too, and ended up travelling with... More 

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George
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Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

It was a short notice business trip to East London. We called buccaneers for accommodation and the call lasted maybe 8 min, the reason for that is because the receptionist understood us and was supper friendly. We arived to a warm friendly welcome and had some delicious spaghetti. Rooms are spacious and have beautiful views. I would have given 5... More 

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Guangzhou, China
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Reviewed 10 August 2016

This place surpassed all of our expectations. We stayed in a seaview suite (Tutu) and were blown away by how nice our room was - lovely decor, big comfy bed, modern bathroom - but were most impressed by the view. The photos don't even do it justice. We took full advantage of it by spending a full afternoon on our... More 

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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Reviewed 16 July 2016

We were taken directly by the Baz Bus there and enjoyed our stay for two nights. Even the dorm had amazing sea views. My sister's bed/mattress was quite uncomfortable for some reason and some of the outside furniture neglected/broken. We had a full body massage which was really good and worth the money, I wish they would invest into their... More 

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1 Thank Anna S
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6 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 1 July 2016

What a place. Located overlooking the lagoon its totally idyllic. Monkeys playing in trees and access to the lagoon and the everlasting beach. What makes it so special are the people, Sal is fantastic host, gets to know everyone by name and makes you feel you are the first people to come here. Food awesome and the best most happening... More 

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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Reviewed 27 June 2016

On of the best unexpected gems I've stayed in for years! I stayed as part of a packaged group, but was blown away by the beautiful location, friendly staff, and delicious meals. Great place that I hope to get back to one day!

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 May 2016

Good location with stunning views across to the Indian Ocean. We only stayed one night, but loads of activities put on by the hostel for their guests and trips to local tourist spots could be easily arranged. Staff friendly and helpful enough. The road to the hostel is awful - be careful not to ruin your car! It's not the... More 

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Umina Beach, Australia
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Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

We stayed in cottage #5 and were very happy with the value for money. The location is excellent, short stroll to the beautiful beach, freshly cooked breakfast (free on Sundays!!!) and lunch. The staff were extremely helpful and welcoming. Wifi isn't free or very good coverage, BUT you don't need it at this fantastic location... Enjoy the surroundings and don't... More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Buccaneers, set in beautiful indigenous gardens with magnificent views of the Cintsa Bay and lagoon, has been a haven for travelers for the last 17 years. With its great location and wide range of accommodation offering from camping to en-suite rooms and facilities like a swimming pool, free canoes, volleyball court & (of course) the beach right on its doorstep. Buccaneers has been Fair Trade certified and is intricately involved in local community projects. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Buccaneers Lodge & Backpackers

Address: | Cintsa West, Chintsa 5217, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Chintsa
Price Range: $30 - $71 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Buccaneers Lodge & Backpackers 3*
Number of rooms: 18
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“Ask how private your room is and perhaps upgrade to a suite for more privacy.”
 of 5 bubbles , 20 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Best views in the suites”
 of 5 bubbles AndrewGreen9, 7 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Splurge and opt out of getting a dorm”
 of 5 bubbles christinaarmstrong2, 25 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Seemed like all rooms have a view”
 of 5 bubbles 744annas, 15 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Lungi room is great for a single or couple, with a stunning ocean view”
 of 5 bubbles ChrisH939, 27 Jun 2016 | Read review
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