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Cristal Cove Guesthouse & Backpackers

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Overview
  • Excellent79%
  • Very good17%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“surf trip”(4 reviews)
“j bay”(9 reviews)
AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Beachfront
Non-Smoking Rooms
Airport Transportation
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Bar/Lounge
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All reviewsprivate ensuite roomsurf tripj baylounge areafully equipped kitchennice kitchenhome away from homeself catering accommodationlocated rightplace to staygarybraaidriftwooddormvibesupertubesbeach
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My partner and I only stayed one night but had a positive experience. Big room. Comfy bed. Great communal facilities including hot tub. Well placed in Gansbaii with restaurants etc close. Go shark diving - very fun!

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Reviewed 31 May 2018

What a great breakaway! A week ago I booked my stay at the Cristal Cove to share in a getaway with my father. As we are both surfers and have been since our youth, we thought that the Cove would be the ideal stop for...More

Thank revolve_brand
Reviewed 30 May 2018

Crystal Cove was an experience in itself during my stay in J-Bay. Mellow, cosy and a very friendly environment - best vibes possible. Gary and Cindy are the coolest hosts, interesting to talk with. As well as the staff, very helpful and warm.

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Response from Cristal C, Owner at Cristal Cove Guesthouse & BackpackersResponded 5 June 2018

Thank you for your review, and for taking the time to enjoy our little piece of paradise. We enjoyed hosting you while you took a little time to relax, and we hope to do it again soon.

Reviewed 18 May 2018 via mobile

If you are looking for a place to stay in your next Surf Trip you have just found it! But, if you are traveling with your wife or family, I think you can do better. Our room was comfortable and we could actually hear the...More

Thank Le_Pizzatto
Reviewed 2 May 2018

We arrived at Cristal cove around 16:00 to checkin. The staff were friendly, but we were told to please wait and have a beer, as the previous guests hadn't checked out yet, and they still need to clean the room. It took 2 hours before...More

Thank sammy534
Response from Cristal C, Owner at Cristal Cove Guesthouse & BackpackersResponded 5 June 2018

Hi Sammy. Thank you for taking your time to review us. We are sorry to hear that your experience was anything less than good. more than anything, we love hosting people and that they enjoy their time they spend here. Firstly, we are sorry that...More

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Amenities
Top amenities
Beachfront
Free Parking
Bar/Lounge
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Shuttle Bus Service
Airport Transportation
Things to do
Bar/Lounge
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Price range
USD 30 - USD 40 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Room types
Kitchenette, Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms
Details
Price range
USD 30 - USD 40 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Room types
Kitchenette, Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms
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Traveller (25)
Room & Suite (19)
Pool & Beach (6)
Dining (4)
Business Centre & Event Rooms (2)
Family and Play Areas (1)
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