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Coffee Shack Backpackers

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Reviewed 24 December 2016

This place is an oasis and the way that sustainable tourism should be done. Great integration into the community, with lots of activities both physical and cultural, so that you feel to get a sense of the people and what they value, not just voyeurism....More

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

Howzit Mac Thank you very much for taking the time to review Coffee Shack, we really appreciate this. Thank you for the great compliment, it is really encouraging for the staff and the rest of us, who work really hard to create a fun and...More

Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

What a wonderful place!!! Our 5 nights there was an absolutely amazing time. The staff of Coffee Shack is so friendly and accomodating. I would recommend this to anyone who loves the traveling/backpacker style accommodation, but still wants to experience the local vibe. Triple thumbs...More

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

Howzit Franci Thank you very much for taking the time to review Coffee Shack, we really appreciate this. Thank you for the great compliment, it is really encouraging for the staff and the rest of us, who work really hard to create a fun and...More

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

Thank neverathome2016
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 6 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

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vixjades
22 February 2018|
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Response from David M | Property representative |
Howzit Vix The road is tarred (sealed) the whole way from the N2 down to Coffee Bay, there is only about 600m of gravel road to Coffee Shack. Most of our guests have the smallest hire cars available and have no... More
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Leandre B
31 October 2017|
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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
18 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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"I enjoyed the private more than the dorms"
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"Ones closet the main building and bar"
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"Across the river is quieter"
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