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    The Spot Backpackers

    53 Ambleside Road | Umtentweni, Port Shepstone 4235, South Africa
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      2 adults
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          Traveller (11)
          Pool & Beach (7)
          Room & Suite (1)
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          Overview
          • Excellent37%
          • Very good29%
          • Average16%
          • Poor12%
          • Terrible6%
          14 Jan 2017
          “expensive for camping and nothing special”
          22 May 2017
          “Nice relaxing backpackers”
          Free Parking
          Beachfront
          Non-Smoking Rooms
          Bar/Lounge
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          Umthunzi Hotel & Conference
          132 reviews
          #1 of 3 hotels in Port Shepstone
           
          Kapenta Bay Hotel and Conference Resort
          73 reviews
          #2 of 3 hotels in Port Shepstone
           
          Oribi Gorge Hotel
          64 reviews
          #3 of 3 hotels in Port Shepstone
           
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          1 - 5 of 27 reviews

          Reviewed 22 May 2017

          Had a very chilled out week at this backpackers by the beach. The dorm room was clean and spacious and the common areas were nice and comfortable too. Credit to the friendly staff who helped me organise some shark diving trips in the area. They...More

          Thank Kevin C
          Reviewed 5 March 2017

          Real chilled out atmosphere and friendly staff. Like to stay there when in the area. Can go for beach walk and shopping. Fishing, swimming, canoeing, surfing.... while we cant choose who else is staying there, we can make the most of the relaxing garden and...More

          1  Thank Maya V
          Reviewed 20 January 2017

          Too expensive, misconception about "separate double room" that was not separate at all. We phoned 2 weeks in advance to cancel our first evening and which they did take note of but we were still charged on it. There was a whole construction worker team...More

          Thank Monica O
          Response from spot53, Manager at The Spot BackpackersResponded 27 January 2017

          Thank you for taking the time to review us as we can only learn from it. Firstly, as stated in our booking emails, we do not refund deposits, and when you called and said you would arrive a day late because of the drive from...More

          Reviewed 14 January 2017

          This was our most expensive camp spot during 4 weeks in South Africa. During our trip we stayed at some stunning locations, and beautiful woodland campsites: away with the fairies, wildspirit lodge, bucaneers at chintsa, northern drakensburg all for less money and we felt it...More

          Thank globetrotter648
          Response from spot53, Owner at The Spot BackpackersResponded 27 January 2017

          Thank you for taking the time to review us. Let me start by apologising for the dog poo you may have come across on the grounds. Had you brought this to our attention we would have showed you to another camping spot or cleaned it...More

          Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

          Lovely spot for a chilled out few days. Easy walk to shops for food etc...clean place and lovely staff. Also it is right on the beach, with its own private access. The kitchen has everything you need for self catering and also free tea and...More

          Thank Josey T
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          About
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          • Top amenities
          • Beachfront
          • Free Parking
          • Bar/Lounge
          • Hotel Amenities
          • Free Parking
          • Things to do
          • Bar/Lounge
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          • Non-Smoking Rooms
          • Number of rooms
          • 6
          • Location
          • South Africa >
          • KwaZulu-Natal >
          • Port Shepstone
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          Traveller (11)
          Pool & Beach (7)
          Room & Suite (1)
          Hotel & Grounds (13)
          Family and Play Areas (1)
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          Room Tips
          "Ask for a camping spot close to the sea if you want to fall asleep with the sound of breaking waves."
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          "Camping is on beach sand - not good for electronic equipment."
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          "We stayed in the dorm room, which other guests have to pass through to get to the bathroom and the private..."
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          "Their shared-bathroom doubles are excellent value for money."
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