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Nothando Backpackers Lodge

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very good accommodation great hosts best value for money on Garden Route . The host went the extra mile to make you welcome , the rooms were well equipped and very clean, staff friendly and helpful, even had secure parking!

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Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

We stayed for 2 nights at Nothando's and would highly recommend. Excellent value for money and very friendly staff. Clean, comfortable and good location with a small on site bar and safe secure parking

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My boyfriend and I had the pleasure of staying here for two nights, and we both agreed it was one of our favourite parts of the holiday. The hostel itself is very homely and clean. The staff were beyond amazing and made us feel so welcome and comfortable. Like old friends. The location was just as good as it was...

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

One of the best backpacker hostels we came across during our trip in South Africa. Rooms and bathrooms are cleaned daily and are really comfortable. Staff were helpful and friendly. We especially enjoyed getting to know Nati and tasting his fantastic braai! Easy walk to the restaurants and also to the beach. A great safe place to stay.

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Frankfurt
Reviewed 1 week ago

+ Breakfast was good (choice of eggs or cereals - latter is absolutely recommendable!) + Rooms are clean (a little bit small) + Good service + Nice location, very central + Has an own bar where you can chill in the evening

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Deios, Manager at Nothando Backpackers Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful review of Nothando. Hope you have enjoyed the rest of your travels. Kindest regards. The Nothando Team.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were surprises how much awesomeness can even fit in such a place ! First off hardy, our host, set us up and shower us around. He is a very kind guy with even better sense of humour. He will give you all the informatie you need and want ! The accomodation is very Nice with 2 yards. One for...

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Deios, Manager at Nothando Backpackers Lodge, responded to this review

Wow!! Thank you so very much for the wonderful review of Nothando. We really appreciate your feedback. Hope to see you again at Nothando. Kindest regards The Nothando Team

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff here are great, they are friendly and make you feel like family. Food options at the lodge are good value and the accommodation is nice. Conveniently located just above the main road and within walking distance of the beach. Good cooking facilities too.

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Deios, Manager at Nothando Backpackers Lodge, responded to this review

Wow!!! Thank you so much for your fantastic review of Nothando. We always appreciate feedback. We hope that you have enjoyed the rest of your travels. Kindest regards The Nothando Team.

Hamburg
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Good food, friendly staff, clean rooms, nice athmosphere in the "living room" with games and drinks. A nice south african lady offers south african dinner, it was very tasty. I would come again to this friendly place

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Deios, Manager at Nothando Backpackers Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We are so pleased that you have enjoyed your stay with us. Hope to see you again in the near future. Kindest regards The Nothando Team

The Hague, The Netherlands
Reviewed 9 January 2017

Stayed with family of six. Two rooms were really spacious, with coffee/tea making facilities and a couch/chairs. The third was smaller. The laundry service is nice. It's an easy walk to the shops and restaurants.

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Deios, Manager at Nothando Backpackers Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Mirjam Thank you very much for your wonderful review of Nothando Backpackers. We really appreciate your feedback. Hope you have enjoyed the rest of your travels. Kindest regards The Nothando Team

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 3 January 2017

Nothando is well located - a short walk from the beach and restaurants but in a quiet neighborhood. Staff are super friendly and informative, and the lodge is well run - clean, everything works as it should, and it has all the facilities you need for a comfortable stay. My double room even had a hairdryer! There is plenty of...

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Deios, Manager at Nothando Backpackers Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Tammy Wow!!! Thank you so moocher your wonderful review of Nothando. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. Hope you have enjoyed the rest of your travels and if possible, please visit us again in the near future. Kindest regards The Nothando Team

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Additional Information about Nothando Backpackers Lodge

Address: 5 Wilder Street, Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Plettenberg Bay
Price Range: €11 - €64 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Nothando Backpackers Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 9
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