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Twyford
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We arrived intending to stay for one night but stayed for 2 and really wish we'd had the time to stay for longer. When we arrived there was an issue with our reservation and the only room we could take on the first night was the tent, although that was far from ideal we were told that we could have...

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Mbabane, Swaziland
Reviewed 1 week ago

As soon as we walked in we felt right at home! Mike, Lucky, Mark and the rest of the staff are amazingly friendly, full of tips on what to do in Ballito, and do a great job of bringing guests together for a good time. Close to the beach, restaurants, and the bottle store! And the outdoor showers are awesome....

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Thank christinemcork
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Whoever owns or runs this place should be very proud of the staff. There was a mess up with our booking but it was resolved with efficiency and professionalism. The accommodation is very basic but it's also clean. The proce reflects this. I usually loathe communal bathrooms but these ones are kept clean by the staff. I've no idea how...

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Thank lyuba n
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at Monkey Bay Backpackers for a holiday with our kids and dog. Mark, Lucky, Mike and all the staff made the holiday special, always ready to help, give recommendations of where to go or for a friendly chat. The backpackers is clean, with a great atmosphere - will definitely visit again!

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a great time, Michael and the staff were awesome and they made you feel right at home. The vibe is relaxed and its great for travellers and families. Love the camping spots in the trees :) Everything was neat and clean and there is a shop closeby. the best of course is that u can just walk down to...

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

What a great vibe this place has! Every moment with the staff is magical. Very helpful and friendly. They make you feel welcome and part of the monkey bay family. I enjoyed every moment when i was staying there. Ive met so many people from around the world while ive been staying there. I will definitely recommend this place to...

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Thank Vicky j
Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

The best place to stay at in Balito! Lekker vibes, cool people. Love this place. Mike, Mark, lucky, you guys are awesome! The rooms are clean, the best outdoor shower and toilet :D. Makes you never want to leave.

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Thank Jano N
Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Monkey bay is a chilled, family and pet friendly place. Full of friendly and helpful staff. Going the extra mile! All your things are safe no need to lock your room! Close to the beach and restaurants. Clean bathrooms, and comfy beds. Way above expectation. Will defnitly return

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Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Being here, takes you away from all the crap out there in the world and transports you to a fairytail land of good times and amazing people! I will come back anytime! The staff is super friendly and well informed. The rooms and the house are cleaned every day.

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Reviewed 16 November 2016

we had a really good time in this place. We met good people from different country, mostly young. The backpacker is really nice and original. I went twice and I recommend it to every french people going in SA.

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  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Concierge
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Monkey Bay Backpackers is situated in the heart of Ballito Village on the Dolphin Coast in Southern Africa. We are 112.5 meter from the main beach as the crow flies and a stones throw away from all shops, restaurants and night life.The lodge is tastefully decorated in a rustic and artistic way giving our guests the true African experience.Thanks to loads of indoor and outdoor space, nothing will cramp your style during your stay.In fact,the relaxed atmosphere is a little addictive. Don't be surprised if you end up staying longer than planned.Gone are the days when all your holiday cash is spent on accommodation! We are affordable accommodation with more to offer than just a bed. Accommodating 22 people Monkey Bay Backpackers embraces the laid-back ocean based lifestyle everyone dreams of. Who can take life too serious in the subtropical weather with the warm Indian Ocean, masses of banana palms and miles of sandy beaches.This small and friendly backpackers is located in a cheerful old house renovated to the owners own creative style. It has a massive garden with two braai facilities behind the house where we build roaring fires. You can chill on the hammocks, or take an outside shower.Our deck in front of the house is perfect for relaxing in the sun and also equipped with a braai facility. So braai here and convert your time spent with us into the best memories ever made!The unit is self catering with all the utensils needed to DIY your own bacon and eggs for breakfast.After doing doing our marketing Trip in South Africa we have found that we are absolutely on of the best backpackers in South Africa.Cleanliness is our motto and friendliness our game.Other Activities Available:Surf Board Rental Beach Buggy JauntsMicrolight FlipsPaintball GamesQuad Bike Trails Crocodile Farm Excursion Surf Lessons ... more   less 

Additional Information about Monkey Bay Backpackers

Address: 9c Jack Powell Road, Ballito 4420, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Ballito
Price Range: €18 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 36
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