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Brest, France
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Ubuntu Backpackers is definitely the best place to stay at Jeffrey's Bay. The house is amazing, with cool and surf vibes painted everywhere, as the garden, which is a perfect chilling and coloured place. The staff, permanent workers or volunteers, is so friendly and takes care of the guests very well in organizing braai, bars tours, surf lessons, and more...

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is probably my first review of anything but i said i would leave a review and i don't want to let the lovely ubuntu crew down. Where to start? I think its important to note that i stayed there for quite a while and i think thats necessary to get the true ubuntu - jbay experience. The Hostel itself...

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 1 week ago

What started as a fairy tail ended as a nightmare.... To begin, via the phone a certain room rate was discussed. Due to the unfinished room, the owner offered a discount. At arrival, no staff seemed to be informed about this. We spoke to the manager (who was very disrespectful) and she insisted on us leaving, if we would not...

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Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

I stayed at the African Ubuntu Backpackers in Jeffrey's Bay while traveling South Africa. Since I was traveling by myself always hoped for places I could easily meet people at. The Ubuntu is a really nice and cute place with great people. I stayed in a big dorm which was nice. The beds were comfy and the hostel itself is...

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Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 January 2017

Seriously, this place was awful. After a 15 hour drive down the East coast from Pinetown, all we wanted was a nice quiet evening to rest. We specifically looked for a place that had good recommendations, but we couldn’t have been more disappointed. No idea where the majority of reviewers got their rose-tinted spectacles, but we weren't given any. To...

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

We were back at Ubuntu during December holidays. What a pleasure yet again! Friendly staff, clean rooms and so hospitable. Lovely vibe and Xmas dinner was amazing even though I almost burst 😀. We had a double room with shared bathroom which was always clean and pleasant to use. They organised surf lessons and sandboarding for us. We had a...

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Reviewed 9 January 2017

We enjoyed Ubuntu.. it was laid back and clean. The shared bathrooms were always available too. Lots of thought in decoration style with recycling projects going and staff that was very helpful and attentive.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 December 2016

We chose Ubuntu carefully based on reviews and photos, but were very disappointed. Having backpacked all around the world, I know a good hostel when I see one... and this isn't one. The place has a friendly vibe and some nice features, but everything feels grubby and tired. We'd booked a private twin room. It was so dingy and dirty...

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New York
Reviewed 6 December 2016

The staff was scattered and it was frequently unclear who was working at the hostel versus who was a guest just hanging out. The dorm beds were average and if you're tall, not convenient. I did not feel confident in the lockers provided, considering a lock didn't keep them closed properly.

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Munich, Germany
Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed my stay here and can't add much more to the previous reviews. I only want to mention that it's a little further away from Main beach so if you're a beginner (relating to surfing ) you may find a more convenient place closer to that beach. If you have a car it wouldn't matter though.

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Beachfront
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
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  • Microwave
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
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  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
African Ubuntu is situated in the heart of South African surf-country, Jeffrey's Bay, and caters to fun-loving people looking for an epic yet affordable base. Its a mere 100m to the beach & magical Supertubes, and there are great wave-views from around the house. Whether your dream be flying down the line in perrrfect surf at the point, watching lions on a game drive, or simply collecting seashells on our dolphin-rich coast, we aim to turn your dreams into treasured memories. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ubuntu Backpackers

Address: 8 Cherry Street | Wavecrest Eastern Cape, Jeffreys Bay 6330, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Jeffreys Bay
Price Range: €16 - €27 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
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“beautiful view from balcony”
 of 5 bubbles AmeliaBD, 9 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Bottom side is very nice and quite with a view of the garden G1g”
 of 5 bubbles , 26 May 2016 | Read review
“It is a hostel so the more people in your room the more likely it is someone snores or wakes up at 4am to go surf.”
 of 5 bubbles Gottfried_Steinen, 25 May 2016 | Read review
“spring for a double room or private room”
 of 5 bubbles kprugh13, 26 Mar 2015 | Read review
“Dorms are always fine but if you visit with your significant other, choose one of the individually designed private rooms for just a few extra Rands.”
 of 5 bubbles 951felixm, 9 Feb 2015 | Read review
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