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Coffee Shack Backpackers

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  • Average6%
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  • Terrible1%
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“surf lessons”(38 reviews)
“across the river”(21 reviews)
“daily activities”(12 reviews)
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Reviewed 1 week ago

great stay with friendly staff and great activities every day, really enjoyed the walks and surf lessons, with good food , made the stay worth the trip out there, at great prices , just need to fix up their wifiMore

Thank hugeeg
Response from David M, General Manager at Coffee Shack BackpackersResponded 6 days ago

Howzit Thank you very much for taking the time to review Coffee Shack, we really appreciate everyone’s feedback and positive encouragement. Glad you had a “happy” stay, sorry about the issues with the wi-fi. Please also note that due to being in a remote rural...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Coffee shack is an amazing backpackers! My boyfriend and I ended up staying in the Kings House which is across the river, so it was quieter and had great ocean views. Stay here! Also, do the Hole in the Wall hike. Even better views! And...More

Thank knomad33
Response from David M, General Manager at Coffee Shack BackpackersResponded 6 days ago

Howzit Thank you very much for taking the time to review Coffee Shack, we really appreciate everyone’s feedback and positive encouragement. I am very sorry to hear about your negative experience with the Coffee Shack shuttle, we are aware of the problem that happened that...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hostel, and Coffee Bay in general are not to be missed when traveling across South Africa. In no other hostel on my 4 month trip across Africa did I have live music from other travelers. The hostel also organizes hikes to the hole in...More

1  Thank jrdilling7
Response from David M, General Manager at Coffee Shack BackpackersResponded 6 days ago

Howzit Thank you very much for taking the time to review Coffee Shack, we really appreciate everyone’s feedback and positive encouragement. Safe travels and we hope to see you again soon. Cheers David & the Coffee Shack crew

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fantastic place to stay! Travelling alone, I set up my tent in the campsite with no real plan on what to do next. Great vibe and before I knew it I was chatting to fellow travellers. The Coffee Shack offers quite a few activities and...More

Thank Heather C
Response from David M, General Manager at Coffee Shack BackpackersResponded 6 days ago

Howzit Heather Thank you very much for taking the time to review Coffee Shack, we really appreciate everyone’s feedback and positive encouragement. We always believe that it is people that make a destination or a stay, thanks to you, our other guests and staff for...More

Reviewed May 1, 2018

We often go to Coffee Bay and this establishment just gives you the most warm welcome and there is always good company, good food, friendly staff and so much to do. Drinks are reasonable and so is the food.More

Thank Anne C
Response from David M, General Manager at Coffee Shack BackpackersResponded 6 days ago

Howzit Anne Thank you very much for taking the time to review Coffee Shack, we really appreciate everyone’s feedback and positive encouragement. Glad to hear that you enjoy the vibes and the reasonable bar and food prices. Safe travels and we hope to see you...More

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Beachfront
Free Internet
Free Parking
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US$25 - US$28 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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vixjades
February 22, 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
October 31, 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
April 18, 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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"Staying in a rondavel adds to the experience."
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