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Coffee Shack Backpackers

Hostelworld.comUS$26*
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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

Coffee Shack is deep in the villages of the rural Eastern Cape,where the hills are consistantly rolling and cattle not too far from you. The amenities are really good with friendly and helpful staff readily available to help you out. The bar is awesome and the drinks really affordable ;) It was one of my favorite spots while doing the...

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David M, General Manager at Coffee Shack Backpackers, responded to this review

Howzit Thank you very much for taking the time to review Coffee Shack, and great to hear that you had a peaceful stay. Safe travels and we hope you will be back soon. Cheers David & the Coffee Shack crew

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The short stay we had at the Coffee Shack, will remain as one of the most incredible experiences, Iv EVER!! had. EVER!. From waking up to breathtaking scenes of the ocean, to surfing crisp waves early in the morning, to hiking up along one of the most astonishing trails to the Hole In The Wall. Coffee Bay is certainly in...

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David M, General Manager at Coffee Shack Backpackers, responded to this review

Howzit Thank you very much for taking the time to review Coffee Shack, and awesome to hear that you had the most “incredible experience” ever! Please make sure you come and stay longer next time. Safe travels and we hope to see you again soon. Cheers David & the Coffee Shack crew

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Talking about fun, we went surfing,hiking and even had a party. food was excellent i have to say... I never thought for once that id go hiking but i did it "hole In The Wall" is a must go to. we also went for sundowners ,.... i loved that part...Coffee Shack Backpackers is a mu =st go to place.

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David M, General Manager at Coffee Shack Backpackers, responded to this review

Howzit Thank you very much for taking the time to review Coffee Shack, we really appreciate everyone’s feedback and positive encouragement. Great to hear that you managed to do so much at Coffee Shack and had so much fun. Safe travels and we hope to see you again soon. Cheers David & the Coffee Shack crew

Delft, The Netherlands
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hands down one of the best and most fun hostels I've ever stayed at! The hostel offers plenty to do, from surf lessons to hikes, beach days, you name it. Besides, the vibe at the hostel and bar itself is great. Very easy to meet cool travelers and have fun over here. The food was great, the staff very friendly...

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David M, General Manager at Coffee Shack Backpackers, responded to this review

Howzit Pieter Thank you very much for taking the time to review Coffee Shack, we really appreciate everyone’s feedback and positive encouragement. Great to hear that your stay at Coffee Shack was “amazing”, it really makes our day to hear that you had so much fun! Safe travels and we hope to see you again soon. Cheers David & the...

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had a blast at the Coffee Shack,got assigned in the KINGS HOUSE and lived like royalty. Walked ontop of hiils and witnessed clear waters in our breath taking hike to the Hole in the wall where I dove in and felt the sun go down. The next morning presented me with a beautiful sunrise and my first surfing lesson...

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David M, General Manager at Coffee Shack Backpackers, responded to this review

Howzit Thank you for the awesome review, it has made for the AWESOME-EST week for all of us at Coffee Shack, to hear from such happy people! Safe travels and we hope to see you again soon. Cheers David & the Coffee Shack crew

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

On my first trip to Coffee Bay, a group of friends and I stayed at Coffee Shack backpackers and we weren't disappointed! Fantastic location (right by the beach), clean rooms and amenities and great food on offer. They also organise a range of activities from surfing to hiking (the "hike to Hole in the Wall" is a must!) The vibe...

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David M, General Manager at Coffee Shack Backpackers, responded to this review

Howzit Gabriella Thank you very much for taking the time to review Coffee Shack, we really appreciate everyone’s feedback and positive encouragement. Great to hear that you love our “Fantastic Location and the vibe”. Safe travels and we hope to see you again soon. Cheers David & the Coffee Shack crew

peterborough
Reviewed 12 April 2017

We decided to give the Coffee Shack a try on the recommendation of our daughter. Not sure what to expect our how we would fit in, bearing in mind we are in our 60's. Don't know what we were worried about, we had a great time and discovered age is only a number. We met lots of youngster from different...

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David M, General Manager at Coffee Shack Backpackers, responded to this review

Howzit Thank you very much for taking the time to review Coffee Shack, we really appreciate everyone’s feedback and positive encouragement. Great to hear that you enjoyed the Coffee Shack experience. We find most “young at heart and open minded” people have memorable stays no matter what age they are, sharing experiences with other interesting travellers from all around South...

Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Coffee shack is an awesome stop along the wild coast. Great community feel and friendly staff, with heaps of different activities on offer. We stayed at the campsite which offerred clean facilities including kitchen and hot water. It was a great experience.

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David M, General Manager at Coffee Shack Backpackers, responded to this review

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

Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 4 April 2017

We had a wonderful stay at The Coffee Shack Backpackers! This is honestly one of my absolute favorite places stay at in the world! Everything is raw, wild and beautiful, everything you imagined Africa to be! We did so much activities here from surfing lessons for only R60!! to a hole in the wall hike and which was by far...

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David M, General Manager at Coffee Shack Backpackers, responded to this review

Howzit Thank you very much for taking the time to review Coffee Shack and we are honored to be one of your “favorite places in the world”! We also think that the Wild Coast is one of the most unique and beautiful bits of coast line in the world. Safe travels and we hope to see you again soon. Cheers...

Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 4 April 2017

I heard a lot about Coffee Shack backpackers and couldn't wait to stay there. I finally went in March and loved my stay so much I want to go back as soon as possible! Coffee Shack is just by the sea and the river, rooms are in traditional rondavels, really cosy, and nice view on the bay. Staff are all...

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David M, General Manager at Coffee Shack Backpackers, responded to this review

Salut Zoe Thank you very much for taking the time to review Coffee Shack and awesome to hear that we lived up to expectations. Glad you enjoyed the sun-downers, it is my favourite location. Safe travels and we hope to see you again soon. Cheers David & the Coffee Shack crew

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Public Wifi
  • Free Internet
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Explore, discover and enjoy a unique taste of rural Africa! Coffee Shack is a backpackers' tropical paradise, located on the beach at the Bomvu River mouth on the Wild Coast of South Africa, where you will experience a way of life far removed from Western culture. We have a reputation of being a fun, good-value hostel with excellent facilities and the most amazing, friendly staff. We offer accommodation in traditional, thatched-roof huts, ranging from private rooms to dorms, as well as camping facilities in the garden next to the beach. Choose between self-catering options or try our delicious meals with a free 'potjie' meal every Sunday night. Weather and ocean permitting, join us for daily sundowners with magnificent views or taste freshly caught oysters and mussels at the bar before dinner. Stay for five nights and get your 5th night free! Our 'Babalaza Bar' is fully licensed and rocks in the evenings with its free pool table and range of drinks and cocktails. Join in the Killer Pool game or enjoy the chilled-out atmosphere around the firepit. Our variety of day trips include cultural walks exploring the local Xhosa culture, a traditional evening of dance and song at the home of a local family where you can try traditional Xhosa food and beers, beach days on the beautiful Coffee Bay, surf lessons, exploring Mapuzi cliffs and caves, hiking to the legendary "Hole in the Wall" or just walking in the local countryside with one of the local guides. We are accredited by Fair Trade Tourism South Africa and are committed to the improvement and upliftment of the greater community through various education and support projects. We are dedicated to making a difference to the local community and are thus 30% owned by the local Tshezi Community, who receive direct financial benefits from being involved in the business. We aim to encourage growth and empowerment opportunities for the local community through the development of meaningful partnerships. Coffee Shack runs a daily shuttle to Mthatha to meet the Baz Bus and other mainline buses at the Shell Ultra City in Mthatha (Umtata). We have free WIFI, safe parking and a laundry service. For self-drive, we are located in the Eastern Cape of South Africa, in the former Transkei area. Turn onto the Coffee Bay road approximately 20km south of Mthatha, continue 80km down to the coast. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Coffee Shack Backpackers

Address: on the beach | Bomvu River Mouth, Coffee Bay 5082, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Coffee Bay
Price Range: $31 - $34 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 13
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