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Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Being here for the last few days has been an uplifting and special experience. The Spirit of creativity oozes from special touches around every corner here. It's a one of a kind place with cleverly designed rustic facilities that make using them an experience their own. Just loved the outdoor showers.... Amongst the trees under the sky.... Awesome stuff!!! I'll...

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

my beloved brigitte brought me here for a romantic getaway shes loved the place for years.. now i love it too. Safe environment yet surrounded by natural bush tranquil and yet close to all ballito has to offer. friendly warm competent staff. ..rustic little cabins with fantastically creative decor and trim work together to make this a spot ill return...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

"Welcome to your home away from home" that's how they welcomed us when we got there. And yes it got our home away from home. The atmosphere there is chilled and the Monkeybay Team was always there to help us with everything. I can just recommend this place to everyone who wants to find an awesome Backpackers to stay a...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here a week back and we stayed in the tree house accommodation, was really cool and took a little getting used to but once we got used to it out was really cool. Friendly and helpful staff and owner too. Definitely going back

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monkey2319716, Owner at Monkey Bay Backpackers, responded to this review

Good day We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and we are looking forward to meeting the friendly couple from Port Elizabeth again soon. Good luck with your new house you are moving into and may you have many joys Mike and the Monkey Bay TEam

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just returned from what was supposed to be a quick trip to Durban for business which my boyfriend and I decided to turn into a short holiday. Not only does ballito provide fantastic activities and restaurants to choose from but monkey bay backpackers was an experience in its own. We stayed in the tree house which is a lovely little...

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monkey2319716, Owner at Monkey Bay Backpackers, responded to this review

Good day We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and we are looking forward to meeting the friendly couple from Port Elizabeth again soon. Good luck with your new house you are moving into and may you have many joys Mike and the Monkey Bay TEam

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I am a single man who came to monkeybay in ballito and what a good choice it is really a home away from home great people who really go out there way to make you feel right at home, Mike well done you have a gem in ballito and hope all holiday makers come threw your doors, I dont wanna...

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monkey2319716, Owner at Monkey Bay Backpackers, responded to this review

Good meeting you at Monkey Bay and must say we havent had such a good surfer staying with us in a long time. Happy travels and enjoy your way down the coast and sure you will have fun as South Africa has some of the best backpackers bon voyage

Twyford
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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monkey2319716, Owner at Monkey Bay Backpackers, responded to this review

Good day For us it was a pleasure to see you leave smiling as we always strive to keep our customers happy. Looking forward in meeting you guys on your next visit to South Africa and Monkey Bay Bon voyage The Monkey Bay Team

Mbabane, Swaziland
Reviewed 5 weeks 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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monkey2319716, Manager at Monkey Bay Backpackers, responded to this review

Good day We are so pleased with this review that we decided to offer you and your boyfriend a free nights accommodation with your next stay. Our staff miss you guys and the ladies said you left a a warm place in their hearts. Kind Regards The Monkey Bay Team

Reviewed 12 January 2017 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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monkey2319716, Manager at Monkey Bay Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks for the review and we are going to take time out to talk about our staff. We are truly grateful to have such a good team. All our staff are passionate about meeting people and at Monkey Bay All guest are treated with great respect. We try to go the extra mile for our clients as we know that...

Reviewed 31 December 2016 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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monkey2319716, Owner at Monkey Bay Backpackers, responded to this review

Good day Thanx for the lovely review. al we can say is thanks to you guys as we always say its the guests that creates such a cool vibe at Monkey Bay. Furthermore we would like to invite all your friends to join us again soon for a lekker braai Kind Regards Mike

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  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Public Wifi
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Shuttle Bus Service
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  • 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: $25 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 36
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