Plettenberg Bay and the Garden Route is always a destination of choice for both South African and international backpackers. South Africans are warm and welcoming by nature, and you won’t find a friendlier and more accommodating group than the backpackers that travel the country and the hostels to accommodate them. The towns along the Garden Route are ideally suited for backpacking; jam packed with adventure activities and beautiful scenery and linked via bus services (the most popular being the Baz Bus) young travellers can hop on and off wherever their interest takes them and, once in Plett, they won’t want to leave!
Amakaya Backpackers and Self-Catering Accommodation is one of Plett’s largest backpackers, located near the town centre. The upstairs bar and verandah offers superb views of the mountains and lagoon and is a super place to socialise with fellow travellers. Amakaya offers backpacker dorm accommodation, private rooms and, for those looking for additional privacy, backpacker apartments to suit every budget.
Nothando Backpackers is considered an upmarket backpackers, with a five star grading, making for a refreshing change from regular hostel life. Dorms and private rooms are spacious and luxurious and the backpackers is centrally located in Plett and just a few minutes’ walk from Plett’s beautiful beaches. Run by the Dreyer family for over 16 years, Nothando has established itself as the choice place to stay in Plettenberg Bay.
Albergo for Backpackers is also ideally situated in Plett. Just off Plettenberg Bay’s Main Street with beautiful views of the bay, where dolphins and whales are often spotted! Albergo encourages you to stay a while with bar & pool table (located well away from sleeping areas), TV room and bonfires every night for those wishing to learn the art of the South African braai (BBQ)!
Beach-lovers could not ask for a better location than Plett Beachfront Accommodation. Located on Plett’s Central Beach, this stylish and upmarket backpackers is right at the centre of Plett’s waterfront action with quality en-suite accommodation right on the beach.
Stone Cottage is an historic and charming hostel and self-catering accommodation in one of Plett’s oldest holiday homes. Lovingly restored, and filled with quirky, beautiful art and reclaimed treasures, Stone Cottage offers eclectic elegance and authenticity for the creative spirit – with sweeping views of the bay, indigenous garden, sun deck and Jacuzzi. A special treat is Stone Cottage’s in-house healing and massage services.