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Albergo for Backpackers

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Albergo for Backpackers Hostel Plettenberg Bay is situated in absolutely the best spot in this beautiful little town. The beach, shops, restaurants and nightlife are all within easy walking distance.

Albergo offers the following accommodation:

·         Camping

·         Dorm beds (10 and 12 bed dorm room)

·         Private rooms with shared bathroom from 1 up to 6 persons

Nothing can beat their stunning views from the balcony. Dolphins and whales are often spotted cruising the beautiful bay of Plettenberg Bay.

For those who just want to have a lazy day, you can relax in the beautiful garden. Swinging hammocks and hanging chairs are waiting for you. The Garden is set around the communal area. Free Tea and Coffee is available for the guests.

At Albergo for Backpackers Hostel Plettenberg Bay, every night is a bonfire night. They can teach you the art of traditional South African outdoor cooking. In South Africa that is called a “Braai”.

At Albergo’s One Stop Action Shop (their activity centre) they offer all information about activities in the area. Their helpful staff will gladly assist you with bookings. (Always ask for the special backpacker prices).

A shuttle service is available for transport to the various activities. It is also possible to reach some of the activities by local taxis.  Ask for the nearby Taxi rank.

Plettenberg Bay has gorgeous beaches. It is also possible to practice your surfing skills. They have surfboards for hire and use of body boards is for free. The beach is in walking distance of the backpackers.

Albergo for Backpackers Hostel Plettenberg Bay offers FREE Wi-Fi and internet. In their reception they have a computer available for our guests. The reception is open until 10.00 p.m.

Their fully licenced bar is fully stocked; nice wines, beers and cocktails are available.



  • Free coffee & tea
  • Free Internet & Wi-Fi
  • Free Private parking
  • Free pick up/drop off at bus station (reservation essential)
  • Self catering kitchens
  • Braai (Barbeque)
  • Bar with pool table
  • Television room
  • Lockers
  • Public telephone
  • Activity desk
  • Shuttle service
  • Baz Bus stop and booking office

Location & directions

8 Church street 

Plettenberg Bay


Telephone: 044 5334434

Cell phone: 079 279 4734


Self Drive

It doesn't matter from which direction you travel. At the N2 you will see a big traffic circle (Shell Ultra). At the circle follow the "Plettenberg Bay Centre" signs. At the second roundabout (with dolphin statue) on Marine way, you turn left into Main Street. Take the 3rd street to the left into Church Street (Europa Cafe & Pam Golding on the corners). Drive up the hill and you will see the Albergo for Backpackers sign after 25 meters on your right hand side.

Baz Bus

They are a Baz Bus Stop and Booking Agent. The Baz Bus will drop you off and pick you up right in front of their doorstep. When you travel from the direction of Port Elizabeth you will be at Albergo at about 12.00 AM and when you travel from the direction of Cape Town you will be at Albergo at about 6.00 PM.

Main bus lines

As soon as you arrive at the bus station (The Shell Ultra) give them a phone call and they will pick you up. Pick up and drop off from 9h00 AM until 9h30 PM available (reservation essential). Sometimes transport is not available. In that case they are happy to explain to you how to walk (1.5 Km) or to phone a taxi for you.


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14 October 2019

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