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    Friends Cafe & Guest House

    1 Main Road | Intersection to Hole in the Wall, Coffee Bay 5080, South Africa
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    Overview
    • Excellent25%
    • Very good19%
    • Average8%
    • Poor9%
    • Terrible39%
    13 Mar 2017
    “Friends Cafe- friendly staff but dissapointing place and it needs maintenance”
    29 Dec 2016
    “Like staying on your best mates couch”
    Free Parking
    Beachfront
    Non-Smoking Rooms
    Restaurant
    Room Service
    Family Rooms
    Bar/Lounge
    Kitchenette
    Pets Allowed
    Laundry Service
    Babysitting
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    Coffee Shack Backpackers
    321 reviews
    #1 of 6 Speciality lodging in Coffee Bay
     
    Friends Wild Coast Backpackers & Guesthouse
    7 reviews
    #3 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Coffee Bay
     
    Hole in the Wall Hotel and Holiday Village
    114 reviews
    #1 of 1 hotels in Coffee Bay
     
    Swell Eco Lodge
    158 reviews
    #1 of 3 Speciality lodging in Mdumbi
     
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    1 - 5 of 81 reviews

    Reviewed 14 March 2017

    I enjoyed my stay at Friends Café our room was neat and okay. The place needs maintenance though. The kitchen always had a puddle and that made it even dirtier,I think the pipe was faulty. I understand they are going for the rustic look but...More

    1  Thank vmaqezu
    Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

    Arriving late at night with a tiny puppy and no where to stay I was greeted with love and open arms. Luckily they had a cancelation I guess. The location is pretty much on one of the prettiest and well looked after beaches I've been...More

    1  Thank Jazza H
    Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

    Seeking shelter from the mud, mist and rain of the Wild Coast of South Africa, we came upon this cheerful little timber structure perched on a hillside with beautiful ocean and forest views. A very friendly vibe with delicious healthy food made fresh right there....More

    1  Thank Julie M
    Reviewed 18 August 2015

    bomvu was a nice place few year ago but its lost his magic! no electric no water no management. no bar, no food, terrible place... and its dangerous, nail looking out the wood, the rooms are dirty and the vibe is absolutely "world is dead"....More

    11  Thank Lunatique C
    Response from friendsbackpackers, Owner at Friends Cafe & Guest HouseResponded 24 April 2016

    Dear all - please help us spread the word that Bomvu Paradise Backpackers is no longer. We are working with Trip Advisor to get everything sorted, but could really use everyone's help in spreading the word. Friends Wild Coast Backpackers took over and began renovations...More

    Reviewed 25 June 2015

    Bomvu was really 'just ok'. Food was average. Our campsite location was quite nice but we were woken at 530am everyday by the animals, so moved into a private dorm which was fine. It wasn't particularly clean but the staff were friendly, helpful and we...More

    1  Thank Tahlia T
    Coffee Shack Backpackers
    321 reviews
    #1 of 6 Speciality lodging in Coffee Bay
     
    Friends Wild Coast Backpackers & Guesthouse
    7 reviews
    #3 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Coffee Bay
     
    Hole in the Wall Hotel and Holiday Village
    114 reviews
    #1 of 1 hotels in Coffee Bay
     
    Swell Eco Lodge
    158 reviews
    #1 of 3 Speciality lodging in Mdumbi
     
    About
    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Beachfront
    • Room Service
    • Free Parking
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
    • Room Service
    • Free Parking
    • Laundry Service
    • Babysitting
    • Things to do
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    Details
    • Room types
    • Kitchenette ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Family Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 13
    • Location
    • South Africa >
    • Eastern Cape >
    • Coffee Bay
    • Also Known As
    • Bomvu Backpackers Hotel Coffee Bay
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    Traveller (56)
    Room & Suite (9)
    Dining (8)
    Pool & Beach (4)
    Hotel & Grounds (42)
    Family and Play Areas (5)
    Bathroom (1)
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    114 reviews
    6.03 km away
     
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    .05 km away
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    53.07 km away
    Nearby Attractions
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    Penny D
    5 August 2016|
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    Response from zonsynergy | Property representative |
    Hi Penny, I trust that all goes well! I carried those frames back and forth to Durban a few times. I will check with my mom if she still has them. I don't have them here with me . thanks best linda
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    "Rooms are all pretty similar. Try for far from the bar to avoid noise."
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    "Stay away but if you must stay, see the room before-hand and then choose. Select one that is well away from..."
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    "For a little bit more a double room is worth booking over the dorm. We stayed in the dorm for the first..."
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