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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

I don't think I have had a more relaxing holiday in my life owner and staff made me feel like it was home Super friendly and an awesome vibe "Your vibe attracts you tribe" Thank you monkey bay backpackers

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Looking for accommodation that falls on a long weekend is not that easy…but Monkey Bay Backpackers helped us quick and easy with cheap accommodation. This will be my first time staying MB Backpackers and definitely not the last!!! Thanks for the great service MB Backpackers!!!

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Super clean, super comfy, super friendly. Mike, Lucky & the crew made us feel at home and really looked after us. We stayed in the twin en-suite room which has a sea view. I would say this is the best value accommodation in Ballito. Monkey Bay is right in the heart of Ballito near the awesome Mozambik restaurant and loads...

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Checked-in in the afternoon, had a room confusion, the owner and staff solved it asap and we walked away damn happy. Great location, plenty of lounge space to relax, and the terracing of the units nestled in the hill created a vibe that made you feel comfortable but at the same time part of the trees here. I recommend staying...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via 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 1 week ago via 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 2 weeks 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 3 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 4 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 4 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

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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
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Multilingual Staff
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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: RM84 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Monkey Bay Backpackers 3*
Number of rooms: 36
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