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3 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we had a really good time in this place. We met good people from different country, mostly young. The backpacker is really nice and original. I went twice and I recommend it to every french people going in SA.

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Thank Morgane C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Mike, Mark, Lucky and all the girls make you feel just like you are coming home! Ultra clean, friendly, chilled but sociable too! This place is a little gem. Funky decor, multiple chill out spots around the premises, great beds, shops and beach just hop, skip and a jump away! Don't think about it...just GO! Thanks guys for a great... More 

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Thank Helen R
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have had the most incredible stay at monkey bay backpackers! Very friendly and feels like home. Everyone is easy to get along with and have met so many people who have bow become family. Memories I will cherish for a life time!

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Thank Dani-lee T
London, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 25 October 2016

We booked here based on the trip advisor reviews and we were not disappointed. Really good social atmosphere, a comfy bed, amaze shower and lovely staff. It was full of backpackers from all over the world and we all had a braai together- great night!

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Thank Alex S
MonkeyBayBackpackers, Owner at Monkey Bay Backpackers, responded to this review

We would like to say thanks for joining us over that specific weekend and believe it was lloads of fun. We always say its the guests that makes Our spot very special. Hope to see you soon again Mike and the Monkey Bay Team More 

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Reviewed 24 October 2016

Our ladies weekend getaway wouldn't have been the same anywhere else! Monkeybay staff are super friendly and we got a dorm room to ourselves! Outside shower was epic! Lucky is a superstar! From Pria, Liana, Ilse, Rita and myself we say Thank You Monkeybay thank you. #balitopanties

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Thank Lize R
MonkeyBayBackpackers, Owner at Monkey Bay Backpackers, responded to this review

We would like to say thank you for taking time out in reviewing Monkey Bay. Its always great to have happy people around Monkey Bay. Hope to see your group again soon Mike and the Monkey Bay Team More 

Pretoria, South Africa
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Reviewed 24 October 2016

We had an amazing time! Great layout, amazing friendly people! The location is great, The staff is helpful and friendly. Great place to party or just relax. Interesting new people to meet, recommend it highly!

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Thank l0vet0travelsa
MonkeyBayBackpackers, Owner at Monkey Bay Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanx for the super review and we also enjoy meeting super travelers like you guys. Enjoy the rest of your travels and you are most welcome to join us one day again. We are now a three star backpackers and thrive to keep our guests happy The Monkey Bay Team More 

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Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

We came just to pass 1 day surfing in the dolphin coast and we felt so good we stayed 4 days! It's beautiful, colorfull and very clean. The crew is very nice and welcoming. There are many places to relax, braai (bbq), we saw mangooes close to our tent (camping), and monkeys the 3rd day... in brief perfect place to... More 

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Thank nina s
MonkeyBayBackpackers, Owner at Monkey Bay Backpackers, responded to this review

we had so much fun with you guys and it was great that you stayed for 4 nights instead of one. We wish you best of luck with all your future travels ..\\ The Monkey Bay team More 

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Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Monkey Bay Backpackers is exactly what to expect for a perfect place for travellers. Everything is clean, colorful, the staff is always smiling, caring and helpful. The presence of mangooses and monkeys is a funny plus to just make your stay unforgettable !

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Thank Romain R
MonkeyBayBackpackers, Owner at Monkey Bay Backpackers, responded to this review

Hey There Hope you are well and enjoying the rest of your travels. The Mongoose family has now got some babies and its too cute for words. Thank you for your stay at the Monkeys safe Travels The Monkey Bay Team More 

Madrid, Spain
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Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Very nice hostel, with rooms in a big and hilly garden. Natural and original decoration. Very close to the beach and restaurants. Nice personnel and good prices. Easy to park your car nearby. Recommended.

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Thank Jose C
MonkeyBayBackpackers, Owner at Monkey Bay Backpackers, responded to this review

Its always good to get such a good review.Thank you. You are right. We situated 200m from the famous Willards Beach and Monkey bay has become a home to true international surfers and backpackers Enjoy the rest of your travels Mike More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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2 reviews
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Monkey bay in Balito is exactly how a backpackers should be. Very clean with friendly and attentive staff. It has very creative communal spaces tucked away in nooks and crannies. Its so close to the beach and right next to one of Balitos best restaurants. I loved the rooms with their funky decor. Its the only place I want to... More 

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Thank wishuwereherect
MonkeyBayBackpackers, Owner at Monkey Bay Backpackers, responded to this review

WOw. This is really a good review and the cleaning staff smiled as i read them your review. They really work hard to make sure all travelers have a super clean room and im sure their passion for people can be heard from their laughter echoing through the lodge. Safe travels and thank you for the super review The Monkey... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Concierge
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
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: $27 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 36
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