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Newcastle, Australia
Reviewed 17 July 2016

Ubuntu Backpackers felt like home. The staff and other patrons were so welcoming and like family! Daryn and the other members of the Ubuntu staff were helpful and assisted with every need and want! Ubuntu was an amazing place to stay, would recommend it to anyone, definitely made my trip to JBay the best it could have been! Thanks Daryn...

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Suffolk, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

Spent a week here on our way back down the coast from Durban and it felt so relaxed and a perfect spot in Jeffrey's to access surf! Rooms were fine but small but that didn't matter as we were barely in them. Bathroom was clean and kitchen had great facilities! Loads of different seating areas- some in the garden and...

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Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

Six stars Ubuntu. Always loving. NEVER changing family of friends. Feel at home every time I stay with you. Thanks for awesome hospitality and always caring for every guest the same way you would a family member .Blessings..Awe .Keep it up.!!

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Singapore, null, Singapore
Reviewed 18 June 2016

I love Ubuntu! I was there for a week, left for Transkei and back to Ubuntu again! Ubuntu gives off a great cosy homely positive vibes. Antonio and the volunteers(Em,Nina) are awesome, super helpful and funny. I was staying in a dorm room of 6, it is very clean, beds are comfortable. Toilets are surprisingly clean too. They are a...

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Reviewed 11 June 2016

I came here based on a recommendation and I'm so glad that I did. It's really individual and has it's own character. It's a home from home, a nice house in the suburbs. It's well-equipped, clean and has a chilled and friendly atmosphere. All the staff I met were very helpful and friendly. Big thank you to Emily, Darren, Louise...

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Grahamstown, South Africa
Reviewed 3 June 2016

More than anything, this backpackers feels like a home. And for a house to be a home, it needs to have a family. Best backpackers along the South African Coast, no doubt about it - it keeps me coming back.

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Thank Sannehuijsman
Reviewed 26 May 2016

The place has such a cool vibe going arround ..The staff are really amazing people ,I had such an amazing time and i would definitely want to go back .I'm stoked for the next Ubuntu adventure..The shops are close and SuperTube is rigt arround the corner ..!!!

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Thank Dunkin A
Reviewed 26 May 2016

I stayed nearly 3 days with the backpacks. The place is really splendid, you can see the sea of the two terraces. The place is clean and the people of staff are adorable. Perfect to go to surf (5 min of the beach on foot). You can even try famous Braai (Afrikaners barbecue). It's definitively my best experiment in South...

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Spring Lake, New Jersey
Reviewed 26 May 2016

I stayed for 3 weeks and it was amazing. The staff is super friendly and helpful. The owner is always around and a cool guy. The price is more than fair and it is a well run establishment. I went to the other backpackers in J bay and it was like a bar with a hostel attached, ubuntu was one...

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Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 21 May 2016

I stayed for a week at Ubuntu. The staff are great and owner and manager make a good team! Perfect location to the surf and really nice friendly atmosphere. Every time I come to JBay I stay at Ubuntu!

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
African Ubuntu is situated in the heart of South African surf-country, Jeffrey's Bay, and caters to fun-loving people looking for an epic yet affordable base. Its a mere 100m to the beach & magical Supertubes, and there are great wave-views from around the house. Whether your dream be flying down the line in perrrfect surf at the point, watching lions on a game drive, or simply collecting seashells on our dolphin-rich coast, we aim to turn your dreams into treasured memories. ... more   less 

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Address: 8 Cherry Street | Wavecrest Eastern Cape, Jeffreys Bay 6330, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Jeffreys Bay
Price Range: $21 - $37 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
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“beautiful view from balcony”
 of 5 bubbles AmeliaBD, 9 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Bottom side is very nice and quite with a view of the garden G1g”
 of 5 bubbles , 26 May 2016 | Read review
“It is a hostel so the more people in your room the more likely it is someone snores or wakes up at 4am to go surf.”
 of 5 bubbles Gottfried_Steinen, 25 May 2016 | Read review
“spring for a double room or private room”
 of 5 bubbles kprugh13, 26 Mar 2015 | Read review
“Dorms are always fine but if you visit with your significant other, choose one of the individually designed private rooms for just a few extra Rands.”
 of 5 bubbles 951felixm, 9 Feb 2015 | Read review
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