7 Hostels in Plettenberg Bay, South Africa

Welcome to your detailed guide for hostels in Plettenberg Bay, South Africa. You can choose from 7 Plettenberg Bay hostels. In total, there are 12 cheap places to stay in Plettenberg Bay such as guesthouses and bnbs. Prices start from $9 for a dorm.

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Plettenberg Bay Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Plettenberg Bay, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.

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Hostels in Plettenberg Bay for all Traveller Types

Below you can discover the best hostels to suit every traveller type. All of our recommendations are based on information shared by genuine travellers, the hostels and data that has been calculated from the system. Don't forget to check the ratings and see how these compare with the rates.

Best Hostels in Plettenberg Bay for Solo Travellers

Travelling on your own to Plettenberg Bay? Fabulous!

Pick a great hostel designed with solo travellers in mind, and you're bound to meet plenty of like-minded people who have also dared to venture to Plettenberg Bay alone. Here are the top hostels for solo travellers in Plettenberg Bay. We've also highlighted which hostel offers special perks you, as a solo traveller, will love. Each hostel offers great social spaces to meet fellow backpackers and wonderful opportunities for making new friends. You'll soon realise that travelling on your own definitely does not mean travelling alone.

Get to know Plettenberg Bay (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Plettenberg Bay. To help you make friends with Plettenberg Bay before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

A mere five hundred kilometers east of Cape Town on the south coast Garden Route, Plettenberg Bay, South Africa, is a city of in excess of thirty thousand people and is home to several Plettenberg Bay, South Africa hostels offering dorm and camping accommodation. Tourists come to Plettenberg Bay mainly for the sea life.

Whales are easily spotted in the June to December breeding season. Southern right, Bryde’s, and humpback whales are common, with the occasional killer and sei whales also seen. Three species of dolphins and African penguins are also commonly spotted and there is a Cape Fur Seal colony on Robberg Peninsula. A large variety of sea birds inhabit the coast and estuaries around Plettenberg Bay including the endangered African black oystercatcher.

It's not all about the sea and the coast, though. Plettenberg Bay is also a jumping-off point for the Tsitsikamma National Park and its many hiking trails. The flagship trail is the Otter Trail, a six-day walk along the coast to Storms River starting or finishing at the nearby Nature's Valley. There are many day trails of varying lengths, all giving access to the fynbos forests and staggering views down to the beach and along the estuaries.

Within a few kilometers of Plettenberg Bay is the Monkeyland and Birds of Eden complex housing one of the world's largest free-flight aviaries. Every Plettenberg Bay, South Africa hostel and its surrounds can organize hiking, diving, and surfing excursions as well as helping with shuttles to the various attractions or trail heads.

The journey east from Plettenberg Bay along the N2 features the crossing of a number of deep, narrow gorges. One of these, Bloukrans Gorge, has what is claimed to be the highest bungee jump from a bridge in the world.

The choice of accommodation here is wide with many Plettenberg Bay, South Africa hostels in the town as well as in the surrounding countryside. You can choose to be close to the beach or nearer the nature as you wish. Public transport is plentiful, so moving around the area is fairly simple and Plettenberg Bay's proximity to the N2 makes it easy to move on along the coastal Garden Route without too much trouble.

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Other Nearby Cities
Knysna Knysna (30 Km / 19 mi.)
Garden Route Garden Route (33 Km / 20 mi.)
Storms River Storms River (48 Km / 30 mi.)
Sedgefield Sedgefield (52 Km / 32 mi.)
Myoli Beach Myoli Beach (52 Km / 32 mi.)
Wilderness Wilderness (73 Km / 45 mi.)
George George (84 Km / 52 mi.)

FAQ about Plettenberg Bay Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Plettenberg Bay. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Plettenberg Bay. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

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FAQ about Plettenberg Bay Hostels

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Albergo for Backpackers is the best hostel in Plettenberg Bay for families.

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  • 2 hotels
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This makes this very website the best place to find cheap accommodation in Plettenberg Bay.

Albergo for Backpackers is the best rated hostel for partying in Plettenberg Bay.
It offers: Pub Crawls, Bar.

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Your Packing List for Plettenberg Bay

Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Plettenberg Bay and South Africa.

You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

  1. Padlock
  2. Earplugs
  3. Sleeping Mask
  4. Quick Dry Travel Towel
  5. Head Lamp

These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

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Your Packing List for Plettenberg Bay