Amapondo Backpackers
Amapondo Backpackers
Amapondo Backpackers
Amapondo Backpackers
Amapondo Backpackers
Amapondo Backpackers
Amapondo Backpackers

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Very good

26 reviews

26 reviews

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Very good

Location rating score

Very good location
Nearby landmarks
Mthatha Airport 81.2 km
Margate Airport 117.1 km
East London Airport 222.1 km

Amapondo Backpackers

Port St Johns, Port St Johns, South Africa - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers car park free of charge. Conveniently situated in the Port St Johns part of Port St Johns, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Massage and restaurant are among the special facilities that will enhance your stay with on-site convenience.

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Airport transport

Daily cleaning




Hygiene Plus
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Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Free face masks
Health and Medical
First aid kit
Doctor/nurse on call


Transport to airport

Pets allowed

Car park

Shuttle service

Game room

BBQ facilities

Luggage storage

Contactless check-in/out

Value for money6.0
Distance to city center4 Km
Location rating7.8

Rooms available at Amapondo Backpackers

  • Sea view
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 double bed
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Basic Family Room
  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 3 single beds and 1 king be...
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  • Sea view
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 double bed
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Bed in 4-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Outdoor view
  • 1 single bed
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Double Room with Shared Bathroom
  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 1 queen bed
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Frequently asked questions

How much does it cost to stay at Amapondo Backpackers?

Room rates depend on the dates, room types, and number of guests, so please click here to see the latest and best deals from Agoda!

What time is check-in and check-out at Amapondo Backpackers?

Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The tent offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

How do I get to Amapondo Backpackers?

Amapondo Backpackers is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the tent know you want to book a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. A stay at Amapondo Backpackers also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the tent. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Amapondo Backpackers has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is free for guests.

Is breakfast offered at Amapondo Backpackers?

Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 45 ZAR if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the tent.

What are my dining options at Amapondo Backpackers?

Amapondo Backpackers features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience.

What is the smoking policy at Amapondo Backpackers?

Amapondo Backpackers does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free.

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What people love about Amapondo Backpackers

  • 9.6


    "Staff was super friendly and always ready to assist, am definitely going back there and would recommend it to all types of travelers 😊."



    January 23, 2020

Overall rating:


Very good
26 reviews
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More about Amapondo Backpackers

More about Amapondo Backpackers

Amapondo Backpackers

At Amapondo Backpackers, guests are bound to have a stress-free stay. Never be out of touch with your contacts, with free Wi-Fi offered throughout your stay. If you need a ride from or to the airport, the tent can arrange it before your check-in date. Shuttle services provided by the tent make exploring Port St Johns even more convenient.
If you plan to arrive by car, you'll appreciate the tent's free parking, right on-site. The tent provides front desk services such as luggage storage and safety deposit boxes for guests' convenience. If you need, the tours can even help you book tickets and reservations at all the best shows and programs nearby. Staying for a long time, or just need clean clothes? At the tent, your favorite travel outfits will be kept clean and available with laundry service provided on-site.
For lazy days and nights, in-room conveniences like daily housekeeping let you make the most of your room. Smoking is limited to designated areas only, for the health and well-being of all guests and staff.

Dining and things to do

Everyone loves a good cup of coffee! A coffee shop on-site means you can enjoy a cup of real, freshly brewed coffee every morning -- or anytime you feel like it. If you don't feel like going out to eat, you can always opt for the delicious dining options at the tent. A night in at the tent's bar can be as fun as a night out with your travel companions. Guests who prefer to make their own meals will love the in-house BBQ facilities and shared kitchen available here.
Amapondo Backpackers promises you a fun-packed holiday with a variety of activities and facilities. Finish your vacation days right by dropping in at the massage. Get wet in the best way on sunny days by joining water-world activities like fishing, non-motorized water sports and diving. Get the family involved in activities such as horse riding.
Have fun without traveling far, by taking advantage of the ping-pong table and hiking trails at Amapondo Backpackers. Have fun with your friends or family, or even meet new people at the games room. Pick up something memorable for yourself or those waiting for you back at home, at the shops and souvenir shops.

Reasons to stay here

Rooms don't get much cheaper than here, being less than 90% of the city's accommodation.
This tent beats 90% of accommodations in the city on value for money.
Know you'll get excellent dining options here, where past guests have rated onsite or nearby dining above 90% of the city's accommodation.

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Amenities and facilities
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Languages spoken

  • English

Internet access

  • Complimentary WIFi in all rooms
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Billiards
  • Canoeing
  • Dart board
  • Diving
  • Fishing
  • Game room
  • Garden
  • Hiking
  • Horseback riding
  • Massage
  • Table tennis
  • Tours
  • Water sports (non-motorized)
  • Yoga room

Cleanliness and safety

  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Body thermometer
  • Breakfast takeaway service
  • Cashless payment service
  • Doctor/nurse on call
  • First aid kit
  • Free face masks
  • Guest rooms seal after sanitization
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Individually-wrapped food options
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Room sanitization opt-out available
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Safe dining setup
  • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
  • Shared stationery removed
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Temperature check for guests and staff

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Bar
  • BBQ facilities
  • Coffee shop
  • Kitchen
  • Restaurants
  • Shared kitchen

Services and conveniences

  • Contactless check-in/out
  • Daily cleaning
  • Food delivery
  • Gift/souvenir shop
  • Invoice provided
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Shops
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area

For the kids

  • Babysitting service
  • Family room
  • Playground

Land sports

  • Golf course (within 3 km)


  • CCTV in common areas
  • Dog-friendly
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Security [24-hour]

Getting around

  • Car park [free of charge]
  • Car park [on-site]
  • Shuttle service
  • Transport to airport

Available in all rooms

  • Adapter
  • Balcony/terrace
  • BBQ facilities
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Complimentary drinking water
  • Fan
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Linens
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Seating area
  • Shared bathroom
  • Sleep comfort items
  • Toiletries
  • Trash cans
Food and dining
Breakfast options
  • American
  • Asian
  • Italian
  • Vegetarian
ERF 647, Second Beach Road, Port St Johns, Eastern Cape, Port St Johns, Port St Johns, South Africa, 5120
Very good


Property policies
Children and extra beds

Extra beds vary by room. Please check each room's capacity for details.

All children are welcome.

Infant 0-2 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib may be requested directly from the property.
Children 3-10 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 11 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
  • When booking 6 or more rooms, special policies may apply.
Some helpful facts


  • Check-in from14:00
  • Check-out until10:00
  • Reception open until19:00

Getting around

  • Distance from city center4 Km
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)120


  • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)45 ZAR
  • Daily Internet/Wi-Fi fee00 ZAR

The property

  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsYes
  • Number of bars/lounges1
  • Number of floors3
  • Number of restaurants1
  • Number of rooms 15
  • Room voltage220
  • Most recent renovation2013


  • Daily parking fee00 ZAR

Reviews of Amapondo Backpackers from real guests

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Room comfort and quality4.0
Value for money6.0
High score for Port St Johns
9+ Exceptional (1)
8-9 Excellent (0)
7-8 Very Good (0)
6-7 Good (1)
<6 Below Expectation (4)
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Mar - May (2)
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Gökhan from Netherlands
Stayed 1 night in March 2020

Not filthy, but close”

We stayed in one of the cottages. It stinked of mold, mattrass was horrible, floor was completely dirty. There was no curtains on the kitchen window, which you can see the bed right through, so no privacy. Tea cups left for our use were dirty with dead insects and dust inside out. There is no wifi in the cottage, only in the common areas. But with vodacom we had full signal 4G in the cottage.

Reviewed March 15, 2020

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Babalwa from South Africa
Solo traveler
Bed in 12-Bed Dormitory Room
Stayed 1 night in December 2019

I had an absolutely wonderful experience, never felt lonely even though I was traveling by myself.”

Staff was super friendly and always ready to assist, am definitely going back there and would recommend it to all types of travelers 😊.

Reviewed January 23, 2020

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Sonette from South Africa
Stayed 1 night in January 2019

You can't get hold of them”

Don't know was not their

Reviewed January 15, 2019

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Cyriel from France
Stayed 1 night in April 2015

Séjour peu agréable ”

Vue du cottage

Musique a fond, voisins bruyants, ambiance étonnamment peu agréable pour une auberge de jeunesse. J'ai été déçue de mon séjour au vu des commentaires que j'avais lus avant...

Reviewed April 30, 2015

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Peter from Germany
Stayed 1 night in December 2015

Schöne Zeit”

Freundlichkeit, Party, Location
Reviewed January 01, 2016

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Very good
Peter from Germany
Stayed 1 night in December 2015

Tolles Backpacker”

Reviewed December 28, 2015

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