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Located in Storms River, this hostel offers a variety of accommodations at the end of South Africa’s Garden Route. It features a games room and wooden bar with open fireplace and shared kitchen facilities. Guests at Tsitsikamma Backpackers have a choice of well-equipped tents, bunk bed dormitories, private rooms or a self-catering villa. Some rooms have a private bathroom. Tsitsikamma provides home-style meals served in the dining room. A supermarket, cafes and several restaurants are within a 1640 foot walk. Tsitsikamma National Park is a 15-minute drive and offers hiking along the Otter Trail or boat cruises down Storms River. Bungy jumping can be enjoyed at Bloukrans Bridge, a 9.3 mi drive away.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.1 for a two-person trip.

Tsitsikamma Backpackers has been welcoming guests since Apr 30, 2012

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.0)

Free Private Parking Available On Site

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Room Type
1 king bed
2 bunk beds
1 king bed
2 bunk beds
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Travel Sustainable Level 3
This property is making considerable investments and efforts towards becoming more sustainable. We’ve worked with experts such as Travalyst and Sustainalize to create the Travel Sustainable program – making it easier for you to experience the world more sustainably.
Guest reviews


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  • Modipadi
    South AfricaSouth Africa
    The beds are warm, option of single and double, the electrical blankets
  • Walters
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Great stay, wouldn't change a thing! Staff was welcoming, the room was spacious, we felt very safe, and they provided the necessities in the kitchen, plus a little more!
  • Mathis
    Very calm and clean place with a friendly staff. They organized transfers to the National Park and Bloukrans Bridge and offered breakfast and laundry.
  • Rok
    The property is located on a very peaceful spot, with a friendly staff and calm environment.
  • Fanki
    South AfricaSouth Africa
    Great place for having a peace of mind and it's
  • Carmel
    South AfricaSouth Africa
    The venue was clean with good staff members who know the art of serving others.
  • Rebecca
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Our private room and bathroom was spacious for two people. The bed was very big and comfortable! Staff was very friendly and the communal kitchen was perfect to cook our own dinners.
  • Chane
    South AfricaSouth Africa
    Super convenient! Close to all activities! Fantastic and friendly staff! Would definitely recommend! Best prices in the area!
  • Jairo
    What a lovely place to stay. Even if you are not Backpackers. There is a kitchen and places to make a group barbecue. Nice people and nice location. Quiet but not far from the small village.
  • Pearce
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Very friendly welcome by staff, location easy to find. Pool table available to use. Kitchen facilities with free tea/coffee. Room was a great size with a huge double bed and bunk beds (the top bunk did squeak quite a lot, but it was doable)...

Property questions and answers
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  • Do you offer shuttle services,, we will be using a bus and would like to be taken around

    Hi there We do have shuttle around the area and we helping our guests by organizing it.
    Answered on 6 October 2022
  • Is there any car available to take you to the place?

    Good day We do have a reliable shuttle service in the area that we can book for you. Kindly confirm dates, pick up location and for how many people ..
    Answered on 13 April 2023
  • Hi! Since Plettenberg Bay airport is no longer operating, How much is the airport shuttle from George and from Port Elizabeth? Solo traveler

    Good day, Our airport shuttle from George or Port Elizabeth is R1 400.00
    Answered on 27 September 2021
  • We are overnighting and would like a comfortable room which can sleep 4 ppl at a very reasonable cost. (the cheapest if possible)

    Hi we do have very neat and clean comfortable rooms and we offer very reasonable prices too
    Answered on 29 May 2022
  • Is it quiet at night?

    Hi yes it is very quiet at night.
    Answered on 14 September 2019
  • Hi we are a couple, want to do a day trip in the park, go in the morning and return evening, we are budget travelers, do you have any means of transpo..

    Hi there The return it will be R380.00 both of you. Kind regard Sipho
    Answered on 27 May 2022
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Amenities of Tsitsikamma Backpackers

Most popular amenities
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Airport shuttle
  • Family rooms
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels/Sheets (extra fee)
  • Toilet
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Garden view
  • Outdoor fireplace
  • Outdoor furniture
  • BBQ facilities
  • Garden
  • Shared kitchen
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Hiking
  • Darts
  • Pool table
    Additional charge
  • Game room
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
    • Shuttle service
      Additional charge
    • Shared lounge/TV area
    • Tour desk
    • Ironing service
      Additional charge
    • Airport shuttle
      Additional charge
    Front Desk Services
    • Invoice provided
    Entertainment & Family Services
    • Board games/Puzzles
    Safety & security
    • Fire extinguishers
    • CCTV outside property
    • CCTV in common areas
    • Smoke alarms
    • Security alarm
    • 24-hour security
    • Safe
    • Electric blankets
    • Designated smoking area
    • Family rooms
    • Non-smoking rooms
    Languages Spoken
    • Afrikaans
    • English
    • Xhosa

    House rules

    Tsitsikamma Backpackers takes special requests – add in the next step!


    From 2:00 PM to 10:00 PM

    Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in


    From 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM



    Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

    Children & Beds

    Child policies

    Children of all ages are welcome.

    Children 13 and above are considered adults at this property.

    To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

    Crib and extra bed policies

    0 - 3 years
    Crib upon request

    The number of cribs allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

    There are no extra beds available at this property.

    All cribs are subject to availability.

    No age restriction

    There's no age requirement for check-in


    Pets are not allowed.

    Maestro Mastercard Visa UnionPay credit card Cash is not accepted Debit card Tsitsikamma Backpackers accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

    The fine print

    In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

    Food and beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

    Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

    Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property has reduced reception and service hours.

    Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), wearing a face mask is mandatory in all indoor common areas.

    Please inform Tsitsikamma Backpackers of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

    Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

    Dear visitor, this region is currently experiencing drought conditions. Please be aware that certain properties are subject to comply with local water usage restrictions.

    Payment before arrival by bank transfer is required. The property will contact you after you book to provide instructions.

    FAQs about Tsitsikamma Backpackers

    • Tsitsikamma Backpackers offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

      • Hiking
      • Pool table
      • Game room
      • Darts

    • Check-in at Tsitsikamma Backpackers is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.

    • The prices at Tsitsikamma Backpackers may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

    • Tsitsikamma Backpackers is 1,000 feet from the center of Stormsrivier. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.