Sugarloaf Backpackers

Address: No.1 River View Coffee Bay Road, Coffee Bay, Eastern Cape, South Africa | Hostel
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This hostel is located on No.1 River View Coffee Bay Road, Coffee Bay.
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  • Restaurant
  • Beach
  • Bar/lounge


  • Free parking


  • Suites


  • Shuttle bus service
  • Kids activities or Babysitting

TravelPod Member ReviewsSugarloaf Backpackers Coffee Bay

Reviewed by eddim

Good little spot

Reviewed Dec 16, 2012
by (45 reviews) Toronto , Canada Flag of Canada

This is a family run establishment with a good vibe and the bonus is it is quieter then the other backpackers in the area. So you can party at the others and then come home to sleep. The food was delicious and definitely worth the price. Staff goes out of their way to help you anyway they can. Place was clean and secure for being in Coffee Bay.

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TripAdvisor Reviews Sugarloaf Backpackers Coffee Bay

4.00 of 5 stars Excellent

Travel Blogs from Coffee Bay

Sorting out Coffee Bay

A travel blog entry by katherine-anne on Mar 25, 2016


March 22nd

Before I even parked the car there were people waiting outside the Sugarloaf Backpackers to greet me. Amazing how word gets around - someone must have seen me driving in.
From then on it was one big happy reunion - no-one was offended or even knew what I was on about - it was all good.
Very glad I'd decided to come …

The Wild Coast

A travel blog entry by sambam1706 on Dec 01, 2013

2 photos

... African dancing for us. It was seriously impressive just how well they could shake their stuff haha. Dinner was a humongous T-bone steak served with a jacket potato and side salad which was very yummy and cooked quite well done so just how I like it :)! There are lots of long picnic style tables to have dinner on so it's a good sociable affair. Everyone is very friendly and keen for a good party. One thing that hasn't impressed me about the Coffee Shack crowd is how ...

Oribi Gorge to Coffee Bay

A travel blog entry by patricia1957 on Nov 24, 2013

4 comments, 13 photos

... in colour - natural earthy colours, light turquoise, peach, apricot, violet, pale green, bright pink and blues. All these colours are against the green background of the hills and valleys.

Today must be washing day and all the clean clothes are hanging mostly on the fences that surround the Kraal. As we ride through one valley with a river running through it we're delighted to see lots of people doing their washing her with clothes of ...

Just another hole in the wall

A travel blog entry by alexobt on Aug 30, 2013

As a kid growing up in the 90s, one of the essential things TV and popular culture taught me was that there is nothing (NOTHING) as cool as a surfer. To achieve my life-long dream of being as rad as those long-haired dudes from Point Break, I went out with one of my new hostel fwends, a couple of planks, and a good sense of fun to hit the waves, man. Unfortunately, today turned out to be the coldest and wettest of the trip so far. I forgot that it ...

Coffee Bay & Bulungula

A travel blog entry by lee.d.rosen on Jun 24, 2013

1 comment, 28 photos

... village tour I had done the day before and in Livingstone, this felt like I really got to see how the locals lived. There was two mattresses and a kitchen in the one room hut, his sister was sleeping on he floor with blankets with her son who was eating beans and rice off a plate on the floor and his other younger sister running around. There wasn't any electricity, running water or sanitary facilities. His mother poured us a maize mixed ...