Amphitheatre Backpackers Lodge

Ethels Drive, South Africa R74, Northern Drakensberg
7.4 Very good 388 Opinions
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Located in Ethels Drive, Amphitheatre Backpackers Lodge offers panoramic views over the Northern Drakensberg. The quirky hostel has a rock pool, hot tub and a restaurant. Free WiFi is available.

The individually decorated rooms at Amphitheatre Backpackers are fitted with a fan, tea-and-coffee making facilities, linen and towels. Some of the rooms have access to a communal bathroom. Some rooms are located in converted grain silos, using solar energy to heat the water

Meals including vegetarian options are available at the restaurant and cooked up using mostly ingredients grown in their organic vegetable garden. Live music and entertainment is offered on a regular basis and there are also barbecue facilities. Drinks and cocktails can be enjoyed at the bar.

The hostel has a pool table, a gift shop, a sauna, and a communal TV lounge. Table tennis, hiking and cycling are just some of the activities you can enjoy at this property and in the surrounding area.

Laundry services are available and staff can assist you with the organisation of tours, shuttles and guided hikes.

Harrismith is a 10-minute drive away and Durban is 256 km from Amphitheatre Backpackers Lodge.

  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Bar
  • Free WiFi
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 Double Room Amphitheatre Backpackers Lodge  Double Room Amphitheatre Backpackers Lodge
 Double Room Amphitheatre Backpackers Lodge  Double Room Amphitheatre Backpackers Lodge
2 20 m2 1

This double room has a balcony, barbecue and soundproofing.

  • Lake view
  • Garden view
  • Mountain view
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
Twin Room Amphitheatre Backpackers Lodge Twin Room Amphitheatre Backpackers Lodge
Twin Room Amphitheatre Backpackers Lodge Twin Room Amphitheatre Backpackers Lodge
2 25 m2 1

This twin room features a balcony, soundproofing and kitchenware.

  • Lake view
  • Garden view
  • Mountain view
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
Booking from: $38.04
Quadruple Room Amphitheatre Backpackers Lodge Quadruple Room Amphitheatre Backpackers Lodge
Quadruple Room Amphitheatre Backpackers Lodge Quadruple Room Amphitheatre Backpackers Lodge
4 35 m2 1

This quadruple room has a balcony, stovetop and garden view.

  • Lake view
  • Garden view
  • Mountain view
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
Quadruple Room Amphitheatre Backpackers Lodge Quadruple Room Amphitheatre Backpackers Lodge
Quadruple Room Amphitheatre Backpackers Lodge Quadruple Room Amphitheatre Backpackers Lodge
4 35 m2 1

This quadruple room features a balcony, microwave and private entrance.

  • Lake view
  • Garden view
  • Mountain view
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
 Triple Room Amphitheatre Backpackers Lodge  Triple Room Amphitheatre Backpackers Lodge
 Triple Room Amphitheatre Backpackers Lodge  Triple Room Amphitheatre Backpackers Lodge
3 30 m2 1

This triple room has a balcony, patio and toaster.

  • Lake view
  • Garden view
  • Mountain view
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
Family Room Amphitheatre Backpackers Lodge Family Room Amphitheatre Backpackers Lodge
Family Room Amphitheatre Backpackers Lodge Family Room Amphitheatre Backpackers Lodge
5 50 m2 1

This family room features a balcony, oven and electric kettle.

  • Lake view
  • Garden view
  • Mountain view
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
 Triple Room Amphitheatre Backpackers Lodge  Triple Room Amphitheatre Backpackers Lodge
 Triple Room Amphitheatre Backpackers Lodge  Triple Room Amphitheatre Backpackers Lodge
3 35 m2 1

This triple room has a balcony, dining area and stovetop.

  • Lake view
  • Garden view
  • Mountain view
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
 Double Room Amphitheatre Backpackers Lodge  Double Room Amphitheatre Backpackers Lodge
 Double Room Amphitheatre Backpackers Lodge  Double Room Amphitheatre Backpackers Lodge
2 25 m2 1

This double room features a balcony, oven and tile/marble floor.

  • Lake view
  • Garden view
  • Mountain view
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
Twin Room Amphitheatre Backpackers Lodge Twin Room Amphitheatre Backpackers Lodge
Twin Room Amphitheatre Backpackers Lodge Twin Room Amphitheatre Backpackers Lodge
2 25 m2 1

This twin room has a balcony, toaster and barbecue.

  • Lake view
  • Garden view
  • Mountain view
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
Single Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room Amphitheatre Backpackers Lodge Single Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room Amphitheatre Backpackers Lodge
Single Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room Amphitheatre Backpackers Lodge Single Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room Amphitheatre Backpackers Lodge
1 20 m2 1

This bed in dormitory has a balcony, tile/marble floor and barbecue.

  • Lake view
  • Garden view
  • Mountain view
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room Amphitheatre Backpackers Lodge Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room Amphitheatre Backpackers Lodge
Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room Amphitheatre Backpackers Lodge Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room Amphitheatre Backpackers Lodge
2 8 m2 1

This bed in dormitory features a balcony, oven and soundproofing.

  • Lake view
  • Garden view
  • Mountain view
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
8-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room Amphitheatre Backpackers Lodge 8-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room Amphitheatre Backpackers Lodge
8-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room Amphitheatre Backpackers Lodge 8-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room Amphitheatre Backpackers Lodge
8 20 m2 1

This dormitory room features a balcony, toaster and barbecue.

  • Lake view
  • Garden view
  • Mountain view
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
6-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room Amphitheatre Backpackers Lodge 6-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room Amphitheatre Backpackers Lodge
6-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room Amphitheatre Backpackers Lodge 6-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room Amphitheatre Backpackers Lodge
6 20 m2 1

This dormitory room has a balcony, private entrance and soundproofing.

  • Lake view
  • Garden view
  • Mountain view
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
Object reviews
7.4
Amphitheatre Backpackers Lodge
Rating: 7.4/10 - Very good!
7.7 / 10 Value for money
7.7 / 10 Facilities
8.5 / 10 Location
8.3 / 10 Staff
7.5 / 10 Cleanliness
7.7 / 10 Comfort
10.00 / 10 - Fantastic!

"Location, view, excellent food" - Thereza


10.00 / 10 - Fantastic!

"The food was amazing, the staff was very friendly and helpful. Great experience!" - V


9.00 / 10 - Excellent!

"Amazing location, gorgeous panoramic view of the Northern Drakensberg. Staff were friendly and professional." - Leigh


9.00 / 10 - Excellent!

"Very nice place, we enjoyed the bar and the restaurant. Staff members are very nice and the location is good to go hiking in Royal Natal Park." - Camille


8.00 / 10 - Very good!

"Quiet place, Grass roofed, very cool room. Braai areas are well equipped Good view " - Anonymous

10.00 / 10 - Fantastic!

"Интересный отель в этническом стиле. Великолепный вид на горы. " - Evgeny


8.00 / 10 - Very good!

"Красивое место для ночевки с видом на драконовы горы. На территории располагается уютный кемпинг, можно поставить свою палатку или воспользоваться имеющейся, в которой есть полноценные кровати. ..." - Ilyas


6.00 / 10 - Good!

"Приветливый персонал. 20 минут до Royal Natal National Park. Наличие ресторана на территории. " - Marina

10.00 / 10 - Fantastic!

"Prachtige locatie" - H


10.00 / 10 - Fantastic!

"De lokatie is geweldig. De accommodatie is op een ruim perceel. Kamperen kan, slaapzaal of eogen kamer. Eten is lekker. Tours zijn prijzig gelukkig ook goed. Ik zou hier zeker weerkomen." - Sabinesmind


10.00 / 10 - Fantastic!

"Amazing stay!" - Simon


9.20 / 10 - Excellent!

"Gezellig, Leuk ingericht, goed restaurant heel behulpzaam personeel, vooral als het om informatie over activiteiten ging." - Stefan


8.80 / 10 - Excellent!

"Accommodatie bevatte alles wat je nodig hebt en het was er erg gezellig. Er waren veel hike opties en dit is het perfecte verblijf voor sportieve vakantiegangers! " - Emily2706

10.00 / 10 - Fantastic!

"Emplacement au top , personnel très agréable, la nourriture délicieuse ! Et les activités randonnées avec un guide déluré qui nous a fait vivre un moment incroyable ;)" - Audrey


10.00 / 10 - Fantastic!

"Superbe auberge de jeunesse ! Chambres très confortables avec petite terrasse, thé, café, bouilloire dans la chambre ! Les équipements de l'auberge sont superbe ! Jaccuzi, piscine (pas toujours ..." - Pauline


10.00 / 10 - Fantastic!

"Auberge de jeunesse ultra cool de laquelle on ne voudrait pas partir. Super vue, super installations, super localisation pour de super randonnées, super accueil, bonne musique, bonne ambiance ... ..." - Pauline


10.00 / 10 - Fantastic!

"Les petits studios sont charmants. La restauration communautaire très sympa. Top.! " - Alain


9.60 / 10 - Fantastic!

"Genial. Le meilleur aubergue de l’Afrique du sud!!!!! Endroit idéal :)" - Maria

10.00 / 10 - Fantastic!

"La habitación era cómoda y confortable. Hubo un error en la asignación de habitación que se resolvió rápidamente. Si andas en carro, es posible recorrer los alrededores." - Claudia


9.20 / 10 - Excellent!

"Buena ubicación, las habitaciones limpias, excursiones muy bien organizadas y con un guía muy simpático! Las instalaciones comunes limpias y con todos los utensilios necesarios. Muy fácil hacer el ..." - Laura


6.30 / 10 - Good!

"El personal muy amable facil aparcamiento, cocina abundante menaje" - Anonymous

9.20 / 10 - Excellent!

"Super Frühstück. Sehr angenehmer Aufenthalt" - Jonathan


9.00 / 10 - Excellent!

"Super niedliche Einrichtung und absoluter zauberhafter Ausblick auf die Berge vorallem beim Sonnenuntergang!!" - Beke


9.00 / 10 - Excellent!

"wunderschöne Lage, tolles Hostel unbedingt das selbstgekochte Essen mitnehmen. Selbstgemachte Pasta! Hammer!" - Diana


9.00 / 10 - Excellent!

"Das Hostel ist toll gelegen (Blick auf die Berge, viele Grünflächen und ein kleiner See zum Abkühlen) und die Anlage sehr gepflegt. Der Stil mit den Rundhütten und die Ausstattung der öffentlichen ..." - Sabine_wolff


8.80 / 10 - Excellent!

"Nettes Personal Gute Info über Aktivitäten Sehr leckeres Essen Lesotho Tour zu empfehlen Leckere cocktails für sehr wenig Geld " - Viola

7.90 / 10 - Very good!

"O lugar é ideal para quem vai conhecer a região de Drakensberg. O hostel oferece passeios, a piscina é boa e a cozinha é bem equipada." - Fabrício

Important information

Internet

WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.

Parking

Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).

Animals

Pets are allowed on request. No extra charges.

Children and beds

Children of any age are allowed.
Children up to and including 17 years old stay for free when using an existing bed.
No cots are available.
No extra beds are available.

Important information

Payment before arrival via bank transfer is required. The property will contact you after you book to provide instructions.
In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.
Dear Visitor, this region is currently experiencing drought conditions. Please be aware that certain properties are subject to comply with local water usage restrictions.
Medical monitoring is available for guests quarantined due to Coronavirus (COVID-19). This may be provided in person or virtually, depending on the property type and location.

Zulu, Xhosa, English, Afrikaans Check in: from 14:00 to 00:00
Check-in and check-out times Check out: from 10:30 to 11:00
Facilities
General
  • Parking
  • Pets allowed
  • Free parking
  • On-site parking
  • Private parking
Food & Drink
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Bar
  • Breakfast in the room
  • BBQ facilities
  • Packed lunches
  • Snack bar
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Vending machine (snacks)
  • Grocery deliveries
  • Kid meals
Business facilities
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Business centre
  • Fax/photocopying
Reception services
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Express check-in/check-out
  • Tour desk
  • Luggage storage
  • ATM/cash machine on site
  • Private check-in/check-out
  • Lockers
  • Invoices
Pool and wellness
  • Sauna
  • Spa and wellness centre
  • Massage
  • Hot tub/jacuzzi
  • Outdoor pool
  • Outdoor pool (all year)
  • Open-air bath
  • Public Bath
  • Swimming Pool
Activities
  • Golf course (within 3 km)
  • Fishing
  • Billiards
  • Table tennis
  • Windsurfing
  • Canoeing
  • Hiking
  • Cycling
  • Horse riding
  • Mini golf
  • Water sport facilities (on site)
  • Game drives
  • Pub crawls
  • Stand-up comedy
  • Walking tours
  • Bike tours
  • Themed dinner nights
  • Tour or class about local culture
  • Live music/performance
  • Live sport events (broadcast)
  • Archery
Common areas
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Games room
  • Chapel/shrine
  • Sun terrace
  • Shared kitchen
  • Shared lounge/TV area
Miscellaneous
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Family rooms
  • Heating
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Designated smoking area
Transport
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car hire
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)
  • Airport shuttle (additional charge)
Entertainment and family services
  • Babysitting/child services
  • Entertainment staff
  • Evening entertainment
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Indoor play area
  • Kids'' outdoor play equipment
  • Baby safety gates
Cleaning services
  • Laundry
  • Daily housekeeping
Services
  • Internet services
  • WiFi
  • Free WiFi
Safety & security
  • Safety deposit box
  • 24-hour security
  • Smoke alarms
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Fire extinguishers
Cleanliness & disinfecting
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against Coronavirus
  • Linens, towels and laundry washed in accordance with local authority guidelines
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
  • Guest accommodation sealed after cleaning
  • Guests can opt-out of accommodation cleaning service
Food & drink safety
  • Physical distancing in dining areas
  • Food can be delivered to guest accommodation
  • All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitized
  • Breakfast takeaway containers
  • Delivered food is securely covered
Safety features
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
  • Shared stationery such as printed menus, magazines, pens, and paper removed
  • Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Process in place to check health of guests
  • First aid kit available
  • Access to health care professionals
  • Thermometers for guests provided by property
  • Face masks for guests available
Physical distancing
  • Contactless check-in/check-out
  • Cashless payment available
  • Physical distancing rules
  • Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas