Monkey Bay Backpackers


Monkey Bay Backpackers is award-winning affordable accommodation in Ballito offers fun &  funky place to holiday. Amazing Staff & Awesome Vibes!

Monkey Bay Backpackers Ballito KZN

Based in the picturesque, seaside town of Ballito near Durban, on the beautiful North / Dolphin Coast, is one of South Africa’s best backpackers accommodation, stemming largely from the creative and imaginative forces behind it. 

The closest budget lodge to King Shaka Airport, Monkey Bay’s attractive hillside setting lends itself to the spirit of adventure, African style, with a series of cleverly designed and linked terraces, on which stand the main house, dorm rooms, tree house, camping sites, the bar and chill-out areas.

Warm, bold, African colours and patterns adorn the interior and exterior of many of the building’s walls and soft furnishings, reminding you of where you are, every step of the way.  Visitors are welcomed with open arms and made to feel right at home.

The backpacker’s hostel offers excellent facilities and local amenities with the beach a mere 3-minute walk away, as well as a handful of local shops and good cafes and restaurants. Delivering excellent customer service, this Ballito backpacker’s team pride themselves on ensuring that all residents are comfortable and have access to all the information and facilities they require.

Monkey Bay Backpackers Ballito, Is One Of The Best Backpacker Accommodation Hostels In South Africa.

You’ll be staying minutes from the beach and its fabulous sand and surf as well as local amenities such as shops, restaurants, cafes etc.  Plus you can expect excellent and friendly service, useful advice and comfortable surroundings.


Doorm Rooms

Dorm Rooms

We have several comfortable and cosy dorm rooms throughout the property including one twelve sleepers (Zoo), split over two adjoining rooms, and two four sleepers (Cheeseboy & Storm). Each, clean and welcoming dorm is uniquely decked out in bright, African inspired colours and soft furnishings with bathrooms

With several different sized dorms on offer, you are also welcome to book out the entire dorm room.

Private Rooms

Enjoy the freedom of your own private room. Which means that you do not have to share your room with any other person, except for yourself and the people that you have booked for. Our private rooms are ideal as a lockup & go as you explore all that Ballito has to offer.

With three private room options to choose from, you have the freedom to enjoy the backpacking experience without having to share a room with others you don’t know.  

private Rooms


From self camping to our pre-setup camping facilities we have an eco-friendly camping solution to meet your needs. 

Rustic camping ground in bushy nature setting right in the heart of Ballito. Indigenous trees and bushes as well as a wide range of birds, and plenty of monkeys!

Our Reviews


Monkey Bay Backpackers is an awesome place for you to stay. With it’s clean facilities and it’s friendly staff who are always willing to help wherever needed, my stay was amazing. The atmosphere is very relaxed as well and music is played in the evening which adds a whole lot to the atmosphere. I really enjoyed my stay at Monkey Bay Backpackers and I highly recommend.

Keisha – TripAdvisor

We loved our stay at Monkey Bay Backpackers. The staff were friendly and super helpful. Mike was an awesome host, he even dropped us around town. The vibe is very chilled and it’s in a great location, few minutes walk to a blue flag beach and great surf break. The rooms were clean, very quiet room in the trees overlooking the ocean. Overall we had an awesome stay and will definitely be back

Louise & Carl – TripAdvisor

  • Monkey Bay Backpackers is a massive gem in the middle of the very popular Ballito. It’s literally in the heart of the coolest place in KZN. Monkey Bay is by far the most amazing backpackers. I love the funky creativeness and vibrant colours. It’s food for the soul. Blessings. Keep it up!

    Sam Trusler – Google Reviews

  • Such a fun awesome spot, friendly staff, clean and on point with hygiene. Situated within walking distance to everything. An amazing stay where you arrive as a stranger and leave as a friend. Thank you Monkey Bay Backpackers

    Bianca Lee Botha – Google Reviews

  • Monkeybay Backpackers is situated a few meters away from the most beautiful beaches in South Africa. It is tropical and the sunsets and sunrises are something magnificent to experience. This is by far the most homely, most friendliest place in Ballito. The backpackers are filled with love, good vibes, smily faces and great company. Very well set out and you always feel at home, comfortable and part of the family. Kitchen well equiped, just the perfect little holiday place amongst the trees next to the ocean and across the road from one of the town’s best restaurants and hotels. Promenade next to the ocean …. a holiday worth taking.

    Linda Peter – Google Reviews

  • Monkey bay backpack the best place to stay Mike and his staff friendly. Very clean neat an awesome atmosphere. I will keep going back and recommend this as the best accommodation I have stayed at in years. I travel the entire country in a monthly bases been doing this for 4 years. Monkey bay backpackers still my favourite.  Thank you Mike!

    Craig Evans – Google Reviews

  • I have been to Monkey Bay Backpackers more than once and every time I have had such a good time and awesome experience. Hence the reason I go back and back there. Love the place and the staff are awesome. You become part of the Monkey bay Family. Thanks, guys once again. Sad to leave but as you know we will be back again and again

    Craig Tilbury – Google Reviews

  • Thank you Monkey Bay for making our stay a special one! The staff is extremely professional and friendly, lending a helping hand whenever we needed it! I have to mention that it was always clean and organized, no matter how many people stayed at the backpackers. The party vibes was awesome and we made great friends from all over the country and the world! I’ll definitely be visiting again soon!

    Anel Helberg – Google Reviews

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