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Jikeleza Lodge International Backpackers Hostel Reviews

44 Cuyler Street, Central, Port Elizabeth, South Africa

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170 Total Reviews
  • 74%Value For Money
  • 71%Security
  • 74%Location
  • 91%Staff
  • 63%Atmosphere
  • 71%Cleanliness
  • 60%Facilities

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It's a bit small and dated, but the staff is really excellent and there are large common areas. I expect it's a good place to meet people, but I wouldn't call it a party hostel.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi Nicole, It was a pleasure having you stay with us. Thank you for your comments. We are not a party hostel but we do try and create an atmosphere conducive to travelers meeting other travelers. I am glad the staff looked after you.


We really liked the staff. They were friendly and very helpful. The rooms were okay - not much personality. The toilets and showers are outside, in some kind of extension. The kitchen is clean - which was very nice! But we believe that the hostel needs some new pots and pans. If you are in a car, you can only park on the street. So no secure parking. The new owner that is coming has big plans for the hostel. We heard some of her ideas and liked it a lot. Looking forward to se changes.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi Dorthe, thank you for choosing our hostel and for your helpful comments. We are busy personalizing the rooms and will definitely replace the pots and pans. Hope you will be coming back to see the changes.


Our room was cold and being next to the bar area, it was very loud.

  • 8th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi Elizabeth Thank you for staying with us, one of our guest had a birthday party that night, but we did shut off the loud music. Unfortunately we could not control their talking voice. The rooms have extra blanket and a heater for this winter, perhaps you did not notice. We are sorry if you had unpleasant stay with us or if we didn't meet your expectations. Thank you

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