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Jikeleza Lodge International Backpackers Hostel Reviews

44 Cuyler Street, Central, Port Elizabeth, South Africa

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157 Total Reviews
  • 88%Value For Money
  • 80%Security
  • 72%Location
  • 85%Staff
  • 80%Atmosphere
  • 75%Cleanliness
  • 75%Facilities

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The staff at the backpackers is very friendly (and chatty) and always up for a laugh. I only stayed for one night but enjoyed it. Good atmosphere. Getting to PE centre is a fair walk though.

  • 10th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


I had a great stay at Jikeleza. I had sprained my ankle, and the man at reception was really helpful and carried my backpack for me when needed. I would come back to stay again.

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Thank you Claire for your kind comment.


The staff was very friendly. But one of it was very loud, came at one day drunken in our room and at my arrival he was also drunken. That was not so good.

  • 6th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi We are sorry for this, we were not aware of this matter perhaps the staff member was off duty and decided to have a little fun without realizing that he made your stay not good, further disciplinary action was taken for such behavior. Hope your enjoyed your stay though. Thank you Manager


Really good place really helpful and friendly staff, nice relaxed atmosphere, clean and tidy place I recommend Jikeleza. I like PE and its people

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi Gary Thank you for staying with us, i see you enjoyed. You are welcome and stay with us again


it was a very familiiar atmosphere, the rooms a clean, there is a nice braaiarea behind the house, you can reach the Citycenter by foot, the staff is very friendly and can arrange you a lot of tours i.e. to the Addo Elephant park or Schotia, Baz Bus Stop


I had a fantastic time at Jikeleza. If you're going to PE to hang out at the beach be aware it's quite far but the atmosphere of the hostel makes up for it. Njabulo, Grant and Jason were a highlight of my trip and I wish I could have spent more nights here!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi Lindsey Thank you for visiting, we glad we could make this the highlight of your trip. Please call again and look at our fantastic entertainment center.

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