Home to the world's greatest Hostels

33,000 properties, 180 countries Over 3.5 million guest reviews 21 million bookings

Jungle Monkey and The Island Backpackers Lodge Reviews

2 Berea Road, Port St Johns, South Africa

Reviews & Ratings Explained


52 Total Reviews
  • 100%Value For Money
  • 100%Security
  • 100%Location
  • 100%Staff
  • 100%Atmosphere
  • 100%Cleanliness
  • 100%Facilities

The rating percentage is calculated from customers who booked within the last 12 months.

All ratings and reviews are based on the feedback and opinions of the customers who submitted them and do not express the opinions of Hostelworld.com. This way, you get an up-to-the-minute opinion of just how good a hostel really is.
Read our review guidelines »

  • Show:


Jungle Monkey is a great place to stay. After arranging my stay and setting up my shuttle from the Baz Bus drop off in Mthatha via a really bad Skype connection on my end, staff made me feel welcomed by buying me my first drink (everyone has to have drink in the Jungle Monkey bar) and I was given immediate help trying o figure out what activity to do the next day. On my last day, Papa G, one of the owners, took me on tour of Port St. Johns and up to the airstrip for spectacular views!


Jungle Monkey and the Island is a great hostel with a unique vibe. The hostel bar is really good for a drink of an evening and the food there is really good (especially the incredible pizzas). It is a short walk to the beach and regular interesting trips and tours go out; I enjoyed most having sundowners at the PSJ airstrip and the tour Papa G (one of the owners) took me on. The shuttle bus to and from Mthatha is a bit of a mission, but it is well worth making a visit to this beautiful place.

View all Port St Johns Hostels

Please give us your feedback