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The Hippo Backpackers Reviews

14 Glen Street, Richmond Hill, Port Elizabeth, South Africa

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50 Total Reviews
  • 80%Value For Money
  • 100%Security
  • 80%Location
  • 100%Staff
  • 80%Atmosphere
  • 80%Cleanliness
  • 100%Facilities

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The backpackers was rather empty when we were there so can't comment on the atmosphere. Our private room was very nice with a shower and bath although very hot. Lovely swimming pool in the garden. Car parked inside the gates so no security worries. Several nice bars and restaurants nearby.


i felt like in my own home! confortable room, nice swimming pool, nice staff. is just a bit far from the beach.


No wi fi or hot water as the shower tap was shredded. Sleep only at a reasonable price but not a place to spend any waking time.


Great location right by all the Stanley st restaurants, however this hostel is in need of an update. It looks worn out and tired and like its best days are behind it. There's not really any atmosphere to speak of, but a fine place to sleep.

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