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The Hippo Backpackers

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7.7
Very Good 91 Total Reviews
  • Value For Money 7.9
  • Security 8.7
  • Location 7.2
  • Staff 8.8
  • Atmosphere 6.8
  • Cleanliness 8.0
  • Facilities 6.7
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7.7
Very Good 91 Total Reviews
  • Value For Money 7.9
  • Security 8.7
  • Location 7.2
  • Staff 8.8
  • Atmosphere 6.8
  • Cleanliness 8.0
  • Facilities 6.7
The Hippo Backpackers Located at 14 Glen Street, Richmond Hill, Port Elizabeth.
The Hippo Backpackers
South Africa
Port Elizabeth Eastern Cape 6001 14 Glen Street, Richmond Hill
77% 91
-33.9585148 25.6085854
The Hippo Backpackers
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22nd Dec 2016
5.7

It has so much potential, but it just lacks care and attention. There's a pool area and empty bar, that don't generate the guest integration I expect on a hostel. Also cleanliness and maintenance were an issue. There are not many better options in PE, but still it could be much better with little effort.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 4.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 4.0Atmosphere
    • 4.0Cleanliness
12th Dec 2016
8.9

The Hippo is close to the centre just a 10 minute walk downhill (but a 20 minute walk back uphill!!) It's OK. The better dorm is the one upstairs. The downstairs dorm I stayed in had the tiniest toilet/shower cubicle in it and the room smelled damp and musty. The kitchen is fairly well equipped but water dripped through the ceiling onto the worktop from the upstairs shower.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness

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