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The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card 1 week prior to arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

no refunds are given

Additional Terms and Conditions

an optional meal can be provided at
breakfast 50 rands per person
lunch 60 rands per person
dinner 70 rands per person

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

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Riverfront Backpackers

Book more than 14 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
8.9
  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

At The Riverfront Backpackers we are creating an environmentally sustainable riverfront travel accommodation and platform for responsible travelers to relax in the peaceful Redhouse village which lies in the heart of Port Elizabeth. We encourage responsible travelling and give travelers opportunities to actively support local communities as they travel though the Eastern Cape and South Africa. We are involved with the surrounding communities in various Music Therapy, Permaculture, Conservancy, Art, Education, Internships and Social projects.



We offer you big bedrooms, a large lounge that encourages yoga, farm-style-kitchen, and indoor garden, a young fruit forest and while you shower the bathrooms greywater system feeds a banana and payaya garden, sit on the front veranda, watch the sunrise over the river, or enjoy a braai!



We can provide windsurfing lessons and equipment hire of canoes, paddleboards, a rowing boat and windsurfers. There is a large back garden suitable for camping and off- street parking.



Located in a quiet village, on the edge of PE, with a permaculture design garden, 10km from beach, 45km from Addo and other Game Parks. The rivers is a tidal salt water estuary, with abundant bird life, walking and hiking trails.



This riverfront accommodation has a rural countryside rustic feel, with its wooden floors and large bedrooms with high ceilings. The rooms all have big windows that offer lots of fresh air and light. All rooms can lock and have locker and cupboard space. During summer we can offer a fan and mosquito net, but note that our house is situated in a Malaria Free Area. The river offers tidal salt water from the sea and will does not offer breeding conditions for mosquitoes.



Riverfront Backpackers Policies & Conditions:
Cancellation policy: 24hours before arrival.
Payment upon arrival by cash.
This property may pre-authorise your card before arrival. In case the credit card is not valid, the customer will be contacted to provide the details of another valid card in order to guarantee their booking. Failure to do this might result in the cancellation of the booking.


Check in from 12:00 to 20:00
Check out before 11:00

Taxes included.
Breakfast included.

General:
Reception: 08:00 - 20:00.
No curfew.

We are connected to the city via Train, but unfortunately, not conveniently situated to on any bus routes. We can help you with transport upon request. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.1

  • Security 9.3

  • Location 8.4

  • Staff 9.3

  • Atmosphere 8.9

  • Cleanliness 8.5

  • Facilities 8.9


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    01 Aug 2019
    Lovely stay! Beds and pillows are comfortable, breakfast is good and the hosts are very helpful! We arrived late and they contacted us before to ask if we wanted them to provide dinner. When we arrived a staff memo greeted us and dinner was ready. Place is very clean and homey. It’s a very large house with lots of space and the hosts are very communicative and accommodating. I would recommend anyone to stay here.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    12 Feb 2019
    This place is absolutely beautiful and peacefull. Tina & Mark and their son Adam are lovely people. As soon as you arrive in this place you feel good and at home. The location is great and you don't even think that the city is close by. The house is super clean and decorated with colourfull artwork. The sunrise & sunset are lovely along the river :) Thank you so much people for the hospitality. It is one of my favorite place in South Africa. Thank you & See you around !
    France, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7

    Superb

    14 Jan 2020
    Tranquility comes to mind when describing the setting! Owners are very genuine people who will do what they can to help you Kitchen is well stocked all you need to prepare your food My only downside to the place was that my mattress was old and tired and in need of replacing I highly recommend this place and will return again Russ (England)
    England, Male, 41+
  • 9.7

    Superb

    27 Mar 2019
    Super chill place, really nice people. Had some delicious meals cooked for me - thanks guys
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4

    Superb

    18 Jan 2020
    Absolute best pillows and bedding. So comfy. Parking on site was convenient and nice view. Didnt stay long so cant tell much but it's a good place for a short stay.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4

    Superb

    08 Jan 2020
    Beautiful location on river front. Far from city, reachable by car only. Very friendly staff. Home atmosphere. We were upgraded to master room.
    Israel, Female, 41+
  • 9.4

    Superb

    21 Sep 2018
    One of the most beautiful hostels I stayed in SA. This is a great place to just sit back and relax for the weekend. Maybe read a book by the river, take on of the boats out or take an Uber into PE and get a quick dinner. Its not near the center of PE at all so you will need transportation out of the hostel but its worth it for the chill vibe. The man who ran the hostel even upgraded our group to private rooms because no one else was staying. Great hostel with great hosts.
    USA, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 9.1

    Superb

    20 Dec 2019
    You need a car to be able to get to the city if needed (don't go there though), but place itself is next to the river and very relaxing. House is big and clean. Nice place to chill.
    Sweden, Male, 31-40
  • 9.1

    Superb

    14 Mar 2019
    Amazing stay at 28 Towpath - great vibes, extremely friendly staff and just the most tranquil and peaceful location! Get Luc and the volunteers to tell you about the art project in the townships, Linda to share some local cuisine and cuddle with the dogs :)
    Belgium, Female, 18-24
  • 3.7

    Rating

    29 Dec 2019
    i was dissapointed it was not what i expected, the bedding and linen never gets changed, they said the price includes breakfast but i was only told that breakfast is coffee and bread with jam, the place is not clean, they never cleaned even a single day when i stayed there, it was dissapointing that i travelled 300 kms' to that, our room key was missing we were told the previous guest lost it and my clothes and belongings were not safe
    South Africa, Male, 31-40
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Facilities

Free
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
General
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Common Room
  • Cots Available
  • Dishwasher
  • Elevator
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Towels Not Included
  • Washing Machine
Services
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Meals Available
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
Entertainment
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi


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