Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card 2 weeks 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.

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

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  • Perfect Location
  • Brilliant Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

We offer a home away from home stay in a safe environment close to the historical heart of the city.
The buzz of our lively neighbourhood provides you with restaurants and bars on our doorstep.
The Hippo offers you comfort and space In a garden setting.
Our Hippo sized swimming pool provides hours of fun in the sun.
Options of daily excursions include Addo Park visits., township tours, Sandboarding and our free
Self guided Hippo walking tour where you can explore the city on foot. And much more
How can we make your stay the best?

All rooms are serviced daily to ensure a comfortable stay and guests can make use of our self-catering kitchen and spacious lounge / diningroom area. Meals are also available. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.7

  • Security 10.0

  • Location 10.0

  • Staff 7.3

  • Atmosphere 8.0

  • Cleanliness 8.7

  • Facilities 7.3

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    06 Sep 2019
    We use hippo in PE every year and will continue to do so. Great staff great venue and great communication when we needed to make changes to our booking! Thanks so much for another great stay. See you next year.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    01 Jul 2019
    Great place to stay, and the free WiFi is pretty good. Just don't arrive too late at night.
    South Africa, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7


    14 Jan 2020
    A very clean and comfortable place,. Excellent lounge and breakfast area with satellite TV. Clean swimming pool was a bonus on a very hot day!
    England, Male, 41+
  • 9.7


    18 May 2019
    Great, spacious room, lovely welcoming staff and the location is fantastic. Quick drive to the airport, and Stanley St is right around the corner with great cafes and bars. Quiet, peaceful street. Highly recommend.
    England, Couple, 31-40
  • 9.4


    15 Jan 2020
    Loved it but place needs a little tlc!
    England, Male, 41+
  • 8.0


    04 Feb 2019
    I can't give much of a review as I arrived really late and left early but the staff seemed super friendly, the place was really quiet but seemed ok. Big kitchen and sitting area. Pool wasn't clean but I had no intentions of going in it anyway. The place seemed out of the way but I didn't explore PE so that may not be accurate. I'd stay here again most likely.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    30 Apr 2019
    Very helpfull staff
    Switzerland, Male, 41+
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    03 Feb 2019
    This is a nice hostel and there are some nice bars and restaurants nearby.The place was very clean. The door was broken but fixing it was no biggie. I only spent two nights before my departure so I can’t really say anything about PE in general. I’d recommend to use an Uber to go somewhere. In general it can be said that it is a nice, rather quite place to stay at.
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 6.0


    05 Jan 2020
    It’s exactly average, all of the other reviews are 100% accurate
    Australia, Couple, 18-24
  • 5.1


    24 Oct 2019
    I am not sure how to describe this experience. Maybe just awful? Cleaness wasnt exist. No toilet paper. Smelling bed. No guests so you feel miserable a bit. Payment only on cash so no flexible. The person in charge was nice. Beside that? Stay away from this place for ur sake.
    Israel, Female, 31-40
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  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • BBQ
  • Cable TV
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hot Showers
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Parking
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Swimming Pool
  • Towels Not Included
  • Utensils
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Late check-out
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Games Room
  • Pool Table