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Jikeleza Lodge International Backpackers Hostel

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Property Description

Come and explore the revamped young heart of Port Elizabeth. Jikeleza is just a few streets away from the buzzing nightlife that will swallow you in and take you on a true local ride. The clubs in the area range from hip hop to African house to classic mainstream radio funk. Parliament & Stanley Streets have become the local hang outs, so who really needs a club anyway! Let's party in the street!

The surrounding restaurants and cafes sport hand baked pizzas in extravagant flavors and freshly rolled five star California sushi rolls. Have a lazy cocktail at one of the Cafe's while you lounge in their on street couches or chow down on huge chip rolls. Visit live music and theatre shows, banks, post office, pubs and 24 hour shops. Whatever you fancy, it is only a brisk walk away and our door is open all day and all night, so come home when you want.

You can also wander through the history of Olde Worlde Central, experience trendy art meccas and meet the locals.

Jikeleza's in-house travel desk is the right place to get advice on anything to anywhere Addo, Schotia, Big 5 Safaris, whale and dolphin trips, adventure, township and city tours.

JIKELEZA LODGE offers you a variety of accommodation. There are single rooms, double rooms (Double bed) and twin rooms (2 single beds), 3, 4 and 5 bed family/group rooms, dorms and camping. The hostel is never crowded and their dorms only have a maximum of 7 beds and at times are smaller. The dorms are mixed, both male and female, and may not be suitable for some local holiday makers who are not conversant with traveling etiquette. The kitchen is fully fitted so that you can whip up a quick meal or cook up a storm.

JIKELEZA LODGE is set right in the heart of the old historical Port Elizabeth city and right on the Donkin Heritage walking trail. Here you can walk amongst the many old buildings of yesteryear marveling at the fine architecture and history of the time. If traveling is getting you down then you can relax in their gardens.Have a braai or eat your breakfast under the cathedral style shady trees. Share your experience with the visiting birds and dassies who frequent the garden often.

JIKELEZA LODGE has it's own in-house travel desk and is the best place to get advice on anything to anywhere. They can arrange day trips to Addo Elephant National Park, lion safaris to Schotia, city and township tours, Baz Bus and Intercape Inter City Bus tickets, historical and heritage tours, transfers and overland trips and tours anywhere in Southern Africa. They also have specially priced accommodation and tour packages for backpackers and you can save quite a lot if you take one of these.

For the South African holiday maker who wants to get away from it all this may not be your scene. Interaction between guests is encouraged and all the facilities such as kitchens, bathrooms, lounges and TV rooms are shared. A Backpackers has nothing to do with hiking and is a unique way of traveling. So if it is your first time, check the scene out before booking, we don't want you to be disappointed.

Facilities:
FREE Wi-Fi
FREE seventh night OR 4th night half price
FREE advance booking of accommodation
FREE booking of tours and safaris
Drop offs at departure points or any place in PE can be arranged
Hot Showers
Safe for valuables
Communal TV lounge
Large garden with bar-b-que/braai facilities
Fully equipped warm, cosy Kitchen
Full travel/adventure booking facility for anything in Africa
Internet facilities
Restaurants on the doorstep
Serviced and agents for the Baz Bus and Intercape Mainliner Coach
Close to the world's fifth oldest test cricket grounds St Georges Cricket Ground
Baz Bus drop off/pick up
Five minutes walk from a 14km nature trail
Right on the famous Donkin Heritage City Centre Trail
Special prices on taxis and car hire
Tours to Addo Elephant National Park, Schotia Lion Safaris, Amakhala, Kwantu, Seaview and Kragga Kamma Game Parks
City and Township experiences organized.
Excellent snorkeling, windsurfing, sailing
Sandboarding down some of the most exciting and highest sand dunes
Museums and art galleries with yesteryear and contemporary adventures
Oceanarium and museum complex

Payment for the first night must be received on booking date to guarantee the booking.
The Backpackers will contact you to receive your credit card security numbers (CCV numbers) and arrange payment with you.
Payment must be received or secured prior to arrival.
Payment on arrival may be cash or card.

Cancellations - 80% refund 14 or more days in advance, 60% refund 7 to 13 days in advance, 40% refund 2-5 days in advance. No refund will be given and the full amount will be charged to the card if the cancellation is received within 48 hours prior to booked dates or if you do not arrive.

Reviews & Ratings

5.2
Rating
252 Total Reviews
  • Security
    6.5
  • Location
    3.5
  • Staff
    9.5
  • Atmosphere
    4
  • Cleanliness
    4.5
  • Value for Money
    4
  • Facilities
    4.5

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Latest Reviews

4.0
Rating
Oct 19, 2023
The staff was very friendly that was certainly not the problem. But the building is so outdated, it really needs a makeover. Our room felt very damp, the mattresses were more than worn out, the sheets didn't smell fresh,... we really didn't feel comfortable and wouldn't recommend it to anyone.
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Female, 25-30
10
Superb
Jun 02, 2023
Had a great stay, friendly staff and very neat environment allowing one to have peace of mind.
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Male, 31-40
9.4
Superb
Jan 18, 2023
The staff really made all the attempt to make us comfortable. They help us in anything they could. The hostel was comfortable, it was possible to cook and to have a shower. There was also a beautiful garden which we coudn't use because my boyfriend is a wheelchair user, but I saw it and it was beautiful. I am not sure if the area is safe but we felt really good. Not load shedding there, which is extremely handy.
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Female, 41+

Facilities

  • Free

    • Linen Included
    • Free City Maps
    • Free WiFi
    • Free Internet Access
  • General

    • Wheelchair Friendly
    • Security Lockers
    • Key Card Access
    • Common Room
    • Bicycle Parking
    • BBQ
    • Breakfast Not Included
    • Adaptors
    • Book Exchange
    • Hot Showers
    • Self-Catering Facilities
    • Outdoor Terrace
    • Hair Dryers For Hire
    • Hair Dryers
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • Safe Deposit Box
    • Microwave
    • Flexible NRR
    • Covid-19 safe
  • Services

    • Internet access
    • Airport Transfers
    • Towels for hire
    • Luggage Storage
    • Fax Service
    • Tours/Travel Desk
    • Currency Exchange
    • Postal Service
    • 24 Hour Security
  • Food & Drink

    • Bar
    • Meals Available
    • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Entertainment

    • DVD's
    • Board Games
    • Wi-Fi

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