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8.3
Fabulous
146 Total Reviews
Perfect Location
Superb Staff
Excellent Cleanliness

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.

Reviews & Ratings

8.3
Fabulous
146 Total Reviews
  • Security
    8
  • Location
    9.3
  • Staff
    8.7
  • Atmosphere
    8
  • Cleanliness
    7.3
  • Value for Money
    8.7
  • Facilities
    8

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Superb
Sep 04, 2022
The property is beautiful, right on the river, making for beautiful sunsets and sunrises. The backyard is a perfect place to relax with lots of activities for kids too (i.e. playground, swings, etc). The neighborhood is very quiet, and the rooms look out over the river, so it is super tranquil! The hosts were absolutely incredible also. They upgraded us to the neighboring guest house at no extra charge and gave the three of us two large rooms each with its own bathroom. The kitchen was perfect
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Female, 18-24
5.7
Rating
Jul 15, 2022
The house is really nice. Moreover, the river view is stunning and the area seems safe. Unfortunately, a few aspects that we didn’t like were the cleanliness of the place. The bathroom has not been cleaned at all (it seems in ages) and was really disgusting.The house only had carpet and in our room were a lot of stains on the floor and I’ have a house dust allergy and couldn’t stop sneezing. Aside from that, the mattresses in our room were worn out and it wasn’t exactly pleasant to sleep on them
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Female, 25-30
9.4
Superb
Nov 06, 2021
Great place, very clean with good hosts 👌
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Male, 31-40

Facilities

  • Free

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

    • Common Room
    • Elevator
    • Bicycle Parking
    • BBQ
    • Breakfast Not Included
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Book Exchange
    • Hot Showers
    • Cots Available
    • Self-Catering Facilities
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/Freezer
    • Outdoor Terrace
    • Parking
    • Ceiling fan
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • Safe Deposit Box
    • Microwave
    • Washing Machine
    • Towels Not Included
  • Services

    • Internet access
    • Laundry Facilities
    • Towels for hire
    • Luggage Storage
    • Tours/Travel Desk
    • Housekeeping
    • Reception (limited hours)
  • Food & Drink

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

    • Board Games
    • Wi-Fi