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Kings Beach Backpackers

41 Windermere Rd, Port Elizabeth 6001, South Africa
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Ranked #18 of 32 Hotels in Port Elizabeth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Orlando, Florida
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Arriving at King's Beach was like coming home. The manager, David, is warm and friendly and the house is lovely. All the personal touches are there and everything is so clean and organized. The house is very well-kept and within a block of the beach street which has loads of shops, restaurants, bars, and cafe's. Also there is a fantastic... More 

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11 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I only stayed 1 night here. I arrived at night and it seemed that I was the only person staying at the place. The gentleman working there was not very friendly and gave off an unsettling vibe. I did not feel very comfortable. You had to pay for wifi but breakfast consisting of toast and spreads was included. The place... More 

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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Had a great stop off here, was in a perfect location to explore port elizabeth. The staff were welcoming, talkative and helpful. The place was clean with tea coffee and breakfast (toast) provided. Would recommend this to anyone visiting the area.

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Cape Town
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43 reviews 43 reviews
13 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

For half of the rate for a single room compared to the B&Bs I have been staying at in PE before, its a very good deal. Of course a B&B gives another level of quality, which is expected for ensuite and double the rate, but for the money Kings Beach Backpackers is a very good deal. Was worried before I... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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134 reviews 134 reviews
111 hotel reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

I had spoken with lovely Wendy on the phone, the owner, who unfortunately had the weekend off that I arrived. Unfortunately I caught David during what I assumed was his favorite TV show - first when I was considerate enough to call and say I was running late on the road (his response very disinterested and cold), and upon arrival... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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97 reviews 97 reviews
37 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

I booked with lovely place not by recommendation but my a guy instinct and I was right! Very cozy, friendly place and the staff especially are always ready to assist you with travel plans. Great wrap around front porch. We stayed in a twin room, however, we had to walk to the bathroom which was outside and when it rained...not... More 

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6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

We loved out peacefull stay at PE. David and little molly made our stay very very good! The hostel is close to the beach and shopping facillities. The staff is very helpfull with bookings, transfers, etc.the rooms very clean the kitchen had everything. Thanks for our stay

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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

The staff here go above and beyond to accommodate your needs. I found this place to be very hospitable and welcoming, something every Back packers should strive to have. Great location and very clean.

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Thornton Cleveleys, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013 via mobile

What lovely place to stay! In a great location close to restaurants,bars and the beach. It was very relaxing and the staff there were very friendly and helpful. The dog Molly was also very friendly! The staff helped us to organise our trip to Addo and schotia also to sea view lion sanctuary. Free breakfast was a bonus. The dorms... More 

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Vevey, Switzerland
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33 reviews 33 reviews
27 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

I stayed in this backpacker for three weeks along with twelve colleagues and friends as we were working at a local school. Located only five minutes walk from the shore and restaurants. The rooms (single rooms and dorms) were spartan but clean and functional. The staff was very friendly and helpful, and allowed us to feel 'at home' for these... More 

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Address: 41 Windermere Rd, Port Elizabeth 6001, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Port Elizabeth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 9
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