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Kings Beach Backpackers

41 Windermere Rd, Port Elizabeth 6001, South Africa
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Kings Beach Backpackers
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Ranked #14 of 32 Hotels in Port Elizabeth
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a wonderful 5 night stay at Kings Beach Backpackers. All the staff were very friendly and very accommodating! Very nice communal lounge and kitchen decorated with lots of information on what to do in the area. Molly, the dog, and Peter, the cat are always happy to have guests arrive :-)

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Cape Town, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

I stayed for one night with three friends. Two of us stayed in the dorms, and two of us camped in the back. The camping area has separate outdoor toilets and showers, which is very convenient. The backpackers is clean and home-y feeling. We will stay there again!

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Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Only stayed for one night but it was good value for money. Separate, outside showers and toilets, shower area was large and good hot shower. nice comfortable room. Helpful staff, nice communal kitchen and sitting area. Lots of activity info. You have to pay for wifi though. Good for backpacking.

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Orlando, Florida
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17 helpful votes 17 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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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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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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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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145 reviews 145 reviews
121 hotel reviews
167 helpful votes 167 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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40 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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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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