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Lungile Backpackers Lodge

4.0 of 5 Hostel   |   12 La Roche Drive, Port Elizabeth 6001, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014
JeremyMarkiewicz Sydney, Australia
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

It was safe, clean and the staff were extremely friendly and helpful. Tours were organised efficiently, valuables were stored safely and the internet was fast! The rooms were clean and I wish I stayed longer!

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

I have been to various lodges throughout the SADC countries. Lungile rates in the top range. The ambiance is very professional and extremely friendly. Patrick is the ULTIMATE host. He is extremely friendly, knowledgeable, accommodating and continuously as busy as a bee. I honestly don't know where he gets all the energy from - Never without a SMILE. He is... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

Staff are very friendly and super helpful for booking activities! Hostel was small but nice and simple. Close to McDonald's and the beach. They arranged a tour to Addo park for us however the van was overcrowded. The tour guide was great though!

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Brisbane, Australia
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20 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

Overnight stay only. Private room with ensuite. Travelling in the Capetown to J’Burg direction on the BazBus, it drops you at the door (which is great), but arrives late at night in PE, about 10pm-ish. Lungile reception was closing up and that meant too, the communal area. At this time, or later, to take advantage of the free wifi (available... More

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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11 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

Didn't get to see anything but reception and our room so I can't give much of an opinion. The room was average for a hostel - beds and a bathroom. We were, however, awakened after midnight with people talking loudly in the room next to us - the walls seemed to be paper thin. The location of this hostel is... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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57 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

We arrived at Lungile around 9.30pm so it was pretty late and the reception staff showed us to our room and said she would do a show round the next day. (This didn't happen). We stayed in room 6 a double room with shared bathroom. This was not in the main house but out the back. To say I was... More

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Afrovibe, Manager at Lungile Backpackers Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Darren, Thanks for taking the time to review your stay with us. After receiving your review we have embarked on an action plan to renovate room 6 to bring up to the standard that Lungile is renowned for. Kind regards, Lyle More

Ponchatoula, Louisiana
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

I stayed at Lungile for several weeks while hanging out in Port Elizabeth! I am not your usual backpacker. It was my first stay in South Africa; first backpacking experience, too. I absolutely loved my time at Lungile. The staff (my SA family) was wonderful..helpful, professional, friendly, informative, and went out of their way to help me. They really made... More

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Afrovibe, Manager at Lungile Backpackers Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Tracie, We're very pleased that you loved your stay with us at Lungile. It was an absolute pleasure hosting you. We look forward to welcoming you back! Kind regards, Lyle More

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

I have stayed in numerous Backpackers in Europe and know what to expect. I visited two other backpackers in Port Elizabeth until I found Lungile Lodge. There is just no comparison to what I previously had experienced. The staff were friendly and professional and the smaller aspects like tea and coffee available to the guests just makes for a home... More

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Afrovibe, Manager at Lungile Backpackers Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Patrick, Thanks for your review. We're pleased that you were impressed with our facilities as well as our staff. We hope to welcome you back to Lungile Lodge again soon! Kind regards, Lyle More

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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35 reviews 35 reviews
33 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

Good value for money, good vibe, nice and safe hostel and friendly helpfull staff. Our double room was nice. Some permanent residents, which were open and friendly people. They they organised a nice''braai'' when we were there. Loads of fun. The hostel is well protected by electric fence, also the car park, so also your car is safe.

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Afrovibe, Manager at Lungile Backpackers Lodge, responded to this review

Hi The-travelfraggles, Thanks for your review, we are pleased to know that you had an enjoyable stay. We hope to welcome you back to our establishment next time you are in Port Elizabeth! Kind regards, Lyle More

Groningen, The Netherlands
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

I arrived at Lungile after a 10 hour bustrip (at night) and the people who work at Lungile where so nice for me and helped me with everything immediately (my heavy suitcase, planning trips, telling me where to get breakfast etc). It was a very warm welcome and because it is already a little bit off season I had a... More

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Afrovibe, Manager at Lungile Backpackers Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Ryanne, We are pleased to hear that you found our team to be warm and welcoming, it was great to have hosted you. Kind regards, Lyle More

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Address: 12 La Roche Drive, Port Elizabeth 6001, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Port Elizabeth
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Ranked #10 of 49 Specialty lodging in Port Elizabeth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Lungile Backpackers Lodge 4*
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