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Lungile Backpackers Lodge

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12 La Roche Drive, Port Elizabeth 6001, South Africa
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Before moving to Port Elizabeth I used to travel here often for work. I stayed at numerous places in the city. Lungile was by far the most vibey, friendly and cleanest place I stayed at. I love going back to visit all the staff that contributed to making my stay so memorable. Thanks to all the staff.

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Clare-Amber, Administrator at Lungile Backpackers Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Wade Thank you for your review. Glad to hear the staff were so friendly and that you enjoyed the vibe!! Thank you for coming to stay with us every time you visited Port Elizabeth. We enjoyed having you! Kind regards, Lungile Lodge More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Lungile Lodge is THE backpackers I continue to recommend to friends and travelers looking to experience Port Elizabeth. The staff here is absolutely amazing and they were friends by the time I left. The guys that work here are all super friendly, give fantastic city tours (John!) and know where to go in Port Elizabeth to find everything you want... More 

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Clare-Amber, Administrator at Lungile Backpackers Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Thank you for the great review and that you continue to recommend us to friends and travellers. Glad to hear the staff were so friendly and helpful with recommending activities and places to visit (city tours, nearby beaches and restaurants) in Port Elizabeth. Glad the facilities at the lodge were to your liking (comfy couches, entertainment area and pool).... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Hostel looks very nice, big common rooms and kitchen. Unfortunately there werent so many people when we were there. Helpfull staff , swimmingpool, good showers, pooltable and city and beach within a short walking distance. Safe as well! Just make sure that your room is not located next to the livingroom since it can be noisy. Also, the hostel didnt... More 

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Clare-Amber, Administrator at Lungile Backpackers Lodge, responded to this review

Good day Thank you for your review. Glad to hear the staff were so helpful and that the facilities at the lodge were to your liking! We are located in a great spot as we are within walking distance of the beach and city centre. Apologies for the noise but we do try and keep the noise levels down. We... More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Enjoyed my stay there very munch. Had a longer travel through SA, so I CAN compare: The staff is really, really nice and put much effort in organising your trips. Cleanliness comparable good. Regularaly Braais organised by the staff free to join.

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Clare-Amber, Administrator at Lungile Backpackers Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Thank you for your review. Glad to hear the staff were so friendly and helpful! we hope your stay with us was an enjoyable one!!:) Kind regards, Lungile Lodge More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

This is a great place with great people and its in prime location close to the beach and airport. I Will definitely recommend this backpackers experience to anyone any time. Can't wait to plan my next trip and vissit here soon in the near future again

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Clare-Amber, Administrator at Lungile Backpackers Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Thank you for your review. We hope your stay with us was a memorable one and we enjoyed having you stay with us! Please visit us again soon! :) Kind regards, Lungile Lodge More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

If you are staying in Port Elizabeth, I would really advise you to spend some time at Lungile Backpackers Lodge. Why ? Simply because you really feel home there. The area is really chill with a nice pool and good space to relax. But most of all, the staff is really helpful, and it was the most friendly I've met... More 

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Clare-Amber, Administrator at Lungile Backpackers Lodge, responded to this review

Good Day Thank you for the review. Glad to hear that the staff were friendly and looked after you during your stay!:) We hope your stay with us was a memorable one (home away from home vibe!) and we enjoyed having you stay with us!! Kind regards, Lungile Lodge More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

I had a one night stay at Lungile mid-late January 2015. I chose this place based largely on Tripadvisor reviews and I’m sorry to say I was a bit disappointed. The communication during the booking process was a bit slow especially as I didn’t seem to initially get any acknowledgement of my booking – turns out the email had gone... More 

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10 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Stayed here for one night to start our trip to the Garden Route. For starters, Lungile said they booked a cab for us, but that one didn't show up until we called them (so half an our late). We booked a double room which was quite okay, except for the fact that our bathroom sliding door was broken, so we... More 

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Clare-Amber, Administrator at Lungile Backpackers Lodge, responded to this review

Good day. Thank you for visiting Lungile Lodge. We apologise for the inconvenience caused by the cab delay. Some cab companies aren't as reliable as we would like but do have other companies that we use. We have taken note of the broken bathroom door and are getting that fixed. Glad to hear that the staff were helpful and that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I arrived on the Baz Bus fairly late at night, the reception staff where very friendly and helpful even this late. The lounge space creates a friendly homely atmosphere and you can grab a beer from the reception desk. The garden is nice and big if you want to just chill out in the sun. This is a great base... More 

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Clare-Amber, Administrator at Lungile Backpackers Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Thank you for your review! We hope your stay with us was an enjoyable one! Glad to hear that the staff were friendly and helpful and that the lodge and facilities were to your liking!! :) Kind regards, Lungile Lodge More 

Port Alfred, South Africa
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We experienced an awesome weekend at Lungile bakcpackers. Everything was perfectly arranged for us. At arrival we spend the day at the swimming pool and free pooltable, while the helpfull people from Lungile were helping us with the braai. They were really flexible in adapting to our needs, such as pick-up times, towels and activities. Via Afroventures they arranged wildlife... More 

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Clare-Amber, Administrator at Lungile Backpackers Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Melissa Thank you for your great review. Glad to hear that the staff were so accommodating, whether it be helping with the braai, organising pick-ups or arranging activities for you! We hope your wildlife combo was an unforgettable experience and that you enjoyed staying at the lodge as much as we enjoyed having you!! Please come visit us again... More 

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