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Jungle Monkey Backpackers

3 Berea Road, Port St Johns, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
Andrew_Durban460 Durban, South Africa
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Durban, South Africa
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42 reviews 42 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you're in town and need a chillaxed place to hang out then JMB is the place to go. Stunning view and iced beers. Friendly staff and beach not far. It's the must-stay must-visit backpackers spot in this neck of the woods.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

A lovely hostel in a beautiful spot. Henny & MIke that run Jungle Monkeys are fabulous. They will go out of their way to help you out. If you can stay in the Monkey View room you will not regret it - floor to ceiling windows with a balcony & view across a stunning landscape.

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39 reviews 39 reviews
6 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We stayed one night at Jungle Monkey but we hung out there a lot. It's an awesome place, the staff are super friendly, the food is great and it's super chill. We stayed in the big dorm and it was clean, the bathrooms were clean, it was a good stay. Try the Thai chicken wraps!

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Jungle Monkey is brilliant. I have not stayed at a better place in Africa. My room in the back section was nice and big with opening windows onto the garden and a variety of birds and monkeys to look at. The staff in all parts of the place were very friendly and chatted on. I stayed for the best two... More

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Montreal, Canada
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63 reviews 63 reviews
25 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

My husband and I stayed here for five nights, and for the most part, it was fine. The staff everywhere from the kitchen help up the the owner and his lovely wife were simply wonderful. We stayed in the twin bedded room near the kitchen, and considering what we paid, it was not such a great deal. Unlike the interior... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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8 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

oh, jungle monkey backpackers... where to begin? For starters, they could not find our reservation. I was traveling with 3 male friends and we had reserved a four person room. Their reservation system consists of a spiral bound notebook. After going through the notebook, they could not find our booking and offered to put me in an all girl's dormitory... More

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Henriette E, Owner at Jungle Monkey Backpackers, responded to this review

Good good day Nicole. Are you sure you stayed with us, at Jungle Monkey Backpackers, Port St Johns, Eastern Cape, South Africa? Please just make sure, because, firstly, all our dorms do indeed have ceilings, last year November all our dorms were refurbished and they are really nice according to the majority of our guests, considering also the price you... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

a great place in a beautiful setting. lotsa stuff to do in the area like hikes and sunset views. the kitchens/loos/chill areas were good and the camping finds you woken up by roosters in the morning, quite quaint :) the bar is great and everything is decorated with cool murals, quite a fun atmosphere

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Henriette E, Owner at Jungle Monkey Backpackers, responded to this review

Good good day Yolande We're glad you thoroughly enjoyed your stay with us and for sharing the magic of this beautiful untouched place. Know that you are always welcome anytime you need to kick off your shoes and breath in the fresh air from the trees, mountains and ocean, whilst sipping on a delightful cocktail. All the best Regards Jungle... More

London, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

nice place to sink a few beers after a day out on the surf chasing sardines. Good food and nice atmosphere. Didn't stay there but accommodation looked like it best catered for back-packers (you get what it says on the tin)

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Sibrina Czech republic
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45 reviews 45 reviews
12 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

We have been there just for a one night but we enjoyed it very much.Very nice place on a top of Port St.Johns with amazing wiew to a mouth of Umzimbuvu river from nice terasse above the bar.Rooms are very simple furnished just a bed,table and lamp but the living room was very comfortable.Also comunal kitchen was perfect,showers and toilet... More

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Erlangen, Germany
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013 via mobile

TOPS: The main room is really beautiful and all the walls amazingly painted, so that's definitely a highlight here! Another highlight are the animals living on the property (geese, st. bernad, ...), the bar prices are absolutely ok and the rooms and bathrooms clean. I really liked the campfire in front of the bar, though we had to care for... More

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Address: 3 Berea Road, Port St Johns, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Port St Johns
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Jungle Monkey And The Island Backpackers Hotel Port St Johns

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Jungle Monkey is situated in the rugged and untouched heart of the Wild Coast, in South Africa’s Eastern Cape. Here, we are still impressed by what nature brings forth patiently and by the result of its rejuvenation. Port St. Johns is home to many rare species. Watch the parrots or go on a boat trip to see whales and dolphins during the sardine run.The stunning views and tranquil surroundings invite to go exploring. Stroll through the traditional Pondo villages or climb the rolling hills with our guides. We offer light hikes as well as adventurous full day trips.Enjoy a swim in our pools, sleep in our comfortable doubles, triples, the safari tent, dormitories or camp in the garden.Our restaurant offers a broad selection of hearty meals and the vibey bar invites to settle down after an adventurous day. Enjoy regular live performances by local artists or jam together on our fully equipped band stand. Use our instruments or bring your own.Just remember when the Pondo Fever strikes, you might never want to leave again. ... more   less 
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