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Jungle Monkey Backpackers

3 Berea Road, Port St Johns, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Brooklyn, New York
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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
35 helpful votes 35 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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Nuremberg, Germany
18 reviews 18 reviews
16 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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Kansas City, Missouri
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50 reviews 50 reviews
12 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

We stayed here after spending a week working in the Transkei so that might have colored our view somewhat. We really enjoyed the relaxed vibe of the Jungle Monkey. Very enjoyable live music in the evening at the bar and a fabulous breakfast in the morning. The room was decent enough. The Wild Coast is a beautiful place! We would... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013 via mobile

Fantastic vibe and relaxed atmosphere. Staff friendly and helpful. Good food good bar and great trips. A must for anyone visiting South Africa. The surrounding area is stunning and the guys here really know how to highlight the best port st johns has to offer. We will be back again for sure.

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Oslo, Norway
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

If you like the slow lane you might enjoy it here. We did a very nice waterfall hike. It was a pretty place. The issue was figuring out who was working there and who were backpackers. The staff were high most of the time, which might be the reason they forgot to drive us to dinner as they had promised.... More

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New Orleans, Louisiana
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

Jungle Monkey is the most lovely backpackers I have been to in SA, our stay was very memorable and had a great time. The room we stayed in was perfect and clean and the view was beautiful. All the staff we met all were so friendly and fun, especially on our hikes and trips. I cant wait to go back... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

Whenever I am in the neighbourhood (which is not as often as I would like) I always pull in to Jungle Monkey. Great place with heaps of live music, stunning hikes and awesome ocean boat rides. Plenty choice in accommodation types great deck with ocean view and a very lively bar. TIP: go during the Sardine Run and watch the... More

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Annaknb, Public Relations Manager at Jungle Monkey Backpackers, responded to this review

thank you :) We are looking forward to see you again soon! More

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Additional Information about Jungle Monkey Backpackers

Also Known As:
Jungle Monkey And The Island Backpackers Hotel
Jungle Monkey And The Island Backpackers Hotel Port St Johns
Address: 3 Berea Road, Port St Johns, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Port St Johns
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 14 Specialty lodging in Port St Johns
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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