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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My group of 13 friends arrived late after a really hard night. We were honestly not sure where we were or what we were going to do once we got there but Freddy, the employee at the front desk, was so helpful and did whatever he could to find us accommodations at the last minute. Staying at this hostel was...

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

Thank you for your review. So happy to hear that Freddy was friendly, helpful and able to accomodate you all. We hope your stay with us was an enjoyable one and that you had time to just relax for a couple of days!:) Kind regards, Lungile Lodge

Berlin, Germany
Reviewed February 4, 2017 via mobile

The lungile lodge claim is " it's all good". After three nights i can say "it's all horrible". The room was very used, dark and noisy. The staff tried to be friendly and helpful. But most time they were playing pool, watching tv or using smartphones. The kitchen was the ugliest one i've seen in the last two weeks between...

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Reviewed February 1, 2017 via mobile

The Lungile Backpackers is well located, close to the beach, stores and restaurants. I stayed in a beautiful dorm under the roof with wooden bunk beds. Enough room for luggage and lockers for personal and valuable belongings. The hostel offers a pool for everyone, a communial kitchen, a pool table and a few other things. The hostel was really clean...

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

Thank you for your great review! Happy to hear that the staff were friendly and you enjoyed the amenities at the lodge:) That fact that we are located just a short distance from the beach, bars, a convenience store and restaurants makes our location ideal! We hope you spent some time poolside and enjoyed playing games with the guests and...

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Reviewed January 13, 2017 via mobile

This hostel is okay for a night or two in transit. It's not a party hostel or a great place to meet other travellers, however there are lots of locals who hang out here. In my dorm I was the only person actually travelling, the other 3 people were all locals who found living in the hostel and renting out...

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

Thank you for the review. We do get a mixture of internationals and locals staying with us. The Baz Bus does stop right outside our Lodge and our friendly staff are on hand to organise tours and activities during your stay! We hope you enjoyed your stay with us!:) Kind regards, Lungile Lodge

Lusaka, Zambia
Reviewed January 1, 2017

I have been there 3 times for quick overnight stays before hopping on the next flight. Comfy, clean, near the airport, friendly staff, good wifi, cheap. Its near the airport in a quiet suburb and there's a shopping mall not too far away. its ideal

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

Thank you for your review. Glad to hear that the staff were friendly and that you enjoyed the amenities at the lodge including the free wifi!! We hope you enjoyed your stay with us:) Kind regards, Lungile Lodge

Reviewed December 30, 2016

Night staff were delightful and friendly. On a Friday night, they must've had their whole family come for a reunion or something because it was quite a party. The smoking section was underneath the only window the dorm had, which equals a smoke filled room. There are only 2 toilets to share between 2 large dorm rooms, 6+ people each....

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

Thank you for the review. Thank you for bringing these issues to our attention. Glad to hear that the night staff were friendly and helpful. We are in the process of having more bathrooms added to the lodge. Our sheets and bedding are washed daily. Music should not be blasted at 6:30 in the morning as guests are still sleeping,...

Alyth, Scotland
Reviewed November 9, 2016

What luck to find such a nice lodge! It is on the Baz Bus route so it was easy to get there. I had booked a room and was pleased that we had a private bath. The lodge is about a 5 minute walk from the beach and the fabulous McArthur swimming pool in Nelson Mandela Bay. There are several...

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

Thank you for the great review! Glad to hear that the staff were friendly and helpful and that you were pleased with your room and the amenities at the lodge. We are located just a short distance from the beach, bars/restaurants and the McArthers swimming pool (We hope you enjoyed it!). We hope your stay with us was a memorable...

Chile
Reviewed October 31, 2016 via mobile

The place is well located, close to the beach and in a good neighborhood. I took a double room that has a confortable bed. Bathroom were no really clean. The staff are ok but you can not trust when they are booking an activity. I took a one day tour to addo and they never told me that the activity...

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

Thank you for the review. We apologise for any inconvenience caused by the cancelled activity, the staff should have let you know well before hand. We hope your stay with us was comfortable and that you enjoyed the beach!:) Kind regards, Lungile Lodge

San Diego, California
Reviewed October 18, 2016

I had a terrible 2 night stay here, & it was magnified by the staff who could not care less if I was comfortable or felt safe. The property is below cleanliness standards of even the most average person. The room was basically a bed in a bathroom. The doors, locks & windows were all old & functioned poorly. The...

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Western Cape, South Africa
Reviewed October 12, 2016

Me and a friend stayed in the 6 bed dorm, with our own en suite bathroom to share. The backpackers is ideally located, with an easy walk down to pubs, restaurants and the beach. The overall vibe of the place is also very nice, and tidy! I had a lovely stay, but just want to point out that the floors...

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

Thank you for your great review! We do love the fact that we are located only a short distance from the beaches, pubs/bars and resturants:) Happy to hear that you enjoyed the "vibe" of Lungile and we hope your stay with us was a memorable one! We apologize for any inconvience caused by the noise (guests moving around at night)...

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Free Internet
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Additional Information about Lungile Backpackers Lodge

Address: 12 La Roche Drive, Port Elizabeth 6001, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Port Elizabeth
Price Range: $21 - $57 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Lungile Backpackers Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 11
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“Don't sleep near the reception. Can get a bit noisy”
 of 5 bubbles TerryBanda, Jan 1, 2017 | Read review
“just ask for what you want”
 of 5 bubbles ConnieG69, Nov 9, 2016 | Read review
“avoid double room just off the main common room if you want to sleep”
 of 5 bubbles mmmp4cj2, Sep 15, 2016 | Read review
“the room upstairs is bigger and have more ventilation”
 of 5 bubbles AnastasiaLeeHL, Jun 17, 2016 | Read review
“No real tips, but the rooms all have their own bathrooms which is great. :)”
 of 5 bubbles RoxanneL700, Nov 6, 2015 | Read review
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