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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good21%
  • Average12%
  • Poor25%
  • Terrible12%
Feb 13, 2018
“Had a great time”
Jan 31, 2018
“Thank you for the stay”
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Non-Smoking Hotel
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Family Rooms
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Dry Cleaning
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Reviewed July 30, 2016

Being one of the most affordable places to stay in PE, the hostel gives everything you need when traveling on a budget. The kitchen is big, the garden has a braai and a beautiful view over the valley. The people who reside there are very...More

Thank Thijs H
Response from jikolodge, Owner at Jikeleza LodgeResponded August 2, 2017

Hi Thijs, Sorry I am only responding to your comments now. Somehow I missed it. They say better late than never. I am glad you enjoyed your stay here and it was fun having you with us. I believe you and Jason got up to...More

Reviewed March 13, 2016 via mobile

Where to start... The senior manager is very pushy - if you have a plan yourself, they will try and make you change to a alternative of one of their partners since they have their own traveldesk, even if you repeatedly indicate not to want/need...More

Thank Emma B
Response from jikolodge, Owner at Jikeleza LodgeResponded March 18, 2016

Dear Emma and Lara, my staff were shocked at your comments after all they did for you. I am sorry we came across as pushy. We run a travel desk to give visitors the best experience we can at the best prices. We have negotiated...More

Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

This hostel in the city center is quiet and their double beds were comfy. Apparently, their neighborhood is considered dangerous, so you should rather take a car at night and only carry minimal valuable stuff with you during the day, but we never felt threatened...More

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Response from Robert L, Owner at Jikeleza LodgeResponded January 18, 2016

It is a pleasure to see a well written review by a fellow traveller. iIam am sorry my manager gave you the impression that the area is dangerous, as it is no more dangerous than anywhere else in the world, but we would rather be...More

Reviewed October 3, 2015

We stayed here one night. We requested a room with two beds, and we got a room with one double, which we turned out to be grateful for because the room was very cold. They provided a space heater, which was only minimally helpful. To...More

Thank LizzieC032
Response from Robert L, Owner at Jikeleza LodgeResponded October 7, 2015

Hi Lizzie, I am so sorry you had a bad experience at our Backpackers. I have investigated your complaints and have dealt with all the relative people regarding the load noise and partying. Our policy is that after 23h30 there should be quiet. I will...More

Reviewed August 17, 2015 via mobile

What a stunning spot, central to the entire Port Elizabeth. The staff are so much fun they even threw a party for us. Made so many international travelers :) They even have a bar and full communion kitchen!!! Friendliest staff, I will use Jikeleza every...More

Thank Shaun L
Response from Robert L, Owner at Jikeleza LodgeResponded October 7, 2015

Thank you for your kind comments. It was a pleasure having you stay with us. Hope to see you again in the near future.

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Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Dry Cleaning
Concierge
Free Parking
Airport Transportation
Laundry Service
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Price range
$10 - $43 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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Price range
$10 - $43 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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"Stay in a room on entrance level for convenience to kitchen and bathroom. Stay in a garden cabin for comfort..."
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"Garden sheds at the back"
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"The second floor, where I stayed, is closest to the kitchen, which is a plus. Outside are private cabins for..."
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"Make sure you don't have the double in the shed! Dorms looked like a better standard for a lower price!"
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