Jikeleza International Backpacker Lodge
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6.9
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  • Settler's Park300 m
  • Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum330 m
  • St George’s Park Cricket Ground390 m
  • St George's Park400 m
  • St Georges Cricket Ground430 m
  • Mastertons Coffee and Tea Specialists530 m
  • Settlers Park540 m
  • Public Swimming Pool550 m
  • Ford Little Theatre570 m
  • Fort Frederick570 m
  • Free Wi-Fi

    Jikeleza International Backpacker Lodge

    44 Cuyler Street, Port Elizabeth Central, Port Elizabeth, South Africa, 6001 - See map
    "The staff was quite friendly and helpful and the area seems quite safe at daytime."
    Nina - December 27, 2018
    Excellent service
    8.5 rating for service
    Excellent cleanliness
    8.1 rating for cleanliness
    • Airport transfer

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Daily housekeeping

    • Garden

    • Table tennis

    Cheaper than 99% of all properties in Port Elizabeth in the last 24 hours

    Compared to 663 Port Elizabeth properties at Agoda for various dates

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    Room comfort score
    6.0/10
    Service score
    8.5/10
    Value for money score
    7.6/10
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    Value for money7.6
    Distance to city center6.6 km
    Location rating6.9
    Nearest airportPort Elizabeth Airport (PLZ)
    Distance to airport2.0 km

    Rooms available at Jikeleza International Backpacker Lodge

    Twin Room 6
    Twin Room 6
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    • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 2 single beds
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    Triple Room 3
    Triple Room 3
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    • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
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    • 1 single bed and 1 double b...
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    6 Mixed Dormitory 4
    6 Mixed Dormitory 4
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    • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
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    • 3 bunk beds
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    Single Room 2
    Single Room 2
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    • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
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    • 1 single bed
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    5 Bed Room 5
    5 Bed Room 5
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    • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
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    • 3 single beds and 1 bunk be...
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    4 Bed Room 8
    4 Bed Room 8
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    • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
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    • 2 single beds and 1 bunk be...
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    Double Room 11
    Double Room 11
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    • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
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    • 1 double bed
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    Double Room 10
    Double Room 10
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    • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
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    • 1 double bed
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    Single Room 1
    Single Room 1
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    • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
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    • 1 single bed
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    Double Room 7
    Double Room 7
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    • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
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    • 1 double bed
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    Most recent reviews for Jikeleza International Backpacker Lodge
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 1 night in June 2019
    6 Mixed Dormitory 4
    Excellent8.8
    I was in transitGreat staff. Clean. Either noisy locals or backpacker guests at 04:30hrs onwards, so got up. Checked with another guest and said the same as me. It happens from time to time.
    Colinfrom United KingdomReviewed June 13, 2019
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 3 nights in December 2018
    6 Mixed Dormitory
    Excellent8.0
    X-Mas 2018I spent three nights there and I was basically alone. There were few other people whom I've never actually met so it's maybe not the best place to stay at as a solo traveler. The staff was quite friendly and helpful and the area seems quite safe at daytime.
    Ninafrom SwitzerlandReviewed December 27, 2018
    Couple
    Stayed 2 nights in December 2018
    Double Room 7
    Review score2.0
    No no noIt's a communal house so the rooms,don't have bath rooms and there isn't parking you have to park your car on the the street and there isn't security to watch the car
    Jayseelanfrom South AfricaReviewed December 24, 2018
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 2 nights in December 2018
    Double Room 7
    Excellent8.4
    ExcellentThe location is okay, but it happened to stay with a group of Indians. At 6 o'clock in the morning, there was a loud voice outside.
    cenfrom ChinaReviewed December 15, 2018
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 1 night in July 2018
    6 Mixed Dormitory 4
    Excellent8.4
    ExcellentGood value for money. The student who works there is so friendly and helpful. She mad so many phone calls to find out a plan for me. She is amazing you just tell her what your ideas are of what you want to do and she will figure out a way of how to do it.
    Danielfrom SwitzerlandReviewed July 18, 2018

    Reviews of Jikeleza International Backpacker Lodge from real guests

    Overall rating
    7.0
    Very good
    From 160 reviews
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    Rating via Agoda7.6
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    10
    Very good
    Cleanliness8.1
    Facilities7.2
    Location6.9
    Room comfort and quality6.0
    Service8.5
    Value for money7.6
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    8.8
    Excellent
    Colin from United Kingdom
    Solo traveler
    6 Mixed Dormitory 4
    Stayed 1 night in June 2019

    I was in transit”

    Great staff. Clean. Either noisy locals or backpacker guests at 04:30hrs onwards, so got up. Checked with another guest and said the same as me. It happens from time to time.

    Reviewed June 13, 2019
    8.0
    Excellent
    Nina from Switzerland
    Solo traveler
    6 Mixed Dormitory
    Stayed 3 nights in December 2018

    X-Mas 2018”

    I spent three nights there and I was basically alone. There were few other people whom I've never actually met so it's maybe not the best place to stay at as a solo traveler. The staff was quite friendly and helpful and the area seems quite safe at daytime.

    Reviewed December 27, 2018

    Hi Nina, Thank you for choosing us. I am glad our staff were accommodating as they are our best asset. A Backpackers is a great place to meet new people and I see there were 18+ guests staying in the Backpackers when you were there.

    Responded April 15, 2019
    Jikeleza International Backpacker Lodge
    2.0
    Jayseelan from South Africa
    Couple
    Double Room 7
    Stayed 2 nights in December 2018

    No no no”

    It's a communal house so the rooms,don't have bath rooms and there isn't parking you have to park your car on the the street and there isn't security to watch the car

    Reviewed December 24, 2018

    Hi Jayseelen, thank you for your feedback. You are quite correct that it is a communal Backpackers and we state clearly that the bathrooms, lounge and kitchen are shared. You may be glad to know that We now have 24 hour security. This means that even though you cars are parked on the street they will be safe. This does not indicate that the area is unsafe. On the contrary. However there are times, though not often, when someone sees an opportunity and breaks into a vehicle, which is an annoyance and a cost. Now this will not happen and you can enjoy your holiday or business trip.

    Responded April 15, 2019
    Jikeleza International Backpacker Lodge
    8.4
    Excellent
    cen from China
    Solo traveler
    Double Room 7
    Stayed 2 nights in December 2018

    Excellent”

    The location is okay, but it happened to stay with a group of Indians. At 6 o'clock in the morning, there was a loud voice outside.

    Reviewed December 15, 2018

    Hi Cen, thank you for staying with us. I am sorry you were disturbed so early in the morning but that is one of the drawbacks of staying in a Backpackers.

    Responded April 15, 2019
    Jikeleza International Backpacker Lodge
    8.4
    Excellent
    Daniel from Switzerland
    Solo traveler
    6 Mixed Dormitory 4
    Stayed 1 night in July 2018

    Excellent”

    Good value for money. The student who works there is so friendly and helpful. She mad so many phone calls to find out a plan for me. She is amazing you just tell her what your ideas are of what you want to do and she will figure out a way of how to do it.

    Reviewed July 18, 2018

    Hi Daniel, thank you for your comments. We pride ourselves on our friendly staff and we spend a lot of time in training. Siphe, the lady that helped you, will be pleased to hear your comments. Thanks

    Responded September 04, 2018
    Jikeleza International Backpacker Lodge
    8.0
    Excellent
    Richard from Australia
    Solo traveler
    Double Room 10
    Stayed 7 nights in March 2018

    Ideal cheap and close option for international cricket”

    Stayed in one of the huts with double bed for 7 nights. The hut was fine, till the rain of the last 24-hours or so which seeped through gaps in the walls and pooled on the floor. The shared bathroom was fine, except being built under an existing dwelling you've got to be careful not to hit your head on the joist. A security guard watches the front of the property, which made parking a car there for one night less stressful as it’s on-street parking only. I’d recommend it as a cheap option for following the cricket at St George’s.

    Reviewed March 19, 2018

    Hi Richard, sorry about the water in the room. I will attend to this immediately. Yes the bathroom under the house is a bit low so I use the other two bathrooms and leave that for the shorter people. Thank you for staying with us and hope to see you again.

    Responded April 12, 2018
    Jikeleza International Backpacker Lodge
    4.7
    Florian from Germany
    Solo traveler
    6 Mixed Dormitory
    Stayed 1 night in November 2015

    Sehr einfach aber eben auch günstig ”

    Nah am Flughafen, günstig, gratis Tee und Kaffee

    Vom Flughafen etwa in 7 Min mit Taxi erreichbar, was ca. 70 Rand kostet. Das Hostel ist eher einfach. Dafür großes Bad mit Dusche, was man für sich hat. Nur doof, wenn es voll ist. Mitarbeiter sind nur hilfsbereit auf Nachfrage. Ansonsten mehr Verwaltung. Für eine kurze Nacht okay, länger würde ich nicht bleiben.

    Reviewed November 21, 2015

    Hallo Florian, sorry, dass du nur auf deine Rezension antwortest. Es tut mir leid, dass unsere Mitarbeiter nicht hilfsbereit sind. Vielleicht möchten Sie wissen, wir haben alle neuen Mitarbeiter und wir bekommen gute Kritiken über ihre Hilfsbereitschaft. Danke, dass Sie bei uns bleiben. Hi Florian, sorry to only respond to your review now. I am sorry to hear about our staff not being helpful. You may like to know we have all new staff and we get good reviews on their helpfulness. Thank you for staying with us.

    Responded April 12, 2018
    Jikeleza International Backpacker Lodge
    7.7
    Very good
    Matthias from Germany
    Solo traveler
    6 Mixed Dormitory
    Stayed 2 nights in May 2015

    für ein kurzen Aufenthaltes top”

    Zimmer , Lage, Atmosphäre
    Reviewed June 07, 2015

    Hallo Mathias, tut mir leid, wir haben nur deine Bewertung gesehen. Danke, dass Sie bei uns bleiben. Es ist Zeit, dass du wieder zu Besuch gekommen bist. Hi Mathias, sorry we have only seen your review now. Thank you for staying with us. It is time you came to visit again.

    Responded April 12, 2018
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