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Jikeleza International Backpacker Lodge
Jikeleza International Backpacker Lodge
Jikeleza International Backpacker Lodge
Jikeleza International Backpacker Lodge
Jikeleza International Backpacker Lodge
Jikeleza International Backpacker Lodge
Jikeleza International Backpacker Lodge

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7.8

Very good

28 reviews

28 reviews

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7.2

Very good

Location rating score

Very good location
Parking
Available
Popular landmarks
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum 330 m
St George's Park 400 m
The Donkin Reserve 800 m
Boardwalk Casino 4.6 km
cape Recife Nature reserve 9.1 km
Sardinia Bay Local Authority Nature Reserve 12.8 km
Baywest Mall 14.6 km
Volkswagen Autopavillion 27.0 km
Storms River Bridge 155.2 km
Nearby landmarks
Settler's Park 300 m
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum 330 m
St George’s Park Cricket Ground 390 m
St George's Park 400 m
St Georges Cricket Ground 430 m
Rink Street Pharmacy 430 m
Crusaders Squash Club 480 m
Mastertons Coffee and Tea Specialists 530 m
Settlers Park 540 m
Public Swimming Pool 550 m

Jikeleza International Backpacker Lodge

44 Cuyler Street, Port Elizabeth Central, Port Elizabeth, South Africa, 6001 - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Conveniently situated in the Port Elizabeth Central part of Port Elizabeth, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Boardwalk Casino.

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Highlights

330 meters to Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum

Check-in/out [private]

Airport transport

Complimentary WIFi in all rooms

Currency conversion service

Hygiene Plus
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Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Sterilizing equipment
Health and Medical
First aid kit
Doctor/nurse on call

Facilities

Transport to airport

Car park

Shuttle service

Complimentary WIFi in all rooms

Golf course [on-site]

Tennis court

BBQ facilities

Luggage storage

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Port Elizabeth every 53 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money7.8
Distance to city center6.6 km
Location rating7.2
Nearest airportPort Elizabeth Airport (PLZ)
Distance to airport2.0 km

Rooms available at Jikeleza International Backpacker Lodge

Double Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 double bed
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Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 double bed and 1 single b...
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Single Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 single bed
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Quadruple Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 4 bunk beds
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Triple Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 single bed and 2 bunk bed...
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Standard Double Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 double bed
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Bed in 6-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Shower and bathtub
  • 1 bunk bed
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Triple Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 single bed and 1 double b...
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Mixed Dormitory Room (Bunk Beds)
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 3 bunk beds
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5 Bed Room 5
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Garden view
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Jikeleza International Backpacker Lodge?

Check-in is from 03:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hostel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

How do I get to Jikeleza International Backpacker Lodge?

Jikeleza International Backpacker Lodge is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hostel know you want to book a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service with prices and more information. A stay at Jikeleza International Backpacker Lodge also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the hostel. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Jikeleza International Backpacker Lodge has a car park available for guests. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Port Elizabeth with private transportation, the hostel can arrange both taxis or car rental.

What is the smoking policy at Jikeleza International Backpacker Lodge?

Jikeleza International Backpacker Lodge does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Jikeleza International Backpacker Lodge?

The closest train, metro, or bus station to Jikeleza International Backpacker Lodge is Port Elizabeth Railway Station, 1.1 km away.

What restaurants are nearby Jikeleza International Backpacker Lodge?

Restaurants including The Club on Bird, Coffee Boutique and Deli and Angelo's are popular in Jikeleza International Backpacker Lodge’s neighborhood which is known as Port Elizabeth Central.

What popular shopping places are close to Jikeleza International Backpacker Lodge?

Shopping options in Jikeleza International Backpacker Lodge’s Port Elizabeth Central neighborhood include Mastertons Coffee and Tea Specialists and Wezandla Gallery & Craft Centre.

What are popular attractions near Jikeleza International Backpacker Lodge?

Jikeleza International Backpacker Lodge’s location in the Port Elizabeth Central neighborhood makes it close to famous attractions including The Donkin Reserve, St George's Park and Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Jikeleza International Backpacker Lodge?

Jikeleza International Backpacker Lodge’s nearby natural sights include cape Recife Nature reserve, Van Stadens Nature Reserve and Settler's Park located in the same Port Elizabeth Central area.

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What people love about Jikeleza International Backpacker Lodge

  • 8.8

    Excellent

    "This is a good place especially if you are a solo traveler."

    Mqhelisi

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    February 16, 2022

  • 8.8

    Excellent
    Bathroom

    "Though their facilities like bathrooms, toilets and kitchen are communallly shared, they are very clean."

    Mqhelisi

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    February 16, 2022

  • 8.8

    Excellent
    Staff 

    "Great staff."

    Colin

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    June 13, 2019

Property ranking|Compared to 418 Port Elizabeth properties
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Cheapest price score
Room comfort score
6/10
Value for money score
7.8/10
Service score
8.5/10
Better than
99
%
of Port Elizabeth properties
Better than
94
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of Port Elizabeth properties
Better than
90
%
of Port Elizabeth properties
Better than
90
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of Port Elizabeth properties
Overall rating:

7.8

Very good
28 reviews
Cleanliness
8.1
Facilities
7.2
Location
7.2
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More about Jikeleza International Backpacker Lodge

More about Jikeleza International Backpacker Lodge

Jikeleza International Backpacker Lodge

There is never a shortage of things to do in Port Elizabeth. Staying at Jikeleza International Backpacker Lodge, located just minutes away from the city center, means you will not miss any of Port Elizabeth amazing sights.
The range of services provided by Jikeleza International Backpacker Lodge ensures all travelers get the most out of their stay. Post your pictures and answer your emails whenever you want, with the hostel's free Wi-Fi internet access. Pre-plan your rides to and from the airport with the hostel's easy to book transportation services. The hostel provides taxi, car hire and shuttle services to help you get to where you want to go in Port Elizabeth.
Parking is always available, provided by the hostel for their driving guests. While lodging at this wonderful hostel, the helpful staff at the front desk can assist you with multiple services that include concierge service and luggage storage. If you want seats to city's best entertainment, you can get help through the hostel's ticket service and tours. The hostel's on-site dry cleaning service and laundry service help you keep your favorite travel outfits clean so you can pack less.
In-room conveniences include daily housekeeping, so you can relax and enjoy your stay. The hostel is entirely non-smoking, ensuring a clean air environment. Smoking is restricted to the designated smoking areas.
Guestrooms at Jikeleza International Backpacker Lodge are fitted with all the amenities travelers need. Knowing that bathroom amenities play an important role in increasing guests' satisfaction, the hostel provides a hair dryer in some select rooms.


Dining and things to do

If you're truly selective about eating, you'll be grateful for the in-house BBQ facilities and shared kitchen available here.
Jikeleza International Backpacker Lodge promises you a fun-packed holiday with a variety of activities and facilities. The hostel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. Be sure to enjoy the accessible beach nearby. Hot days can be cool fun with water activities like fishing, snorkeling, diving and wind surfing. You won't need anything for water activity fun other than your own enthusiasm, with aquatic activity conveniences like canoes and water park made available at Jikeleza International Backpacker Lodge.
Have some easy fun and maybe meet others while playing recreation activities such as horse riding. In a competitive mood? Get sporty with your travel group or other guests at the ping-pong table, tennis court, golf course on site, hiking trails and bowling alley in the hostel. Have some relaxing fun with family and friends at the library and shared lounge and TV area. Souvenir shopping for yourself or those back home takes no time at all at the shops.


Around the property

Visit the sights and local attractions of Port Elizabeth during your stay at the hostel. Pose in front of The Donkin Reserve located 790 m away, and you can always show your friends the time you went to Port Elizabeth.


Reasons to stay here

Rooms here are cheaper than 99% of accommodations in the city.
This hostel's food and dining score higher than 92% of accommodations in the city.
Room comfort is said to be outstanding here, scoring higher than 93% of accommodations in the city.

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Amenities and facilities
Very good
Facilities

7.2

Languages spoken

  • English

Internet access

  • Complimentary WIFi in all rooms
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Bowling alley
  • Canoeing
  • Diving
  • Fishing
  • Game room
  • Garden
  • Golf course [on-site]
  • Hiking
  • Horseback riding
  • On-site entertainment
  • Pub crawl
  • Snorkeling
  • Squash court
  • Table tennis
  • Tennis court
  • Ticket services
  • Tours
  • Water park
  • Wind surfing

Cleanliness and safety

  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Body thermometer
  • Cashless payment service
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Doctor/nurse on call
  • Face coverings on staff
  • First aid kit
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Hygiene certification
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Safe dining setup
  • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Sterilizing equipment
  • Temperature check for guests and staff

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Bar
  • BBQ facilities
  • Shared kitchen
  • Vending machine

Services and conveniences

  • Concierge
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • Currency conversion service
  • Daily cleaning
  • Dry cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Ironing service
  • Laundry service
  • Library
  • Luggage storage
  • Postal service
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Shops
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area
  • Terrace

For the kids

  • Family room

Land sports

  • Golf course (within 3 km)

Access

  • Check-in/out [private]
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Safety/security feature
  • Security [24-hour]

Getting around

  • Car park [on-site]
  • Rental car
  • Shuttle service
  • Taxi service
  • Transport to airport
Location
44 Cuyler Street, Port Elizabeth Central, Port Elizabeth, South Africa, 6001
Very good
Location

7.2

Airports

  • Port Elizabeth Airport (PLZ)
    2.0 km
  • Bhisho Airport (VIY)
    195.7 km

Public transportation

  • Port Elizabeth Railway Station
    1.1 km
  • Valley Railway Station
    1.6 km

Hospital or clinic

  • Rink Street Pharmacy
    430 m

Cash withdrawal

  • ATM
    180 m
What's nearby

Popular landmarks

  • Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum
    330 m
  • St George's Park
    400 m
  • The Donkin Reserve
    800 m
  • Boardwalk Casino
    4.6 km
  • cape Recife Nature reserve
    9.1 km
  • Sardinia Bay Local Authority Nature Reserve
    12.8 km
  • Baywest Mall
    14.6 km
  • Volkswagen Autopavillion
    27.0 km
  • Storms River Bridge
    155.2 km

Nearby landmarks

  • Settler's Park
    300 m
  • Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum
    330 m
  • St George’s Park Cricket Ground
    390 m
  • St George's Park
    400 m
  • St Georges Cricket Ground
    430 m
  • Rink Street Pharmacy
    430 m
  • Crusaders Squash Club
    480 m
  • Mastertons Coffee and Tea Specialists
    530 m
  • Settlers Park
    540 m
  • Public Swimming Pool
    550 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
Property policies
Children and extra beds

Extra beds vary by room. Please check each room's capacity for details.

All children are welcome.

Infant 0-2 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib may be requested directly from the property.
Children 3-4 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 5 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • When booking 6 or more rooms, special policies may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from15:00
  • Check-in until18:00
  • Check-out from08:00
  • Check-out until10:00
  • Reception open until18:00

Getting around

  • Distance from city center6.6 km
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)9

The property

  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsyes
  • Number of bars/lounges0
  • Number of floors2
  • Number of restaurants0
  • Number of rooms 11
  • Room voltage240
  • Year property opened1996
  • Most recent renovation2005

Parking

  • Daily parking fee0 ZAR

Reviews of Jikeleza International Backpacker Lodge from real guests

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7.8
/
10
Very good
Cleanliness8.1
Facilities7.2
Location7.2
Room comfort and quality6.0
Service8.5
Value for money7.8
High score for Port Elizabeth
Rating
9+ Exceptional (1)
8-9 Excellent (4)
7-8 Very Good (3)
6-7 Good (0)
<6 Below Expectation (2)
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Mar - May (2)
Jun - Aug (2)
Sep - Nov (1)
Dec - Feb (5)
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8.8
Excellent
Colin from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Mixed Dormitory Room (Bunk Beds)
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

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Hi Colin, sorry to hear that there were noisy guests who disturbed your sleep. We are usually a very quiet Backpackers. Thank you for your review.

Responded December 14, 2021
Jikeleza International Backpacker Lodge
8.0
Excellent
Richard from Australia
Solo traveler
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

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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
8.4
Excellent
Daniel from Switzerland
Solo traveler
Mixed Dormitory Room (Bunk Beds)
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

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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
10.0
Exceptional
David from South Africa
Business traveler
Mixed Dormitory Room (Bunk Beds)
Stayed 2 nights in January 2021

Very clean and friendly”

Prices the best

Reviewed January 28, 2021

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Dear David, Thank you for taking the time to review our property, your comments are very much valued. We are pleased that you found value and hospitality during your stay. We look forward to seeing you on your next trip to Port Elizabeth! Kind Regards Kayleigh and Jikeleza Staff

Responded January 29, 2021
Jikeleza International Backpacker Lodge
8.0
Excellent
Nina from Switzerland
Solo traveler
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

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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
8.4
Excellent
cen from China
Solo traveler
Double Room with Shared Bathroom
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

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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
2.0
Jayseelan from South Africa
Couple
Double Room with Shared Bathroom
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

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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
8.8
Excellent
Mqhelisi from South Africa
Solo traveler
Bed in 6-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
Stayed 1 night in February 2022

Excellent”

I got value for my money considering the amount I paid was less than R200 per night. This is a good place especially if you are a solo traveler. It is centrally located. Though their facilities like bathrooms, toilets and kitchen are communallly shared, they are very clean. One thing you must take note of is that they prefer only cash at reception, no card. Otherwise do yourself a favour and book online to reduce inconveniences.

Reviewed February 16, 2022

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4.7
Florian from Germany
Solo traveler
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

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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
Stayed 2 nights in May 2015

für ein kurzen Aufenthaltes top”

Zimmer , Lage, Atmosphäre
Reviewed June 07, 2015

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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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