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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 23 May 2016

Lungile Lodge is the only backpackers to stay in in Port Elizabeth! It is clean, comfortable and close to what you need in Port Elizabeth. They offer a free city tour which was very informative and fun as well as other tours and adventures through their tour provider 'Afroventures'. I found the staff to be friendly and helpful. I will...

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

Hi Thank you for your review. Glad you found the lodge clean and comfortable during your stay and that the staff were so friendly and helpful :) Happy to hear that you enjoyed our free city tour of the friendly city! We hope you enjoyed your stay as much as we enjoyed having you!! Please come back and visit us...

Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 April 2016

I am giving this a very good rating as it did everything well. Only thing keeping it from being excellent is the fact it didn't excel or stand out from the crowd really. No real faults, just not much to get excited about either really if I am being honest. Pick up and drop off available when using Baz Bus...

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

Hi. Thank you for the review. Glad you found the lodge clean, comfortable and safe! We hope you enjoyed your stay with us:) Kind regards, Lungile Lodge

Miami, Florida
Reviewed 15 March 2016 via mobile

Stayed here one night, when passing through Port Elizabeth. Check in was efficient, and the staff friendly. The lounge area had a good vibe. Parking was on grounds. The room itself was clean, and met all expectations. All in all, good value for what we got.

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

Hi. Thank you for your review. Glad to hear the staff were friendly and that the amenities/facilities at the lodge were to your liking!!:) We enjoyed having you stay with us and hope you visit us again soon! Kind regards, Lungile Lodge

Reviewed 3 March 2016 via mobile

Location is great but didn't have that backpckers feel. Difficult to meet other backpackers and wasn't a very social place. Also communication with staff before arrival was difficult re:airport pickup

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

Hi, Thank you for the review. Due to the fact that we had a big group staying with us its understandable that you felt that way and found it hard to socialize but we usually have backpackers from all over the world stay with us!:) We apologize for any inconvenience caused regarding airport pickup and hope you come visit us...

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 19 February 2016

Only stayed one night enroute with the Baz Bus, but the room and bathroom were clean, atmosphere was good but not too loud from the rooms and overall seemed like a great place to stay. Good wifi in the common area only and free coffee and tea.

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

Hi Johnna Thank you for your review. We hope your stay with us was an enjoyable one even just for one night! Glad to hear you found the room clean and enjoyed the atmosphere of Lungile. Please visit us again soon and you are welcome to stay longer!:) Kind regards, Lungile Lodge

Basel, Switzerland
Reviewed 16 February 2016

The staff was friendly and my dorm was clean. In the evening you can light a fire and hang out at the pool. If think if the hostel is full there is not enough space outside to chillout togther. There not enough tables and they should add definitely some deckchairs. The location of the hostel is not so good if...

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

Good day. Thank you for your review. Glad to hear the staff were so friendly and that your room was clean. We will definitely look into getting more deckchairs and tables so people can chill together!! We hope you enjoyed your stay with us!:) Kind regards, Lungile Lodge

Reviewed 11 February 2016 via mobile

This is a pleasant place to stay with easy access to the main beach. We received a friendly welcome and our room was small but clean. The hostel provides everything that you would expect and need, including a self-catering kitchen and a sociable lounge area. The Sacramento Trail hike is a short drive away and highly recommended. Overall, a nice...

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

Hi Chris. Thank you for your review. Glad to know that you received a friendly welcome by staff and that the facilities at the lodge were to your liking!! The Sacramento trail is must and so glad you enjoyed it:) We hope your stay with us was a memorable one and please visit us again soon! Kind regards, Lungile Lodge

Reviewed 16 January 2016

It's situated in one of the best areas of PE, near to the beach and many restaurants, pubs and bars. First, the Staff was quite nice, friendly. The common areas and the room were quite clean. My room was a bit noise, but still I could sleep quite well. Breakfast buffet for only R40!!

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

Hi Thank you for your great review. Glad to hear that the staff were so friendly and the facilities at the lodge were to your liking!! We hope you enjoyed your stay as much as we enjoyed having you!:) Please visit us again soon! Kind regards, Lungile Lodge

Reviewed 29 December 2015 via mobile

The only place I stay at when I'm in PE. With great staff that will you make feel at home. Good range of rooms that's always neat and tidy. Great location, close to the airport, restaurants and bars. Really great place

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

Hi Thank you for your review and that you continue to stay with us when visiting PE. Glad to hear Lungile feels like a "home away from home" for you and that the amenities were to your liking. We enjoy having you stay with us and look forward to your next visit!:) Kind regards, Lungile Lodge

Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 18 November 2015

Lungile Lodge is a hidden gem hidden in the city of Port Elizabeth. Wonderful for solo travellers, groups, families, backpackers - it offers the perfect place to base all of your adventures if you are in PE. With a very homey vibe, AMAZING couches and a nice pool out back its easy to just take life easy while there. This...

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

Hi Thank you for your lovely review. We are always trying to create a home away from home atmosphere at the lodge for our guests. Glad you felt the homey vibe!! Happy to hear that the amenities at the lodge were to your liking, whether it be lounging on the comfy couches or relaxing by the pool. Our tour company...

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  • Pool
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
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Additional Information about Lungile Backpackers Lodge

Address: 12 La Roche Drive, Port Elizabeth 6001, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Port Elizabeth
Price Range: $27 - $68 (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, 1 Jan 2017 | Read review
“just ask for what you want”
 of 5 bubbles ConnieG69, 9 Nov 2016 | Read review
“avoid double room just off the main common room if you want to sleep”
 of 5 bubbles mmmp4cj2, 15 Sep 2016 | Read review
“the room upstairs is bigger and have more ventilation”
 of 5 bubbles AnastasiaLeeHL, 17 Jun 2016 | Read review
“No real tips, but the rooms all have their own bathrooms which is great. :)”
 of 5 bubbles RoxanneL700, 6 Nov 2015 | Read review
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