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New York City, New York
Reviewed 2 May 2013

We were only in town for one night, but i think it would have been fine for 2--there were only four guests in the whole place so it was very quiet; great pool and poolside area, modest kitchen but it works, small indoor common area, braai area outside, decent sized dorms with worn but clean sheets, basic bathrooms but clean,...

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Munster, Germany
Reviewed 3 December 2012

On my trip to South Africa, the Hippo Backpackers has been one of my favorite places to stay so far! I really enjoyed the helpful and very friendly staff! Since I haven't been to PE before, they did a good job showing me around and explaining the directions to me on the map. In gerneral one can say that the...

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 20 November 2012

what a punch of unproffesional people!!!! I called to make a booking for one week, which was confirmed. Asked if I should make a deposit and/or confirm antything via e-mail. i was assured that the twin room was available and they don't even have bookings in the dorm during this week...today - check in date - I received a call,...

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Reviewed 13 July 2012

We stayed 3nights in double room, the shover was very small and night time was very cold and there is no heater, maybe summer is better for comming here. Othervise the place is nice,staff is very friendly and helpfull. We went to lion park and 1day to Jeffrey's bay. Tmrw going to Kruger for safari. If you planning to come...

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Heilbronn
Reviewed 25 February 2012

We had a short visit to P.E. Stayed only one night over and had a nice double room. There is also a nice small swimming pool, kitchen and spot outside to sit. close to the backpackers are nice restaurants (superstar charlie - very good pizza and pasta), bars and very good bakery. only 5 minutes walking distance.

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Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 19 August 2011

Traveling in low season I found myself to be the only one staying there one of my two nights and one of three people the other. The place was kept clean and the staff was laid back and friendly. Location seemed good as I was able to walk everywhere I felt like going.

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 March 2011

Just stopped here one night in dorm but the place seemed nice, quiet but clean etc and a nice pool!!

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Perth
Reviewed 24 February 2010

PE is a place to avoid if you've not got long in SA. It is only 40 mins to Jeffreys bay etc or to the Safari Parks. Stopped here having flown from Durban in the afternoon and should have driven on. Backpackers was clean enough, though shower a bit grim - but good for a backpackers. Good facilities -bar, pool,...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located in PE"S trendy and friendly neighbourhood of Richmond Hill where street-side cafes,restaurants and pubs are just around the corner, this owner-run lodge offers homely and comfortable accommodation in a garden setting.Centrally situated, The Hippo is close to most of PE's main attractions,banks,laundry and shops.Experience Port Elizabeth on foot while exploring heritage trails and art walks,historic sites,museums and arts and craft galleries. Thirsty? Have an artisan beer at a microbrewery,, then walk down the street and enjoy the vibe at our neighborhood pubs and restaurants.If this all sounds like hard work, you have the option to sunbath,read and swim in our hippo-sized pool while our friendly staff advice you on all adventure and culture activities on offer. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Hippo Backpackers

Address: 14 Glen Street, Port Elizabeth 6001, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Port Elizabeth
Price Range: $23 - $38 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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