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Maclear
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Good news to Port St Visitors is that the monkey is operational again after the devastating fire that destroyed the kitchen and bar (the accommodation part was unaffected by the fire). The bar and dining room is temporary housed in the front portion bur plans are afoot to move it back to its old spot., albeit in a different form....

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Staphorst, The Netherlands
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

We had a nice stay in jungle monkeys. If it's possible try to book the monkey view room, nice room with beautiful view. It was very quiet at our visit but normally there is a good vibe I think. PappaG is a very friendly and interesting guy, we wish you All the best!

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 27 July 2016

Only stayed here one night (thank goodness). The place was clean but I didn't enjoy the vibe at all; lots of boozy hippies all over the place and a creepy feel to the communal lounge/bar area. it's also a bit disconcerting to have a big warning sign at the entrance saying 'strictly no drugs'. Thankfully our room was a quiet...

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Ghent, Belgium
Reviewed 12 July 2016

We stayed here one night, out of season. Before we came we checked if they were still open since half the place, the restaurant and kitchen area, burned down. They said they were. We were welcomed by a young girl, she was a bit off we thought. The owners are a young hippie couple, with a child running around the...

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Wilderness, South Africa
Reviewed 5 May 2016

The bar and restaurant is great! There is always some nice vibe around with some locals and guests! The hikes in the area are really great and Luanda is your local guide will take you around! There is great views around in the area and its a perfect stop on way to durban!

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Limburgerhof, Germany
Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

The Jungle Monkey is a Backpackers with ups and downs. On the one hand they have a nice bar area with livemusic from time to time as well as a good overall appearance. Some of the staff members were extremely friendly, helpfull and good to talk to while others seemed absent and uninterested in helping you. The kitchen area was...

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Mthatha, South Africa
Reviewed 10 March 2016

I have previously stayed at two other backpackers in Wilderness and Capetown, and I decided that a backpackers was not for me. So booking into Jungle Monkey, I was expecting the worst.. I was surprised to see that the rooms were kept really clean. I managed to stay one night in the Monkey View room and had to move to...

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 19 February 2016

Jungle Monkey is a great place to stay. After arranging my stay and setting up my shuttle from the Baz Bus drop off in Mthatha via a really bad Skype connection on my end with the very patient manager, staff made me feel welcomed by buying me my first drink (everyone has to have drink in the Jungle Monkey bar)...

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 21 January 2016

I don't normally leave really negative reviews - I try to be a realist and I think I'm pretty easygoing with most places (my travel companions to Jungle Monkey are equally as laid back) but this was one of the worst hostels I've ever been to. Unfortunately, I think in this case it was simply a bad room location that...

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Ghent, Belgium
Reviewed 20 January 2016

This is one of the best hostels that I have visited on my trip in South Africa. The people are crazy friendly, they offer a lot of interesting (and cheap) tours and they have a bar with live music, good drinks and even good food if you don't feel like cooking. You can cool down in one of the pools,...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
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  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Free Parking
  • Shuttle Bus Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Jungle Monkey is situated in the rugged and untouched heart of the Wild Coast, in South Africa’s Eastern Cape. Here, we are still impressed by what nature brings forth patiently and by the result of its rejuvenation. Port St. Johns is home to many rare species. Watch the parrots or go on a boat trip to see whales and dolphins during the sardine run.The stunning views and tranquil surroundings invite to go exploring. Stroll through the traditional Pondo villages or climb the rolling hills with our guides. We offer light hikes as well as adventurous full day trips.Enjoy a swim in our pools, sleep in our comfortable doubles, triples, the safari tent, dormitories or camp in the garden.Our restaurant offers a broad selection of hearty meals and the vibey bar invites to settle down after an adventurous day. Enjoy regular live performances by local artists or jam together on our fully equipped band stand. Use our instruments or bring your own.Just remember when the Pondo Fever strikes, you might never want to leave again. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Jungle Monkey Backpackers

Address: 3 Berea Road, Port St Johns, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Port St Johns
Price Range: £18 - £32 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 21
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Jungle Monkey And The Island Backpackers Hotel Port St Johns
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“Rooms and tents are great!”
 of 5 bubbles theob876, 5 May 2016 | Read review
“Choose the Monkey view room, or if that is booked, mountain view luxury tent, other self catering rooms not so great.”
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 of 5 bubbles justinromersa, 10 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Stay as far away from the bar/restaurant as you can and you will have a good experience!”
 of 5 bubbles llwkali, 21 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Monkey View was great”
 of 5 bubbles 315sannit, 28 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Ask to see them all.”
 of 5 bubbles Llewellynthetraveler, 24 Aug 2015 | Read review
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