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“Awesome place!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Lungile Backpackers Lodge

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Lungile Backpackers Lodge
Gothenburg, Sweden
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3 reviews
“Awesome place!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2011

Stayed at Lungile for almost 2 months and it is a great place to stay; superfriendly staff, good accomodation, lots of activities and a nice vibe :). Would definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled with friends
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Sydney, Australia
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90 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2011

Only a one night stay and it won't happen again! The people behind the desk had no idea and were drunk, poor service!

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
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kent
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2011

PE was a compulsary stop on the BazBus...I had read that there wasn't much to do in the town so I just spen one evening here.

I paid a deposit on line and settled the balance on arrival. Despite this - they deducted my credit card! It would have cost me more to telephone them to dispute it, given that by the time it came through on my card I was on a different Continent.

I stayed in a 12 bedded dorm (6 bunk beds) - however if you had the bottom bunk you couldn't even sit up!

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled solo
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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cybermarce, Manager at Lungile Backpackers Lodge, responded to this review, 9 April 2011
Thank you for taking the time to send a review of your stay. Your review is highly regarded. Apologies for the inconvenience caused regarding your payment. Could you please forward me your booking information ie your name and arrival date so I can make my best attempt in resolving the issue in the best possible way and send you feedback.

I hope you will choose to visit Port Elizabeth again and explore what the city and the area has to offer, Game Viewing at some of the most famous parks in South Africa like the Addo Elephant Park and the many other popular game parks in the area boasting the Big 5, cultural tours and a visit to the Apartheid Museum, scuba diving, surfing or surf lessons, sandboarding, whale and dolphin watching to mention just a few adventures on our doorstep.
If you would prefer to contact me directly my email address is admin@islandvibe.co.za

I look forward to your response.

Regards

Marcelle
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Frankfurt, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2010

This place met our expectations. They have friendly staff, nice and clean double room with ensuite and basic breakfast included. Bar + Pool area. Don't expect extra comfort though. It's a classical backpackers place. The hostal is located quite close to the waterfront (nicest area in Port Elisabeth) so many nice places are reachable in walking distance.

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled as a couple
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Edinburgh
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2009

I found Lungile Lodge to be an excellent place to stay for my total of 5 nights there, on 2 separate occasions. Some rooms are like a hotel with very decent double rooms with en-suite facilities and of course others are shared, but all are of a good standard.

Its set in Humewood which is a safe area (don't stay in the central area!). Just 5 mins away is the sea with a range of bars and restaurants (including Macdonalds!).

Bebe the manager was very helpful. I would definately recommend this backpackers to you.

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled solo
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Dublin
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2009

On arriving in Lungile, we were shown to our room, which had two people already in it. The somewhat grumpy staff then moved us to another room in which the creosote fumes from the woodwork nearly knocked us over, and the fridge made a colossal din all night. The lights didn't work and the shower wasn't great. All in all, not somewhere we'd recommend.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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UK
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2009

NIce location, clean, friendly, good decor, nice pool and really good atmosphere

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled solo
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Thank peresh
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Property: Lungile Backpackers Lodge
Address: 12 La Roche Drive, Port Elizabeth 6001, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Port Elizabeth
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 66 Speciality Lodging in Port Elizabeth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Lungile Backpackers Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 11
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