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Lungile Backpackers Lodge
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“My favorite hostel in SA :)”
Reviewed 16 July 2014

Was traveling on my own last April-May in South Africa and had a 2 day stop in PE. Didn't know where to stay so I picked a hostel in the Coast 2 Coast guide and I'm so lucky I chose Lungile!!! Had such a great time there. Leigh and John are such great hosts and they know how to make you comfortable, they help you to plan your trip and even organize some events! Met loads of fun people there. If you're open-minded, looking to meet people and have a fun time this place is for you!
Amina :)

  • Stayed May 2014
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Clare-Amber, Administrator at Lungile Backpackers Lodge, responded to this review, 22 October 2014
Good Day Amina

Thank you for your review. Its good to know that you had such a fun time at the lodge and that it gave you the opportunity to meet new people!! Kind regards, Lungile Lodge
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Pretoria, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 July 2014

I was pleasantly surprised at how much there was to see and do in Port Elizabeth and loved my stay at Lungile. The private room I was in was very comfortable and clean. There was enough people around that there was a great atmosphere and Leigh, John & Casey were very hospitable and went out of their way to make my stay very memorable. It was pretty cold while I was there but nice and cosy by the fire in the lounge, a good place to meet other travellers and relax. Make sure you get out on a walking tour of P.E with John or Leigh, loads to see in town and nice to do it on foot... Will definitely be back one day!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled solo
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Clare-Amber, Administrator at Lungile Backpackers Lodge, responded to this review, 22 October 2014
Hi Claire

Thank you for the lovely review. Glad to know your stay with us was a memorable one! (with help from the staff:). Hope you enjoyed the cosiness of the fire place on those cold days you spent with us! It was a pleasure having you and hope you come visit us again soon!:)
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed 26 June 2014

I have always stayed here when passing through Port Elizabeth and have always found it welcoming and comfortable. I look forward to visiting again before the end of the year!
Located close to pretty much everything you want from P.E.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled on business
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Clare-Amber, Administrator at Lungile Backpackers Lodge, responded to this review, 21 October 2014
Good Day

Thank you for your review. Good to know that your stay with us was enjoyable and comfortable.
Looking forward to your next visit!!:)
Kind regards, Lungile Lodge
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Reviewed 25 June 2014 via mobile

This hostel is adequate. There is nothing really that make it stand apart from any other. The location is good and close to the beach but the atmosphere is none existing. It offer some clean rooms and a pool that is good. This is good for a stay but need some atmosphere.

  • Stayed March 2014
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Hilversum, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 11 June 2014

Loved this place! Location is great, only a 5-minute walk to the beach and several restaurants.
The facilities are very good; clean and spacious rooms, free wifi, swimmingpool, big kitchen and a nice living room with a fireplace and pool table.
Special thanks to the staff; Leigh, John and Lyle really made my stay worthwhile! They go out of their way to make your stay as comfortable and fun as possible.
I would definitely stay here again next time I visit PE!

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled solo
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Clare-Amber, Administrator at Lungile Backpackers Lodge, responded to this review, 21 October 2014
Good Day

Thank you for the lovely review. The staff very much enjoyed having you stay at the lodge and hope that it was a fun, comfortable and memorable experience for you!! Looking forward to your next visit!:)
Kind regards, Lungile Lodge
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 June 2014

I stayed here for three nights with a friend and had a great time. The facilities were much better than the average backpackers and the staff were great, it never felt like they were just helping you because it was their job. This is probably the best backpackers I've stayed in overall in SA in terms of the backpackers itself.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Clare-Amber, Administrator at Lungile Backpackers Lodge, responded to this review, 21 October 2014
Hi Anna

Thank you for the great review. Its good to hear that you had a great time at the lodge and that the staff were friendly and helpful during your stay!:)
Kind regards, Lungile Lodge
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 June 2014

Lungile is a great backpackers. The area is quite quiet and your close to the sea, about 15 minute walk. Leigh and John, who both work at the reception, are both very cool people with whom I spent quite some time with whilst I was there. The backpackers itself has a relaxed vibe. Dorms are clean and every dorm has it's own bathroom.

Lungile offers a variety of different activities, the backpackers often offer discounts on services and activities, which is pretty sweet. Lungile has its occasional braai, you never know when, but suddenly they say, get some meat, we're braaing tonight. Which was cool with music and a lot of people!

I'd definately recommend Lungile. Especially when you're taking the Bazbus!


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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled solo
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Clare-Amber, Administrator at Lungile Backpackers Lodge, responded to this review, 21 October 2014
Hi Mels

Thank you for the review. "Braai" times at the lodge are a great way to socialise and relax with the staff and other guests:) hope your stay with us was a memorable one!
Kind regards, Lungile Lodge
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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
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Ranked #12 of 73 Speciality Lodging in Port Elizabeth
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Hotel Class:4 star — Lungile Backpackers Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 11
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