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The Hippo Backpackers
Denver, Colorado
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10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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“Clean and friendly.”
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.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled solo
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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2011

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

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Perth
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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, internet, parking for some.
Area not so great. Felt run-down and wouldn't like to have walked anywhere. Woken at night by the manager worried our car might have been under threat of wheel thiefs (we had parked outside the electric gates to get a quick get away in the morning) so was quick to move into security.

  • Stayed January 2010, travelled as a couple
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Property: The Hippo Backpackers
Address: 14 Glen Street, Port Elizabeth 6001, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Port Elizabeth
Amenities:
Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #48 of 73 Speciality Lodging in Port Elizabeth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 10
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 
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