Jikeleza International Backpacker Lodge
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7.8Very good

32 reviews

32 reviews

Service 8.6
Cleanliness 8.0
Value for money 7.9
Facilities 7.2
Location 7.2
Room comfort and quality 6.0
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7.2Very good

Location rating score

Very good location
Parking
Available
Popular landmarks
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum
330 m
St George's Park
400 m
The Donkin Reserve
800 m
Boardwalk Casino
4.6 km
cape Recife Nature reserve
9.1 km
Closest landmarks
Settler's Park
300 m
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum
330 m
St George’s Park Cricket Ground
390 m
St George's Park
400 m
St Georges Cricket Ground
430 m

Jikeleza International Backpacker Lodge

44 Cuyler Street, Port Elizabeth Central, Port Elizabeth, South Africa, 6001 - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Conveniently situated in the Port Elizabeth Central part of Port Elizabeth, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Boardwalk Casino.

Highlights

Hygiene Plus

330 meters to Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum

Check-in/out [private]

Airport transfer

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Facilities

Airport transfer

Car park

Shuttle service

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Golf course [on-site]

Tennis court

BBQ facilities

Luggage storage

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Port Elizabeth every 41 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money7.9
Distance to city center6.6 km
Location rating7.2
Nearest airportPort Elizabeth Airport (PLZ)
Distance to airport2.0 km

Rooms available at Jikeleza International Backpacker Lodge

Triple Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 single bed and 1 double b...
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Double Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 double bed
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Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 2 single beds
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Quadruple Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 2 single beds and 1 bunk be...
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Family Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 3 single beds and 1 bunk be...
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Single Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 single bed
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Private 4 Bed Room - Shared Bathrooms
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Garden view
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Mixed Dormitory Room (Bunk Beds)
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 3 bunk beds
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Bed in 6-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Shower and bathtub
  • 1 bunk bed
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5 Bed Room 5
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Garden view
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Frequently asked questions

Does Jikeleza International Backpacker Lodge provide shuttle service for getting around?

For your ease of travel around the city, Jikeleza International Backpacker Lodge provides None right at your doorstep making it easy for you to get to places smoothly.

What type of water sports activities are readily available at Jikeleza International Backpacker Lodge?

Jikeleza International Backpacker Lodge offers guest a wide variety of water sport activities such as snorkeling, fishing, wind surfing, diving, and canoe for you to take advantage of all that this property has to offer you.

Does Jikeleza International Backpacker Lodge provide an option for contactless check-in and check-out?

At Jikeleza International Backpacker Lodge, guests can take part in contactless check-in and check-out option provided by this property for your convenience and safety.

What is the average travel time to a nearby airport from Jikeleza International Backpacker Lodge?

The average travel time to get from Jikeleza International Backpacker Lodge to the airport is 9 minutes, but please keep in mind that the travel time may fluctuate based on traffic, weather conditions, and time of day.

What public parks are in close proximty of Jikeleza International Backpacker Lodge?

While remaining at Jikeleza International Backpacker Lodge, cherish your early morning or evening stroll at nearby park which include Pautz Field, Osborn Field, and Martin Field.

At what time of the year is Jikeleza International Backpacker Lodge most popular?

Jikeleza International Backpacker Lodge's most popular month where verified guests have stayed the most is in April.

What do visitors like most about Jikeleza International Backpacker Lodge?

Verified guests that stayed at Jikeleza International Backpacker Lodge have given this property a rating of 8.581 for its excellent service as the primary highlight for their stay.

What is the verified guest review consensus about Jikeleza International Backpacker Lodge's swimming pool?

100.0% of our verified customer feedback have given a positive review and comments about this property's swimming pool. You can look up on more detailed customer reviews, and comments for Jikeleza International Backpacker Lodge down in the review section.

What is the typical rating that past Business travelers' have given to Jikeleza International Backpacker Lodge?

Past business travelers that have stayed at this property have given Jikeleza International Backpacker Lodge an average rating of 7.1. You can look up more detailed customer evaluations and remarks by filtering for a specific type of verified travelers down in the review section.

What do local visitors think about Jikeleza International Backpacker Lodge?

Verified local travelers that have stayed at this property have given Jikeleza International Backpacker Lodge an average rating of 7.7. You can look up on more detailed customer evaluations, and comments for this property down in the review section.

What time is check-in and check-out at Jikeleza International Backpacker Lodge?

Check-in is from 03:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM. You may inquire about early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guest visitors checking in or out before or after the specified time frame may be charged an additional fee.

What people love about Jikeleza International Backpacker Lodge

  • 8.8

    Excellent
    Cleanliness

    "Clean and very amazing"

    Jermaine

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    December 23, 2022

  • 8.8

    Excellent
    Bathroom

    "Though their facilities like bathrooms, toilets and kitchen are communallly shared, they are very clean."

    Mqhelisi

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    February 16, 2022

  • 8.8

    Excellent

    "Good place for backpackers."

    Jermaine

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    December 23, 2022

Property ranking|Compared to 515 Port Elizabeth properties
Cheapest price score
Room comfort score
6/10
Service score
8.6/10
Value for money score
7.9/10
Better than
99
%
of Port Elizabeth properties
Better than
95
%
of Port Elizabeth properties
Better than
92
%
of Port Elizabeth properties
Better than
91
%
of Port Elizabeth properties
More about Jikeleza International Backpacker Lodge

More about Jikeleza International Backpacker Lodge

Jikeleza International Backpacker Lodge

There is never a shortage of things to do in Port Elizabeth. Staying at Jikeleza International Backpacker Lodge, located just minutes away from the city center, means you will not miss any of Port Elizabeth amazing sights.
The range of services provided by Jikeleza International Backpacker Lodge ensures all travelers get the most out of their stay. Post your pictures and answer your emails whenever you want, with the hostel's free Wi-Fi internet access. Pre-plan your rides to and from the airport with the hostel's easy to book transportation services. The hostel provides taxi, car hire and shuttle services to help you get to where you want to go in Port Elizabeth.
Parking is always available, provided by the hostel for their driving guests. While lodging at this wonderful hostel, the helpful staff at the front desk can assist you with multiple services that include concierge service and luggage storage. If you want seats to city's best entertainment, you can get help through the hostel's ticket service and tours. The hostel's on-site dry cleaning service and laundry service help you keep your favorite travel outfits clean so you can pack less.
In-room conveniences include daily housekeeping, so you can relax and enjoy your stay. The hostel is entirely non-smoking, ensuring a clean air environment. Smoking is restricted to the designated smoking areas.
Guestrooms at Jikeleza International Backpacker Lodge are fitted with all the amenities travelers need. The hostel provides linen service in some rooms for the benefit of guests. Knowing that bathroom amenities play an important role in increasing guests' satisfaction, the hostel provides a hair dryer and toiletries in some select rooms.


Dining and things to do

If you're truly selective about eating, you'll be grateful for the in-house BBQ facilities and shared kitchen available here.
Jikeleza International Backpacker Lodge promises you a fun-packed holiday with a variety of activities and facilities. Hot days can be cool fun with water activities like fishing, snorkeling, diving and wind surfing. You won't need anything for water activity fun other than your own enthusiasm, with aquatic activity conveniences like canoes and water park made available at Jikeleza International Backpacker Lodge. Have some easy fun and maybe meet others while playing recreation activities such as horse riding.
In a competitive mood? Get sporty with your travel group or other guests at the ping-pong table, tennis court, golf course on site, hiking trails and bowling alley in the hostel. Have some relaxing fun with family and friends at the library and shared lounge and TV area. Souvenir shopping for yourself or those back home takes no time at all at the shops.


Around the property

Visit the sights and local attractions of Port Elizabeth during your stay at the hostel. Pose in front of The Donkin Reserve located 790 m away, and you can always show your friends the time you went to Port Elizabeth.


Reasons to stay here

Rooms here are cheaper than 99% of accommodations in the city.
This hostel's food and dining score higher than 94% of accommodations in the city.
Room comfort is said to be outstanding here, scoring higher than 94% of accommodations in the city.

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Amenities and facilities

Very good
Facilities

7.2

Languages spoken
  • English
Internet access
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
Things to do, ways to relax
  • Bowling alley
  • Canoeing
  • Diving
  • Fishing
  • Game room
  • Garden
  • Golf course [on-site]
  • Hiking
  • Horseback riding
  • On-site entertainment
  • Pub crawl
  • Snorkeling
  • Squash court
  • Table tennis
  • Tennis court
  • Ticket services
  • Tours
  • Water park
  • Wind surfing
Cleanliness and safety
  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Body thermometer
  • Cashless payment service
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Doctor/nurse on call
  • Face coverings on staff
  • First aid kit
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Hygiene certification
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Safe dining setup
  • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Sterilizing equipment
  • Temperature check for guests and staff
Dining, drinking, and snacking
  • Bar
  • BBQ facilities
  • Shared kitchen
  • Vending machine
Services and conveniences
  • Concierge
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • Currency exchange
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Ironing service
  • Laundry service
  • Library
  • Lockers
  • Luggage storage
  • Postal service
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Shops
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area
  • Terrace
  • Xerox/fax in business center
For the kids
  • Family room
Land sports
  • Golf course (within 3 km)
Access
  • Check-in/out [private]
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Safety/security feature
  • Security [24-hour]
Getting around
  • Airport transfer
  • Car park [on-site]
  • Rental car
  • Shuttle service
  • Taxi service

Location

44 Cuyler Street, Port Elizabeth Central, Port Elizabeth, South Africa, 6001
Very good
Location

7.2

Airports
  • Port Elizabeth Airport (PLZ)
    2.0 km
  • Bhisho Airport (VIY)
    195.7 km
Public transportation
  • Port Elizabeth Railway Station
    1.1 km
  • Valley Railway Station
    1.6 km
Hospital or clinic
  • Rink Street Pharmacy
    430 m
Cash withdrawal
  • ATM
    180 m

What's nearby

Popular landmarks
  • Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum
    330 m
  • St George's Park
    400 m
  • The Donkin Reserve
    800 m
  • Boardwalk Casino
    4.6 km
  • cape Recife Nature reserve
    9.1 km
  • Sardinia Bay Local Authority Nature Reserve
    12.8 km
  • Baywest Mall
    14.6 km
  • Volkswagen Autopavillion
    27.0 km
  • Storms River Bridge
    155.2 km
Nearby landmarks
  • Settler's Park
    300 m
  • Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum
    330 m
  • St George’s Park Cricket Ground
    390 m
  • St George's Park
    400 m
  • St Georges Cricket Ground
    430 m
  • Rink Street Pharmacy
    430 m
  • Crusaders Squash Club
    480 m
  • Mastertons Coffee and Tea Specialists
    530 m
  • Settlers Park
    540 m
  • Public Swimming Pool
    550 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.

Property policies

Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Infant 0-2 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib may be requested directly from the property.
Children 3-4 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 5 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out
  • Check-in from15:00
  • Check-in until18:00
  • Check-out from08:00
  • Check-out until10:00
  • Reception open until18:00
Getting around
  • Distance from city center6.6 km
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)9
The property
  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsyes
  • Number of bars/lounges0
  • Number of floors2
  • Number of restaurants0
  • Number of rooms 11
  • Room voltage240
  • Year property opened1996
  • Most recent renovation2005
Parking
  • Daily parking fee0 ZAR

Reviews of Jikeleza International Backpacker Lodge from real guests

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
7.8
Service8.6
Cleanliness8.0
Value for money7.9
Facilities7.2
Location7.2
Room comfort and quality6.0
High score for Port Elizabeth
Rating
9+ Exceptional (2)
8-9 Excellent (5)
7-8 Very Good (3)
6-7 Good (1)
<6 Below Expectation (2)

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8.8
Excellent
Colin from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Mixed Dormitory Room (Bunk Beds)
Stayed 1 night in June 2019

I was in transit”

Great staff. Clean. Either noisy locals or backpacker guests at 04:30hrs onwards, so got up. Checked with another guest and said the same as me. It happens from time to time.

Reviewed June 13, 2019

Hi Colin, sorry to hear that there were noisy guests who disturbed your sleep. We are usually a very quiet Backpackers. Thank you for your review.

Responded December 14, 2021
Jikeleza International Backpacker Lodge
8.0
Excellent
Richard from Australia
Solo traveler
Stayed 7 nights in March 2018

Ideal cheap and close option for international cricket”

Stayed in one of the huts with double bed for 7 nights. The hut was fine, till the rain of the last 24-hours or so which seeped through gaps in the walls and pooled on the floor. The shared bathroom was fine, except being built under an existing dwelling you've got to be careful not to hit your head on the joist. A security guard watches the front of the property, which made parking a car there for one night less stressful as it’s on-street parking only. I’d recommend it as a cheap option for following the cricket at St George’s.

Reviewed March 19, 2018

Hi Richard, sorry about the water in the room. I will attend to this immediately. Yes the bathroom under the house is a bit low so I use the other two bathrooms and leave that for the shorter people. Thank you for staying with us and hope to see you again.

Responded April 12, 2018
Jikeleza International Backpacker Lodge
8.4
Excellent
Daniel from Switzerland
Solo traveler
Mixed Dormitory Room (Bunk Beds)
Stayed 1 night in July 2018

Excellent”

Good value for money. The student who works there is so friendly and helpful. She mad so many phone calls to find out a plan for me. She is amazing you just tell her what your ideas are of what you want to do and she will figure out a way of how to do it.

Reviewed July 18, 2018

Hi Daniel, thank you for your comments. We pride ourselves on our friendly staff and we spend a lot of time in training. Siphe, the lady that helped you, will be pleased to hear your comments. Thanks

Responded September 04, 2018
Jikeleza International Backpacker Lodge
10.0
Exceptional
David from South Africa
Business traveler
Mixed Dormitory Room (Bunk Beds)
Stayed 2 nights in January 2021

Very clean and friendly”

Prices the best

Reviewed January 28, 2021

Dear David, Thank you for taking the time to review our property, your comments are very much valued. We are pleased that you found value and hospitality during your stay. We look forward to seeing you on your next trip to Port Elizabeth! Kind Regards Kayleigh and Jikeleza Staff

Responded January 29, 2021
Jikeleza International Backpacker Lodge
8.0
Excellent
Nina from Switzerland
Solo traveler
Stayed 3 nights in December 2018

X-Mas 2018”

I spent three nights there and I was basically alone. There were few other people whom I've never actually met so it's maybe not the best place to stay at as a solo traveler. The staff was quite friendly and helpful and the area seems quite safe at daytime.

Reviewed December 27, 2018

Hi Nina, Thank you for choosing us. I am glad our staff were accommodating as they are our best asset. A Backpackers is a great place to meet new people and I see there were 18+ guests staying in the Backpackers when you were there.

Responded April 15, 2019
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