Jikeleza Lodge

44 Cuyler St., Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, 6011, South Africa

In a quiet part of the Central neighborhood, this hostel tends to attract mature backpackers who are more interested in culture and adventure activities than partying. Rooms are clean, comfortable, and basic, the communal kitchen is well-appointed, and the managers are friendly and helpful. There's a lovely garden looking over the valley, which has a communal braai (barbecue) area and visiting dassies (a guinea pig–like animal unique to South Africa).

PROS

  • within walking distance of restaurants and bars in less touristy area than the beachfront
  • tables in the garden make dining (either brought in or cooked in the communal kitchen) a pleasure
  • free Wi-Fi

CONS

  • you will need to take a taxi to the beachfront
  • service is a little sloppy
  • bookings and deposits have been known to go awry on occasion

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 041-586–3721

HOTEL DETAILS

6 rooms
Rate Includes: Credit cards accepted No meals

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