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12 La Roche Drive Humewood, Port Elizabeth 6001 South Africa
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#12 of 145 Speciality lodging in Port Elizabeth
Lungile Backpackers Lodge is located along the marine drive area of Humewood in Port Elizabeth - a hub of activity throughout the year. A 5-minute walk from Lungile will bring you to the main beach, restaurants, beach bars, a skate park, the popular boardwalk, booming nightlife – any of which is bound to be hosting the hype of the day! Lungile offers high quality budget accommodation- choose between private rooms, private en suite rooms dorms or camping. Communal areas offer self-catering facilities, TV and free WiFi.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Airport transportation
BBQ facilities
Outdoor pool
Horseback riding
Walking tours
Shuttle bus service
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans
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Allan wrote a review Nov 2020
Cape Town, South Africa1 contribution
I booked and paid online 9 November 2020, received no confirmation. They are not responding to email and telephone line is down. Credit Card payment processed, our bank confirms. They are not reachable to refund me.
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Date of stay: November 2020
Jay Middy wrote a review Mar 2020
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Lungile backpackers is just the best in Port Elizabeth,I've been visiting PE for a some time now but honestly I cant opt for anywhere else.The place is always neat,beds clean,spacious and well furnished kitchen.Eunice makes me feel at home everytime I visit,she is friendly and very helpful,,she goes out of her way to make you feel very comfortable.I highly recommend Lungile Backpackers
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
Response from Clare-Amber, Administrator at Lungile Backpackers
Responded 15 Mar 2020
Thank you for your review. Happy to hear that you found the amenities at the backpackers to your liking!! Eunice is a valued member of our staff and she is always willing to go the extra mile to help guests. We love that you feel at home during your stay with us and you are welcome back anytime!! Kind regards, Lungile Backpackers
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Erin L wrote a review Dec 2019
Washington DC, District of Columbia5 contributions
I was here for one night on a Monday. The facilities are lovely and the staff were so nice, but this is a crazy party hostel. The music was absolutely blaring all afternoon until past 10. My room opened onto the pool area and it. was. SO. loud. The pool party lasted all night - some of the whooping woke me at 4AM. If you're with a big group looking to party, this is your place - everyone else should steer clear!
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
Response from Clare-Amber, Administrator at Lungile Backpackers
Responded 05 Jan 2020
Thank you for the review. We apologize for any inconvenience caused during your stay with us. We do have rules in place regarding the noise levels which are also noted in our terms and conditions that guests should adhere to. Thank you for bringing this to our attention. Kind regards, Lungile Backpackers
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jean wrote a review Nov 2019
London, United Kingdom6 contributions1 helpful vote
great location and grounds , near the beach, shopping , nice walks .really good service,friendly and helpful staff. clean and spacious rooms and shared facilities : kitchen and lounge , pool table...nice and quiet .
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Response from Clare-Amber, Administrator at Lungile Backpackers
Responded 05 Jan 2020
Thank you for the review. Happy to hear that the staff were friendly and helpful. We hope you enjoyed your stay with us and exploring the city!! Glad the amenities at the backpackers were to your liking!:) Kind regards, Lungile Backpackers
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pit wrote a review Oct 2019
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A very warm welcome from a young lady eunize,her hospitality was very good.she made our stay comfortable,she taught my girlfriend snooker and the fire in the fireplace was good.The beds were clean and white,the location is safe,restaurants very near and the beach.The problem i had was noisey guests after 12mid night jumping in the pool but a certain man(security )came chased them out.I'm definitely coming back in the future and i will recommend this place to other travelers.Thank you eunize and staff.
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Date of stay: September 2019
Response from Clare-Amber, Administrator at Lungile Backpackers
Responded 06 Oct 2019
Thank you for your review. Glad to hear that the staff were so friendly and welcoming. We hope your stay with us was a memorable one!! We do inform our guests about keeping noise levels to a minimum and thank you for bringing this to our attention. You are welcome back anytime!:) Kind regards, Lungile Backpackers
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US$33 - US$43 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
South AfricaEastern CapePort Elizabeth
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Frequently Asked Questions about Lungile Backpackers
Which popular attractions are close to Lungile Backpackers?
Nearby attractions include King's Beach (0.3 km), Splash Waterworld Supertubes (0.4 km), and Humewood Beach (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Lungile Backpackers?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Lungile Backpackers?
Guests can enjoy a lounge and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Lungile Backpackers?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Lungile Backpackers?
Conveniently located restaurants include Raasoie, RocoMamas Dolphins Leap - Halaal, and Barn & Barrel.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Lungile Backpackers?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Lungile Backpackers have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Lungile Backpackers offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Lungile Backpackers?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.
Are there any historical sites close to Lungile Backpackers?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Prince Alfred's Guard Memorial (4.4 km), Old Post Office Building (2.4 km), and Holy Trinity Anglican Church (3.1 km).