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Alyth, Scotland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What luck to find such a nice lodge! It is on the Baz Bus route so it was easy to get there. I had booked a room and was pleased that we had a private bath. The lodge is about a 5 minute walk from the beach and the fabulous McArthur swimming pool in Nelson Mandela Bay. There are several...

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Clare-Amber, Administrator at Lungile Backpackers Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review! Glad to hear that the staff were friendly and helpful and that you were pleased with your room and the amenities at the lodge. We are located just a short distance from the beach, bars/restaurants and the McArthers swimming pool (We hope you enjoyed it!). We hope your stay with us was a memorable...

Chile
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

The place is well located, close to the beach and in a good neighborhood. I took a double room that has a confortable bed. Bathroom were no really clean. The staff are ok but you can not trust when they are booking an activity. I took a one day tour to addo and they never told me that the activity...

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Clare-Amber, Administrator at Lungile Backpackers Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. We apologise for any inconvenience caused by the cancelled activity, the staff should have let you know well before hand. We hope your stay with us was comfortable and that you enjoyed the beach!:) Kind regards, Lungile Lodge

San Diego, California
Reviewed 18 October 2016

I had a terrible 2 night stay here, & it was magnified by the staff who could not care less if I was comfortable or felt safe. The property is below cleanliness standards of even the most average person. The room was basically a bed in a bathroom. The doors, locks & windows were all old & functioned poorly. The...

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Western Cape, South Africa
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Me and a friend stayed in the 6 bed dorm, with our own en suite bathroom to share. The backpackers is ideally located, with an easy walk down to pubs, restaurants and the beach. The overall vibe of the place is also very nice, and tidy! I had a lovely stay, but just want to point out that the floors...

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Clare-Amber, Administrator at Lungile Backpackers Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review! We do love the fact that we are located only a short distance from the beaches, pubs/bars and resturants:) Happy to hear that you enjoyed the "vibe" of Lungile and we hope your stay with us was a memorable one! We apologize for any inconvience caused by the noise (guests moving around at night)...

Reviewed 22 September 2016

The lodge was very beautiful and welcoming. The staff was helpful to organize tours and the amenities were clean. The place is located at 10 minutes walking distance from the beach and we felt very safe.

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Clare-Amber, Administrator at Lungile Backpackers Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. So glad to hear that you felt welcomed and that the staff were friendly and helpful with organizing tours and activities! We hope your stay with us was a memorable one and that the facilities at the lodge were to your liking!:) Please visit us again soon! Kind regards, Lungile Lodge

Reviewed 16 September 2016

We were travelling via the baz bus and had to stop in port elizabeth, so chose lungile lodge hoping for a comfortable place to rest before moving on early the next morning. Main problem was noise. We paid extra for a double room but this was located directly off the common room. We had to be up at 0600 for...

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Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

One of the most cheapest place I have ever stayed in. People always miss the fact that this is backpackers accommodation and not fancy. The place is situated very close to the beach... A walk away. Place could do with some renovations and a improvement but for the R150 per night price not much complaints can be said. I had...

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Clare-Amber, Administrator at Lungile Backpackers Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. Thank you for choosing to stay with us on your weekend away. We hope you enjoyed your stay as much as we enjoyed having you!!:) Please visit us again soon! Kind regards, Lungile Lodge

Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Impossible to get some sleep here. Old beds and beddings in the dorm. I've been in party hostels before, but in this one there's no possibility to get some rest during the whole night. Wi-Fi pretty slow (as always)

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Clare-Amber, Administrator at Lungile Backpackers Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. We tell all our guests to be aware of noise levels as there will be other guests sleeping. We apologize for any inconvenience caused. Kind regards, Lungile Lodge

Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 September 2016

The hostel was nice, clean and well looked after. It felt very safe and secure. The staff were all very pleasant, helpful and accommodating. Can cater from large groups and at quite short notice. Had a few drinks downstairs with a pool table and a tv to wait for all the group. Located just up from the beach and a...

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Clare-Amber, Administrator at Lungile Backpackers Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Happy to hear that the staff were so helpful and friendly and that you felt safe and secure during your stay. We are located just a short distance from the beaches, bars and restaurants :) hope your stay with us was an enjoyable one and please visit us again soon!:) Kind regards, Lungile Lodge

Hermanus, Western Cape, South Africa
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

The outside of the house looks very inviting. Once inside, we had a double room as well as 2 dorm beds, I was a bit taken back. The smell in the double room was unbearable. We slept with all the windows and door partly open. The sliding door to toilet was in pieces, the shower glass doors where off track...

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Clare-Amber, Administrator at Lungile Backpackers Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for bringing the above issues to our attention. We will investigate the "smell' you experienced in your room and repair the sliding and shower doors. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by the above. Kind regards, Lungile Lodge

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  • Pool
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
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Additional Information about Lungile Backpackers Lodge

Address: 12 La Roche Drive, Port Elizabeth 6001, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Port Elizabeth
Price Range: RM89 - RM218 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Lungile Backpackers Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 11
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“just ask for what you want”
 of 5 bubbles ConnieG69, 9 Nov 2016 | Read review
“avoid double room just off the main common room if you want to sleep”
 of 5 bubbles mmmp4cj2, 15 Sep 2016 | Read review
“the room upstairs is bigger and have more ventilation”
 of 5 bubbles AnastasiaLeeHL, 17 Jun 2016 | Read review
“No real tips, but the rooms all have their own bathrooms which is great. :)”
 of 5 bubbles RoxanneL700, 6 Nov 2015 | Read review
“I had a good dorm room”
 of 5 bubbles Crew_33South, 8 Oct 2015 | Read review
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