Hostels in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, for Budget Travellers

Port Elizabeth fringes Algoa Bay at the western end of the Sunshine Coast. It is a major port city and offers many good bathing beaches, great surf spots and excellent water sports. Marine life in the bay is also sensational, with plenty of dolphins and whales that can be spotted throughout the year. The Donkin Heritage Trail takes in the Old Hill neighborhood's Victorian landmarks. Coastal boat tours spot whales and rare seabirds, while wildlife reserves outside the metropolitan area are home to elephants, rhinos and other big game. The city center has improved with urban regeneration projects, and it boasts numerous heritage buildings that are well worth a look. Port Elizabeth is also a convenient gateway to destinations in either direction along the coast, as well as to the eastern Karoo, and these hostels provide an excellent base for exploring the area.
How much do hostels in Port Elizabeth cost?
Average Dorm Price $14 ($12 to $15)
Average Double Private Room Price (in a hostel) $35 ($12 to $53)

Dorm Bed: $15.46
Private Room: $6.18
Overall Rating: 83%
18 Carden Street Redhouse , Port Elizabeth South Africa
28 Towpath on the Riverfront offers an environmentally sustainable riverfront travel accommodation in the peaceful Redhouse village in the heart of Port Elizabeth. The facility offers big bedrooms, a large lounge, farm-style-kitchen, and indoor garden, and a young fruit forest. The property can provide windsurfing lessons and equipment, and hire of canoes, paddleboards, a rowing boat and windsurfers. There is a large back garden suitable for camping and off- street parking. This riverfront accommodation has a rural, countryside, rustic feel, with its wooden floors and large bedrooms with high ceilings. The rooms all have big windows that offer lots of fresh air and light. All rooms can lock and have locker and cupboard space. Free breakfast, linens, and parking are included with your stay.

Dorm Bed: $14.10
Private Room: $20.54
Overall Rating: 80%
12 laroche drive humewood port elizabeth , Port Elizabeth South Africa
Lungile lodge looks forward to sharing their friendly city, homely lodge, and fun-filled adventurous days with you. Lungile Backpackers Lodge is ideally located along the marine drive area of Humewood which is the hub of activity in Port Elizabeth. A mere five-minute walk from Lungile will lead you to the beach, restaurants, beach side bars, skate park, and booming nightlife. Lungile offers high quality budget accommodation: camping, dorms, private rooms and private en suite rooms are all available. The facility offers a swimming pool, common room, BBQ area, and steam room. Free linens and parking are included with your stay.

41 Windermere Rd Humewood , Port Elizabeth South Africa
Kings Beach Backpackers is situated in the suburb of Humewood opposite Kings Beach which is the first beach from the City. The property is only 150 meters away from the beach. The suburb is quiet and secure and within walking distance to many of the restaurants, pubs, and clubs on the beachfront. This is the closest hostel in Port Elizabeth to the Boardwalk/Casino complex. A 5 minute walk down to Beach Road takes you to the Bayworld complex with the main Museum, Oceanarium.

Kings Beach Backpackers offers their guests clean, comfortable and friendly accommodation right on Port Elizabeth's Beachfront. They have 4 dormitory rooms with three double bunks accommodating 6 people to a room. Each bed is fitted with a bottom sheet, pillow with pillow case, and a rolled up blanket at the end of the bed. They also have two double rooms with shared bathrooms and these rooms provide full linens. There is also a twin room with two beds also with linen supplied and shared bathrooms. Their ensuite double room is a family room with 1 double bed plus a double bunk – all with linen provided. The facility arranges outings to Kraggakamma Game park and Seaview Lion Park. and also offers daily trips to Addo and Schotia game parks for day and night safaris. In addition, they offer township tours to introduce visitors to the local people and culture; visit schools, artists, Nelson Mandela museum, shebeens (taverns), and more. Activities such as sandboarding, surfing, horse-riding, seakeeping, boat cruises to St. Croix and Bird Islands for whale, and dolphin and penguin viewing can also be arranged through the hostel staff. The property offers self catering facilities, a BBQ, common room, steam room, book exchange, and Outdoor terrace. Free breakfast, linens and towels are included with your stay.

Dorm Bed: $14.56
Private Room: $26.29
Overall Rating: 75%
4 Jenvey Way Summerstrand , Port Elizabeth South Africa
Island Vibe Beach House is a great place to relax .in Port Elizabeth. The upmarket en-suite rooms feature comfortable beds, fluffy linen, in-room TVs, and free Wi-Fi. There is plenty of space to cook up a great meal in the large self-catering kitchens, or the outside barbecue area. Laze around the swimming pool in the spacious garden, or bubble away in the indoor Jacuzzi. Play a game of pool, table-tennis, or simply veg out on the couch with DSTV. Choose from an en-suite doubles or en-suite family room (double bed +2 singles), or they also offer luxury apartments. The double apartments offer a double en-suite room, equipped kitchenette, and spacious lounge area. The family apartment is made up of 2 bedrooms (one double and one twin), a bathroom, an equipped kitchen, and a spacious lounge area. The property is situated just 200 meters from the beach, close to Addo Elephant park, a 10 min drive to the Casino complex, and on the doorstep of NMMU.

Dorm Bed: $13.18
Private Room: $13.49
Overall Rating: 89%
44 Cuyler Street Central , Port Elizabeth South Africa
Jikeleza is just a few streets away from the buzzing nightlife that will offer you a true local experience. The clubs in the area range from hip hop to African house to classic mainstream radio funk. The surrounding restaurants and cafes sport hand baked pizzas in extravagant flavors and freshly rolled five star California sushi rolls. Have a lazy cocktail at one of the Cafe’s while you lounge in their on street couches or chow down on huge chip rolls. Visit live music and theatre shows, banks, post office, pubs and 24 hour shops. Whatever you fancy, it is only a brisk walk away from the property. You can also wander through the history of Olde Worlde Central, experience trendy art meccas and meet the locals. Jikeleza’s in-house travel desk can help with advice on tours to Addo, Schotia, Big 5 Safaris, whale and dolphin trips, adventure, township and city tours. Jikeleza lodge offers you a variety of accommodations. There are single rooms, double rooms, twin rooms (2 single beds), 3, 4 and 5 bed family/group rooms, dorms, and camping. The dorms are mixed, both male and female. The kitchen is fully fitted so that you can fix your own meals. The property is set right in the heart of the old historical Port Elizabeth city and right on the Donkin Heritage walking trail. Here you can walk amongst the many old buildings of yesteryear marveling at the fine architecture and history of the time.
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