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?

You can find our comprehensive analysis of all hostel prices in Port Elizabeth here. We've found the average prices of dorms and private rooms, as well as the typical prices of hostels with various amenities, too.



Dorm Bed from $8.28
Private Room from $6.07
Overall Rating: 96%
18 Carden Street Redhouse, Port Elizabeth
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 from $14.35
Private Room from $19.88
Overall Rating: 86%
12 laroche drive humewood port elizabeth, Port Elizabeth
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.


Dorm Bed from $11.01
Private Room from $11.76
Overall Rating: 52%
44 Cuyler Street Central, Port Elizabeth
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.


Private Room from $18.98
(Prices vary by season)
24 Driftsands Drive Humewood, Port Elizabeth
You'll love this guesthouse because of it's good location and quality amenities. It features friendly service, a swimming pool, and cable tv. When it's time to eat, it's also nice because there's free breakfast, a restaurant, and self-catering facilities. Wi-fi, laundry facilities, luggage storage, parking, towels included, internet access, and housekeeping are also on the list to make sure your stay is very comfortable.


Dorm Bed from $13.65
Private Room from $15.01
(Prices vary by season)
47 Windermere Road, Port Elizabeth
You'll love this hostel because of it's good location and quality amenities. It features friendly service, a common room, and cable tv. When it's time to eat, it's also nice because there's self-catering facilities and a microwave. Wi-fi, laundry facilities, luggage storage, towels included, internet access, and housekeeping are also on the list to make sure your stay is very comfortable.
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