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Riverfront Backpackers

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Iron/ironing board, bed sheets
Single Room, Private Bathroom | Iron/ironing board, bed sheets
Family Room, Private Bathroom | Iron/ironing board, bed sheets
Double Room, Private Bathroom | Iron/ironing board, bed sheets

Overview of Riverfront Backpackers

Riverfront Backpackers

2-star property
Port Elizabeth hostel on river

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Popular amenities

  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Non-smoking
  • Shared kitchen
  • Laundry facilities
18 Carden St, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, 6201

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About this area

Getting around

  • Port Elizabeth (PLZ) - 24 min drive


  • Kwa Mavela Tavern - 6 min drive
  • Ibhayi Brewery Tours - 6 min drive
  • Titanic Restaurant and Accommodation - 7 min drive
  • McDonald's - 10 min drive
  • Steers Uitenhage Road - 11 min drive

About this property

Riverfront Backpackers

Riverfront Backpackers is a great choice for a stay in Port Elizabeth.


Afrikaans, English, Xhosa

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Guest rooms kept vacant for 48 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 6 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 10:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas


  • No onsite parking
  • Free offsite parking nearby

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Continental breakfast each morning (surcharge)
  • Private dining
  • Shared microwave
  • Shared refrigerator

Traveling with children

  • Children's games
  • Musical instruments


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services


  • Library
  • Television in common areas
  • Communal living room


  • Afrikaans
  • English
  • Xhosa

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Heating
  • Fan
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Shower only
  • Soap
  • Towels
  • Toilet paper

Food and drink

  • Shared kitchen access
  • Cookware, dishes, and utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Highchair


  • Housekeeping (on request)

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Breakfast costs between ZAR 60 and ZAR 90 for adults, and ZAR 25 and ZAR 60 for children (approximately)
  • Housekeeping is available for an additional fee

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for ZAR 150.0 per day
  • Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cribs/infant beds

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; masks are required in public areas.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 48 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher and a first aid kit on site.

This property accepts credit cards and cash.

Also known as

Riverfront Backpackers Port Elizabeth
Riverfront Backpackers Hostel/Backpacker accommodation

Frequently asked questions

Does Riverfront Backpackers offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Riverfront Backpackers does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Riverfront Backpackers?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Riverfront Backpackers?
Yes, pets are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Riverfront Backpackers?
No, unfortunately, but there's free parking nearby.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Riverfront Backpackers?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM. Check-out time is 10:00 AM.
Is there an onsite casino at Riverfront Backpackers?
No, this hostel doesn't have a casino, but The Boardwalk Casino & Entertainment World (25-min drive) is nearby.
Are there restaurants at or near Riverfront Backpackers?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Ibhayi Brewery Tours (2.5 mi), Kwa Mavela Tavern (3 mi), and Titanic Restaurant and Accommodation (3.7 mi).
What's the area around Riverfront Backpackers like?
Riverfront Backpackers is located by the river. Popular attractions include Humewood Beach, which is 19 minutes away by car.



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