Lungile Backpackers Lodge

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Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
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Double En-Suite Room | In-room safe

Overview of Lungile Backpackers Lodge

Lungile Backpackers Lodge

4.0 star property
4-star hostel with safari, near Bayworld

7,0/10 Good

30 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
12 La Roche Drive, Humewood, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, 6001
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Airport shuttle
  • Garden
  • Front desk safe
  • Laundry service
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Picnic area
  • Barbecue grills
  • Luggage storage
Feel at home
  • Garden
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Barbecue grill(s)
  • Free self parking
  • Outdoor swimming pools

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About this area

What's nearby

  • Addo Elephant National Park - 32 min drive

Getting around

  • Port Elizabeth (PLZ) - 4 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

Lungile Backpackers Lodge

4-star hostel by the ocean
Take advantage of a roundtrip airport shuttle, a garden, and dry cleaning/laundry services at Lungile Backpackers Lodge. Stay connected with free WiFi in public areas, and guests can find other amenities such as a bar and a restaurant.
You'll also enjoy perks such as:
  • An outdoor pool
  • Free self parking
  • A safari, tour/ticket assistance, and luggage storage
  • Barbecue grills and a front desk safe
  • Guest reviews speak well of the walkable location
Room features
All guestrooms at Lungile Backpackers Lodge have amenities such as safes.


Afrikaans, Dutch, English

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
Property is disinfected with electrostatic spray
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 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 available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Reservations are required for the use of certain onsite facilities
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 12 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age - 16
  • Check-out time is 10:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • There is no front desk at this property
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; your host will greet you
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 16


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours)*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Barbecue grills

What to do

  • Safari
  • Beach nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby


  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • An outdoor pool


  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • Afrikaans
  • Dutch
  • English

Room amenities

Freshen up

  • Shower only


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of ZAR 50.00 per person (roundtrip)

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; the property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, 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; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas; reservations are required for some onsite facilities.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.


This property does not have elevators.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Lungile Lodge Port Elizabeth
Lungile Lodge
Lungile Port Elizabeth
Lungile Backpackers Lodge Port Elizabeth
Lungile Backpackers Port Elizabeth
Lungile Backpackers
Lungile Backpackers Elizabeth
Lungile Backpackers Lodge Port Elizabeth
Lungile Backpackers Lodge Hostel/Backpacker accommodation

Frequently asked questions

What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Lungile Backpackers Lodge?
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.
Is there a pool at Lungile Backpackers Lodge?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Lungile Backpackers Lodge?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Lungile Backpackers Lodge?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Lungile Backpackers Lodge?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is ZAR 50.00 per person roundtrip.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Lungile Backpackers Lodge?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM. Check-out time is 10:00 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
Is there an onsite casino at Lungile Backpackers Lodge?
No, this hostel doesn't have a casino, but The Boardwalk Casino & Entertainment World (3-min drive) is nearby.
What is there to do at Lungile Backpackers Lodge and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities nearby such as scuba diving. Additional recreation onsite includes a safari. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the hostel's other amenities, which include a picnic area and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Lungile Backpackers Lodge?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Mike’s Kitchen (6-min walk), Nando's (6-min walk), and Raasoie (6-min walk).
What's the area around Lungile Backpackers Lodge like?
Lungile Backpackers Lodge is a short 9-minute walk from Humewood Beach and 10 minutes' walk from Bayworld. The local area is walkable and popular for its beaches.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

4/10 Fair

Beds need to be changed, linen not clean. Had a major skin breakout
Shiv, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Great time
My stay was good besides poor administration on bookings management aspect.
2-night trip with friends
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6/10 Good

Not for older people.Uncomfortable-mixed dorm.
Antoinette, 2-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Good location, cheap stay, hostel
The rooms were clean but cramped. Cheap accommodation, you get what you pay for. The kitchen and dining area is a shared facility, so cleanliness depends a lot on who else is staying in the hostel at the time. Location is good with bars and restaurants in walking distance
bijal, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Clean facility and friendly staff
I stay 3 nights and enjoyed my stay. The cleaning staff was very hard working and the staff was helpful.
Elizabeth, 4-night trip
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6/10 Good

Satisfactory but could be better
The main dorm is above the common area/reception so it’s really noisy. It lack proper curtains and is very hot. The installation of a fan and some proper curtains would improve the experience. Good facilities otherwise
Pencil, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Mostafa, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

1-night trip with friends
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2/10 Poor

not suitable to sleep people
I could not sleep the whole night due to the flikering light in the room. It was nice to share the bathroom & toilet with other guest. I had to check out earlier due the uncomfortability. The room is so small and they have no blankets.
patrick, 2-night family trip
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