ZAR 455 per night
ZAR 455 per night
Jikeleza Lodge International Backpackers, Port Elizabeth, South Africa

Jikeleza Lodge International Backpackers

Port Elizabeth, South Africa - 44 Cuyler Street, Central

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Description - Hostel

The hostel has a reputation for making you feel welcome and is enthusiastically run by the owners and their manager. The old building with all its gleaming wood and warm, atmospheric charm is a stones throw or a quick stomp away from inexpensive and traditional African restaurants, night spots, jazz clubs, pubs, post office, banks, antique shops, 24 hour grocery shopping and flea markets. The owners are fanatical about cleanliness and all the staff are friendly and go out of their way to help you. JIKELEZA LODGE offers you a variety of accommodation. There are single rooms, double rooms (Double bed) and twin rooms (2 single beds), 3, 4 and 5 bed family/group rooms, dorms and camping. The hostel is never crowded and their dorms only have a maximum of 7 beds and at times are smaller. The kitchen is fully fitted so that you can whip up a quick meal or cook up a storm.

JIKELEZA LODGE has its own in-house travel desk and is the best place to get advice on anything to anywhere. They can arrange day trips to Addo Elephant National Park, lion safaris to Schotia, city and township tours, Baz Bus and Intercape Inter City Bus tickets, historical and heritage tours, transfers and overland trips and tours anywhere in Southern Africa. They also have specially priced accommodation and tour packages for backpackers and you can save quite a lot if you take one of these.

  FREE Wi-Fi
  FREE tea and coffee
  FREE half hour internet
  FREE seventh night OR 4th night half price
  FREE advance booking of accommodation
  FREE booking of tours and safaris
  Range of videos to view at no cost
  Drop off’s at departure points or any place in PE can be arranged
  Hot Showers and bubble baths
  Safe for valuables
  Communal TV lounge
  Large garden with bar-b-que/braai facilities
  Fully equipped warm, cosy Kitchen
  Full travel/adventure booking facility for anything in Africa
  Internet facilities
  Restaurants on the doorstep
  Serviced and agents for the Baz Bus and Intercape Mainliner Coach
  Close to the worlds fifth oldest test cricket grounds – St Georges Cricket Ground
  Baz Bus drop off/pick up
  Five minutes walk from a 14km nature trail
  Right on the famous Donkin Heritage City Centre Trail
  Special prices on taxis and car hire
  Tours to Addo Elephant National Park, Schotia Lion Safari’s, Amakhala, Kwantu, Seaview and Kragga Kamma Game Parks
  City and Township experiences organized.
  Excellent snorkeling, windsurfing, sailing
  Sandboarding down some of the most exciting and highest sand dunes
  Museums and art galleries with yesteryear and contemporary adventures
  Oceanarium and museum complex

We have just upgraded our hostel, putting in new rooms, tiling the downstairs bathroom, tiling the back veranda and replanting grass. The hostel has been painted as well. We are on going in safety now having bannister rails on all our steps. We also separate glass and tins into separate drums.

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The space
  • Property type: Hostel
  • Year built: 1920
  • Renovated: 2010
Hostel accommodations

Lowest price available: ZAR 455 (South African Rand)

Double Mixed Dorm Quad Single Standard Triple Twin
  • Check-in: 2:00pm
  • Check-out: 10:00am

Hostel amenities

JIKELEZA LODGE has its own in-house travel desk and is the best place to get advice on anything to anywhere. They can arrange day trips to Addo Elephant National Park, lion safaris to Schotia, city and township tours, Baz Bus and Intercape Inter City Bus tickets, historical and heritage tours, transfers and overland trips and tours anywhere in Southern Africa. They also have specially priced accommodation and tour packages for backpackers and you can save quite a lot if you take one of these.

BBQ area Bar/lounge Breakfast (extra charge) Car rental Children permitted Currency exchange Free tea and coffee Free videos Full travel/adventure booking facility for anything in Africa Gardens Hot Showers and bubble baths Internet access Large garden with bar-b-que/braai facilities Laundry/valet service Linen included Medical assistance on call No Smoking No curfew Open 24 Hours Pets not allowed Safe deposit box Safe for valuables Smoking not permitted Tour/sightseeing assistance WIFI (free) cosy Kitchens

Room amenities

There are single rooms, double rooms (Double bed) and twin rooms (2 single beds), 3, 4 and 5 bed family/group rooms, dorms and camping.

The hostel is never crowded and their dorms only have a maximum of 6 beds and at times are smaller. The dorms are mixed, both male and female, and may not be suitable for some local holiday makers who are not conversant with traveling etiquette.

Backpacker facilities Coffee/tea maker Duvets and Linen Fax service Information Details Iron/ironing board Lockers Microwave Non-smoking rooms Plugs Refrigerator Safe box in room Shared bathroom Television Towels are available on request VCR/DVD WIFI all our rooms have shared bathrooms inen supplied shower soap and bubble bath available


Neighborhood

JIKELEZA LODGE 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. If traveling is getting you down then you can relax in their gardens. Grab a beer from their self service refreshment bar and have a braai or eat your breakfast under the cathedral style shady trees. Share your experience with the visiting birds and dassies who frequent the garden often.

Points of interest
  • Nelson Mandela Art Musuems - walking distance
  • Whale watching in season - by boat. Available on request
  • Shopping Malls - 15 Minutes by car/ 1 Hour by foot
  • Cinemas - 15 Minutes by car
  • Beach - 15 Minutes by car/ 1 Hour by foot
  • Bayworld - 15 Minutes by car
  • Addo Elephant Park - 1 hour by car
  • Schotia Private Game Reserve - 1 hour by car
  • Township Tours - Available on request
  • Hiking Trails - Available on request
  • City Tours - Available on request

Food and drink
Eating out
Dessies
Coffee shop/Restaurant
Dresden Bakery
Coffee shop/Bakery - open daily 5 days & sat. morn
Olive
Restaurant
Motherland
Traditional African Restaurant
Velvotelos
Restaurant/Pizzaria

Policies
Price details

ZAR 455 - 975 per night (South African Rand)

An additional deposit may be requested prior to arrival. If so, you will be contacted directly after you confirm your booking.

Credit cards accepted on location: VisaVisa ElectronMasterCardAmerican ExpressMaestro UK

Available discounts

FREE seventh night OR 4th night half price

Booking and cancellation policy

Unless otherwise specified, booking payments are non-refundable.

Payment Option 1:
You can pay us in full by depositing the full amount in cash or electronic transfer into our bank account within South Africa. Any cheque deposits and/or money orders etc will require 14 days to clear. Any transfers from outside of South Africa must be free of any bank commissions or transfer fees. No booking will be confirmed until the funds have cleared. Proof of deposit must be sent to us. Bank: ABSA, Account No: 9054900025, Branch: Port Elizabeth, Branch Code: 632005, Swift Code: ABSAZAJJ, Account Holder: PM Lourens/Jikeleza lodge, Account Type: Savings

Payment Option 2
You may pay the full amount by visa, master or American express credit/debit card. Please note all prices quoted are cash prices and a credit/debit card payment will attract a 5% administration fee. You must sign our credit/debit card authorisation form. No payment will be put through prior to 48 hours before arrival

Payment Option 3
You may give us your credit card details to secure the booking and pay in cash on arrival. Please note all prices quoted are cash prices and a credit/debit card payment will attract a 5% administration fee. You must sign our credit/debit card authorisation form. Payment will only be put through on the credit/debit card should you not arrive as per your booking.

Cancellation
An 80% refund will be given for any cancellation 14 days or more in advance, a 60% refund will be given for any cancellation 7 to 13 days in advance, a 40% refund will be given for cancellations 2-5 days in advance, No refund will given if the cancellation is received within 48 hours prior to booked dates.

Office Hours
Our office is open from 07h00 to 22h30.
Booking in time: from 14h00 (If the room is available you may be able to book in earlier)
Booking out time: 10h00
If you are arriving before or after the office hours you must let us know at least 24 hours in advance so that we can arrange for staff to stay on.

Location - Hostel

44 Cuyler Street, Central
Port Elizabeth
Eastern Cape (Province of Eastern Cape)
South Africa  6001

Hostel website

Latitude: -33.96622, Longitude: 25.61443

How to get there

How to get to JIKELEZA LODGE (GPS - X:25º58 33Y:33º 57 58)
From the N2 take the M4/Settlersway (Exit 751B) into the city. Take the Russell Rd off-ramp (Exit 5), and bear right under the freeway. Drive up the hill. Turn left into Rink Street at Engen Petrol Station. Travel straight until forced left into Bird Street. First road right into Deare Street and ride into our door if you dare. We are at the T junction of Deare and Cuyler Street.

Pick and Drop off. If you are arriving by bus, train or airline you must give us a call when you arrive and if we can arrange a taxi cab to fetch you from anywhere in Port Elizabeth.
Mainliner Bus Terminals, Airport, Taxi cabs, South African Railway.
We are a Bazbus agent and drop off & pick up point.

Nearest airport: Port Elizabeth Airport - 5 kilometers by car