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The Hippo Backpackers

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We offer backpacking and hostel accommodation at affordable rates in Port Elizabeth that include FREE internet/Wifi access

We are located in the funky Richmond Hill area with a very popular Euro street cafe vibe which boasts a great selection of bars and restaurants...all within walking distance.

We are a small lodge offering a high quality standard of backpacker accommodation and facilities. We also off superior guest service, taking care of anything you need from booking adventures and onward travel to where to find the best local music, entertainment and food!
All this and a comfy, clean bed and hot showers!

Make use of our one night free special if you book the Addo/Schotia full day safari-2nd night free!

Located in arty ,trendy,original and local Richmond Hill with funky eateries to choose from,
wine and art galleries and specialist shops for every taste.
Easy to explore the city on foot and to enjoy the unique free Hippo walking tour
that takes guests along heritage trails, up a lighthouse, on art routes,
cathedral and the wonderful stretches of beaches that the city offers.
Easy access to main beaches,airport and shopping malls makes this
a great spot to put together a fantastic 48 hours in Port Elizabeth.
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Hostelz.com Guest Reviews
5  my friend Magda and I stayed for two weeks at the Wet Hippo almost a year ago, and I still think of it every single day, it was the most amazing experience and truly life changing. Matthew looked after us like we were Royalty. we still talk about our holiday and will always do so. Magda and I have agreed to meet in London to celebrate the first anniversary of our holiday of a lifetime. Thank you heaps and heaps to Matthew and Carla for looking after us and for making us feel so special during our stay. If I know anyone is going backpacking in S.A. I always suggest going to the Wet Hippo, it was most surely the best and warmest welcome on the planet.  ()
5  Fantastic hostel and staff. The facilities are good, and washing is done for you. Very clean and honest hostel. Fellow guests are great, and there's a really good atmosphere. It has good and easy access to the main city and good taxi services. There's a great back garden and swimming pool. It's about a 5-minute drive from the beach and good local facilities.  ()
4  Great place. The staff and fellow guests were friendly and the facilities were excellent. You can get your washing done here (service wash) for little more than doing it yourself using their machine. Breakfast is available and there is a large and sunny back garden with a good-sized swimming pool. The only downside was that there was no lock on one of the bathroom doors. And it's a bit of a way from the beach, but otherwise it's an excellent value.  ()
5  Still young at heart but with a lot of potential!! Very friendly staff. Clean facilities. Surely we will be back. :-)  ()

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