The Hippo Backpackers

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Address
14 Glen Street, Richmond Hill, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Coordinates
-33.958515, 25.608585 (accuracy not guaranteed)
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Telephone
+27 (41) 585 6350
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+27(41) 585 6350
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How is The Hippo Backpackers rated on other websites?

  Cleanliness Location Atmosphere Overall
Hostelworld
(72 ratings)
80%
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HostelBookers
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Hostels.com
(3 ratings)
80%
73%
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80%
65%
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76%

Hostelz.com Guest Reviews

  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.
Maggie Whitwham
2007-02-15
  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.
Lep
2005-09-06
  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.
Anonymous
2005-02-27
  Still young at heart but with a lot of potential!! Very friendly staff. Clean facilities. Surely we will be back. :-)
Carla + Alex
2004-12-20

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