Hostels in Port Elizabeth, South Africa

4 hostels available. Prices start from $6 for a dorm bed.

Hostels in Port Elizabeth

Digital Nomads Family-Friendly Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…-Surf Coastal Tour -Fishing Friendly, English speaking staff provide tourist information for activities all around the area. We offer transportation upon request. Otherwise, Uber is … More
from $7.01

Hostel Lungile Lodge Backpackers

Free Breakfast
Party Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…Very clean and comfortable with a nice view of the city and sea from on top of the hill. I really enjoyed myself here. I usually like hostels that are a bit more rustic, but I have to say that I … More
from $7.00
Digital Nomads Family-Friendly Hostel Quiet Rest Solo Traveller
"…It's also just fifteen minutes' walk from the Norwich area coach and minibus taxi station for long-distance travel. Rooms and Bathrooms This neat little place has eleven rooms including two … More
from $5.50
Digital Nomads Family-Friendly Hostel Quiet Rest
"…We have two private rooms with double beds, a family room with double bed and bunks. A well equipped kitchen, microwave, fridges. A small library, Comfy lounge, TV and videos for Africa! If … More

Hotels in Port Elizabeth

8 Aloe Street More
from $16.66

Guest Houses in Port Elizabeth

La Mer Guesthouse

Free Breakfast
"…The property boasts with a beautiful Garden, Swimming pool, Lapa Barbecue / communal Kitchenette area. The rooms on the top floor also have spectacular views of the Port Elizabeth sunsets, harbour … More
from $31.92
"…This Property also offers self-catering apartments for your cooking convenience. Breakfast is served in the dining room. The Apartments also have barbecue facilities outside. A number of … More
from $22.16

Le Blue Guesthouse

Bluewater Bay
Free Breakfast
"Within a short walk of both the beach and the river lies Le Blue Guest House. This immaculate establishment is as clean as a new pin and offers you comfortable and well appointed B&B accommodation … More
from $32.25

Hostels in Port Elizabeth, South Africa

4 hostels available. Prices start from $11.00 for a dorm bed.

Get to know Port Elizabeth (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel.

Located almost halfway between Cape Town and Durban in the Eastern Cape Province, Port Elizabeth, South Africa, is a major seaport on the coast. Historically, it was established in the early nineteenth century by British settlers to strengthen the Cape Colony in this area that bordered the home of the Xhosa people. As such, Port Elizabeth has a mixture of Afrikaans, English, and Xhosa languages and cultures.

Port Elizabeth is a popular jumping-off point for Addo Elephant National Park, as well as other smaller game and wildlife parks. There are several lodge and hostel/backpacker options surrounding Addo itself, especially on the western side of the park near the main entrance. Lots of people opt to stay in Port Elizabeth and take day trips as well. Just north of the city center, there are a few hostel options in the Redhouse neighborhood along the riverfront, as well as on the beach where the river meets the ocean. Located in a quieter, less busy area just outside the main city, several of these hostels offer eco-friendly and sustainable accommodation in addition to camping.

There are also lots of Port Elizabeth, South Africa hostel options in Port Elizabeth Central and Summerstrand, as well as bed and breakfasts and inexpensive hotels. Many of them are beachside, and others are scattered just inland in the heart of the city. The ones in Port Elizabeth Central may be among the many artworks of the Route 67 project, which is well worth exploring. This is a series of sixty-seven murals, sculptures, and other art installations that commemorate Nelson Mandela’s sixty-seven-year-long political struggle toward freedom and equality in South Africa.

Almost every hostel in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, can help arrange activities like tours of the city or day/overnight trips to national and privately owned parks. Around town, you could visit the Apartheid Museum or see the lighthouse and penguin rehabilitation facility at Cape Recife. There are also plenty of activities to do in the water and on the beach like surfing, whale watching, and scuba diving.

Written by local expertz for Port Elizabeth

Written by local expertz for Port Elizabeth Julie Sushii

Port Elizabeth Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Port Elizabeth, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
Total number of hostels 4
Average dorm price $13
Cheapest hostel in Port Elizabeth Jikeleza Lodge International Backpackers Hostel with $11
Party hostels in Port Elizabeth Hostel Lungile Lodge Backpackers (1 in total)
Most Port Elizabeth hostels are located in Central, Humewood
Average rating of all hostels 5.8

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