All Hostels in Port Elizabeth

Welcome to your detailed guide for Port Elizabeth hostels. We share all the juicy information you need to know to discover safe, fun and memorable hostels! All that's left for you to do is choose your favourite hostel in Port Elizabeth, Sudafrica. Compare prices for Port Elizabeth hostels in one easy click - simple. Add your travel dates and watch as all hostel booking sites, including Hostelworld, Hostelsclub and, highlight their best price and room availability during your stay.

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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.

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Cheapest hostel in Port Elizabeth


(Jikeleza Lodge International Backpackers Hostel is the cheapest)

Party hostels in Port Elizabeth


(The Hippo Backpackers is the best rated)

Most Port Elizabeth hostels are located in

Humewood, Central, Richmond Hill

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Hostels in Port Elizabeth for all Traveller Types

Below you can discover the best hostels to suit every traveller type. All of our recommendations are based on information shared by genuine travellers, the hostels and data that has been calculated from the system. Don't forget to check the ratings and see how these compare with the rates.

Best Hostels in Port Elizabeth for Solo Travellers

Travelling on your own to Port Elizabeth? Fabulous!

Pick a great hostel designed with solo travellers in mind, and you're bound to meet plenty of like-minded people who have also dared to venture to Port Elizabeth alone. Here are the top hostels for solo travellers in Port Elizabeth. We've also highlighted which hostel offers special perks you, as a solo traveller, will love. Each hostel offers great social spaces to meet fellow backpackers and wonderful opportunities for making new friends. You'll soon realise that travelling on your own definitely does not mean travelling alone.

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

We wrote a complete guide about backpacking Port Elizabeth here. This guide is only available in English. Please click the link to read our handwritten guide.

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Kenton Kenton (104 Km / 64 mi.)
Grahamstown Grahamstown (112 Km / 70 mi.)
Port Alfred Port Alfred (127 Km / 79 mi.)

FAQ about Port Elizabeth Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Port Elizabeth. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Port Elizabeth. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

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FAQ about Port Elizabeth Hostels shows all 9 Hostels in Port Elizabeth. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay.

Conifer@41 is the best hostel in Port Elizabeth for families. compares prices for 9 hostels in Port Elizabeth, Sudafrica. We list for you other cheap places to stay in Port Elizabeth such as

  • 1 hotels
  • 4 guesthouses
  • 1 apartments
This makes this very website the best place to find cheap accommodation in Port Elizabeth.

The Hippo Backpackers is the best rated hostel for partying in Port Elizabeth.
It offers: Bar.

Travel Tips for Port Elizabeth - from the Community

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Your Packing List for Port Elizabeth

Hostel? Check! Now le0t's have at your hostel packing list for Port Elizabeth and Sudafrica.

You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

  1. Padlock
  2. Earplugs
  3. Sleeping Mask
  4. Quick Dry Travel Towel
  5. Head Lamp

These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

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Your Packing List for Port Elizabeth