Lungile Backpackers Guest Reviews

This is a great place with great people and its in prime location close to the beach and airport. I Will definitely recommend this backpackers experience to anyone any time. Can't wait to plan my next trip and visit here soon in the near future again.

Heinrich S

If you are staying in Port Elizabeth, I would really advise you to spend some time at Lungile Backpackers Lodge. Why? Simply because you really feel home there. The area is really chill with a nice pool and good space to relax. But most of all, the staff is really helpful, and it was the most friendly I've met in South Africa. Thus, I must thank Leigh, John and Oliver. Also, the place was very clean. Besides, you can enjoy an amazing braai next to the pool which is always nice. Definitely a really nice experience that you must try if you go to P.E.

Victor M

Cape Town

I arrived on the Baz Bus fairly late at night, the reception staff where very friendly and helpful even this late. The lounge space creates a friendly homely atmosphere and you can grab a beer from the reception desk. The garden is nice and big if you want to just chill out in the sun. This is a great base to explore PE and its wonderful beaches from. There is lots to do around the city and there are lots of tours to choose from. All round a really nice stay.


We experienced an awesome weekend at Lungile bakcpackers. Everything was perfectly arranged for us. At arrival we spend the day at the swimming pool and free pooltable, while the helpfull people from Lungile were helping us with the braai. They were really flexible in adapting to our needs, such as pick-up times, towels and activities. Via Afroventures they arranged wildlife combo, where we got to ride and feed an elephant and have a safari tour through a game reserve, which was absolutely amazing!
We will definitely come back to this place, and to the nice people! Big thanks!


Port Alfred, South Africa

Enjoyed my stay there very munch. Had a longer travel through SA, so I CAN compare: The staff is really, really nice and put much effort in organising your trips. Cleanliness comparable good. Regularaly Braais organised by the staff free to join.


Port Alfred, South Africa

Staying at Lungile I just felt at home. People were so nice, the atmosphere was relaxed, the facilities were all we needed. We stayed there for two nights and were sad to go away. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Thanks to John we found out how to travel with local transport to our next destination. He took care of us like we were friends for a very long time. We shared very nice conversations and thanks to him we learned a lot more about South Africa, their culture, way of living, situation,...We had great laughs as well. In the evening we could cook our meal and choose between a movie night, pool night, watching the fireworks or continue with the cool talks. So I can only say thumbs up. Really recommend this place, it has a beautiful soul!

Laurence W

Brussels, Belgium

I spent 5 days at Lungile, I've been to Port Elizabeth a few times but this was my first time spending a few days here. The hostel has great facilities and an amazing location. I was very impressed by Port Elizabeth, it is definitely one the most underrated cities in South Africa. Plan to spend a few days here. There are loads of in house activities and day trips on offer. I'll be back soon.

Matthew H

We had a fantastic time at the lodge and would most certainly stay there again. The staff was very helpful. The lodge is situated very central. In walking distance to the beach as well as a few entertainment spots.

Tanya Moss

South Africa

We really enjoyed our stay. The owners waited up for us to arrival. The staff were incredible. Homely environment. Would certainly stay here again.

Mr Simango