The best available Hostels hotel to stay near Eastern Cape

May 13, 2023 Merry Kessler

Discover the best Hostels hotel in Eastern Cape including Island Vibe Jeffrey's Bay, Tsitsikamma Backpackers, FunkyTown, Away with the Fairies Backpackers, Aloe Again Beach Accommodation, Buccaneers Lodge & Backpackers, Coffee Shack Adventure Backpackers & Accommodation, Island Vibe Port Elizabeth Harbour Master's House, Amapondo Backpackers Lodge, Tube 'n Axe Backpackers Lodge.
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1. Island Vibe Jeffrey's Bay

10 Daggeraad Street, Jeffreys Bay 6330 South Africa
Excellent
60%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
4%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 703 reviews

Island Vibe Jeffrey's Bay

Perfect week at island vibe

Reviewed By Bagnall110

I stayed at island vibe for 1 week while learning to surf with their surf camp package. The accomodation and food on offer was excellent and the lessons could not have been better, with Stefano the surf instructor helping me make excellent progress.

2. Tsitsikamma Backpackers

54 Formosa Street Stormsriver Village, Storms River, Tsitsikamma National Park 6308 South Africa
Excellent
52%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 433 reviews

Tsitsikamma Backpackers

We offer a home - away - from - home backpackers in Stormsriver Village. This four stars accredited backpacker’s offers double and family en suite rooms,dorm rooms and glamping tented units in a indigenous garden setting. Daily breakfast and dinner is served with vegetarian options. Our bar area is the perfect place to sit back and relax after an adventure filled day! We offer the Tsitsikamma Segway tours onsite as well as bookings and shuttles for all local activities. Come join us for adventurous days and relaxed & fun-filled nights.

OUTSTANDING HOSTS AND ACCOMMODATION

Reviewed By FredHarvest

The managers and staff were fantastic. They certainly went the extra mile. We had a group of 24 Grade 12 students staying over for two nights, with meals included. Great braai, excellent breakfasts, as we had ordered. The food was superb, and quantities way too much!!!!! They treated us wonderfully. We enjoyed their friendliness. This "home" is far more than a Backpackers and deserves their four-star rating.

3. FunkyTown

12A Oosterland Street, Jeffreys Bay 6330 South Africa
Excellent
75%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 216 reviews

FunkyTown

An old stone house, renewed and recycled, now exists as FunkyTown, the most unique, fresh and interesting en-suite Lifestyle accommodation in Jeffreys Bay!FunkyTown is an eclectic expression of design, colour and art. Our public areas are colourfully creative with a contemporary bar, TV's in the Penthouse Apartment, the bar area and in our TV Lounge; (keeping up with current market trends there are no TV's in the bedrooms) and WiFi. Our well-appointed kitchens are sleek and modern. We have an abundance of local art throughout the property. Very hip! There is also a hot tub for winter nights and a plunge pool for cooling down in the summer! We are in a good location within walking distance to the shops, beach, restaurants and night life. Our friendly staff have been highly commended by our previous guests and TripAdvisor reviewsIf you're heading to Jeffreys Bay - Funk it up!AccommodationFunkyTown has seven well-appointed, individually styled, contemporary en-suite bedrooms.Our bedrooms have comfortable beds, crisp linen, trendy designer furniture and original art. All our rooms have a small work area for you to manage your gadgets and a safe to store them in. A mini fridge and complimentary tea and coffee facilities are there for your enjoyment. Our rooms are independently alarmed for your security.Your bathroom is individual, clean, trendy and funky with large rain showers. In fact one suite even has a double shower.

All pefect

Reviewed By tricht492090

We had a little stopover and the apartment was just perfect for it! Location was good and the place itself awesome. Unfortunately we had to leave just after one night and continue our trip. Would definitely come again.

4. Away with the Fairies Backpackers

24 Hydrangea Lane, Hogsback 5721 South Africa
Excellent
60%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 233 reviews

Away with the Fairies Backpackers

Away with the Fairies is a backpacker hostel with one of the best views in the country from our garden. We have all sorts of accommodation ranging from En-suites to Self Catering cottage, doubles, twins, dorms and camping. The hiking trails through Auckland Nature reserve start and finish in our back garden. On the hikes you can see ancient forests and endless waterfalls. Our atmosphere is relaxed and friendly, with nature and views what we are all about.

What a view

Reviewed By NickyShaw91

Definitely worth the stay even if it’s just to utilize the “world famous bathtub with a view”. Roos was really cute and cozy with a fire ready and waiting as you arrive. When we arrived we were greeted with the friendliest hostess known to man. Amazing hiking trails start from the venue. Would recommend visiting.

5. Aloe Again Beach Accommodation

20 Pepper Street Supertubes, Jeffreys Bay 6330 South Africa
Excellent
76%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 97 reviews

Aloe Again Beach Accommodation

Aloe Again Beach Accommodation has the most desirable address - Pepper Street. This places you only 50m from the world famous Supertubes surf break. Our laid back self-catering house feels like a home away from home. It offers eight basic twin, double and family en-suite rooms that are serviced daily. An open plan kitchen, lounge and entertainment area (featuring a pool table and indoor braai) invite you to kick back and take in the ocean air while you mingle with other guests. The back garden has an awesome fire-pit which serves as the ideal place to meet new people and forge bonds of friendship that will draw you back to our bay time and time again. Do as much, or as little, as you like here. All rooms come standard with linen and towels. There is select DSTV in each room as well as in the communal lounge. A rack for surfboards & wetsuits can be found in the courtyard.

Surf trip

Reviewed By ccdidcott

Great value. Close to the surf. My friend and I shared a family room. Perfectly comfortable and clean. We had our own bathroom. Plenty of outdoor space for surfboards and hanging wetsuits. Large, well equipped kitchen and living area upstairs. Right at Supers. Was perfect for a week of surfing.

6. Buccaneers Lodge & Backpackers

Cintsa West, Chintsa 5217 South Africa
Excellent
55%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 444 reviews

Buccaneers Lodge & Backpackers

Buccaneers, set in beautiful indigenous gardens with magnificent views of the Cintsa Bay and lagoon, has been a haven for travelers for the last 17 years. With its great location and wide range of accommodation offering from camping to en-suite rooms and facilities like a swimming pool, free canoes, volleyball court & (of course) the beach right on its doorstep. Buccaneers has been Fair Trade certified and is intricately involved in local community projects.

Perfect setting, great vibe and friendly staff

Reviewed By LindaP5031

Buccaneers has a variety of accommodation options on offer. We stayed in the sea view cottages for 2 and it was perfect for us. We needed a halfway stop from KZN to the Garden Route. The meal options for breakfast, lunch and dinner were great and good value for money. It takes a lot of hassle out of the equation when passing through. The staff were friendly and helpful. The cottage was neat & clean and had everything we needed for a stop-over. We could take long walks and go for a swim in the ocean or pool. The beach offers pristine views. We contemplated meeting up with our family at this spot as it could be halfway for all. But there was just one issue... on the Saturday night visitors to the bar were very loud and rowdy. Not sure if they were staying guests. We couldn't get much sleep as we had to get up early to travel further. So just make sure you don't book a cottage close to the bar when you need to go to sleep early. But our stay was delightful. And we rested well in this beautiful area. Thank you Buccs Team.

7. Coffee Shack Adventure Backpackers & Accommodation

On the Beach Bomvu River Mouth, Coffee Bay 5082 South Africa
Excellent
71%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 406 reviews

Coffee Shack Adventure Backpackers & Accommodation

Explore, discover and enjoy a unique taste of rural Africa! Coffee Shack is a backpackers' tropical paradise, located on the beach at the Bomvu River mouth on the Wild Coast of South Africa, where you will experience a way of life far removed from Western culture. We have a reputation of being a fun, good-value hostel with excellent facilities and the most amazing, friendly staff. We offer accommodation in traditional, thatched-roof huts, ranging from private rooms to dorms, as well as camping facilities in the garden next to the beach. Choose between self-catering options or try our delicious meals with a free 'potjie' meal every Sunday night. Weather and ocean permitting, join us for daily sundowners with magnificent views or taste freshly caught oysters and mussels at the bar before dinner. Stay for five nights and get your 5th night free! Our 'Babalaza Bar' is fully licensed and rocks in the evenings with its free pool table and range of drinks and cocktails. Join in the Killer Pool game or enjoy the chilled-out atmosphere around the firepit. Our variety of day trips include cultural walks exploring the local Xhosa culture, a traditional evening of dance and song at the home of a local family where you can try traditional Xhosa food and beers, beach days on the beautiful Coffee Bay, surf lessons, exploring Mapuzi cliffs and caves, hiking to the legendary "Hole in the Wall" or just walking in the local countryside with one of the local guides. We are accredited by Fair Trade Tourism South Africa and are committed to the improvement and upliftment of the greater community through various education and support projects. We are dedicated to making a difference to the local community and are thus 30% owned by the local Tshezi Community, who receive direct financial benefits from being involved in the business. We aim to encourage growth and empowerment opportunities for the local community through the development of meaningful partnerships. Coffee Shack runs a daily shuttle to Mthatha to meet the Baz Bus and other mainline buses at the Shell Ultra City in Mthatha (Umtata). We have free WIFI, safe parking and a laundry service. For self-drive, we are located in the Eastern Cape of South Africa, in the former Transkei area. Turn onto the Coffee Bay road approximately 20km south of Mthatha, continue 80km down to the coast.

Amazing

Reviewed By michelleknsy

I love it there. Everyone was very friendly and the surf lessons were really good. Even on rainy days where there isn't much to do the staff tries to find some activities to do with the guests. The food was also good & affordable. I liked that they had vegan/vegetarian options.

8. Island Vibe Port Elizabeth Harbour Master's House

2 Fort Street, Port Elizabeth 6001 South Africa
Excellent
69%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 13 reviews

Island Vibe Port Elizabeth Harbour Master's House

This kooky and creative new edition to the Island Vibe family offers a unique and unparalleled experience! It’s as though you are present in the 1800s, if the 1800s had all the comforts of the 21st Century. Island Vibe has chosen to nestle its next little bit of paradise on a prominent and historical piece of land, forming a significant part of the famous Route 67, in a house built in c. 1884 and

Pleasant to stay

Reviewed By Robert O

Perhaps a bit far from the beach in Humewood (3.3 km), but close to the bus station and the center of Port Elizabeth. Moreover, in a quiet residential area next to historic Fort Frederick overlooking the harbour. Spacious hotel with verandas and common rooms where you can work or relax. Good facilities such as the hot showers and WiFi. The kitchens are functional. The hotel is well secured. The place is kept clean. Friendly staff. No WiFi in the rooms, but there is a good signal in the spacious areas close to the reception. Security in the area surrounding the hotel is an issue, especially after dark (as elsewhere in South African cities). Would definitely stay here again!

9. Amapondo Backpackers Lodge

Second Beach Road Wildcoast, Port St Johns 5120 South Africa
Excellent
52%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
5%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 257 reviews

Amapondo Backpackers Lodge

Amapondo is Ama-azing. Amapondo is nestled on a hill on the verge of a tropical rain forest and only 2 minutes walk from a beautiful beach. Head down to sunbathe or plunge in the clear warm waters of the deep rock pools nearby. The rooms and deluxe private self-catering cottages all have their own unique design and style. The quirkily designed cottages have incredible views, are really comfortable and come at a price that you'll find hard to match. Seaview 3 bedroom cottage is one of the best views on the Wild Coast from its upstairs bubble bath, whilst Crystal House, with its glass frontage, offers classic panoramic ocean views. Whether you want a quiet, relaxing break in your own piece of paradise, a base from which you can explore the natural beauty of the area, an adventure on one of their many tours, close interactions with locals, genuine cultural experiences, yoga lessons, a deep tissue massage, or a thumping all-out party at their buzzy bar, you'll find it at Amapondo.

Best backpackers yet

Reviewed By CarlaV2841

I love spending my december holidays jumping from one backpackers to the next and Amapondo was incredible! The people, surroundings and experience! Firstly the food is the best food in port st. johns, don’t even bother looking for another place to eat. It is incredibly tasty and the menu changes slightly which is something I personally love. We were staying in a glamping tent for two nights and moved to Seaview cottage for another two nights. Glamping was comfortable with a double bed inside and table and chairs outside. It also has a plugpoint. The Seaview cottage was beautiful but interior could be upgraded in some places. Crockery could also do with an upgrade. I also feel like it could be cleaned a little better ie webs and dust, but nothing major. The owners and other people who stayed there were lovely and so welcoming. I’ll definitely be back for another stay.

10. Tube 'n Axe Backpackers Lodge

Cnr. Saffron & Darnell Streets, Storms River, Tsitsikamma National Park 6308 South Africa
Excellent
47%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
5%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 355 reviews

Tube 'n Axe Backpackers Lodge

Storm Rriver Backpackers - This fantastic youth hostel is located in Storms River Village on the pulse of adventure and is ranked among the top backpackers lodges in South Africa let alone Garden Route. Our Accommodation offers warm cosy beds, clean facilities, Stormsriver Activities and Adventures. A buzzing night-life attracts travellers from all over to Tube ‘n Axe Backpackers Lodge and Accommodation. Storms River Village is a must visit while in Tsitsikamma and Garden Route area. Tubenaxe is also home of Blackwater Tubing and it is close to the Garden Route National Park at the famous Storms River Mouth – we offer shuttles on a daily basis to our guests.

Very comfortable accomodation

Reviewed By cjmac2022

We stayed in one of the family rooms which we found very clean and comfortable. The desk staff were helpful and answered all our questions on the activities the area. As it was off season there were only another six people staying there I cannot have any further comments about the other facilities offered.

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