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Riverfront Backpackers

Port Elizabeth hostel on river

  • Free WiFi in lobby

Restrictions related to your trip

This destination may have COVID-19 travel restrictions in place, including specific restrictions for lodging. Check any national, local and health advisories for this destination before you book.

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  • Terrace/Patio
  • Terrace/Patio
  • Family Room, Private Bathroom - Shared kitchen
  • Double Room, Private Bathroom - Bathroom
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18 Carden St, Port Elizabeth, 6201, Eastern Cape, South Africa

Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • gap period enforced between guest stays48 hours
  • Protective clothing is available for guests
  • Masks are available for guests
  • Gloves are available for guests
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking available
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 6 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Breakfast available
  • Library
  • Communal living room
  • Microwave in a common area

Feel at home

  • Cookware, dishware and utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Free parking nearby

What’s around

  • Volkswagen Factory and Museum - 10.8 mi / 17.4 km
  • Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium - 10.9 mi / 17.5 km
  • Aldo Scribante Race Circuit - 11.3 mi / 18.2 km
  • Market Square - 11.3 mi / 18.2 km
  • Port Elizabeth City Hall - 11.3 mi / 18.2 km
  • St. George's Cricket Ground - 12 mi / 19.3 km

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Enter dates for 2 guests

Guests
  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm (4 Single Beds)
  • Double Room, Private Bathroom
  • Single Room, Private Bathroom
  • Family Room, Private Bathroom

What’s around

Landmarks

  • Volkswagen Factory and Museum - 10.8 mi / 17.4 km
  • Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium - 10.9 mi / 17.5 km
  • Aldo Scribante Race Circuit - 11.3 mi / 18.2 km
  • Market Square - 11.3 mi / 18.2 km
  • Port Elizabeth City Hall - 11.3 mi / 18.2 km
  • St. George's Cricket Ground - 12 mi / 19.3 km
  • Greenacres Shopping Centre - 12.2 mi / 19.7 km
  • King's Beach - 12.8 mi / 20.5 km
  • Saint Joseph's Roman Catholic Church - 12.9 mi / 20.8 km
  • Humewood Beach - 13.2 mi / 21.2 km

Getting around

  • Port Elizabeth (PLZ) - 28 min drive
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18 Carden St, Port Elizabeth, 6201, Eastern Cape, South Africa

At a glance

Size

  • 6 rooms

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-8:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 10:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • This destination may have COVID-19 travel restrictions in place, including specific restrictions for lodging. Check any national, local and health advisories for this destination before you book.

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM. This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Pets

  • Pets allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas

Parking

  • No onsite parking
  • Free offsite parking nearby

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink

  • Continental breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Refrigerator in a common area

Services

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service

Facilities

  • Library
  • Television in common areas

Languages Spoken

  • Afrikaans
  • English
  • Xhosa

In the room

Home comforts

  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Freshen up

  • Shower only

Food and drink

  • Cookware, dishware and utensils
  • Dishwasher

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Breakfast costs between ZAR 60 and ZAR 90 for adults, and ZAR 25 and ZAR 60 for children (approximately)
  • Housekeeping is available for an additional fee

Children & extra bedsPay at property

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cribs/infant beds

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; masks are required in public areas.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 48 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).

Policies

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher and a first aid kit on site.

This property accepts credit cards and cash.

Also known as

  • Riverfront Backpackers Port Elizabeth
  • Riverfront Backpackers Hostel/Backpacker accommodation

*See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges

FAQs

  • Yes, Riverfront Backpackers does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • No, unfortunately, but there's free parking nearby.
  • Yes, pets are welcome.
  • You can check in from 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM. Check-out time is 10:00 AM.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Ibhayi Brewery Tours (2.5 mi), Ibhayi Brewery Tours (2.5 mi), and Kwa Mavela Tavern (3 mi).
  • No, this hostel doesn't have a casino, but The Boardwalk Casino & Entertainment World (28-min drive) is nearby.