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The Hippo Backpackers

14 Glen Street, Richmond Hill, Port Elizabeth, South Africa


Homely and Hearty. The Hippo is located conveniently close to the centre of town.It is hard to leave their 'Hippo' sized swimming pool, which are surrounded by a lovely entertainment area with bar and pool-table. The rooms are serviced daily to ensure a comfortable stay.A self-catering kitchen and spacious lounge / diningroom area is available. Meals are also available. Now here you can relax with friendly hospitalityy to pamper you. 


  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Bar
  • BBQ
  • Cable TV
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Free Parking
  • Games Room
  • Linen Included
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Parking
  • Pool Table
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire



Traveler Reviews

“One Night Stay”

Rating: 4 Reviewed on December 21, 2019

Had a hospital emergency and had to stay a night in PE. The room was clean and neat. There was a place to park off the street. Way cheaper than a hotel room. The hostess was so helpful and...

“Breathing space”

Rating: 4 Reviewed on August 07, 2016

We stayed one night on business and loved the wide open communal areas with ample space to work in private. Our hostess was very friendly and accommodating and the establishment very clean, even...

“dirty pool, bad location, but friendly staff”

Rating: 2 Reviewed on March 12, 2016

The backpacker's is far away from the beach, but near to downtown, although there is nothing to see in P.E. Near the hostel is a very good café, that is worth trying it. The wifi is very bad and...


On N2 from JHB.go onto SETTELERSWAYTake RUSSELL Road off-ramp3rd Robot turn RIGHT (Westbourne)1st street RIGHT again1st street LEFTThis is SOMERSET STREET which become GLEN STREET (if you hit the park you have gone to far).On N2 from J-BayTake the CAPE rd off rampCarry on past green acres shopping centre until you see PORT ELIZABETH COLLEGE Russell RdTurn left after College into SOMERSET STREET which will become GLENSTREET (if you hit the park you have gone to far).


24 hours cancellation.

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