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1 room, 2 adults

Riverfront Backpackers, Port Elizabeth

2-star2 stars
Great for families

Good to know

  • Highchair
  • Shared/communal kitchen access
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Free parking nearby
18 Carden St, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, 6201, South Africa

Port Elizabeth hostel on river
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Great for families

    Good to know

    • Highchair
    • Shared/communal kitchen access
    • Dry cleaning/laundry service
    • Free parking nearby
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Restrictions related to your trip

South Africa may have travel restrictions in place, including self-quarantine, due to COVID-19. Find out more

Riverfront Backpackers, Port Elizabeth

from $32 CAD
  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm (4 Single Beds)
  • Double Room, Private Bathroom
  • Single Room, Private Bathroom
  • Family Room, Private Bathroom

What’s around Riverfront Backpackers, Port Elizabeth


  • Volkswagen Factory and Museum - 10.8 mi / 17.4 km
  • Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium - 10.9 mi / 17.5 km
  • Newton Park Swimming Pool - 11.2 mi / 18.1 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

Getting around

  • Port Elizabeth (PLZ) - 25 min drive

At a glance

Key facts


  • 6 rooms


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

Restrictions related to your trip

  • South Africa may have travel restrictions in place, including self-quarantine, due to COVID-19.
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

Travelling with others


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas



  • No onsite parking

  • Free offsite parking nearby

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print 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
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • 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

Riverfront Backpackers, Port Elizabeth’s small print

Also known as

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


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cribs/infant beds. Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher and a first aid kit on site.

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.

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

This property accepts credit cards and cash.

Optional extras

Housekeeping fees vary based on length of stay

Breakfast costs between ZAR 60 and ZAR 90 for adults, and ZAR 25 and ZAR 60 for children (approximately)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Riverfront Backpackers, Port Elizabeth

  • Does Riverfront Backpackers offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Riverfront Backpackers does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Riverfront Backpackers?
    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 wear personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at Riverfront Backpackers?
    No, unfortunately, but there's free parking nearby.
  • Are pets allowed at Riverfront Backpackers?
    Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Riverfront Backpackers?
    You can check in from 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM. Check-out time is 10:00 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Riverfront Backpackers?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include Ibhayi Brewery Tours (2.5 mi), Kwa Mavela Tavern (3 mi), and Titanic Restaurant and Accommodation (3.7 mi).
  • Is there an onsite casino at Riverfront Backpackers?
    No, this hostel doesn't have a casino, but The Boardwalk Casino & Entertainment World (25-min drive) is nearby.

Riverfront Backpackers, Port Elizabeth