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Jungle Monkey Backpackers

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

One of the nicest hostels I have ever stayed in, friendly staff, 2 swimming pools, a lounge, free teas & coffee, a nice bar with great views, wildlife on your door step, the food is great value for money. All round amazing hostel.

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Munich, Germany
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at the campsite for 2 nights and cannot recommend this place. The campsite is close to the road and the gate, and away from the ablutions, bar, kitchen and rooms. Music is played most of the day, loudest is between 8pm and midnight. During our stay most visitors where young South Africans. There is a constant coming and...

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Cape Town
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

After having stayed at jungle monkeys 4 years ago i wanted to return since it was a great spot with a nice vibe and staff. Oh man has this place changed . I booked two double rooms with en suite bath rooms but for some reason the system confused the booking and booked me into the same room twice (...

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Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 3 January 2017

I booked the Monkey View room and paid the deposit only to receive a phone call to say that they have changed my room to a single room with no view. I was really disappointed. The room was basic, small and very hot with a shared bathroom. This was not what I wanted. There is a kitchen for self catering,...

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Maclear
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Good news to Port St Visitors is that the monkey is operational again after the devastating fire that destroyed the kitchen and bar (the accommodation part was unaffected by the fire). The bar and dining room is temporary housed in the front portion bur plans are afoot to move it back to its old spot., albeit in a different form....

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Staphorst, The Netherlands
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

We had a nice stay in jungle monkeys. If it's possible try to book the monkey view room, nice room with beautiful view. It was very quiet at our visit but normally there is a good vibe I think. PappaG is a very friendly and interesting guy, we wish you All the best!

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Only stayed here one night (thank goodness). The place was clean but I didn't enjoy the vibe at all; lots of boozy hippies all over the place and a creepy feel to the communal lounge/bar area. it's also a bit disconcerting to have a big warning sign at the entrance saying 'strictly no drugs'. Thankfully our room was a quiet...

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Ghent, Belgium
Reviewed 12 July 2016

We stayed here one night, out of season. Before we came we checked if they were still open since half the place, the restaurant and kitchen area, burned down. They said they were. We were welcomed by a young girl, she was a bit off we thought. The owners are a young hippie couple, with a child running around the...

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Wilderness, South Africa
Reviewed 5 May 2016

The bar and restaurant is great! There is always some nice vibe around with some locals and guests! The hikes in the area are really great and Luanda is your local guide will take you around! There is great views around in the area and its a perfect stop on way to durban!

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Limburgerhof, Germany
Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

The Jungle Monkey is a Backpackers with ups and downs. On the one hand they have a nice bar area with livemusic from time to time as well as a good overall appearance. Some of the staff members were extremely friendly, helpfull and good to talk to while others seemed absent and uninterested in helping you. The kitchen area was...

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  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Jungle Monkey is situated in the rugged and untouched heart of the Wild Coast, in South Africa’s Eastern Cape. Here, we are still impressed by what nature brings forth patiently and by the result of its rejuvenation. Port St. Johns is home to many rare species. Watch the parrots or go on a boat trip to see whales and dolphins during the sardine run.The stunning views and tranquil surroundings invite to go exploring. Stroll through the traditional Pondo villages or climb the rolling hills with our guides. We offer light hikes as well as adventurous full day trips.Enjoy a swim in our pools, sleep in our comfortable doubles, triples, the safari tent, dormitories or camp in the garden.Our restaurant offers a broad selection of hearty meals and the vibey bar invites to settle down after an adventurous day. Enjoy regular live performances by local artists or jam together on our fully equipped band stand. Use our instruments or bring your own.Just remember when the Pondo Fever strikes, you might never want to leave again. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Jungle Monkey Backpackers

Address: 3 Berea Road, Port St Johns, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Port St Johns
Price Range: $27 - $30 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 21
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Jungle Monkey And The Island Backpackers Hotel Port St Johns
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“Book the double rooms, the 4 bed bunks are ok but at least they are cheaper.”
JamesMcConnell85, 19 May 2017 | Read review
“Choosing a room is no guarantee they will honour it.”
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“Rooms and tents are great!”
theob876, 5 May 2016 | Read review
“Choose the Monkey view room, or if that is booked, mountain view luxury tent, other self catering rooms not so great.”
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justinromersa, 10 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Stay as far away from the bar/restaurant as you can and you will have a good experience!”
llwkali, 21 Jan 2016 | Read review
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