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Whethu Grahamstown Backpackers

6 George Street, Grahamstown, 6140, South Africa

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Overlooking the Makana Battle fields this safe and full of character hostel is a short walk to the university and shops.

  • Dorm
    From €8.12
10 or more people?

Grahamstown Hostel

Hostel Grahamstown

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

A laid back, relaxing backpackers run by a friendly and knowledgeable staff. We're close to the student nightlife in Grahamstown and offer in-house game drives to Addo Elephant Park and Rhino searches with one of our experienced guides. Whether you're looking for a break and a bed after a long drive, to go wild and party with Rhodes Students, or check out some of the Eastern Cape's best wildlife, search no further than Whethu Backpackers.


Prices are non-member prices

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


Important info

  • 24-hour check-in is not available
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout



Leisure & Fitness

  • Garden
  • TV room

Food & Drink

  • BBQ
  • Self-catering kitchen

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Computers - Free
  • Wifi - Charges Apply
  • Internet Cafe Nearby

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Car Parking at Hostel - Free
  • Cycle Rental
  • Cycle Storage
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Lockers Available - At Reception
  • Luggage Room - Available during hostel reception times
  • Smoking Area
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

From 08:00 to 22:00
From 07:00 to 22:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. 0027 46 636 1001

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Observatory Museum (500m to 1km)
  • Institute learning African Music (1 to 2km)
  • Rhodes University (500m to 1km)

See the full list of attractions


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Beach (More than 10km)
  • Cinema (1 to 2km)
  • City Centre (500m - 1km)
  • Cycle trails (Less than 500m)
  • Golf course (2 to 3km)
  • Gym (1 to 2km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (Less than 500m)
  • Local market (1 to 2km)
  • Mountainous Area (500m - 1km)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (500m - 1km)
  • National / State Park (More than 10km)
  • Nightlife (1 to 2km)
  • Parks / Green Area (500m - 1km)
  • Restaurants (1 to 2km)
  • Shopping area / Mall (Less than 500m)
  • Swimming pool (1 to 2km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (Less than 500m)
  • Theatre (1 to 2km)
  • Wooded Area (2 to 3km)
Getting to us

Getting to us

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