From R135 PPS

Element Riders Hostel

From R135 PPS



About Element Riders Backpacker Hostel!

Element Riders Place in Lüderitz Namibia is the affordable accommodation choice for the adventure traveler, the backpacker, the visitor and tourist on a budget.We offer self-catering accommodation for groups or families, single, double or group rooms, dormitory; all to suit your budget and requirements.

We offer four rooms with shared bathroom facilities and three rooms with each an en-suite shower and toilet. A fully equipped kitchen and mobile braai/barbeque is available. We have a lounge with book-exchange and one with TV (full DSTV).

We provide simple, yet comfortable and cleanly facilities and a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Daily housekeeping, free parking and free Wi-Fi is of course included. Please note that the lounges, the kitchen, the dining area and the bathrooms (for the rooms that don't have bathrooms en-suite) are upstairs!

The backpackers is situated in the heart of the town but in a quite side road. Supermarkets, tourist information, restaurants, coffee shops and famous landmarks are easy reachable. Lüderitz itself is a interesting little town and the perfect place to relax. It is in the "middle of nowhere", 125 km away from the next village. It's surrounding is a very rough and unique landscape, lonely beaches with tough flora and wildlife. Enjoy a trip to the beautiful beaches, lagoons and fjords in your car and stand the famous strong Lüderitz' wind, take a stroll through town and visit different landmarks such as the Felsenkirche (church on a rock). Also a visit to the ghost town of Kolmanskop, a dolphin and penguin boat tour or a visit to Elizabeth Bay are great and unforgettable things to do in Luderitz!

Before travelling to Lüderitz, pause for a moment to study the country map and how the town is sandwiched between the barren Namib Desert and the windswept South Atlantic coast. As if Lüderitz' unique geographical setting wasn't impressive enough, its surreal German art nouveau architecture will seal the deal. A colonial relic scarcely touched by the 21st century, Lüderitz recalls a Bavarian dorfchen (small village), with churches, bakeries and cafes. Lüderitz feels stuck in a time warp, a perception that delivers both gloom and a certain charm. In short, it's one of the most incongruous places in Africa. lonely planet

Please note the following important information: Although we try our best to keep everything clean, if the wind blows (as it does a lot in Luderitz) there will be dust, there will be some sand in the windows and all kinds of things blowing through the yards. Our establishment is NOT a hotel; there is no reception desk, no pottier to carry your bags, but Virgina and her team will give their best to make you feel home. Please note: They also help the guests at the Guesthouse, and due to this they are not always on-site but always reachable.

Our establishment is not in a position to accept any liability, including due to any losses on account of any criminal incidents. By booking with us you hereby accept all liability and indemnify the establishment with respect to all such potential losses.


Room Facilities

  • Internet Access
  • Non-Smoking
  • Small Pets

On Site Facilities

  • Airport Transfers
  • Children Allowed
  • Laundry
  • Secure Parking
  • Self Catering

Local Facilities

  • Bar
  • Beach
  • Beauty
  • Biking
  • Fishing
  • Game Viewing
  • Hiking
  • Shopping/Curios
  • Tours
  • Other


Dorm Room

Sleeps 7
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Dorm rooms are the best option for travellers on a budget and to meet other interesting people from all over the world! Our dorm has 7 nice beds, the bathroom is not attached to the room.

Date Unit Single PP Sharing
Month Year Wkend Daily Wkend Daily Wkend Daily
January 2022       R 150   R 150
February 2022       R 150   R 150
March 2022       R 150   R 150
April 2021       R 150   R 150
May 2021       R 150   R 150
June 2021       R 150   R 150
July 2021       R 150   R 150
August 2021       R 150   R 150
September 2021       R 150   R 150
October 2021       R 150   R 150
November 2021       R 150   R 135
December 2021       R 150   R 135

Large simple Family or Group Room

Sleeps 6
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Our large room offers up to 7 beds (single or double are available). The room is downstairs and the bathrooms are shared with other guests. The room is perfect for the family or friends group traveling on a budget!

Date Unit Single PP Sharing
Month Year Wkend Daily Wkend Daily Wkend Daily
January 2022           R 155
February 2022           R 155
March 2022           R 155
April 2021           R 155
May 2021           R 155
June 2021           R 155
July 2021           R 155
August 2021           R 155
September 2021           R 155
October 2021           R 155
November 2021           R 155
December 2021           R 155

Simple Medium Room

Sleeps 3
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Our medium sized bedrooms are perfect if you travel on a budget but prefer to have a private room. The rooms can be used as single room, double room or three guests sharing. The room is private, but the bathrooms are shared with other guests. You can choose between a double or single beds.

Date Unit Single PP Sharing
Month Year Wkend Daily Wkend Daily Wkend Daily
January 2022       R 290   R 210
February 2022       R 290   R 210
March 2022       R 290   R 210
April 2021       R 290   R 210
May 2021       R 290   R 210
June 2021       R 290   R 210
July 2021       R 290   R 210
August 2021       R 290   R 210
September 2021       R 290   R 210
October 2021       R 290   R 210
November 2021       R 290   R 210
December 2021       R 290   R 210

Simple Medium Room with own Bathroom

Sleeps 3
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Our medium rooms with own bathroom are perfect for a budget traveler who prefers to have a bit more privacy by having an own little bathroom with shower and toilet. The room is simple but has a good bed and is perfect to spend some time in Luderitz. You can chose between single beds or a double bed.

Date Unit Single PP Sharing
Month Year Wkend Daily Wkend Daily Wkend Daily
January 2022       R 350   R 260
February 2022       R 350   R 260
March 2022       R 350   R 260
April 2021       R 350   R 260
May 2021       R 350   R 260
June 2021       R 350   R 260
July 2021       R 350   R 260
August 2021       R 350   R 260
September 2021       R 350   R 260
October 2021       R 350   R 260
November 2021       R 350   R 260
December 2021       R 350   R 260

Small Room for a Budget!

Sleeps 2
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The small room is tiny but cosy and perfect for traveling on a budget but with the wish for a bit of privacy. The bathroom is not attached (shared) but the room will be exclusively for you. You can chose between a single bed or a double bed. Not a lot of space but lots of privacy!

Date Unit Single PP Sharing
Month Year Wkend Daily Wkend Daily Wkend Daily
January 2022       R 250   R 175
February 2022       R 250   R 175
March 2022       R 250   R 175
April 2021       R 250   R 175
May 2021       R 250   R 175
June 2021       R 250   R 175
July 2021       R 250   R 175
August 2021       R 250   R 175
September 2021       R 250   R 175
October 2021       R 250   R 175
November 2021       R 250   R 175
December 2021       R 250   R 175
NOTE: If a search was made without stipulating the month of occupation the rate shown on the search results page is for the lowest cost month and the least expensive room. Where pricing is "per unit" the Average Price Per Person based on maximum occupancy is used for the price range comparison. A search made for Homes and Villas however will always be based on the full daily rate of the unit irrespective of the number of people the unit sleeps.

Rates are deemed correct at time of publication and may fluctuate depending on supply and demand. Establishments maintain their rates online and any differences should be referred to the Establishment's staff. Quotations once accepted are binding.

Rates last updated: 27 March 2021


  • Booking Reliability
  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Average Response Time: 12 hours
  • Cancellations after payment: 0%
  • Cards accepted by this establishment
  • American Express
  • Diner's Club
  • Mastercard
  • Visa

All credit cards are accepted when paying through Sleeping-OUT.

Sleeping-OUT's Guest Satisfaction Award. Based on reviews of establishments in Luderitz, Element Riders Hostel has been voted Best Value for Money in Luderitz for 2019


7, Schinz Str., Luderitz, Namibia, 9000

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Guest Comments

It's definitely a hostel in its truest sense.
The staff were friendly and helpful, the basics were accommodated for, however, overall low-cost but not up to par with the money it costs.


This hostel is really welcoming and the people working there are really nice and helpful.

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