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Durban Backpackers - On the Beach Reviews

17 The Promenade, Glenashley, Durban, South Africa

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42 Total Reviews
  • 96%Value For Money
  • 93%Security
  • 82%Location
  • 93%Staff
  • 91%Atmosphere
  • 98%Cleanliness
  • 93%Facilities

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Wow the place was great,pity we arrived late in the evening,both the host the owner were very great and friendly and really organized. Definately I found myself second home in Durban.Im going back soon and definately will recommend it to anyone who needs some tranquility.Thumbz Up!

  • 12th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • South Africa
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


The place is away from town but spot on the beach. For my purpose, it was excellent. The place was spotless and I had the dorm to myself. It was all good. I'd gladly return.


One of the best hostel breakfast I tried. It was kind of a problem not having a car while staying there but the beach is right in front.


We've got an Upgrade to the 3Bed Room

  • 11th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Overall great place with good wifi and awesome breakfast. Only problem is there were some inconsiderate guests in the dorms not abiding quiet hours.


Amazing location and the best hostel, lodge I have stayed in thus far. Totally great atmosphere staff totally helpful with calling cabs to showing you where to go to recommendations and just overall good people.

  • 2nd Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Michael at the reception is fantastic - really helpful and friendly! The breakfast is probably the best in South Africa and the hostel is very clean. Great for couples and people who appreciate quite tranquil atmosphere! I would definitely come again to On the Beach when visiting Durban.

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