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Durban Backpackers - On the Beach Reviews

17 The Promenade, Glenashley, Durban, South Africa

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52 Total Reviews
  • 89%Value For Money
  • 91%Security
  • 91%Location
  • 89%Staff
  • 80%Atmosphere
  • 80%Cleanliness
  • 83%Facilities

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No hot water in the dorm during 3 days. Far from good beaches ex:Ushaka Beach Manager Michael was lovely.

  • 5th Nov 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


I really liked staying here and the only regret is that I could not stay for longer. This hostel is extremely relaxed, you won't find huge parties but if you're looking for intellectual conversation and a friendly atmosphere right on the beach, then look no further. I do think the hostel could organise a few events or formal tours to give guests something to do but other than that brilliant. The young gentleman working on reception is extremely helpful and professional.

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Hi Sophia Thank you for your great review. Glad you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for your suggestions on improving the guests experience.

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