Durban Backpackers - On the Beach Reviews
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Fantastic location directly across from the beach and within a short walk to a small shopping center with two great restaurants - seafood and Italian - and a grocery. A short drive from the huge Gateway mall and the popular Umdloti Beach (which easier to swim at than the one across from On The Beach). Comfortable room but thin doors so a bit noisy when others are in the hall or at reception desk. Best to have a car - rentals are cheap.
Great location just across from the beach and good welcome from Elvis. The standard of cleanliness was well above average and the team appeared to be on top of this activity constantly. Room was well situated on the ground floor with a good view of the beach. Would recommend a stay st the Backpackers for a relaxing chill out.
There were security gates & always staff there throughout the night so we felt very safe. It is near the City Centre & Umhlanga, but not much on your doorstep. The staff were great, especially the owner. It was quiet when we were there, but the atmosphere was still good and there are good places to relax and get talking with others. It was clean and had all the basic facilities you need. Overall it was very good value for money and we decided it was the perfect location to enjoy the beaches