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Happy Hippo International Backpackers Lodge

222 Mahatma Ghandi road, Durban Central, Durban, South Africa

87%Rating

  • 86%Value For Money
  • 87%Security
  • 86%Location
  • 90%Staff
  • 82%Atmosphere
  • 89%Cleanliness
  • 87%Facilities

Property Information:

The Happy Hippo is decorated in a contemporary African Ethnic theme; utilizing the vibrant colours shown through the flag and the S.A. people, and tastefully finished off with an industrial flavor. Whenever a new guest arrives, they always experience that wow factor! Everything on our premises pertains to the culture of this vibrant nation! Our rooms are all different and are named so one gets to learn about this exciting nation & what it has to offer. We have a roof top bar called the Globe, as we get to meet people from all around the world! We offer an internet cafe or wireless & have a curio shop which only supports local crafts & small business. Local is Lekker! (great in Afrikaans). We offer our guests the convenience of booking all your day trips, safari's and car hire at our reception, all in the name of making your stay an unforgettable one.

Our location is unrivaled as we are right next to Ushaka Marine World, the largest marine themed park in Africa, and so close to the beach for those wanting to enjoy the sea, whether it be surfing, kayaking, sailing or just sun bathing! The Park offers an array of shops, restaurants & bars. The area has a few night clubs for those night owls.

Please remember that the top things to do in Durban, which are very synonymous, are, trying a bunny chow, or catching a Rickshaw ride or visiting the famous Indian market. Since the 2010 world cup held in S.A., we now have a cable car ride to the top of the Moses Mabidha Stadium, which brags beautiful views of the city & its beaches! Also, the convenience of getting off a plane at the new King Shaka International airport does door to door drop off's hourly at a fraction of the price of a Taxi! Please remember that our efficient & friendly staff, are always on call to help

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  • Latest Review

    we had double rooms with private bathroom, small but good. the streets next to happy hippo is busy, but you are in a few minutes at the beach and the marine world, thats great. Happy hippo has a good kitchen and nice roof top bar and terasse. we enjoyed our stay!
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      Anonymous, Germany, Couple, 18-24

Facilities

  • 24 Hour Security
  • Bar
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Card Phones
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Fax Service
  • Free Parking
  • Hot Showers
  • Internet Access
  • Kitchen
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Pool Table
  • Postal Service
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire


Policies

  • Taxes Included


Cancellation Policy

This property has a 1 day cancellation policy.
Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.




Happy Hippo International Backpackers Lodge Located at 222 Mahatma Ghandi road, Durban Central, Durban.
Happy Hippo International Backpackers Lodge
South Africa
Durban Kwa-zulu Natal 4001 222 Mahatma Ghandi road, Durban Central
87% 141
-29.8679635 31.0423851
Happy Hippo International Backpackers Lodge
    Rooms available     Basic Single Private Shared Bathroom     Twin Private Ensuite     3 Bed Private Shared Bathroom     Double Bed Private Ensuite     4 Bed Mixed Dorm     3 Bed Mixed Dorm     Double Bed Private Shared Bathroom     5 Bed Mixed Dorm     5 Bed Mixed Dorm Ensuite     6 Bed Mixed Dorm     Standard Twin Private Shared Bathroom
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