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Happy Hippo International Backpackers Lodge Reviews

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

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83%

Rating
179 Total Reviews
  • 83%Value For Money
  • 85%Security
  • 82%Location
  • 83%Staff
  • 81%Atmosphere
  • 87%Cleanliness
  • 80%Facilities

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83%

It's a nice place to stay when you are in Durban. We had a double bed room with a bathroom. We enjoyed it it a lot!

  • 28th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • All Female Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


97%

It was ideal for our stay and have already booked to go back

  • 27th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


86%

Decent location just a few minutes from the beach, the hostel in general is great although sometimes can lack atmosphere. Should make more use of the bar. Wifi didn't work, definitely worth staying


100%

The hostel staff were very friendly and helpful, the rooms were clean, the vibe was great, and the roof top bar was a lot of fun! Would definitely come back!

  • 15th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


86%

have liked the opportunity to have been able to buy a cup of tea or coffee.

  • 2nd Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


94%

Great hostel, a little out of town but easy to take a minivan there. Big common areas, big fully-stocked kitchen, clean bathrooms, lovely helpful staff


83%

Huge lounges and well equipped kitchen and a nice sunny room. Everything we needed for a good price


97%

Probably the most spacious and stylish hostel I've ever been. Everything and everywhere in it is so full of fancy details of decoration that touring around the place was kind of compulsory to me and friend. Loved it!


100%

Very very funky and spacious hostel! Fantastic atmosphere. I would definitely stay there again! Staff very friendly and helpful also.


100%

Trendy modern decor, heaps of space for relaxing and socializing, helpful staff and located near aquarium Highly recomended


60%

Clean bathrooms more regularly. Would be useful to have more power outlets in room. One is not sufficient for a six person bunk room


63%

Close to the beach and away from the 'dodgy' town centre.


83%

An absolutly cool designed hostel for young travelers. Nice Rooms and clean bathrooms. The beds are ok and it is very good to party on the roof top.

  • 22nd Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


31%

My stay in this hostel was horrible!The staff was not hepful and friendly. The room was dirty and i had to ask for an other one. There were no heaters in winter season i was so cold. You have to pay for internet. There is a share bathroom open with no door and only a poor curtain.

Owner Comment (Hide)
I know we cant please all the people all the time, but it is hard to swallow criticism that is not true. Please refer to many other reviews with regard's to cleanliness,this is something we are very strict about and if your room was dirty I can only apologise for that.We have no heaters in our hostel as the average temperature for the winter months is 21 degrees, we do have blankets on request. We have FREE Wifi now. Our shared bathroom is in a secluded place and we have never had any complaints

66%

This place looks like a factory rather than a hostel, very dark and lacks natural light, toilets and showers too far from rooms, no free wi fi at all, roof top bar ok, but drinks could be cheaper. It lacks atmosphere, quite few workers from near by countries staying for long term.


77%

Near the beach, not many people staying in the hostel so i couldnt judge the atmosphere but safe nice rooms, wifi you have to pay.


63%

Lacked the nice atmosphere I had at other hostels in South Africa, but this could be because it was winter. Staff seemed not so happy and friendly as in other hostels.

  • 2nd Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


80%

Staff was really helpful and approachable.

  • 3rd May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • South Africa
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)




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