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Happy Hippo International Backpackers Lodge Reviews

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

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197 Total Reviews
  • 80%Value For Money
  • 80%Security
  • 87%Location
  • 73%Staff
  • 77%Atmosphere
  • 83%Cleanliness
  • 77%Facilities

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Great atmosphere and vibe. Location close to bus routes (People Mover busses), Ushaka and a Fast Food place. Safe parking behind lock-up. There were a nice mix of travelers from Europe. Reception Staff could be more friendly.


The hostel have a good location, with easy acess for the public transportation. The bedrooms are clean and beautiful. One problem its a wifi, just 3 hours per day and dont work very well all the time. It is forbidden to drink your liquor purchased in the supermarket they have a bar, but open at 17:00 and dont sale with card, just cash. Some staff are not helpful and kind, apparently do not like too many questions

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