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Hippo Hide Lodge and Backpackers Reviews

2 Jesmond Road, Berea, Durban, South Africa

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33 Total Reviews
  • 73%Value For Money
  • 73%Security
  • 53%Location
  • 73%Staff
  • 80%Atmosphere
  • 80%Cleanliness
  • 67%Facilities

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I'm an American backpacker who's been all over Europe, the USA, and southern Africa, usually on a shoestring budget. 1) No wifi that worked 2) No hot water in dorms 3) Staff clearly did not care, at all 4) Located far from everything - incl. beach, other hostels 5) Dorm kitchen did not work 6) One more time: NO WIFI. I imagine in summer, with more people (and more complaints) the atmosphere is a bit better, the staff care more, and the wifi and hot water works. As it was, though...just no.


I had an excellent stay in this hostel. The staff is very helpful and competent.

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