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Smiths Cottage Reviews

5 Mount Argus Road, Umgeni Heights, Durban, South Africa

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47 Total Reviews
  • 93%Value For Money
  • 95%Security
  • 80%Location
  • 95%Staff
  • 88%Atmosphere
  • 95%Cleanliness
  • 88%Facilities

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Beautiful, very clean and secure hostel with super nice owners. Keith, the owner set up his laptop for me to watch a movie and drove me to and back to the nearby bird park and supermarket. I stayed only one night and the location suited me. Wifi is not free.


What a wonderful experience and fitting end to a fabulous trip to South Africa! Pat and Keith are caring, generous and knowledgeable hosts whose guidance allowed me to see so much more of Durban than I would have otherwise. the accommodations were spotless, the conversation engaging, and Lilo and Stitch just added to the overall charm of the cottage. Can't wait to return to Durban and Smiths Cottage.

  • 28th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


The owners are extremely nice! They offered to take us to the nearest shopping center and waited while we order pizza. Felt like being home...


I had a very pleasant experience with the hostel and felt looked after. Very thoughtful and and caring service. I will recommend them highly to my friends and acquaintances

  • 7th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Denmark
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)

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