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Smiths Cottage Reviews

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

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53 Total Reviews
  • 91%Value For Money
  • 94%Security
  • 83%Location
  • 97%Staff
  • 91%Atmosphere
  • 97%Cleanliness
  • 91%Facilities

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Loved this place. Gary and Lia are your top notch hosts! Thanks so much for helping me get my camera back! :) Their kids, Tristan and Taryn, are darling! :) I love this place for its homely vibe, wide open space, security, cleanliness, and cute cabins! They upgraded my booking for free and gave me unlimited free internet, which was so hopeful as I was trying to get my life in order. :) I wish I had had time to swim in the pretty pool, but maybe next time. :) Cheers from Coffee Bay! xx


Enjoyable short stay


Literal Ma and Pa operation that makes you feel like you are home - their son lives next door to keep things in the family. Pat and Keith will help you with anything you need although I will have a gripe about having to pay for WiFi.and a few other extra charges. Things were pretty quiet here although it is low season.


perfect! everything is ok! nice staff! so clean! you can use kitchen! free! little narrow fill with happy virus ^^ see you next time my host : father and mother

  • 1st Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • South Korea
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


I had a most agreeable stay at Smith´s Cottage and was warmly welcomed and perfectly looked-after. Services included pick-up from coach station at 1/3 of taxi price, free drop-off at airport shuttle in the pretty small hours of the morning and all the information about town, the country and its people you can wish for. Karin


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.

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