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  • In order to make a group reservation on Hostelworld.com it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
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  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card 2 weeks prior to arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

Accommodation is limited. Therefore amount of people booked for will be charged for in full unless cancelled 7 days prior to arrival.
(Cancellation Fees: 31 days or more prior to arrival 10% of the total account will be charged for administration work;
30 to 8 days prior to arrival 40% of the total account;
7 days or less prior to arrival 100% of the total account)
In addition, if more people arrive than booked for we will try to accommodate them at a rate p. person/room.

Additional Terms and Conditions

Please take notice that one of the following documents will be required on arrival: Valid ID or Passport.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

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Blue Sky Mining Backpackers & Lodge

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
8.8
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Blue Sky Mining is a year-round oasis and a leisure lover’s paradise!

We boast one of the most breathtaking panoramic views of the Indian Ocean, nestled in a beautiful subtropical garden, complete with rock pools. For sunny skies, azure waters beckoning with enthralling activities and heavenly peaceful surroundings, venture to the beautiful seaside town of Warner Beach situated just a short walk away from unspoilt sandy beaches which lay directly in front of us and mere minutes from Amanzimtoti, Durban.
Accommodation:
We have an array of unique, clean, comfortable and affordable options available to suit your accommodation needs. These range from dormitory-style rooms fitted with shower and toilet to gorgeous twin / double en-suite rooms. All rooms are serviced daily guaranteeing a relaxed stay. So, whether you’re a backpacker, sports-person, holidaymaker, volunteer or even on a business trip, we’ll have something for you.

Blue Sky Mining Backpackers & Lodge's interior decoration is bright and cheery and radiates a wonderful unpretentious vibe. Interiors and outdoors are exquisite ornate with funky artwork lending a unique appeal to the lovely establishment. Feast on a hearty breakfast in the welcoming dining area or unwind in the cosy communal lounge area and watch satellite television, order a drink from the bar and gather around the barbecue to socialize with other guests and friends.

Swim a couple of lengths in the marvellous rock swimming pool from where awesome sea views can be relished and afterwards play a game of pool with friends. Peruse the interesting art and crafts markets, dance the night away at the nightclubs in nearby Amanzimtoti, surf the waves, scuba dive or enjoy quiet time fishing from the rocks. Blue Sky Mining Backpackers & Lodge is all about blissful relaxation in the midst of awe-inspiring surroundings and is truly an amazing hospitable venue for an unforgettable getaway.

Divers and volunteers who book direct are entitled to a 10% discount on accommodation.
On-Site Facilities:
Our friendly, attentive staff will welcome you and assist you with whatever you need.
Enjoy a hearty breakfast or traditional 'Durban Curry' and many more munchies in our subtropical garden surrounded by magnificent coca nut, banana and papaya trees.

Fully stocked restaurant and licensed bar
Free wi-fi
Secure parking
2 rock swimming pools
Large gardens
Sundeck
Jungle gym
Gift shop
Yoga classes
Pool table
Outdoor fire pit
Entertainment area
Books for sale
Activities:

There are numerous activities that can be organised by us and enjoyed by you locally - all year round! Along the main road we have it all...restaurants and pubs, supermarket, takeaways, laundromat, chemist, post office, video store & ATM.

Diving - Come and blow bubbles at the Aliwal Shoal, one of the top ten dive sites in the world, and experience a breathtaking underwater adventure. Stunning reefs & wrecks, raggies, zambezi and tiger sharks, abundant fish life, dolphins - all in all world class diving at its best. Dives booked directly with us receive a 10% discount off bed and free pick ups to and from the dive centre in Umkomaas!
Surfing / Bodyboarding - available for beginners or advanced surfers.
Snorkelling - Goggles and snorkels available to hire
Swimming
Fishing/Deep sea fishing - Rods
Horse riding on the beach
Paragliding
Book a game drive
Events Venue:
Blue Sky Mining is the perfect setting for functions depending on group size in a setting unlike any other.
Location:

Blue Sky Mining is situated in Warner Beach, KwaZulu Natal, just 30 km south of Durban & 60 km south of King Shaka Durban International Airport.

We are situated on the magnificent Sapphire Coast, boasting of 40 kilometres of golden beaches and lush coastal forests, interspersed with lively coastal villages. The Sapphire Coast is perfectly located - bordered by the city of Durban on one side and the unspoilt beauty of the south coast to the other, with the rolling hills of KwaZulu Natal, rich in wildlife culture and history to the West.

Durban is a modern, vibrant cosmopolitan city, it’s lifestyle architecture and culture reflect and thrive on its warm subtropical climate.

Local Highlights:

Local surf spot
African township day tours
Crocworld in Scottburgh
Go Bananaz
Unland
Amanzimtoti Flea Market
Amanzimtoti Bird Sanctuary
Sardine Run
Splash Waterworld
Galleria Mall
The Highland Gathering
The Night Market

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.0

  • Security 8.7

  • Location 9.0

  • Staff 9.1

  • Atmosphere 8.9

  • Cleanliness 9.1

  • Facilities 8.0


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    13 Oct 2018
    Absolutely fantastic backpackers! I don't think I've ever seen such a clean place. Wonderful vibe, great views over the ocean, and friendly staff! This is our second time back here and most certainly won't be the last! Well done guys!
    South Africa, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0

    Superb

    09 Jul 2018
    We loved our stay! Easy walk to the beach, the staff are all super friendly, and the facilities are fantastic! I'd definitely stay here again if I travel to Durban 😁
    South Africa, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7

    Superb

    03 Nov 2018
    Very good place, with lots of spaces, amazing hosts and many facilities. The view is stunning from the hostel.
    Hungary, Male, 31-40
  • 8.6

    Fabulous

    26 Sep 2018
    The staff from reception to housekeeping were very helpful and friendly, they were the highlight of our stay. Best chicken curry and rice ✨ and beautiful view from the deck. There is definitely a room for improvement with the Wi-Fi mostly but we really enjoyed our stay. Thank you to Kevin 😊
    South Africa, Couple, 25-30
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Facilities

Free
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
General
  • Adaptors
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Children's Play Area
  • Common Room
  • Cots Available
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hot Showers
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Swimming Pool
  • Towels Not Included
Services
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Fax Service
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Wake-up calls
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
Entertainment
  • Board Games
  • Games Room
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi

Policies

  • Child Friendly
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking

Things to Note

IMPORTANT:

Blue Sky Mining Backpackers & Lodge is a licensed establishment.
Therefore no alcohol can be consumed in the common areas and/or rooms unless purchased from the onsite bar.
Thanking you for your co-operation!

Please note that reception closes at 10pm, please arrive before failure to do so will result in disappointment.

Accommodation is limited. Therefore amount of people booked for will be charged for unless cancelled 24 hours prior to arrival.

In the event of premature departure, full extent of stay as originally booked and confirmed, will be charged for.

In addition, if more people arrive than booked for we will try to accommodate them at a rate p. person/room.
Furthermore please take notice that one of the following documents will be required on arrival: Valid ID or Passport

We will pre authorize your credit card before arrival according to the cancellation policy.
Authorization means that we ask the credit card company to block an amount on your credit card (normally equal to the cancellation fee).
This amount is normally valid for a few weeks, thereafter it is automatically released back into your account (depending on the credit card company and the country). We have no control over the release process.
The hotel reserves the right to cancel a reservation if we do not get authorization on the given credit card.


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