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The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card 3 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

In the event of premature departure we may charge for the full original booking. Cancellation 0 - 14 days before date of arrival, or no-show – visitor forfeits 100% of deposit paid. Cancellation 15 - 21 days before date of arrival – visitor forfeits 75% of deposit paid or 25% of full quote value (whichever greater).

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: 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.


Durban Backpackers - On the Beach

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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

With stunning panoramic views of the Indian Ocean, en-suite doubles with their own TV, cozy dorms with self-catering facilities, a sparkling pool and a scrummy breakfast, come to Durban Backpackers On The Beach for some affordable luxury.

Situated in Durban North between the City Centre and Umhlanga Rocks, On The Beach is literally that - on the beach. Watch the waves break over the golden sand in your front yard, pop down for an early morning dip and search for shells as you unwind in this little bit of paradise.

Close enough to everything you could possibly need; restaurants, banks, bars and the cinema and only 10 minutes drive from the bustling city centre, what more could you ask for? View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.7

  • Security 9.7

  • Location 9.7

  • Staff 10.0

  • Atmosphere 9.7

  • Cleanliness 8.6

  • Facilities 9.1

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    14 Jun 2019
    Clean rooms, very nice staff and cool location next to the beach :-) I loved it.
    Germany, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    07 Jun 2019
    Would definatley go back, Mike the caretaker was very friendly .
    South Africa, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    25 Nov 2018
    We absolutely enjoyed our stay. Very efficient and friendly staff. Super clean and safe & right there on the beach.
    South Africa, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    21 Oct 2017
    This was a fabulous place On The Beach. The Young Man Michael was absolutely terrific and so helpful. This is a destination not just a place to stay a few nights
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 9.7


    17 Jan 2018
    It is a very beautiful place right across the street from the beach, very clean, and safe. Very helpful staff
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    01 Jun 2017
    If you are on a budget this is the best place to live at. Just on the beach front in Umhlanga (a lovely suburb in Durban) and very quite surrounding areas and safe. I enjoyed myself living here. The backpackers feels like home, they have a sausage dog and a lovely cat. There is a swimming pool too. There are good facilities for you to make your own food. The breakfast is cereals with milk. and you would have to pay R40.00 for cooked breakfast such as eggs and sausages.
    South Africa, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    29 Apr 2018
    We were driving into Durban that night after a few days in the Berg, but we got stuck behind a protest happening in Mooi River. We didn’t make it to the hostel until 1 am, but the security staff and the person at the desk were incredibly helpful and understanding. They got everything set up for us and were absolutely wonderful.
    USA, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 9.1


    27 Nov 2017
    Perfect location on the beach. Really friendly staff. Kitchen equipment is out of date but the kitchen is always clean.
    Liechtenstein, Male, 31-40
  • 6.9


    03 Jul 2018
    GREAT location. Dorm room could use some improvement, example: bathroom window handle had been removed so no way to close window at night... in winter :/
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 6.0


    14 Apr 2017
    The place was ok. Nothing more but what was really wrong were the dirty towels and sheets (they were washed but full of stains). Plus, they don't accept credit Sout Africa, it's quite rare.
    Belgium, Male, 31-40
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • BBQ
  • Cable TV
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Swimming Pool
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Currency Exchange
  • Fax Service
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Wi-Fi