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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

Book more than 2 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvellous 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?

Check in time is anytime after 14.00 on day of arrival.

Check out time is anytime before 10.00 on day of departure. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 7.6

  • Security 9.2

  • Location 8.0

  • Staff 8.0

  • Atmosphere 7.2

  • Cleanliness 8.8

  • Facilities 7.2

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    19 Mar 2021
    Fantastic value, beautiful views.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    24 Dec 2019
    I had a pleasant stay, the staff were extremely helpful, i got to relax away from the noises and rush of the city.
    South Africa, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    15 Mar 2020
    We had a lovely stay at Durban Backpacker! We did appreciate the room-upgrade, bc of the not full booked accommodation. Thanks to the friendly guy, who checked us in and changed our room from a dorm to a private room. The pool would be enjoyable, if the weather had been better. Also the beach is next to Durban backpackers and worth it. The included breakfast was small and tasty.
    Germany, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 9.1


    14 Apr 2022
    Literally on the beach. Super clean, great location which makes for amazing morning walks, not too far from downtown, ladies at reception were fantastic and so sweet. Breakfast was lovely. The rooms were exceptional and again very clean considering the beach is on your doorstep. Steer clear of the dude who owns it….your stay will be a 10/10.
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 6.0


    08 Jul 2022
    good day i tried emailing you not sure if you received it - i have payed deposit and was unable to come to durban as i was hospitalized during this time. can i get my refund or a voucher or any other assistance please
    South Africa, Female, 41+
  • 5.7


    29 Oct 2019
    Don't stay here if travelling on your own. No atmosphere here at all. wifi is poor. breakfast is standard but go down in groups. Otherwise you'll be talked AT by the owner who likes to rant on about politics and race in South Africa. Much better vibe when he's gone. All other staff are lovely. Stains on bedding, you'd be lucky to swing a cat in the dorm room, blocked sink in dorm and showers all seem to need re-tiling. Nice dog though.
    England, Male, 25-30
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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