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

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

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Gibela Backpackers Lodge Durban

Book more than 8 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Gibela is conveniently located in the safe, residential area of Morningside and within walking distance to the center of Durban’s entertainment life, Florida Road, where there are restaurants, cocktail bars, clubs and coffee shops galore.

MAXIMUM 1 week stay allowed
Reception Closes at 20H00 Check in 19H45 latest.
3 min walk to a grocery store, auto-teller and post office. 25 min walk to the Botanical Gardens and Golden Mile Beaches
15 min walk to famous brand surf-gear factory shops.
We are on both inner city transport networks, which link you to the museums, cinemas, Indian Market and Juma Mosque, in less than a 10-minute bus ride from the hostel.

The hostel is a NON-smoking establishment.

Gibela accommodate 25 guests.
There are 4 bathrooms in the hostel consisting of 6 showers and 5 toilets.
Our rooms are neat and well equipped with comfortable beds, ceiling fans and ample pack space.

Reception hours - 07H15 till 20H00
We have no curfew.
Minimum length of stay: 2 nights on weekends
NO children under 12 years.


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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.0

  • Security 10.0

  • Location 10.0

  • Staff 10.0

  • Atmosphere 8.0

  • Cleanliness 10.0

  • Facilities 8.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    13 Jun 2019
    The hostel is clean, safe, easy to get to, and is in the perfect location! I was extremely satisfied with our stay!
    Canada, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    08 Jun 2019
    Had a wonderful stay, centrally located managed to move safely throughout my Comrade Marathon weekend event. And it's my 3rd visit. Thanks
    South Africa, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    04 Dec 2018
    The location is excellent, walking distance to Florida Road (Durban's main nightlife and culinary hub). The owner was very kind and provided lots of information about Durban. There were just a few guests, so I had a 6-bed dorm to myself. Everything was very clean and I just enjoyed the atmosphere of this beautiful building. If you want to go out at night but also want some peace during the day, then this is the right hostel for you.
    Switzerland, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    29 Nov 2019
    Pros: -beautiful, clean pool -very clean & tidy hostel -little gift shop of local goods -friendly host -host has knowledge of local activities -free breakfast available -has ceiling fan in room -has free WiFi Cons: -breakfast is a piece of toast & juice -lots of mosquitos (couldn’t sleep; but too hot to close window in Dec) -no A/C in room (didn’t help with sleep) -WiFi signal doesn’t reach dorm rooms -WiFi only 300MB/day *need to ask for new slip daily
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 8.6


    30 Mar 2019
    Man at the reception was drunk on both days we stayed there, we didn't see it as a problem but it was very noticeable
    England, Couple, 31-40
  • 8.0


    13 Dec 2018
    Nice bohemian feel to the place. There weren't much people there when we stayed. But a very atypical feel than a usual hostel. The only thing is that their reception closes after a certain time in the evening and the place can be spooky at night after that coz there will be no staff after that. But otherwise it's very pleasant with a pool and a nice area to relax.
    India, Male, 25-30
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Swimming Pool
  • Currency Exchange
  • Internet Access
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities