Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

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  • In order to make a group reservation on 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.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • 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 ???? 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."

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

Book more than 2 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Smiths Cottage is a tranquil, upmarket home-from-home, set in a beautiful sub-tropical garden, with affordable traveller's rates.

We have a modern fully-equipped, 2 bed roomed, seft-catering cottage which sleeps 4-6 pax., with TV lounge, open plan kitchen and bathroom. Step into our pool from your front patio!

We also have two family rooms sleeping 4 pax. These have a shared bathroom. And we also have a spacious and bright dorm sleeping 10, with its own fully equipped kitchen, shower and toilet.

Other amenities include a TV room for guest's use, with TV,DVDand video, a large sparkling pool a large poolside entertainment area with braai's (barbecues), plenty of secure off street parking.Breakfasts and home-cooked meals are available on request.

Lonely Planet puts us at the TOP END for backpackers and budget travellers. CLEAN , COMFY & TRANQUIL
Certificate of Exellence-winner 2015

Yours in travel,
Pat and Keith Smith. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 10.0

  • Security 10.0

  • Location 8.3

  • Staff 10.0

  • Atmosphere 10.0

  • Cleanliness 9.7

  • Facilities 9.7

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    30 Jun 2021
    Staff is very cooperative and kichen was filled with foods while my stay.
    Pakistan, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    13 Mar 2020
    smiths cottage felt like we were staying with family! The dorm room was lovely complete with ensuite and kitchen only issue would be that wifi didn't reach it but that didn't matter as made us not hide in our room but talk more with keith and pat the owners who are the nicest and most interesting people to talk to and who couldn't of done more to help us in our stay around durban with keith even coming to pick us up when we were stranded on the other side of town and taking us for beer and curry
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    13 Mar 2020
    No where else you’d rather stay in Durban for clean, cosy and the most wonderful hosts. Pat and Keith have so many stories to share and information about Durban that you find yourself wasting hours chatting during electrical cut outs! They do there upmost to cater for your every needs. My stay was short and sweet but i hope our paths cross again!
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    30 Jan 2020
    We had a great stay at Smiths Cottage. Johan took great care of us. He was really helpfull and we felt instantly at home. We can definetely recommend this place to anyone wanting to stay in Durban. Thank you for this lovely time.
    Switzerland, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    10 Dec 2019
    One of the best Hostels i have ever been to. Will definitely go back again.
    South Africa, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    29 Nov 2021
    What a lovely place to stay in Durban. I was first a guest at Tekweni (do not go there!), but left because it was just too disgusting. Smith's cottage, couldn't be further from that experience. The owners Pat and Keith are absolutely adorable and will instantly make you feel at home. The place has spotless rooms and facilities and feels like a real oasis of tranquility. If you are going to Durban I recommend staying at Smiths Cottage, but be prepared, you might staying longer than planned 😉
    Netherlands, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7


    13 Nov 2021
    stayed here for 6 nights and I definitely could of stayed longer, it's like a second home and Keith and pat being from England makes it that much better as I've not met many English travellers. They recommend a great scuba diving facility which I probably had the best 3 days of my trip. There're well organised and are willing to help you out with anything you want. The whole family are lovely to talk to. Would highly recommend to anyone in the area.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    18 Sep 2021
    lovely people, lovely place! would go back for sure! thanks for the good time!
    Switzerland, Female, 31-40
  • 9.7


    07 Dec 2019
    This place has most lovely hosts, I just needed to stay over for one night and this place was perfect, would definitely stay again.
    South Africa, Female, 31-40
  • 9.1


    08 Nov 2021
    At smiths cottage they made it their lives purpose to accommodate backpackers and they clearly enjoy it.
    Netherlands, Male, 31-40
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Swimming Pool
  • Utensils
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Fax Service
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Postal Service
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Meals Available
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Wi-Fi