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.

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  • Perfect 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 12, 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 9.7

  • Security 9.7

  • Location 9.4

  • Staff 9.7

  • Atmosphere 9.7

  • Cleanliness 9.7

  • Facilities 9.7

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    20 Sep 2019
    This is such a lovely cottage with amazing hosts Pat and Keith who don‘t hesitate assisting you in whatever you need! The facilities get cleaned daily, the area including the parking is very safe and the facilities are simply lovely. Great hostel I would always revisit again! Thanks guys!
    Germany, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    10 Aug 2019
    Definetly going back again
    South Africa, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    08 Jun 2019
    I had very good time at Smith Cottage
    South Africa, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    07 Jun 2019
    I just had one night in Durban but Pat and Keith went out of their way to make sure I had all the info that I needed both there and beyond. Pat explained how to get around town and Keith brought out maps and called a friend to help me with the next leg of my journey (Lesotho via Qacha's Nek). It's clear they love travelers and they made my brief stay in Durban a highlight. Thank you!
    Canada, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    20 Apr 2019
    The owners of smiths cottage were so hospitable! They went out of their way to drive me to food stores and supermarkets, and even took me out on Easter Sunday with their family and treated me to lunch! The hostel has a very homely feel, it is very clean and tidy, the pool is lovely to swim in, and feels extremely safe! Location wise it is very close to the centre only a 10 min uber ride away! Thank you guys for such a lovely stay! Highly recommend! ❤
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    10 Apr 2019
    This place was perfect for my needs! It was close to the airport, super clean and very safe. Keith and Pat are also amazing and very hospitable.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    22 Mar 2019
    I've booked for 3 people and 1 other lady booked at a later stage. We had 2 friends with us who needed a place to load off their luggage to shop in Durban for the day.For we came from the Cruise Ship.So 6 ladies and lots of luggage.The owner of the backpackers welcomed us so warmly, offered us coffee for it was raining. We felt at home immediately.This was a backpackers with towels, gave us pamphlets to help us get around Durban and offered us any advise we needed. She was brilliant. THANK YOU
    South Africa, All Female Group, 31-40
  • 10.0


    15 Mar 2019
    The best hostel I've ever stayed in. I stayed for a month in Durban whilst working and I couldn't imagine better hosts than Pat and Keith. They went above and beyond at every opportunity and truly made me feel like one of the family. Smith's cottage is a home away from home. 10/10
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    29 Mar 2019
    The place is very clean and the owners make you feel welcomed and very helpful with directions and where to go
    South Africa, Female, 31-40
  • 9.4


    16 Mar 2019
    Great place to say, they're exceptionally friendly and helpful hosts. It is a bit further from the city but they were happy to drive me on a couple occasions when I needed some food or anything else. Would stay here again. Secure parking as well. Note that it is in Durban North so further from the beach, but a very safe area (big plus in Durban for me!)
    Netherlands, Male, 25-30
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Parking
  • Linen Included
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • 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