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Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

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


Additional Terms and Conditions


The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, Business Trip 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.


Tekweni Backpackers Hostel

Book more than 8 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Helpful Staff
  • Awesome Cleanliness
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Property Description

Tekweni is located in the center of Durban's hippest entertainment area: pubs, clubs, restaurants and markets are on the doorstep. We recently introduced FREE WIRELESS which is a huge winner with the guests. Tekweni is comprised of 3 neighboring houses the oldest and main house built in 1896. The backpacker's was established in 1992 making it one of the first five hostels in the country and the longest established in Durban. We are close to everything, only two km to the beach, town and the Moses Mabhida, Kings Park and Kingsmead stadium's.

The various types of accommodation ramble across the 3 properties. You have the choice of staying right in the middle of the action or in one of our quieter more remote rooms away from the hustle and bustle. The rooms are comfortable and tastefully decorated all with ceiling fans. We also offer accommodation in our fully furnished flats on a longer term weekly basis on request.

Our fully equipped stainless steel kitchen is complete with all you need to whip up a great chow. Our numerous ablutions have been renovated to cater for the volumes and the needs of the backpacker. We have unlimited safe parking on the premises. We also have 24 hour security as well as security cameras. We have excellent fast internet access with our very popular FREE WIRELESS proving a huge winner. Our satellite provides all the current sports in our poolside sports bar as well as all the current movies and tv stuff in our lounge. The indoor outdoor feel is complete with numerous seating areas giving you the choice of the ambiance you desire at the time.

We built our reputation through our festive atmosphere and fun loving approach. You can PARTY ON at our poolside sports bar, catch some rays, groove to the tunes or 'kick some butt' around our pool table. Try and time your trip to coincide with our 'braai's' every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. We provide the salad and rolls and light the fire. A great way to meet other backpackers, you bring your own meat (or whatever) and cook and socialize together with our many guests from all over the world.

Our Travel Info Center is also based next to the pool (You guessed it; everything is next to the pool). The centralized set-up is what encourages our incredibly social atmosphere. Everything flows together in an area which is often described as the 'Bermuda Triangle' of Southern African Backpackers. Through our travel center you can book pretty much anything in the budget market in Southern Africa. This includes a variety of tours throughout KZN, all major overland tours, other tours throughout Southern Africa, Baz Bus, Greyhound, Intercape, the cheapest car hire, diving, sky diving, surfing, other adventure activities and much more. Drop us an e-mail and we can have it all sorted before you arrive or just come see us when you get here.

Please note that reception closes at 11pm, please arrive before failure to do so will result in disappointment.

'Frenzied pheromones' it is Durban's 'inn place'.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 6.0

  • Security 6.0

  • Location 8.0

  • Staff 6.0

  • Atmosphere 7.0

  • Cleanliness 7.0

  • Facilities 7.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    26 Sep 2019
    LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION!!!! Great hosts awesome place in a vibey area with diversed people I enjoyed every minute in Tekweni backpackers and I'm definitely coming back with my whole crew next time thanks to Martin and Louis for making sure our stay was easy and comfortable.
    South Africa, Male, 25-30
  • 8.0


    16 Jan 2020
    Great location (the centre is not safe but nice bars around) and nice swimming pool. Needs a renovation - if you want comfort this is probably not the best place for you.
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 8.0


    21 Sep 2019
    The place is really chill and staff and is super cool. However the internet is slow and no towels are provided. I would definitely go again.
    Argentina, Male, 31-40
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    15 Sep 2019
    Tekweni is in a great location and the beds were comfy. The kitchen was pretty good but a bit grimy.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    31 Oct 2019
    What did I love: - reasonably priced for area - close to some fantastic bars, clubs and restuarants - great swimming pool, pool table and bar - Close to Tourism Info offices What did I hate: - Relatively far away from public transport service provider bus stops - 'People Mover'. - Some dodgy characters frequent the hostel bar - Rooms are characterless and uninspiring, some broken furniture - Toilets did not always have enough T paper - They did not have any maps, brochures etc. - Noisy
    South Africa, Male, 25-30
  • 4.9


    16 Mar 2020
    Had to wait a while at arrival, even though they knew I was comming then. Asked to put my passport in their safe. They said yes, but disappeared. No sequrity lockers in my dorm room. Asked about the trips stated on the home page. They told me they didn't know anything about it - the responsible person were supposedly almost never present. Got a bigger dorm than ordered (which was fine, as there were only 1 other person in there). No toalett paper at any toaletts when I left, as others have said.
    Norway, Male, 31-40
  • 4.9


    25 Oct 2019
    Woken up at 4.30am by people partying outside our window who had been up all night. As we had to leave at 5.30am anyway, it didn’t really matter to us but I guess it would be a major problem for some guests. The bathroom was so dirty I couldn’t use it. I’m sure it’s a great party hostel but there wasn’t any real atmosphere when we had a couple of beers before bed. Our worst hostel in South Africa.
    England, Couple, 41+
  • 4.3


    03 Jan 2020
    I was really disappointed by the room given, 2 windows could not close, one was broken, the toilet linked to it has probably not been cleaned for weeks. Given the fact that the room is overlooking the main street, 2 windows not closing, it was so loud that my kids and I could not sleep the whole night. In fact we left the following day. I hope that my 70 US D, that I had payed as booking fees will be refunded to me!
    Germany, Male, 41+
  • 3.7


    06 Sep 2019
    The location is wonderful, but I had a stressful night because people were knocking on the window shouting and trying to get into my single room starting at 11pm until 2pm. I felt very unsafe. The bed sheets and bathroom were dirty too. In the morning, I tried to complain, but no staff was at the front desk. In the day time, there were families who were also staying there that were very friendly. However, I would not recommend this location because I was terrified without support.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 3.7


    07 Jun 2019
    There is lot of moskitos in the room pillows are so dirty, nothing on the kitchen no spoons no cups, there is a lot need to improve there ,I just stayed there one night out of three, i moved
    South Africa, Male, 31-40
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Cable TV
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Swimming Pool
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Fax Service
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Pool Table