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Tekweni Backpackers Hostel

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8.5
Fabulous
457 Total Reviews
Perfect Location
Superb Staff
Excellent Cleanliness

Property Description

Tekweni is located just off of the infamous Florida Rd in the centre of Durban's hippest entertainment area; pubs, clubs, restaurants, markets and much more right on the doorstep. We are comprised of 3 neighbouring houses, the oldest and main house built in 1896. Established in 1992 we are one of the first five hostels in the country and the longest established in Durban. We are close to everything; only 2 km to the beach, town, 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 basic, comfortable, clean and tastefully decorated all with ceiling fans.
Our fully equipped stainless steel kitchen is complete with all you need to whip up a great chow. The numerous ablutions have been renovated to cater for the volumes and the needs of the traveller. We have unlimited safe parking on the premises which is a huge bonus in Durbs. We also have FREE WIRELESS internet and satellite tv. There is very much an indoor outdoor feel that is complete with numerous seating areas giving you the choice of the ambiance you desire at the time. Tekweni is somewhat of an art gallery in itself with the walls adorned by numerous artworks and murals done by the many artists that have stayed with us over the years. And of course the always inviting swimming pool for those hot Durban days. Next to the pool is our very popular ‘braai’ area which is available for your use.
Tekweni built its reputation through its festive atmosphere and fun loving approach. We have mellowed somewhat over the years and toned things down a touch. Not quite the ongoing party we were famous for over the years while we were ‘growing up’ but there is still plenty of fun to be had. Lots of space to enjoy yourself and our centralized funky set-up is what encourages the incredibly social atmosphere. Everything flows together in an area which has been described as the 'Bermuda Triangle' of Southern African Backpackers.
Ask us about things to do around Durban or anywhere in South Africa for that matter. With almost 30 years of experience we know what’s happening out there and we can book or recommend the best stuff. Drop us a message ahead of time or enquire when you arrive.
So to summarise, Tekweni is clean comfortable accommodation in a funky, arty atmosphere situated in an awesome very central safe location in the fun vibey beach town of Durban. Look no further. We would love to host your Durbs getaway.

Reviews & Ratings

8.5
Fabulous
457 Total Reviews
  • Security
    8.7
  • Location
    9.7
  • Staff
    9.7
  • Atmosphere
    7.7
  • Cleanliness
    7.7
  • Value for Money
    8.7
  • Facilities
    7.7

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9.1
Superb
Mar 22, 2024
Great, friendly staff. Great location.
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Male, 25-30
7.7
Very Good
Feb 24, 2024
this place is in a pretty nice location. there's restaurants and cafes all around and many pedestrians so it feels safe to wander around. the establishment is decent. they upgraded me to a private room which was nice of them. but the room was not so clean, I was afraid of my head or hand rubbing on the walls around the bed. they could renovate the bathrooms and it would be a huge difference. nice staff! the people there like to have a good time
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Female, 31-40
8.9
Fabulous
Jan 08, 2024
Stayed overnight on a quick stop with the Baz bus. Staff was friendly and the room was clean. Great hot shower in the morning. Not many other travelers but it made for a nice quiet night
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Male, 31-40

Facilities

  • Free

    • Linen Included
    • Free Parking
    • Free WiFi
    • Free Internet Access
  • General

    • Security Lockers
    • Swimming Pool
    • Common Room
    • Bicycle Parking
    • BBQ
    • Breakfast Not Included
    • Hot Showers
    • Self-Catering Facilities
    • Cooker
    • Fridge/Freezer
    • Cable TV
    • Outdoor Terrace
    • Parking
    • Outdoor Swimming Pool
    • Ceiling fan
    • Safe Deposit Box
    • Microwave
  • Services

    • Internet access
    • Airport Transfers
    • Luggage Storage
    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Tours/Travel Desk
    • 24 Hour Security
    • Housekeeping
  • Food & Drink

    • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Entertainment

    • Wi-Fi

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