Tekweni is a cool place to meet people. This place is very popular and packed during the three days I was there. The braai they organised three times a week (if I rem correctly) is awesome too. Free salad and bread rolls (BYO meat).
Kitchen is well equipped, but if you are like me, lazy or simply not in the mood to cook and make your own meals, no problem. Your solution is exactly 47 steps away from the main gate. They are a stone's throw away from many fantastic restaurants and cafes. No lack of choice.
Rooms and the beds are exactly what you pay for. No complaints. Good wifi strength at the bar area.
The lady at the travel desk is fantastic (I'm sorry I forgot your name)! Very helpful, patient and friendly. She organised a diving trip for me and helped me with a couple of other queries. The diving trip went smoothly, except that the transfer is really overpriced. Found out from other divers I could actually get a transfer to Aliwah Shoals Dive centre for 40% cheaper than what I paid. But I am still appreciative for all the assistance rendered.
All in all, I have enjoyed myself there!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Tekweni is located in the centre of Durban's hippest entertainment area : pubs, clubs, restaurants and markets are on the doorstep. It is comprised of 3 neighbouring houses, the oldest and main house built in 1896. The hostel 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 and town. 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. ... more less