Staff is not friendly and not helpful at all and the rooms on the streetside are really noisy. These were the downsides, here are the upsides: spacious, breezy rooms, great beds, the ensuite doubles were extremely clean and reminded me more of a hotel than a hostel. The whole hostel is enormous: dorms are 4 persons max, huge communal area with loads of tables and couches, a balcony, huge rooftop bar, massive kitchen. It's situated nearby the Marine shopping mall and very nearby the beach where there's lots of activities to do. It is a very nice hostel and for what you get absolutely not expensive! Loved it there!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Born from a passion for traveling, the legacy of the Hippo Hide has been passed on to this unique and amazing lodge. Situated approximately 500m from Durban's best beaches and right next to uShaka Marine World, you couldn't ask for a better location. Durban's first purpose built backpackers hostel for the discerning budget traveller, welcomes you to come and enjoy state of the art facilities. These include the amazing roof top party and recreational area, known as "The Globe", FREE WIFI, travel desk with up to date information and the best deals. This is your one stop youth hostel with all your amenities close by. ... more less