I'd like to thank the staff & management for a great welcome and stay in a very friendly atmosphere.
The ambiance in the communal areas is nice, rooms are basic and clean and so are the communal bathrooms and the kitchen.
I only met friendly faces and everyone was willing to point you in the right direction and to compare different options/prices/times.
I also like the fact that they are as eco friendly as they can be and point this out to the guests. Good thing!
The value for money is absolutely great.
Thank you so much Happy Hippos!
The 'unhappy hippo' a few reviews ago was perhaps expecting to be in a hotel instead of a backpackers?
- 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