Stayed in January with my Grandfather and my brother and we loved it! Very spacious and quiet when you need it to be, yet also fun and lively. The rooms are on the smaller side but they are really clean as well as ours had a great bathroom. There is also a rooftop bar where you can relax, enjoy the view of the city, and meet some pretty awesome travelers. The staff is super friendly and if you need anything at all they are the first to lend a hand. We also had the pleasure of meeting the owners, who are also extremely helpful and nice. They have put a lot of work into the place and it really does show. We even told them about the wifi being a bit slow and they were quick to fix it. You are minutes away from the beach where you can also find the Ushaka Marine World. This place is filled with little shops and offers an array of ocean activities. If you are up for a short drive I would definitely recommend heading to Victoria Market, as it is quite the experience. If you are visiting Durban and are looking for an awesome place to stay, as well as a great price - this is it! I would suggest booking for more than one day. You won't regret it.
- 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