We spent two nights in Durban at Happy Hippo. We had a double room with private bathroom and it was a nice, clean room. All the rooms are situated around the "living area", and you could hear every sound coming from there. We didn't have any problems with the staff, but they weren't amazing either. Happy Hippo is perfectly located if you want to visit Ushaka. Its just around the corner from the hostel. But I wouldn't walk down Mahatma Ghandi road in the opposite direction from Ushaka, as it is filled with dodgy ppl.
- 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