We are two females who stayed at Happy Hippo Back Packers. The staff were very helpful and nice. Make sure when you book happy hippo you confirm your reservation again we had a problem with this. The hostel is close to a local grocery store so you can shop for groceries and make your own meals. I liked how close it is to Ushaka beach and it is lovely to go for an early morning run or walk. We had no safety problems in this area and traveled late at night with the public/tourist buss to go to the theatre/casino/restaurants. It was a cheap and clean place to stay. I would definitely recommend it to others.
- 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