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Happy Hippo Accommodation

Hostel | 222 Mahatma Ghandi Road, Durban Central, Durban, South Africa 4001

86.4% Overall Rating

37 out of 41 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (01/10/2015)

"Good location, spacious, everything you need, good value, has own bar for drinks to save wondering around in the evening"

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  • Bar
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Pool table(s)
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Bicycle hire
  • Laundry service
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Wake-up calls
  • Bar(s)
  • BBQ area
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Internet café
  • Onsite shop(s)
  • Outside area

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 2 days before arrival (local time). Payments made to HostelBookers are non-refundable.

Check-In/Out Details

Earliest check-in: 14:00
Latest Check-out: 10:00

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Durban?

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The Happy Hippo Backpackers Lodge, located within walking distance of Durban's beaches and uShaka Marine World, will give the international budget traveler visiting Durban plenty to smile about. Read more

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About Happy Hippo Accommodation

The Happy Hippo Backpackers lodge is the latest venture by Micky and Michelle Brooks, owners of the legendary Hippo Hide Backpackers lodge located on the Berea Ridge above the city of Durban. The Happy Hippo Backpackers lodge will offer the same wonderful experience that hundreds of international budget travelers have experienced at the famous Hippo Hide.

Born from a passion for traveling, the Happy Hippo is finally opening it’s doors! 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 setting. Durban’s first purpose built backpackers hostel for the discerning budget traveler, 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”, a wireless broadband internet café, booking agents, and the home to Tekweni Ecotours, (winners of the Mayors Award in community tourism 1999). This is your one stop youth hostel with all your amenities close by.
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