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Happy Hippo Accommodation Hostel

222 Mahatma Gandhi road, Durban Central, Durban, South Africa

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

88% Overall Rating 24 out of 27 customers would recommend this property based on 27 reviews

Atmosphere 87%

Cleanliness 88%

Facilities 86%

Location 88%

Safety 88%

Staff 88%

Value 90%

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Facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • BBQ
  • Bar APM-96
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Ceiling fan
  • Common Room
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Fridge Freezer"
  • Hot Showers
  • Internet Access
  • Iron / Ironing Board"
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Pool Table
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Utensils

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 14:00

Latest Check-out: 10:00

Policies

  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew

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

Shared Rooms

4 Bed Mixed Dorm

Sleeps 4

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

6 Bed Mixed Dorm

Sleeps 6

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

5 Bed Female Dorm

Sleeps 5

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

5 Bed Mixed Dorm Ensuite

Sleeps 5

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Private Bathroom

Private Rooms

Double Bed Private Shared Bathroom

Sleeps 2

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Double Bed Private Ensuite

Sleeps 2

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Private Bathroom

3 Bed PRIVATE Shared Bathroom

Sleeps 3

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Standard Twin Private Shared Bathroom

Sleeps 2

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Standard

Twin Private Ensuite

Sleeps 2

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Private Bathroom

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.

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 1 day before arrival. After this date, charges will be applied by the property up to the first nights cost of the reservation, unless otherwise stated in the property’s conditions. Deposits paid are non refundable.