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Happy Hippo Accommodation

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  • Excellent36%
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“communal areas”(5 reviews)
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Free Wifi
Free Parking
Airport Transportation
Rooftop Bar
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Rooftop Terrace
Breakfast included
3 Star Hotel
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Reviewed 7 April 2018

Ive had the pleasure to experience many backpackers all over. Without a doubt Happy Hippo was the Cleanest and most organized towards catering for International and local tourists. The Owners are passionate and involved bringing inovative ideas and maintaning the establishment. Happy Hippo has a...More

Thank Dillon D
Reviewed 5 April 2018

We had a good couple of days staying in Happy Hippo. Nice and clean room en bathrooms. The staff was very friendly and helpfull. We liked having breakfast on the big rooftop terrace! Only downer was a closed rooftop party one night.

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Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

The location was very convenient close to uShaka Marine World. Reception lady was helpful to book a safe transfer. The road in front of the hostel, Southside of the road which leads you to the gate of Marine World and beach was safe with lots...More

Thank snow012
Reviewed 10 February 2018

I stayed in a single room after completing an overland tour. The room was really nice - much closer to a mid-range hotel than a backpackers! Comfy bed, lots of space. The main area is also HUGE. Plenty of couches, a full-size dining table. I...More

Thank AngieAllOver
Response from DurbanBrooksie, Owner at Happy Hippo AccommodationResponded 9 March 2018

Hi Angieallover, Thank you for the great review and we are chuffed that you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to hosting you again in the future if the chance arises. Regards, Michael Brooks

Reviewed 6 January 2018

We had an absolute blast. Would definitely visit again. The only issue we had was the opening times of the bar. It should open earlier especially on weekends. It was such an oasis the we didn't want to leave the premises😉More

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Response from Jabulile m, Owner at Happy Hippo AccommodationResponded 19 March 2018

Dear TenCity What an awesome venue for your reunion! I say this with absolute conviction as we too had a school reunion on our rooftop!(class of 86!) Please note that we will definitely accommodate a groups request, if prior notice is given to our reception...More

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30 March 2017|
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Response from Lappies85 | Reviewed this property |
They have a in-house loundry service that is general.
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"I stayed in room Zulu and there is an ensuite bathroom which was really convienient"
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"Corner suites are sunny with a window and a view, some of the other rooms has no view, you look into a brick..."
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"private rooms are a little cooler and quieter. Naturally."
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"East side rooms have a better view of the habor"
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