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Happy Hippo Accommodation

  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
Apr 2 Apr 3
1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
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222 Mahatma Gandhi Road, Durban 4001, South Africa
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    All reviews rooftop bar ushaka marine world bed dorm nice kitchen people mover open layout quality rooms book tours an interesting place wrong turn free coffee and tea baz bus bus stop multi plug minute walk south africa great beds laundry service spent three nights wouldn't stay anywhere else
    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    A wonderful place to stay! The Happy Hippo is bright and inviting! The rooms and bathrooms are kept in tip top shape. Some evenings they put on events like karaoke. Ushaka marine world and water park is a three minute walk from here and the...More

    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    Really lovely place, but they police you. I felt like I wasn't on holiday, it was like staying with my grandparents. First, a friend and I showed up with a car and were unpacking all my stuff because he was driving to Joburg and I...More

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    Happy hippo is a lovely and accommodating backpacker with everything that one needs as a traveller. The common areas are very welcoming and open allowing one to meet others easily but also feel at ease solo. The communal kitchen is also well equipped. The rooms...More

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    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    Great customer service and staff were attentive and helpful. Would visit again in the future if I return to South Africa. Located near Ushaka Marine world. However it is not advisable to walk alone down Mahatma Ghandi Road towards the city end in the evening,...More

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    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    What can I say. It was perfect. Everything was big and comfortable. Fabulous stay. I'd very definitely go back. Very close to unshakable and the oceanfront promenade. Handy for buses. Great views from the rooftop bar.

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    • Top amenities
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Free Parking
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Beachfront
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Things to do
    • Bar/Lounge
    Room/Suite (2)
    Dining (2)
    Family/Play Areas (1)
    Hotel & Grounds (1)
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    Questions & AnswersAsk a question
    Good day, we are a group of 14 looking for self catering accommodation from 23 to 28 September 2015. Preferably close to the beach. Please help. John Pule
    3 July 2015|
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    Yes, I want to stay in Durban forbabfew days. Do u have parking I am over 6o!... Not old old! I do have to have good shower Cheryl
    7 March 2015|
    Response from BrooksieDurban | Property representative |
    Hello Cheryl Yes, we do offer free undercover parking. Please search happyhippodurban for a full set of pictures for the various rooms on offer. We look forward to hosting you in the near future! kind regards, Michelle
    Lilly M
    Hie i have a group of 18 adults that i would like to bring to durban for xmas 24,25,26,27 checking out on the 29th morning i am a travel agent and i need a good price because i need to put up my own mark up,do you have
    22 September 2014|
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    Room Tips
    "East side rooms have a better view of the habor"
    mphor396, 4 months agoRead review
    "best view rooms are facing the Durban Port and the roof top is Amazing for the BREEZE. its Quiet on the..."
    Manqoba C, 5 months agoRead review
    "All rooms on the first floor and you must be able to climb stairs."
    HeinrichdeWet, 5 months agoRead review
    "Both rooms and dorms are great. Suggest getting room in case of even number of travellers. Awesome rooms!"
    Vlad078, 8 months agoRead review
    "Dorm 6 people"
    Gabriel M, 9 months agoRead review
    "Zulu is pretty close to the kitchen, but has an ensuite bathroom"
    Eline F, 9 months agoRead review
    "Nice rooms! they all have a story, and related to Zulu/South African culture."
    julesaus_8811, 10 months agoRead review
    "Dorm room for 4 people are definitely worth the money and are comfortable"
    Jackiesolo, 10 months agoRead review
    "Quietest rooms were at the back."
    stephenmendel, 10 months agoRead review
    "book because it gets booked quickly."
    Stuart C, over a year agoRead review
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