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    Happy Hippo Accommodation

    222 Mahatma Gandhi Road | KwaZulu-Natal, Durban 4001, South Africa
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    Overview
    • Excellent36%
    • Very good39%
    • Average13%
    • Poor7%
    • Terrible5%
    Travellers talk about
    “rooftop bar” (28 reviews)
    “communal area” (6 reviews)
    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Airport Transportation
    Rooftop Bar
    Kitchenette
    Laundry Service
    Rooftop Terrace
    Breakfast included
    Air Conditioning
    3.0 Star Hotel
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    31 - 35 of 195 reviews

    Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

    Loved the stay at this hostel. Great clean rooms, staff helping out (those at the reception could be friendlier - the boss comes sometimes around and is very kind though). On the rooftop is a bar that sometimes offers concerts. It is close to the...More

    Thank Julia F
    Response from DurbanBrooksie, Owner at Happy Hippo AccommodationResponded 8 November 2016

    Dear Julia F Thank you for all your kind words. We are really glad that you found us! In response to the internet; we do have a 10 MBPS line which unfortunately slows down when 20 people or more are on it; something that we...More

    Reviewed 4 November 2016

    This hostel has an amazingly big communal area, a nice kitchen where you have problems preparing your food if the hostel is not packed up to the edge with people. We enjoyed a double-room which was nicely furnished und very clean. The only thing I...More

    Thank Johnny_emtez
    Response from DurbanBrooksie, Owner at Happy Hippo AccommodationResponded 7 November 2016

    Dear 779johannes Thank you for your feedback on our Backpackers. Yes, we do welcome you to our Global Village. (as you walk up the stairs, this is the first massive sign you see). Thank you for all your positive points. Wishing you safe travels and...More

    Reviewed 1 November 2016

    worst place iv ever stayed my life. you wont get a nights rest because the bar upstairs is way to noisy, people where screaming and trying to open room doors looking for some guy named Sipho which kept me up till 2 am, so if...More

    1  Thank Clayton C
    Response from DurbanBrooksie, Owner at Happy Hippo AccommodationResponded 8 November 2016

    Dear Clayton C Please may we humbly request, that you always bring your displeasures to the attention of the staff at the establishments you frequent, before venting your frustrations on a social platform. I'm sure your review would carry a lot more weight if you...More

    Reviewed 1 November 2016

    It was my first time in many years that I had the courage to stay at a Backpackers in Durban (after an extremely bad experience about 10 years ago). I could not have been happier. The space and the amenities within the place was surprising....More

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    Thank renea284
    Response from DurbanBrooksie, Owner at Happy Hippo AccommodationResponded 7 November 2016

    Dear renea284 We are super proud Hippo's today! What an excellent story! You have really made our day! We are certainly happy to host you again! Thank you for recommending us to your friends and family. It is always great to host like minded people,...More

    Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

    The place and people are super friendly with a global village feel. You have all you need and the place is clean and neat. Staff always friendly and helpful with advise and knowledge. I have lost count on my stays but its good to return...More

    Thank Lappies85
    Response from DurbanBrooksie, Owner at Happy Hippo AccommodationResponded 7 November 2016

    Dear Lappies85 Wow! You're making us feel all HAPPY inside! We are overjoyed that you keep on coming back to stay! We love being refered to as your ,"home away from home!" It is comments like these that make our work so satisfying. Thank you....More

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    About
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    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Airport Transportation
    • Laundry Service
    • Things to do
    • Bar/Lounge
    Details
    • Price range
    • US$16 - US$55 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Room types
    • Kitchenette
    • Number of rooms
    • 24
    • Location
    • South Africa >
    • KwaZulu-Natal >
    • Durban
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    Traveller (18)
    Room & Suite (5)
    Dining (3)
    Hotel & Grounds (22)
    Family and Play Areas (1)
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    meganfullwiler
    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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