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Durban Backpackers - On the Beach

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Reviewed 28 August 2016

We had a fantastic weekend on the beach. Brilliant venue and excellent service. Thanks Mark, Michael and the team. The beach is literally across the road and is super for a beach party. The best place to stay in Durban.

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Reviewed 7 August 2016

Overall not a bad place. Can’t comment on the single or double rooms but the dorm has pros and cons; Pros: Nice to have a bathroom leading off it, and the shower is strong with plenty of hot water, although it could do with a shelf or rack. The balcony is probably nice outside of winter. Beds are comfy. Cons:...

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Gothenburg, Sweden
Reviewed 14 April 2016

Adequate and friendly low budget accomodation, containing both private rooms and dorms. The private rooms, particularly on the top floor have amazing ocean views, and the downstairs rooms are also nice. Very friendly and helpful staff, they can arrange pickups and dropoffs at for example airport. Otherwise you need a car, since there is not much within walking distance. Rooms...

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Thank Susanne B
Lusaka Province, Zambia
Reviewed 9 March 2016

I wanted a restful Holiday last December and decided to stay at the Durban Backpackers on the beach. I was not disappointed at all, it was right on the beach ( like the name ha!).. It was clean and nice for the price. I liked the quietness of it too. The staff were also very helpful.

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Reviewed 15 February 2016

The guest house is clean ,we booked three rooms where four people were sleeping in each room. The beds are closely placed and basically no space between the beds. The x"continental"breakfast can be much improved instead of providing bread,jam and spreads. The communal kitchen is a disaster with roaches and old kitchen utensils. Some bit of paint,real cupboard and a...

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Thank Tshinondiwa M
Caerphilly County, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 January 2016

I came here first by accident 12 years ago and overtime I have to visit I stay here again and again ,,, Why ,,, three main reason 1. I love the sound of the sea from the rooms ,, such a pleasure when I normally just have heavy traffic to listen too 2. Clean good value rooms ... I don't...

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Thank Andrew H
Bulawayo
Reviewed 30 November 2015

I stayed here with my young family and we had a brilliant time. It's across the road from the beach, which was perfect for us. The room had a balcony where we watched the sunrise in the morning (the joy of having young children). The fittings, beds and furnishings were all good quality - it didn't really feel like a...

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Thank Adam B
Nairobi
Reviewed 6 November 2015

On the beach re-defines backpacking altogether! The hostel is located right by the beach in Durban North and has very comfortable rooms coupled with free breakfast. I stayed here for a night and Ngoni, the host was very nice to me, amazingly receptive to the extent that he gave me something for supper after I forgot to purchase supper on...

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 May 2015 via mobile

Really great hostel, made to feel very welcome by Michael when we arrived who was an excellent and great help. Great email support from Mark the owner, who was also really helpful and friendly. Our double room with sea view was perfect and just what we needed after a busy few days travelling. City centre is a taxi ride away...

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Thank Matthew W
Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 3 March 2015

This place is definitely in a league of it's own when it comes to backpacking. We stayed in one of the beach facing rooms (the place is literally right on the beach) and it's absolutely perfect to sit on the deck and watch the waves crashing a few meters away. Superb management, great complimentary breakfast (with real coffee) and a...

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
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  • Beachfront
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Additional Information about Durban Backpackers - On the Beach

Address: 17 The Promenade | Glenashley, Durban 4051, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Durban
Price Range: €31 - €68 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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“It's all good.”
 of 5 bubbles X1310TLstevenm, 28 Aug 2016 | Read review
“first floor sea facing, there are only three of them ,,, far left has a bath for two !!”
 of 5 bubbles W503BFandrewh, 28 Jan 2016 | Read review
“I think all the rooms except the dorms have sea views. Were it not for the dorms, I think this could be classified as a nice B&B”
  • Watching the sunrise from our room's balcony
 of 5 bubbles adamb544, 29 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Rooms facing the sea have amazing views”
 of 5 bubbles sirbenn, 6 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Better view from front rooms upstairs. The bathroom in the room we stayed in downstairs was better than the one we had upstairs.”
 of 5 bubbles ybl46, 8 Oct 2014 | Read review
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