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Gibela Backpackers Lodge

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Overview
119 Ninth Avenue Morningside, Durban 4001 South Africa See on map
AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Pool
Non-Smoking Hotel
Bar/Lounge
Kitchenette
2 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice place. Excellent staff service. Good breakfast, wonderful pool and garden. Nice rooms. Silence is gold here. I loved! Stays only about three kilometers from the beach. It is easy to rent a bike in the neighborhood.

Thank CCAlberts
Response from Gibela, Owner at Gibela Backpackers LodgeResponded 4 days ago

Many thanx for your review. Glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and ythat you were satisfied with our service facilities and location.

Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Had a very relaxing time at Gibelas, we had our room upgraded for free as it wasn’t very busy which was lovely. It’s in a good location, walking distance of most things you want. The owner was very helpful with all our needs and the...More

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Response from Gibela, Owner at Gibela Backpackers LodgeResponded 4 weeks ago

Many thanx for taking the time to write a review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Definately not a party venue but the party is only 5 min walk away. We rather ensure a good sleep, quiet surroundings and as you said relaxing...More

Reviewed 26 October 2017

Very clean and nice looking place with lots of attention paid to details. The location is good too. Very quiet (too quiet) when I stayed there. Disadvantage is that the older man that works there, is not always available, which can be quite inconvenient if...More

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Response from Gibela, Owner at Gibela Backpackers LodgeResponded 4 weeks ago

Not sure who the old man was you referring to. Looking at your check in form you were in your 40's so not sure what old is. As a rule our reception closes at 20H00 so it is advisable to ensure that you get your...More

Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Well... Gibela Lodge. Our bus arrived at Durban station on Friday morning at 5am and we were at the lodge by 10. The owner Elmar refused to let us check in before 4... But he did allow us to iron, change and brush our teeth...More

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Response from Gibela, Owner at Gibela Backpackers LodgeResponded 4 weeks ago

Some people are just not made to travel - no definition of time. We are a 10 min taxi ride or a 45 min walk from bus station. No idea why it took the 5 hours to get to us. Also the wedding they attended...More

Reviewed 31 August 2017

Nice common area to meet other guests. Elmar, the friendly owner, gave us - newcomers to South Africa - good advice. Car can be parked within the Lodge. Good located for evening walks to Fthe Botanical Gardens and Florida Road for dinner.

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Response from Elmar Owner G, Owner at Gibela Backpackers LodgeResponded 11 September 2017

Hello many thanx for the kind words. I happy that you found the location close to all the attractions you wanted to see and that you enjoyed the variety of dinning experiences within walking distance of the lodge. Happy travels. Elmar

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TOP CHOICE - Lonely Planet 2012 "If this hostel (a tastefully converted 1950's Tuscan home) were a B&B, it would be described as 'boutique'. One of Durban's best hostels, it has sparkling surfaces and rooms neat ...More enough to pass an army major's inspection. It even provides a continental breakfast- to be enjoyed in an attractive indoor-outdoor dining area." Gibela is conveniently located in the safe, residential area of Morningside and within walking distance to the center of Durban’s entertainment life, Florida Road, where there are restaurants, cocktail bars, clubs and coffee shops galore. Less
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Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Free Parking
Pool
Bar/Lounge
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
Shuttle Bus Service
Beachfront
Room Service
Restaurant
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Kitchenette
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Kitchenette
Number of rooms
8
Price range
US$20 - US$62 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Durban
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Kitchenette
Number of rooms
8
Price range
US$20 - US$62 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Durban
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Dining (3)
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Room & Suite (2)
Family and Play Areas (2)
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Twin rooms R 900-00 2 single beds Dorms R 300-00 per person 6 bed dorms separate male / female rooms
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