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    Happy Hippo Accommodation

    222 Mahatma Gandhi Road | KwaZulu-Natal, Durban 4001, South Africa
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    09/07/2017 10/07/2017
    1 room
    • 1 room
      2 adults
      • 2 adults
        0 children
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          Traveller (17)
          Room & Suite (5)
          Dining (3)
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          Overview
          • Excellent35%
          • Very good41%
          • Average13%
          • Poor6%
          • Terrible5%
          Travellers talk about
          “rooftop bar” (20 reviews)
          “bed dorm” (4 reviews)
          Free Wifi
          Free Parking
          Beachfront
          Airport Transportation
          Rooftop Bar
          Kitchenette
          Laundry Service
          Rooftop Terrace
          Breakfast included
          3.0 Star Hotel
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          Curiocity Durban
          67 reviews
          #3 of 77 Speciality lodging in Durban
           
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          1,395 reviews
          #3 of 43 hotels in Durban
           
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          158 reviews
          #6 of 77 Speciality lodging in Durban
           
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          11 - 15 of 185 reviews

          Reviewed 6 March 2017

          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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          Thank Haley M
          Response from BrooksieDurban, Owner at Happy Hippo AccommodationResponded 24 April 2017

          Dear Haley M Wow, we are blushing! Thank you so much for such an awesome review! We are so happy that you managed to stay with us so many times whilst in South Africa! It is really good to get such great feedback and most...More

          Reviewed 23 February 2017

          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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          Thank R6307EQrobertol
          Response from BrooksieDurban, Owner at Happy Hippo AccommodationResponded 24 April 2017

          Dear R6307EQrobertol We just wanted to thank you for taking the time out to review our hostel. We really do appreciate your feedback, especially with regards to our staff. It makes us really happy to know that we are on the right track! A great...More

          Reviewed 17 February 2017

          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.More

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          Thank tinar601
          Response from BrooksieDurban, Owner at Happy Hippo AccommodationResponded 24 April 2017

          Dear tinar601 Oh my! How wonderful to hear how much you loved it here! It makes us all warm and fuzzy inside! Thank you so much for taking the time out to write such a great review about our lodge, we really do appreciate it....More

          Reviewed 13 February 2017

          all rooms are lovely, very clean, comfortable. Lovely helpful staff, the bar man mylucie is fantastic and great fun, anoth girl worked in the bar but never spoke or accknowledged you or even said hello :( unfriendly white person.)More

          Thank Karina l
          Response from BrooksieDurban, Owner at Happy Hippo AccommodationResponded 24 April 2017

          Dear Karina l We wanted to say thank you to you for taking the time out to write a review for us. We are always happy to receive such good feed back. I also wanted to let you know that the young lady that you...More

          Reviewed 8 February 2017

          A very nice backpackers with lots and lots of room to hang around, a big well equipped kitchen and clean bathroom facilities, but it was dead quiet. As a solo traveller I struggled to meet new people. There is a bar area upstairs but I...More

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          Thank sisberg
          Response from DurbanBrooksie, Owner at Happy Hippo AccommodationResponded 9 March 2017

          Dear Sisberg, We thank you for your good review and favourable comments. Unfortunately you were here at a quiet time of year for us, hopefully when you come back we will back to business as usual. Happy Travels, Michael Brooks

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          About
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          Amenities
          • Top amenities
          • Free Parking
          • Bar/Lounge
          • Beachfront
          • 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 (17)
          Room & Suite (5)
          Dining (3)
          Hotel & Grounds (21)
          Family and Play Areas (1)
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          Room Tips
          "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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          "best view rooms are facing the Durban Port and the roof top is Amazing for the BREEZE. its Quiet on the..."
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          "All rooms on the first floor and you must be able to climb stairs."
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