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Happy Hippo Accommodation

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“rooftop bar”(29 reviews)
“communal areas”(5 reviews)
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Free Wifi
Free Parking
Airport Transportation
Rooftop Bar
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Rooftop Terrace
Free Breakfast
3 Star Hotel
Independent travel at its best. Come and meet a multitude of cultures and nationalities all under one roof. From our colourful design to our rooftop bar, we promise to give you a unique and comfortable stay. Our location is unrivalled as we are right next to Ushaka Marine World, the...
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222 Mahatma Gandhi Road | KwaZulu-Natal, Durban 4001, South Africa
29.7 km to Louis Botha Airport
18 restaurants are within a 0.5 km radius
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Reviewed March 13, 2017 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

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

Dear Jamie M Thank you Jamie for your kind words! You have made us really happy too! We loved the fact that you got to enjoy your experience at the Happy Hippo. We really do hope that we get to host you again in the...More

Reviewed March 13, 2017 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

Thank wpm67
Response from BrooksieDurban, Owner at Happy Hippo AccommodationResponded April 24, 2017

Dear Marley, Thankfully, I was able to chat to you on your second morning at the lodge and I see that you did land up staying with us for 13 nights! It was established that there was a misunderstanding/language barrier as per our rules at...More

Reviewed March 6, 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 April 24, 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 February 23, 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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Response from BrooksieDurban, Owner at Happy Hippo AccommodationResponded April 24, 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 February 17, 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 April 24, 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

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US$39 - US$59 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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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