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Happy Hippo Accommodation

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Overview
222 Mahatma Gandhi Road KwaZulu-Natal, Durban 4001 South Africa See on map
AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Airport Transportation
Rooftop Bar
Laundry Service
Rooftop Terrace
Breakfast included
3 Star accommodation
Reviews (252)
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Reviewed April 7, 2017

it was nice there. we had nothing to complain. we would come back and recommend this hostel to our friends. we liked that there is an shuttle from airport king shaka straigt to the hostel-doors. Thanxs.

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Thank 16metaa
Response from BrooksieDurban, Owner at Happy Hippo AccommodationResponded August 15, 2017

Dear 16metaa Awesome! Another Happy Hippo! Thank you for making our day! Wishing you wonderful journeys, much hippo love, Michelle

Reviewed April 1, 2017

Overall very satisfied. Staff is friendly. Parking is safe. Only issue we had was the music being very loud late at night. We where very tired coming off the cruise ship and the band was banging there drums late. I also drove over a glass...More

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

Dear rudolph_schiff Many thanks for your review. As owners, it is always good to hear how well your staff are performing, so for this we thank you. We are a hostel that does like to promote local talent in any form, which usually takes place...More

Reviewed March 26, 2017

Every time I land into durban I pick happy hippo. showers - half (the good half) decent pressure and always clean and hot rooms - Always soft comfortable high quality bedding but no AC means the summer can heat you up a bit during the...More

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

Dear tomgarble We love it that you have chosen Happy Hippo as your "go to," in Durban! We are also super stoked about you feeling the love from our staff every time you come back! Thank you for taking the time out to write this...More

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

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About
Description
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 More location is unrivalled as we are right next to Ushaka Marine World, the largest Marine Themed Park in Africa, and so close to the beach for those wanting to enjoy the sea, whether it be surfing, kayaking, sailing or just sun-bathing! The park offers an array of shops, restaurants and bars. The area has a few night clubs for those night owls. We have #ShisanyamaSundays, which are our BBQ/Braai days. We also have the #lastThursdays event at our #rooftopdurban where we celebrate young, upcoming stars through music, comedy and art. We offer free WiFi and have a curio shop which only supports local crafts and small business. We have an airport door to door shuttle for your convenience. We are also a Baz Bus stop. Less
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Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Free Parking
Bar/Lounge
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Airport Transportation
Laundry Service
Pool
Beachfront
Room Service
Restaurant
Spa
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
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Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Number of rooms
23
Price range
US$36 - US$61 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Durban
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Number of rooms
23
Price range
US$36 - US$61 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Durban
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Room & Suite (8)
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meganfullwiler
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"I stayed in room Zulu and there is an ensuite bathroom which was really convienient "
586damiant
Jul. 30, 2017
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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..."
S6200VSguestg
Jul. 9, 2017
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"private rooms are a little cooler and quieter. Naturally."
tomgarble
Mar. 26, 2017
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"East side rooms have a better view of the habor"
mphor396
Oct. 30, 2016
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