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Happy Hippo Accommodation

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  • Excellent36%
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Free Wifi
Free Parking
Airport Transportation
Rooftop Bar
Laundry Service
Rooftop Terrace
Breakfast included
3 Star accommodation
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Reviewed December 21, 2016

The beds were clean and we felt save at the Hippo. The reception was extraordinary helpfull, we planed and booked nearly half of our trip there. The bar upstairs is quite nice, but it can get very loud at weekends, what can bother Families or...More

Thank neverathome2016
Response from DurbanBrooksie, Owner at Happy Hippo AccommodationResponded March 9, 2017

Dear neverathome2016 Thank you so much for your great review! We are super excited to hear that our staff have been so extraordinary helpful amd they are extremley proud of themselves from your comments. We wish you great travels in 2017! Michelle

Reviewed December 7, 2016 via mobile

I read bad reviews about this before going, but figured a bar usually closes down at midnight and isn't usually too loud, especially if its located and part of a sleeping establishment. WRONG! Cons: 1)The very loud music and beats went on until the early...More

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

Dear Josey T, Sorry for your bad experience; clearly our lodge was not for you unlike many of our other happy guests/reviewers. I can assure you that my staff would never phone a friend or relative for your taxi but instead a reputable taxi service,...More

Reviewed November 14, 2016

Happy Hippos is an interesting place to stay with great staff. It used to be an old warehouse that they have converted into accommodation. On the first floor the whole centre space is given over to shared areas, with seating, tables and chairs. There is...More

Thank KeithMac
Response from DurbanBrooksie, Owner at Happy Hippo AccommodationResponded November 20, 2016

Dear KeithMac We loved it that you enjoyed your stay with us! Thanks for taking the time out to review us, we really do appreciate it. Glad you enjoyed your time on the rooftop. It is an amazing space! Wishing you a wonderful festive season,...More

Reviewed November 6, 2016 via mobile

Loved the stay at this hostel. Great clean rooms, staff helping out (those at the reception could be friendlier - the boss comes sometimes around and is very kind though). On the rooftop is a bar that sometimes offers concerts. It is close to the...More

Thank Julia F
Response from DurbanBrooksie, Owner at Happy Hippo AccommodationResponded November 8, 2016

Dear Julia F Thank you for all your kind words. We are really glad that you found us! In response to the internet; we do have a 10 MBPS line which unfortunately slows down when 20 people or more are on it; something that we...More

Reviewed November 4, 2016

This hostel has an amazingly big communal area, a nice kitchen where you have problems preparing your food if the hostel is not packed up to the edge with people. We enjoyed a double-room which was nicely furnished und very clean. The only thing I...More

Thank Johnny_emtez
Response from DurbanBrooksie, Owner at Happy Hippo AccommodationResponded November 6, 2016

Dear 779johannes Thank you for your feedback on our Backpackers. Yes, we do welcome you to our Global Village. (as you walk up the stairs, this is the first massive sign you see). Thank you for all your positive points. Wishing you safe travels and...More

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Free Parking
Bar/Lounge
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Airport Transportation
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US$40 - US$60 (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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