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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
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Reviewed January 31, 2017

Awesome decoration and supercool terrace upstairs. The hostel pretty clean and with a very affordable price, stuff really nice and helpful. Close to the beach , a little walk down to get to the waves un new Peer , but nothing to complain , im...More

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

Dear martinaL4651YP, Reviews such as yours make us realise why we do this, it really motivates us to keep on providing a good service. We are looking forward to hosting you again. See you soon, Michael Brooks

Reviewed January 17, 2017

Durban is dirty. Ugly. There's nothing to like about it. But somehow it works. Happy Hippo had a special atmosphere that got me to meet up with much more people than any other backpacker's hostel. I found amazing friends I will never forget. stuff was...More

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

Dear Yonmaimi, Thanks for your great review and we look forward to seeing you again. We are glad you enjoyed the hostel and its atmosphere and left with new friends. Happy Travels, Michael Brooks

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

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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
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Number of rooms
23
Price range
US$35 - US$60 (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$35 - US$60 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Durban
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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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