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Gibela Backpackers Lodge

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“big supermarket”(3 reviews)
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Free Wifi
Free Parking
Free Breakfast
Pool
Non-Smoking Rooms
Bar/Lounge
Kitchenette
Shuttle Bus Service
2 Star Hotel
TOP CHOICE - Lonely Planet 2012 "If this hostel (a tastefully converted 1950's Tuscan home) were a B&B, it would be described as 'boutique'. One of Durban's best hostels, it has sparkling surfaces and rooms neat enough to pass an army major's inspection. It even provides a continental...
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119 Ninth Avenue | Morningside, Durban 4001, South Africa
26.9 km to Louis Botha Airport
45 restaurants are within a 0.5 km radius
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Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

Had a very relaxing time at Gibelas, we had our room upgraded for free as it wasn’t very busy which was lovely. It’s in a good location, walking distance of most things you want. The owner was very helpful with all our needs and the...More

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Reviewed October 26, 2017

Very clean and nice looking place with lots of attention paid to details. The location is good too. Very quiet (too quiet) when I stayed there. Disadvantage is that the older man that works there, is not always available, which can be quite inconvenient if...More

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Reviewed October 3, 2017 via mobile

Well... Gibela Lodge. Our bus arrived at Durban station on Friday morning at 5am and we were at the lodge by 10. The owner Elmar refused to let us check in before 4... But he did allow us to iron, change and brush our teeth...More

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Reviewed August 31, 2017

Nice common area to meet other guests. Elmar, the friendly owner, gave us - newcomers to South Africa - good advice. Car can be parked within the Lodge. Good located for evening walks to Fthe Botanical Gardens and Florida Road for dinner.

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Response from Elmar Owner G, Owner at Gibela Backpackers LodgeResponded September 11, 2017

Hello many thanx for the kind words. I happy that you found the location close to all the attractions you wanted to see and that you enjoyed the variety of dinning experiences within walking distance of the lodge. Happy travels. Elmar

Reviewed August 16, 2017

Friendly reception, good tips for trips in the city, very quiet and safe, more friendly conceive, tastefully furnished, nice ambience, pleasant stay area, tasty breakfast - we would come again with pleasure

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Response from Elmar Owner G, Owner at Gibela Backpackers LodgeResponded September 11, 2017

Hello Christine Many thanx for great review. We are very pleased that you and your family enjoyed your stay at Gibela. Looking forward to host you if you pass through Durban again !! Elmar

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Free Parking
Pool
Bar/Lounge
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
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Free Parking
Shuttle Bus Service
Breakfast included
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Pool
Bar/Lounge
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US$22 - US$62 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms
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Price range
US$22 - US$62 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms
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Traveller (16)
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December 12, 2016|
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Response from Gibela | Property representative |
Twin rooms R 900-00 2 single beds Dorms R 300-00 per person 6 bed dorms separate male / female rooms
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"Do your shopping in the daytime (it's probably fine in this area at night, but better safe than sorry)"
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"They have both shared and private rooms. Pick your preference."
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"The kitchen of the Hostel is on the first floor - may be this will be a creterion. The rooms are in booth..."
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"We we're a couple of nights in a private room and a night in the dorm. Both we're really nice. I..."
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