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Gibela Backpackers Lodge

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Free Wifi
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Reviewed September 13, 2014 via mobile

Because it was pretty much fully booked we could only stay one night at Gibela, but we found it to be a very good place to stay in Durban. I agree, the owner is a bit cool, especially in the e-mail-conversation ahead of our stay...More

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Response from Elmar Owner Gib... D, Owner at Gibela Backpackers LodgeResponded September 23, 2014

Sorry for the disappointment of having to have a short stay at Gibela, but leaving it to make bookings less than 18 hours before arrival (and it being a weekend) you not always gonna hit the jackpot. Nevertheless it sounds like you enjoyed your stay...More

Reviewed September 3, 2014

I loved this "travelers lodge". It's clean and very cute. And it not about party party party. The staff was more than helpful with pointers about Durban. I would highly recommend this place if you are in your own and passing through DurbanMore

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Response from Elmar Owner Gib... D, Owner at Gibela Backpackers LodgeResponded September 23, 2014

You got that spot on - definitely not a party stop (suppose that's why you choose us). By the sounds of it you spent a few days in Durban - which it deserves. Definitely not a one night stop over destination. For our multiple night...More

Reviewed August 28, 2014

Elmar was initially cool and business like. However he proved to be very helpful and thoughtful once he warmed up. the Wifi not functioning during my 5 day stay was very disappointing and inconvenientMore

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Response from Elmar Owner Gib... D, Owner at Gibela Backpackers LodgeResponded August 28, 2014

Morning Craig As a business person who was attending a business conference, I would have thought you would have appreciated the business approach. As business people are not our regular clientele, Gibela obviously don't fit the business glove. As a first time reviewer on TA...More

Reviewed August 12, 2014

All the C's - Clean, Convenient, Caring, Central to amenities and city, and one big M - very well managed! I decided to try Gibela as an alternative to the usual B&B or hotel and was very pleasantly surprised.More

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Response from Elmar Owner Gib... D, Owner at Gibela Backpackers LodgeResponded August 28, 2014

Greetings Gavin Many thanx for the truly "wow" review. Suppose those in the hospitality industry have an appreciative understanding of the not so obvious behind the scenes nuts and bolts that make an accommodation establishment stand out a notch above the rest. As you know...More

Reviewed August 12, 2014

Solo traveler, stayed three nights. Easy 5 minute walk to many restaurants on Florida Road including the lovely Vintage Indian restaurant. Delicious and healthy hot breakfast. Owner was very helpful and even provided me with water and fruit when I had to leave extra early...More

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Response from Elmar Owner Gib... D, Owner at Gibela Backpackers LodgeResponded August 12, 2014

Greetings Siyabonga (thank-you) for your review. Durban definitely is not a one night stop and requires minimum 2 days to explore and experience what she has to offer. The same counts for Gibela. If you read fellow traveller reviews of Gibela its the "multi night...More

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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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