The first time I stayed at happy hippo was with my fiancee,overnight. Since then I have been hooked. Every time I go to Durban, Happy hippo is always a great place to stay. They have great hospitality, the place has beautiful decor which resembles the Durban culture and for the rates, its a neat and comfortable place to stay. It's safe, a walk away from uShaka Marine world and the beach. We always stay there is the boys because we usually prefer to be in one room for our vacations, and with a group of 4 guys, happy hippo has that capability. Also, they have a bar upstairs. The last time I stayed there, i was flying out of King Shaka Airport to Chicago; the receptionists were kind enough to organize a shuttle to pick me up at the accommodation.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Born from a passion for traveling, the legacy of the Hippo Hide has been passed on to this unique and amazing lodge. Situated approximately 500m from Durban's best beaches and right next to uShaka Marine World, you couldn't ask for a better location. Durban's first purpose built backpackers hostel for the discerning budget traveller, welcomes you to come and enjoy state of the art facilities. These include the amazing roof top party and recreational area, known as "The Globe", FREE WIFI, travel desk with up to date information and the best deals. This is your one stop youth hostel with all your amenities close by. ... more less