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Reviewed February 23, 2017

Great customer service and staff were attentive and helpful. Would visit again in the future if I return to South Africa. Located near Ushaka Marine world. However it is not advisable to walk alone down Mahatma Ghandi Road towards the city end in the evening, especially when you are a foreigner.

Stayed: February 2017, travelled solo
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BrooksieDurban, Owner at Happy Hippo Accommodation, responded to this reviewResponded April 24, 2017

Dear R6307EQrobertol
We just wanted to thank you for taking the time out to review our hostel. We really do appreciate your feedback, especially with regards to our staff. It makes us really happy to know that we are on the right track! A great tip regarding the wrong way down Mahatma Gandhi road. We will be really grateful when the area is fully developed. Thank you once again,
Kind regards,
Michelle

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Reviewed February 17, 2017

What can I say. It was perfect. Everything was big and comfortable. Fabulous stay. I'd very definitely go back. Very close to unshakable and the oceanfront promenade. Handy for buses. Great views from the rooftop bar.

Stayed: February 2017, travelled solo
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BrooksieDurban, Owner at Happy Hippo Accommodation, responded to this reviewResponded April 24, 2017

Dear tinar601
Oh my! How wonderful to hear how much you loved it here! It makes us all warm and fuzzy inside! Thank you so much for taking the time out to write such a great review about our lodge, we really do appreciate it.
We look forward to hosting you again.
kind regards,
Michelle and the Happy Hippo team

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Reviewed February 13, 2017

all rooms are lovely, very clean, comfortable. Lovely helpful staff, the bar man mylucie is fantastic and great fun, anoth girl worked in the bar but never spoke or accknowledged you or even said hello :( unfriendly white person.)

  • Stayed: January 2017, travelled with family
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BrooksieDurban, Owner at Happy Hippo Accommodation, responded to this reviewResponded April 24, 2017

Dear Karina l
We wanted to say thank you to you for taking the time out to write a review for us. We are always happy to receive such good feed back. I also wanted to let you know that the young lady that you have referred to, no longer works for our company.
We only want HAPPY people!
Have a great week,
kind regards,
Michelle

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Reviewed February 8, 2017

A very nice backpackers with lots and lots of room to hang around, a big well equipped kitchen and clean bathroom facilities, but it was dead quiet. As a solo traveller I struggled to meet new people. There is a bar area upstairs but I rarely saw anyone there as well. The rooms have comfy beds and efficient ceiling fans for hot nights. Also it's very close (2min walk) to uShaka marine world which also has nice restaurants and many shops inside.

Stayed: February 2017, travelled solo
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DurbanBrooksie, Owner at Happy Hippo Accommodation, responded to this reviewResponded March 9, 2017

Dear Sisberg,
We thank you for your good review and favourable comments. Unfortunately you were here at a quiet time of year for us, hopefully when you come back we will back to business as usual.
Happy Travels,
Michael Brooks

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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 coming back

Stayed: December 2016, travelled solo
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DurbanBrooksie, Owner at Happy Hippo Accommodation, responded to this reviewResponded 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

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