Every time I land into durban I pick happy hippo.
showers - half (the good half) decent pressure and always clean and hot
rooms - Always soft comfortable high quality bedding but no AC means the summer can heat you up a bit during the night
Location - right around the corner from a shopping complex and a part of the beach where you can hire pretty much any kind of board or bike or activity imaginable
The staff always welcome me back with a genuine sense of happiness and they have always helped me very much so with any questions or help I need. The bar upstairs is a real easy place to relax and the staff there are incredibly friendly, talkative and fun :)
- 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