Hostel Durban - Hippo Hide Lodge & Backpackers

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Address
2 Jesmond Road, Berea, Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
Coordinates
-29.840161, 30.994042 (accuracy not guaranteed)
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Website
www.hippohide.co.za
Telephone
+27-31-2074366
Fax
+27-31-2074366
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How is Hostel Durban - Hippo Hide Lodge & Backpackers rated on other websites?

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Hostelworld
(35 ratings)
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HostelBookers
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Hostels.com
(3 ratings)
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HI Hostels
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Hostelz.com Guest Reviews

 
Nice but far away from the center city
Nice but far away from the center city.
Kevin
Age 24, France
2013-04-23
 
Good staff
The staff were super cool, we struggled finding the place but she constantly kept on phoning us to make sure we were on the right direction, we really appreciated that, the hostel was nice, unique decor, quite and safe area, i would definitely come back again.
Christie
Age 25, Canada
2013-03-24
 
Doesn't compare to others in the area
Lazy, unhelpful, uninformed staff, Internet wasn't working, uneven stairs and walks without lighting, 11 bed coed dorm -- please! Bath right off the dorm so there's no way to bathe early or late without disturbing the others. Other BPs in Durban provide, at least, a minimal breakfast. If you don't remember to ask for a towel, you're sol and if you want to relax in the common area it will help if you have the same taste in soaps as the staff, who was planted in front of the TV. I see the good reviews are a few years old. Too bad the place has gone downhill so badly.
Betsy
(USA (now living in SA))
2012-12-15
 
Michel, one of the best backpackers owner in SA..
Hippo Hide, not only a good place to relax, but also a place where you are close to malls and even though it's a bit out of town, it's very easy and cheap to get into town. Apart from that, Michel the hostel owner is really taking her job serious and she will do what ever she can to make you stay and the rest of your trip unforgettable. I have seen her sitting around with guest and helping them along with their trip, giving them advice, good jokes, and some nice stories. If you are going to Durban, stay at Hippo Hide. I did it for fourteen days, and it was very nice!
Lasse
(Denmark )
2009-11-11
  Durban as a city is not really worth a visit, but Hippo Hide is! In one the best areas of the city you'll find this great place to relax. Although you're very central it is a very quiet place with beautiful vegetation and a nice pool. If you come to Durban, stay here, you'll like it!
Judith & Jens
(Germany)
2007-05-20
  Lovely spot. Cozy and quiet. Also, the manager Themba handles everything with grace and style even under pressure.
Maura
2007-02-25
  Clean and nice hostel with plenty of hippos in the least expected places. Very funny.
May
2005-12-22
  I love hippos and I loved this lodge. There are tiny, medium and large hippos, pictures, engravings, and photos of hippos everywhere... It's fun.
Marie
2005-08-29

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