Discover Durban, the coastal gem where urban energy meets beachfront bliss! This South African city is a colorful tapestry of cultures, from its golden shores to its aromatic markets and delicious street food scene. If you're seeking affordable accommodations without compromising on comfort or location, we've got you covered.
Here are the most affordable and cheapest hostels in Durban.
Aweh Africa Backpackers's cozy backpackers is the perfect affordable stay to explore South Africa's surfing paradise. The quiet and safe location is only 10 minutes from Durban's city center, with a Beach Buggy available for easy exploration.
Beach lovers can choose from many stunning spots to catch some waves or explore the beautiful underwater world through diving trips. Come and relax with air-conditioning, BBQ facilities, a kitchen, common rooms, and friendly hosts treating you like family.
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Dirkie Uys Backpackers is nestled in Durban, conveniently close to Brighton Beach and Treasure Beach. The picturesque garden surrounding the property offers guests a chance to bask in the scenic surroundings. The hostel is also easily accessible with free private parking for those driving.
Head to Kenneth Stainbank Nature Reserve or Durban Botanic Gardens for some outdoor fun. With budget-friendly rooms, Dirkie Uys Backpackers is perfect for those on a shoestring budget. Some units come with a seating area for extra comfort, while all guest rooms include bed linen.
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Smith's Cottage is a sub-tropical paradise with a peaceful atmosphere, which invites you to relax and unwind. The affordable property is divided into three areas with 2 bedrooms, a family room that sleeps four, and a spacious dorm that houses ten guests.
Smith's Cottage boasts a sparkling pool that sits right outside your front door, a TV room perfect for a movie night, and a large braai entertainment area. Breakfast and home-cooked meals may be requested from the friendly staff.
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Bentley Backpackers, located in Durban, offers affordable accommodations with free WiFi throughout the property. Within walking distance of Durban Botanic Gardens and close proximity to popular attractions like Moses Mabhida Stadium, Kings Park Stadium, and uShaka Marine World, the hostel serves as a convenient base for travelers.
Each room has shared bathroom facilities and includes bed linens. Additionally, guests can explore nearby destinations such as Kenneth Stainbank Nature Reserve and Umhlanga lighthouse. The hostel is also conveniently located near Westridge Park Tennis Stadium and Greyville Race Course.
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Tekweni Backpackers Hostel is a budget-friendly accommodation option located in the hip entertainment zone of Florida Rd in Durban. Established in 1992, Tekweni Backpackers Hostel comprises of three neighboring houses, the oldest and main house built in 1896. Guests can choose from a variety of accommodation options spread across the three properties including quiet, remote rooms or those in the thick of the action.
All rooms are tastefully decorated, clean, and fitted with ceiling fans. The hostel also has a fully equipped kitchen and renovated bathrooms. With unlimited safe parking and free Wi-Fi, Tekweni Backpackers Hostel offers a laid-back, art-centric vibe perfect for backpackers on a budget.
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Durban Backpackers offers affordable luxury with its en-suite doubles with TVs, cozy dorms with self-catering facilities, an outdoor pool, a garden, and a terrace. It is located directly on the beach, with stunning views of the Indian Ocean.
The property is equipped with a grill, serves a continental breakfast, and has access to Glenashley Beach, La Lucia Beach, and Virginia Beach, as well as being close to banks, bars, restaurants, and cinemas. Only a 10-minute drive from the bustling city center, it's the perfect choice for a beach escape.
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