Hostels in Durban, South Africa

7 hostels available. Prices start from $12 for a dorm bed.

Hostels in Durban

#1 Top Rated
$ Cheapest
Family-Friendly Hostel
"…This leads out to a veranda overlooking the city, furnished with a long table and chairs, and there is a pool table adjacent, right next to the pool! A little bar sits in a corner, also by the … More

Smith's Cottage

Umgeni Heights
Free Breakfast
Party Hostel
"…If you're a quieter traveler who would rather stay out of the noisy city, then this is your place. The family are so friendly and helpful and wonderfully chatty. This is a terrific place to stay. … More

Durban Backpackers

Glenashley
Free Breakfast
Digital Nomads Family-Friendly Hostel Quiet Rest Solo Traveller
"…Included in the bed price is a continental breakfast. This is served buffet style and comprises fruit salad, yogurt, four types of cereal, toast with six choices of spread, fresh fruit, fruit … More
Party Hostel Solo Traveller
"…Tea and coffee are available all day. Summary Tekweni is a party hostel with music pumping well into the night and guests buying beer at breakfast time. It’s an easy place to meet other … More
"…The mattress is also a bit saggy. There is a four-bed dorm in the back garden, which has its own ablutions and kitchen. Family, double, and twin rooms are available; some of these are in the main … More

Curiocity Durban


Free Breakfast
Female Solo Traveller Party Hostel Solo Traveller
"…The tiled toilets and showers are clean with twenty-four-hour hot water, as you would expect in a brand new place, and the shower heads are dinner-plate sized. The cubicles don't have hooks for … More

Hotels in Durban

"…The 66 hotel rooms, mostly sea-facing, have TV, ceiling fans and en-suite private bathrooms with either shower or bath. The hotel features a 24-hour front desk and baggage storage. Plus, guests … More
"…No curfew. Child friendly. Non smoking. Max Stay 31 days" …"Direction from King Shaka Airport Get on N2 from M65, Follow N2 to Curnick Ndlovu Hwy/R102 in Mount Moriah, KwaMashu. Take exit 177 … More

Guest Houses in Durban

20 Helen Baxter Road Glenmore More
"Set in Durban, 2.6 km from Kenneth Stainbank Nature Reserve, Rato Thato Guest House offers accommodation with a garden, free private parking, and a shared lounge. The property is around 13 km from … More

Apartments in Durban

"…Taxes included. Breakfast not included - 150 ZAR per person per day. General: 24 hours reception. No curfew." …"The nearest airport is King Shaka International Airport, 29 km from Point … More

Hostels in Durban, South Africa

7 hostels available. Prices start from $12 for a dorm bed.
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Get to know Durban (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Durban.

 Moses Mabidha Stadium and Durban City

Durban, South Africa, is the third-largest city in South Africa and the largest in the province of KwaZulu-Natal. English and Zulu are the most common languages. Around six hundred thousand people live in this beach city by the Indian Ocean. Durban is on the list of fast-growing cities in Africa; the city has the largest port in Africa, a well-developed road network, and it is an attractive location for international companies. Well-known brands such as Unilever, Toyota, and Samsung invest in this location. Additionally, tourism is also on the rise. The numbers of international visitors grow year by year. The subtropical climate with lots of sunshine and attractive beaches are very convincing reasons to check out Durban.

If you decide to spend some days in Durban, you have a plentiful offering of accommodations. Durban, South Africa hostels, hotels, and guesthouses are spread out in the city centre and along the coastline. It is up to you whether you want an urban vibe or to stay in a Durban, South Africa hostel by the beach. Most hostels in Durban, South Africa have facilities of good quality, providing all the services that you would expect, such as free Wi-Fi.

Durban Botanical Gardens are a perfect spot to relax. Nature lovers can find various kind of plants, flowers, and trees. The grounds host numerous social gatherings such as concerts. The nature reserve, Burman Bush, is located only eight kilometres from the centre of Durban. Since the mid-nineteenth century, not much has changed in the area. The reserve is very popular with different species of birds and numerous walking trails are available to discover the wildlife. The so-called Golden Mile is made up of the famous beaches near the city centre. The white, sandy beaches are impressive and provide an inviting atmosphere. The conditions for surfing are excellent in Durban and the sport is very popular among locals and tourists. Especially during the Christmas holiday period, the beaches can become very busy.

Written by local enthusiast for Durban hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Durban hostels Flo

Durban Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Durban, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
Total number of hostels 7
Average dorm price $17
Average private room price $42
Cheapest hostel in Durban Aweh Africa Backpackers with $12
Party hostels in Durban Curiocity Durban (3 in total)
Most Durban hostels are located in Durban North, Morningside, Umgeni Heights
Average rating of all hostels 7.3

FAQ about Durban Hostels

We've collected the most common questions for hostels in Durban. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

6 Cheapest Hostels in Durban

6 Cheapest Hostels in Durban

3 Best Hostels in Durban

3 Best Hostels in Durban

5 Hostels in Durban with Private Rooms

5 Hostels in Durban with Private Rooms

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Travel Tips for Durban - from the Community

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